The demand for Android tablets is decreasing gradually, and therefore, not many manufacturers are bringing new devices at this end of the market. In spite of the fact, Honor has launched a new affordable Android tablet in China – the Honor Tab 5. This new tablet comes in four configurations, two with cellular connectivity and two without cellular connectivity. Starting with the non-cellular models, the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant costs 1099 Yuan, while the one with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage costs 1299 Yuan. As for the cellular models, the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant costs 1399 Yuan, and the one with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage costs 1499 Yuan. The Honor Tab 5 will be available to purchase in China starting from 12th March. Let us have a look at its specifications.
Honor Tab 5 Specifications
The Honor Tab 5 features an 8-inch IPS LCD with Full HD resolution, which in my opinion, is excellent when you consider that most other tablets in the price range feature an HD resolution display. To match with this great display hardware, Honor has equipped the tablet with stereo speakers; one at the top and one at the bottom. This will undoubtedly make the multimedia experience more immersive. For imaging, Tab 5 has an 8MP rear and an 8MP front-facing camera. As you might expect, the rear camera has autofocus feature, while the front-facing camera does not. Cameras on both sides support Full HD video recording.
The Honor Tab 5 is powered by the Kirin 710 SoC, which has four power-efficient Cortex-A53 cores, four high-performance Cortex-A73 cores, and Mali G51 GPU. This chipset is fully capable of offering a stutter-free performance on devices with Full HD screen. Moreover, Honor has equipped the tablet with GPU Turbo for a smoother gaming experience. Users get to choose between 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configurations. There is also a microSD card slot to expand memory on the go. It is worth mentioning that Honor has used LPDDR4X RAM modules, which are significantly faster and more power-efficient than the LPDDR3 chips that we find on most budget tablets. The device runs on Android 9 Pie operating system, and the OS has the latest Magic UI 2.0 user interface customization. The Honor Tab 5 is backed by a 5100mAh battery.
As mentioned earlier, Tab 5 is available with or without cellular connectivity. What is even better is that you can make calls with the cellular variant, unlike that on Apple iPads. Speaking of connectivity, the tablet features dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, a microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is worth noting that the Honor Tab 5 lacks a fingerprint scanner, but it does come with a face unlock.