We must bear in mind that this comparison begins with some of ‘disadvantage’. From Apple they wanted to make a smart decision by letting the iPad rest for a year, so We are facing a team that was launched in 2018 with one renewed in 2020. But equally both teams are up to face and see which one is currently better to buy.
No doubt both are two very high quality tablets, but there are some interesting differences in their technical characteristics. In the following table we have tried to confront the data of both teams so that the differences are much clearer.
|iPad Pro 2018||Huawei MediaPad Pro 2020|
|Dimensions||247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm||246 x 159 x 7.2 mm|
|Weight||468 grams||460 grams|
|RAM||4 or 6 GB||6 or 8 GB|
|screen||IPS Resolution 2,388 x 1668 pixels.||IPS 10.8 “. Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels.|
|Internal storage||From 64 GB to 1 TB||128 or 256 GB|
|Battery||7812 mAh||7250 mAh|
|Type of load||USB-C cable||15W wireless charging
Reverse Load 7.5W.
Fast charging with cable.
|Front camera||7 MP with focal aperture 2.2.||8 MP with a 2.0 focal aperture.|
|Rear camera||12 MP with focal aperture 1.8.||13 MP with a focal aperture 1.8.|
|accessories||Second generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.||M-Pen and keyboard.|
|Price||From € 879.||From € 549.|
If we focus on the design of the renewed Huawei tablet, we can clearly see that There is a similarity with the iPad Pro. In dimensions they closely resemble, except that the Huawei option has a 16:10 screen while the iPad Pro has a 16: 9 screen. This is the most remarkable difference since even in weight they closely resemble.
We note that the frames are quite well reduced on both tablets, leaving a very small bevel around. Where there is a difference more than clear is in the front camera. While Apple is committed to integrating it into the bezel, Huawei has wanted to use the well-known little hole formula on the screen, specifically in the upper left corner. In the rest of physical features they are quite similar, except in the colors since the MatedPad includes more striking tones such as The orange or the dark green.
Battery and type of charge
One of the most differentiating aspects in our opinion of the Huawei MatePad Pro undoubtedly lies in the way of recharging other equipment. We have seen how Huawei’s latest mobiles are compatible with the reversible load and now their tablets also have this feature. In this way we can support on the back of the tablet our mobile compatible with the Qi standard to start recharging. For us this can be tremendously useful since with its 7.5W power You can get us out of a good hurry. In addition, the tablet as such can also be recharged wirelessly something that may seem crazy since it can take several hours to charge a battery of more than 7000 mAh.
No doubt this way of use the tablet as a charging base We find it tremendously interesting and hope Apple can look at this distinguishing feature.
If we focus on autonomy, both the iPad Pro and the Huawei MatePad Pro they have a similar battery So the amount of hours of use that will depend on how well optimized the operating system is.
Something that many rumors point out is that the iPad Pro 2020 will include 5G connectivity But in this case Huawei has advanced to Apple in this aspect since its renewed tablet with the Kirin 990 processor It already includes this feature. It will allow you to work with a data rate in a much faster way in those regions where this type of coverage is available (which are not many).
But although we talk about the Huawei tablet has superior characteristics in some aspects, it does not always win. Apple with its iPad Pro offers a greater variety of fast storage options, being able to reach 1 TB of fast storage. This can be achieved by the Apple tablet but through storage cards.
The Huawei MatePad Pro has arrived very strongly in this renovation. And you are not alone in the market since there are two accessories available for purchase: a pencil called M-Pen and a keyboard case. These two accessories certainly remind us a lot of both Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard. If we have the entire combo it can cost us to differentiate both teams with the screen off.
Such are the similarities that the M-Pen is also recharged by induction sticking magnetically to the MatePad Pro. The message that appears on the screen that tells us that the recharge has begun is nailed to the one we have on the iPad when we place our Apple Pencil.
Too many similarities with the iPad?
As we say, the renewed Huawei tablet has many similarities with the iPad Pro. This certainly has a pretty positive part since it means that Apple has done well with the design and the functionalities of your iPad. We must already be accustomed to seeing equipment suspiciously similar to those of Apple in other brands. In this case, without a doubt, as we have said before, it is difficult to differentiate both devices if the screen is turned off and the keyboard is connected.
But obviously the essence of Apple in this type of products is complicated to copy. We are clearly talking about the operating system, iPadOS, which works really well on our iPad. Obviously we must wait to test this new Huawei tablet in situ with its operating system but it is clear that achieving the integration that iPadOS has with the iPad is complicated.
Obviously we could not make a comparison without talking about the price of both teams. Here there is also a quite important difference since The iPad Pro starts from € 879 in its most basic version with 64 GB Internal storage On the other end we have the Huawei MatePad Pro that starts from € 549 with a 128 GB base storage.
The economic difference is quite important between both tablets. On paper it is quite ‘dangerous’ to draw conclusions which is better. Without a doubt, both teams must be tested on site, although it is clear that one of the “problems” that will have the option of Huawei is Android 10. We already know that tablets based on Android have not worked very well, but thanks to its EMUI 10 layer it may be totally different.
On paper these are the differences between both teams, which one would you stay with? Leave us your impressions in the comment box.