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HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite – 10.1 Inch Android 8.0 Tablet $248.00 after coupon

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[Amazon.ca] HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite – 10.1 Inch Android 8.0 Tablet $248.00 after coupon

HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite – 10.1 Inch Android 8.0 Tablet $298.00 add $50.00 coupon = $248.00
i noticed Vision Electronics, and Staples, lowered it as well. Good deal for tablet for kids in the car or School. But that just my opnion.
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If you go with the mist blue version instead it is cheaper. $228 minus $30 coupon.
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I'd highly advise against any Huawei tablets. I own the similar specced MediaPad T5 and it was a nightmare. The EMUI OS is absolute trash, where it is VERY aggressive on its power saving and memory management. Apps will close out even when you are just switching apps for a brief moment. There is also very little support when it comes to custom roms, and in the T5's case, requires shorting out wires.

Don't be fooled by the size and specs, pay the extra for a tablet you would want to use. I personally used an older tablet over this, because of the frustrating OS experience.
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Good deal OP. For an even better deal, get the black 4GB+64GB for $10 more after coupon (instead of 3GB+32GB).
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aandaleb wrote: Good deal OP. For an even better deal, get the black 4GB+64GB for $10 more after coupon (instead of 3GB+32GB).
Coupon doesn't apply on the 4GB model
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IceCreamGee:
I see a $25 coupon.
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EnriqueJ wrote: HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite – 10.1 Inch Android 8.0 Tablet $298.00 add $50.00 coupon = $248.00
i noticed Vision Electronics, and Staples, lowered it as well. Good deal for tablet for kids in the car or School. But that just my opnion.
Brave man especially considering you can get something much better in Lenovo for the same price range or cheaper.
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George1616 wrote: If you go with the mist blue version instead it is cheaper. $228 minus $30 coupon.
That's because it's a T5 not M5
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If you want a cheap china tablet, I've had good experience with a Teclast one.
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Isn't the Fire HD 10 a better option? It is cheaper, better supported and good for media consumption. Plus it can be modded to add the Play Store.
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George1616 wrote: If you go with the mist blue version instead it is cheaper. $228 minus $30 coupon.
Thats a T5, not an M5 Lite. I don't know the differences, but I noticed that the M5 lite has a lot larger battery and "quick charging".
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DarkReaper wrote: I'd highly advise against any Huawei tablets. I own the similar specced MediaPad T5 and it was a nightmare. The EMUI OS is absolute trash, where it is VERY aggressive on its power saving and memory management. Apps will close out even when you are just switching apps for a brief moment. There is also very little support when it comes to custom roms, and in the T5's case, requires shorting out wires.

Don't be fooled by the size and specs, pay the extra for a tablet you would want to use. I personally used an older tablet over this, because of the frustrating OS experience.
I have a Mediapad M6 8.4 that has been great for my needs, much better specs though and has the Android 10 update. The Oppo phone I have came with much more bloat than the M6.
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Comparing to similar products at Lenovo Canada.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/tablets/an ... &uq=&text=#

For instance,

$288 ($300 regular) M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen) Android 9, 10.3", 1080x1200, 4GB, 64GB, 5000mAh, etc. 7% Rakuten cashback (it has been better).

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never bought it ....
just sharing since I saw it go down in my wish list, hence "items im considering buying" nothing is writtem in stone in RFD
of course there a better tablets, just like there better cars, but perhaps not everyone wants to give there kids a lexus ISF or perfer a lexus for that matter, if there going smash it anyways....lol
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if you really want this tablet (for some reason)
another alternative is singing up a 2yr contract with fido

you get a 4gb data plan for $10/month
and this tablet for an extra $5 a month
hence $15+tax x 24 months = $407
you can then just get VOIP and have a working phone too
instead of just $280 for the tablet...
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Be carefull, by reading the french amazon description it seems to be wifi only.

I would double check first.
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DarkReaper wrote: I'd highly advise against any Huawei tablets. I own the similar specced MediaPad T5 and it was a nightmare. The EMUI OS is absolute trash, where it is VERY aggressive on its power saving and memory management. Apps will close out even when you are just switching apps for a brief moment. There is also very little support when it comes to custom roms, and in the T5's case, requires shorting out wires.

Don't be fooled by the size and specs, pay the extra for a tablet you would want to use. I personally used an older tablet over this, because of the frustrating OS experience.
Most people's experience with the T5 was the free Rogers one, which only had 2gb of ram, which is major lack of it since the OS itself already used up a good portion.
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DarkReaper wrote: I'd highly advise against any Huawei tablets. I own the similar specced MediaPad T5 and it was a nightmare. The EMUI OS is absolute trash, where it is VERY aggressive on its power saving and memory management. Apps will close out even when you are just switching apps for a brief moment. There is also very little support when it comes to custom roms, and in the T5's case, requires shorting out wires.

Don't be fooled by the size and specs, pay the extra for a tablet you would want to use. I personally used an older tablet over this, because of the frustrating OS experience.
I think the same thing can be said for most android tablets. (maybe except the over-priced samsung ones that costs 600+). Don't get me wrong all my phones are android but when it comes to tablet, the best experience is with apple. I wouldn't buy any andorid tablet with the current base ipad going so low in price.
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LezOLee wrote:
Most people's experience with the T5 was the free Rogers one, which only had 2gb of ram, which is major lack of it since the OS itself already used up a good portion.
It's possible the extra 1GB of RAM could help but my old 2016 Galaxy Tab A with 2GB of RAM did not have any issues whatsoever running the same processes. From my research, EMUI prioritizes battery saving and there's no setting to tweak this. At least with more popular tablets, you can flash a new rom.
azraelluz wrote: I think the same thing can be said for most android tablets. (maybe except the over-priced samsung ones that costs 600+). Don't get me wrong all my phones are android but when it comes to tablet, the best experience is with apple. I wouldn't buy any andorid tablet with the current base ipad going so low in price.
It depends on your needs. It's fair that Apple offers the best experience given that they are the most expensive.

There are many great budget tablets out there, but this is not one of them.

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