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11 most notable things about the Huawei MatePad 11

A quick list for you!

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It’s always a little tricky trying to find a spot for a tablet in your life especially if you’re not exactly the artsy, doodling type. But time and time again, Huawei makes devices that make you really want one. This is the case with the Huawei MatePad 11. 

If you’re already considering one, we put together a quick list that just might make you click checkout on your cart.

Gorgeous display

One of the primary reasons for getting a tablet is the larger display — at least one that’s larger than your smartphone but still more mobile than a laptop. But what good is a larger display if it doesn’t perform well? That’s not the case with the MatePad 11. This thing is packing.

You’re getting a 10.95-inch display with an 86 percent screen-to-body ratio. That display also has a 120Hz refresh rate for a buttery smooth experience. Not to mention the DCI-P3 colour gamut for accurate colors. The 8MP front-facing camera is situated at the bezel so you get an uninterrupted screen experience.

Perfect for reading

The Huawei MatePad 11’s display is also easy on the eyes. It’s certified by TUV Rheinland for low blue light. This means it’s still friendly to your eyes even during extended sessions with the device.

That extended session can mean going through the collection you’ll find on the pre-installed Huawei Books. Naturally, you can also install whatever reading app you fancy.

Fantastic for watching

Noze of WAYB on Street Woman Fighter 😍

Speaking of apps, you’ll find plenty of streaming ones you can enjoy on the MatePad 11. We’ve been on Viu quite a lot watching episodes of Slam Dunk and this new Dance variety show Street Woman Fighter — our Managing Editor is especially rooting for Noze of WAYB.

M-Pencil is included 

You know how you have to buy the stylus separately for most other tablets? Not the case with the MatePad 11. The M Pencil (2nd gen) is included in the packaging. It’s a handy tool for many things, even if you’re not art-inclined.

The M-Pencil (2nd Gen) sits magnetically on this part of the MatePad 11

We’ve used this for signing documents, precise skimming of videos we need to preview, and many more tasks. The 2ms low latency makes for a really good writing experience.

And there’s sufficient app support 

But of course, if you are on the artsy side, there’s no shortage of apps that you can use this with. When you boot the device with the clean-looking HarmonyOS 2.0, there’s a folder with suggested apps you can install made especially for taking advantage of the M Pencil (2nd gen).

But if the suggested apps aren’t to your liking, there are a bunch more that you can look for and download on the Huawei App Gallery and Petal Search. Want quick access to good design work? Get Canva. Need something reliable for note-taking? Download Nebo and jot down things to your heart’s desire!

The Smart Magnetic Keyboard is better than we expected

What surprised us the most is perhaps how you can really get things done on the MatePad 11. This is especially true when used in conjunction with the Smart Magnetic Keyboard.

Despite its tiny look, it’s a full-sized keyboard with a decent amount of travel for a satisfying typing experience. Whether you’re writing a lengthy email or composing a rant tweet that you probably shouldn’t post, this tablet-keyboard combo is made for typing productively.

This one is sold separately, but it’s worth the addition! Oh and more thing, tapping the Shift button will automatically project your Huawei phone’s screen on the tablet — a feature will dive more into shortly.

Huawei Share is convenient 

Are you the type who sends links and files to your own chat box so you can access it on your other devices? Huawei has made it so much simpler in their family of devices with Huawei Share.

Just pick the file or photo you want to share, and it’ll instantly detect the other Huawei device in the vicinity. Convenient.

Works great with your Huawei phone

If you wanna take that connection a little bit further, you can do so. Just like how it works on laptops, you can make it so that your phone’s screen is visible on the MatePad 11.

When this feature is enabled, you can control your phone without physically lifting it. Easier and faster access for messaging or if you wanna swipe on dating apps in between work tasks.

Multi-window is helpful

That floating window works not just when you connect your phone. It also works on certain apps. This way, you can easily reference other apps you might need for whatever you’re working on.

No need to leave the main app you’re working on just to take a quick glance at what’s happening on another app. This is a time-saver.

Floating apps is a godsend 

When those floating apps are inactive, they sit in the right-hand side of the screen. The most recent app you used for multi-window is the icon that will show up on top. But the rest will be right there for easy access.

This is great for toggling between multiple messaging apps. So whether you’re coordinating with your team on Slack or exchanging messages on Telegram, it’s quick and easy to do so without being completely distracted from what you’re working on.

It’s a great addition to your Huawei life 

The MatePad 11 is a big part of Huawei’s 1+8+N strategy where you can build your Huawei life starting with one of their smartphones. This extends to the secondary devices and accessories like the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro and Freebuds Pro. If you add the MatePad 11 to that equation, it makes for a seamlessly connected set of devices that’ll elevate your quality of life.

Price and availability

The Huawei MatePad 11 retails for PhP 26,999. If you purchase now, you’ll get a Dark Grey Cover (PhP 999) for free.

You can get the device on the Huawei Online Store or the official Huawei Store on Lazada and Shopee.


This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines.

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Hermès Apple Watch Series 8: Unboxing and Full Set-Up

What makes it different from the regular Apple Watch though?

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If you’ve been fond of GadgetMatch for quite a while now, you would know that Michael Josh is a big Apple Watch user.

From having to experience several Watch Series up until the Watch Ultra, to having various bands, he now has the most expensive Apple Watch in the Series 8 lineup in his hands.

