Huawei MediaPad M3  vs MediaPad 

Released September, 2016

Huawei MediaPad M3

  • 8.4"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 6.0
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Released January, 2012

Huawei MediaPad

  • 7"
  • 5.8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.2
Front view of Huawei MediaPad
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by TechRadar (May, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of MediaPad M3 vs MediaPad

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

MediaPad M3

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Huawei MediaPad M3

Reasons to consider the
Huawei MediaPad M3

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Much more processing power 8,224 vs 1,742 Around 4.8x better passmark score
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 5.8 GB More than 11x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much more RAM 4 GB vs 1 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much sharper screen 359 ppi vs 215 ppi More than 65% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 6.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Sep, 2016 vs Jan, 2012 Release date over 4 years later
Bigger screen 8.4" vs 7" More than 20% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly thinner 7.3 mm vs 10.5 mm More than 30% thinner
Slightly lighter 310 g vs 390 g More than 20% lighter
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Significantly newer operating system Android 3.2 vs Android 6.0 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like

Features Key features of the MediaPad M3  vs MediaPad 

screen resolution

MediaPad M3
2560 x 1600
1280 x 800


1 GB

camera resolution

1.3 MP

CPU Frequency

MediaPad M3
2.3 GHz
1.2 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


MediaPad M3  vs
Size 8.4" 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1280 x 800
PPI 359 ppi 215 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No Yes


Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 310 g 390 g
Size 124.2 x 215.5 x 7.3 mm 190 x 124 x 10.5 mm
Thickness 7.3 mm 10.5 mm


MediaPad M3  vs
Internal storage 64 GB 5.8 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 8 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor No No
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