Everything you need to know about the affordable Huawei MatePad T8 tablet [Sponsored]

huawei matepad t8 tablet for kids

Last month Huawei launched its affordable MatePad T8 tablet in South Africa, bringing more variety to the entry-level tablet market.

The device is marketed as a great choice for parents looking for tablets for kids, but also a good deal for those looking for a tablet on a budget.

But how much does it cost? What are its features?

We’ve answered all the top questions about the Huawei MatePad T8 tablet here…

How is the MatePad T8 battery?

The MatePad T8 has a 5100mAh battery, which Huawei notes is enough to give up to 12 hours of local playback or web browsing.

Huawei Matepad T8 specs

The MatePad T8 is focused on being portable, affordable, and lightweight.

It features an 8-inch display, with the tablet’s body fitting in one hand and weighing only 310g.

In terms of the MatePad T8’s hardware and specifications, you can see a summary below:

  • Display: 8-inch (1280 x 800p) LCD display
  • Processor: MediaTek MT8768 octa-core CPU
  • Battery: 5100mAh
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Main camera: 5MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • On-board storage: 16/32GB

What MatePad T8 accessories can you buy?

There are a variety of accessories you can pair with the MatePad T8 thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity and support for devices in the Android ecosystem.

Huawei’s online store is currently offering a MatePad T8 bundle that includes a flip cover and Bluetooth speaker.

Does the MatePad T8 have Android?

The tablet’s operating system is EMUI 10, which is based on Android 10.

Can the MatePad T8 use Google?

 The MatePad T8 uses Huawei Mobile Services and its AppGallery rather than Google Mobile Services.

While you can still access Google sites through the tablet’s web browser — including watching YouTube — you cannot install Google’s Play Store apps or standalone Google mobile apps.

MatePad T8 price: how much does the tablet cost in South Africa?

 The tablet has a recommended price of R2 999, but the exact price depends on the retailer and any current promotions.

Where to buy the MatePad T8 in South Africa

The Huawei MatePad T8 is currently available for purchase on Huawei’s online store.

The device is also available from mobile network providers and retailers such as Incredible Connection, Makro, Game, and Hi Online.

This article is sponsored by Huawei.

Feature image: Huawei



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