In this video, he unboxes the most expensive Apple Watch ever — the Hermès Apple Watch Series 8.

To give you the full experience, he’ll also dive into the nitty-gritty of what makes it different and more special than the regular Watch Series 8.

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vivo V25 vs V23 5G: Camera Shootout

Are there even significant improvements?

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vivo V25

It hasn’t even been a year but vivo has already revealed the successor to the V23 5G that was launched earlier this 2022. But is it actually worth upgrading to the new vivo V25? Or should you save yourself some money and buy the older V23 5G instead?

vivo V25

Don’t let that new camera bump with bigger circular cutouts on the vivo V25 fool you. On paper, the cameras are close to one another but the V25 has the advantage of having a slightly wider aperture and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) that the V23 5G doesn’t have.

vivo V25 vivo V23 5G
Wide 64MP f/1.79
PDAF, OIS + EIS
64MP f/1.89
PDAF, EIS
Ultra-WIde 8MP 120º f/2.2
Macro 2MP f/2.4
Selfie 50MP f/2.0 wide

 

50MP f/2.0 wide
8MP f/2.28 ultra-wide
+ Dual-tone Spotlight

The sad news though is that, vivo has decided to remove the extra ultra-wide selfie camera and dual flash system on the new V25.

vivo V23 with the Dual-tone Spotlight Flash feature

But how do these phones perform side-by-side knowing the new V25 also has a slightly less-powerful MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset over V23 5G’s Dimensity 920? Are there enough convincing differences or is the older model actually better? Feed yourself some photo sample comparisons below.

Daylight

In any given circumstance, a valuable Android midranger should take at least a decent photo with natural light around — thus me taking lesser photos to compare.
Still, your judgment matters.

#1A (Ultra-wide)

vivo V25

#1B (Wide)

vivo V25

#2

#3A (Wide)

#3B (Zoom)

Food

Taking food shots (mostly with indoor lighting) is a better way to test which phone camera is capable of producing the better image output with the right amount of highlights, shadows, contrast, sharpness, temperature, as well as Dynamic Range.

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10

#11

*Left photo was taken multiple times with the focus tapped on the baked roll. Lens coating was also cleaned several times but still resulted to the same output.

#12

Night Mode

Low-light photos can either make or break the capabilities of a smartphone’s camera.
While it’s a mixed bag of outputs, it still depends on the user if Night Mode photos are important in a midranger or not.

#13A (Wide)

#13B (Ultra-wide)

#14

#15

#16

#17

#18

vivo V25

#19

vivo V25

#20

vivo V25

BONUS: Low-Light Selfie

For users who love taking selfies even in the dark, both phones can take fill-in flash (using the display) to brighten up your faces.

Without Flash

vivo V25

However, the ultra-wide selfie and Dual-tone Spotlight feature were removed completely from the vivo V25. You just have to guess and pick which is which.

With Flash (Aura Fill, Dual-Tone Dual Spotlight Flash)

vivo V25

Results

No more confusions, the results are consistent all throughout the board:

Photo A — vivo V23 5G

Photo B — vivo V25

Conclusion

vivo V25

While it’s barely a big camera quality improvement, the vivo V25 has rendered some of the scenes quite well such as in Photos 1A, 11, and 12 which the V23 5G failed to display at least an acceptable output. Other times, the vivo V23 5G delivered better results like in Photos 1B, 2, 3A, 4, and 13A. Those images delivered overall better photos with a sufficient amount of HDR (High Dynamic Range) and AWB (Auto White Balance).

Overall, the V25 produced better images with decent amount of highlights, shadows, contrast, sharpness. The newer model also has some slight edge on focusing and making shots brighter and more stable at night.

vivo V25

While only two selfies were provided, the V23 5G obviously has the edge — especially with its extra selfie lens and dual-flash feature.

vivo V25

If you’re coming from the V23 5G, you don’t need to upgrade to the vivo V25. Period. But, if you’re looking for a phone to replace your old vivo smartphone (or pretty much any old budget phone or midranger for that matter), buying the V25 won’t hurt.

vivo V25

Unless you’re looking for a used unit, a brand new vivo V23 5G is being sold at PhP 27,999. Whereas, a brand new V25 retails at a cheaper PhP 23,999 price tag.

vivo V25

Imho, choosing the V23 5G over the V25 is advantageous for some reasons: a more premium-looking design with metallic sides, slightly faster chipset, and the extra selfie camera.

vivo V25

But realizing how more capable the cameras of the V25 are, you can also choose it for its bigger battery and brighter display. Also, the OIS feature is very handy if you love taking photos in action or at night or just record stable-free videos without worrying about warping and jitters. At the end of the day, you should know what you value the most in buying a new smartphone.

SEE ALSO:

vivo V25 is a Night Portrait Master

Taking photos to the next level with the vivo V23 5G

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iPhone 14 Pro Max vs 13 Pro Max vs S22 Ultra: Camera Shootout

A Very Different Camera Test

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The iPhone 14 Pro Max finally has an upgraded camera system — highlighted by its 48MP main camera sensor.

But does it really take better photos vs the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra?

Find out in our photo-walk style camera shootout with the pro-photographer and Apple’s #ShotoniPhone Macro Challenge Global Winner Tom Reeves.

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