This holiday season is an unusual one, after all, everyone is still encouraged to stay at home as much as they can in light of the pandemic. This is very much unlike every other Christmas celebration where friends and family gather and celebrate in person. While we can’t have large holiday gatherings now, that doesn’t mean we can’t be connected to our loved ones. This is thanks to smartphones, tablets, and other devices that help us keep connected virtually.
While smartphones are great, tablets are even better for virtual gatherings; this is because of their larger display and bigger battery which help provide a better virtual experience for a longer time. Given the current situation then, a tablet is the best partner for the 2020 holiday season.
Don’t have a tablet yet? Well, you’re in luck as Huawei has just the device for you with the MatePad series! Consisting of the MatePad and the MatePad T 10, Huawei’s tablet lineup has all you need for this year’s holiday season; whether it’s for virtual gatherings with the family, or to get some schoolwork done over the holiday break.
Not convinced? Here are some good reasons to get a MatePad of your own:
Big Display = Perfect for Virtual Hangouts
A big part of the holidays is getting together with friends and family, though sadly, holding parties in person is discouraged because of the pandemic. Given this, virtual hangouts are the best alternative, and a tablet is easily the perfect device for it thanks to its large display. After all, a smartphone can be too small for virtual gatherings between families, while a laptop can be a bit too cumbersome.
Whether you got for the MatePad or the MatePad T 10, you’ll be sure to get a tablet with a large display. For reference, the MatePad comes with a large 10.4-inch 2000×1200 (2K) resolution display, while the MatePad T 10 9.7-inch 16:10 HD display. What’s even better is that both tablets have over 80% aspect ratios, meaning you get less borders and more screen real estate.
The large display of the MatePad and MatePad T 10 are not just for virtual hangouts though, they’re also excellent for binge-watching movies and shows. As most of us will spend the holidays at home, movie/series marathons are a great way to pass the time with family. So it’s great that whichever MatePad you choose, you’ll get a tablet with a large, high quality display—perfect for watching your favorite Christmas movies on. To make binge-watching even better, the MatePad packs a quad-channel stereo speaker setup that’s Harman/Kardon-certified, ensuring good audio quality. To top it all off, the tablet also has Histen 6.0 3D stereo for a more immersive viewing experience.
For families, the entertainment capabilities of the MatePads are excellent. But what makes it even better for families is that it features MeeTime, a video chat service that offers full HD video calls between Hauwei devices. This makes communicating with family easier, even when apart during the holiday season.
If you’ve already watched a ton of movies, the MatePad tablets are also awesome gaming devices. Powered by a Kirin 810 and a Kirin 710A respectively, both MatePad tablets should have enough power to run today’s popular games, be it Mobile Legends, Garena Free Fire, or any other game that you play.
Powerful Performance for Work
As mentioned above, Huawei’s MatePad series have powerful processors that make them great for gaming. But aside from playing mobile titles, the MatePad tablets are also powerful productivity tools, whether for creative professionals or for office workers.
Aside from powerful performance, the MatePad is also a great tablet for work thanks to several nifty features, one of which is the M-Pencil, a stylus that lets artists draw and create art with ease. Another useful feature is Huawei Share which lets users seamlessly connect the MatePad with a Huawei phone or laptop. Thanks to this connection, users can easily transfer files between Huawei devices, and even control the MatePad’s peripherals with a smartphone thanks to Multi-screen Collaboration.
Sure, the holiday season is a time to rest and relax, but once the new year comes, it’ll soon be time to get back to work. With the MatePad or the MatePad T 10, working form home will be a breeze, as they pack enough power to run lots of apps, whether it’s art/editing apps or office applications. The MatePad also comes with a massive 7250mAh battery, letting you work for longer on a single charge. To top it all off, the MatePad has a wealth of productivity-focused features, including multi-window and App Multiplier for hassle-free multitasking.
Ready for Distance Learning
After the holidays, students will also need to go back to school, albeit virtually through distance learning programs. So it’s a good thing that the MatePad and MatePad T 10 aren’t just great holiday partners as they’re also excellent companions for distance learning. After all, both MatePads can easily run all schoolwork-related apps, including Zoom, office apps, Google Classrom, and more.
Even before the holiday season ends, some students may still have some schoolwork that they have to work on during the Christmas break. Even if you must study during the break, the MatePad is great to have as you won’t strain your eyes thanks to the display which is TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified. This means the screen emits less blue light, making for a more comfortable studying experience with much less eye strain. The tablet also comes with Eye Comfort mode which has a blue light filter and brightness alerts, as well as Ebook Mode which mimics paper for a more comfortable reading experience.
For kids, the MatePad tablets also have the Kids Corner—a virtual space that includes many parental control settings for parents. Aside from letting parents control what their child can do on the tablet, Kids Corner also has various features that are perfect for kids, including a Recorder, Camera, Kids Painting, and more.
All the Apps you need and more with AppGallery and Petal Search
Be it for work or for school, you’ll definitely need apps. And in this regard, the Huawei MatePad and MatePad T 10 supports all the apps you’ll need and more thanks to the AppGallery, Huawei’s own app store that’s currently the third biggest app store in the world. With the AppGallery, you can get various top apps such as Zoom, Quipper, Google Classroom, Camera 360, ShareIt, Microsoft Office, WPS Office, Merriam Webster, CamScanner, and many more! Aside from productivity apps, the AppGallery also has a ton of games available for some R&R, including Garena FreeFire, Naruto: Slugfest, Asphalt 9, and more.
In case you need an app that’s not yet on the AppGallery, the MatePad tablets have another thing up their sleeve – the Petal Search Widget. With this widget, you can simply look up an app that you need, and it’ll give you a handy link which you can use to quickly install the app. Thanks to this, you no longer need to look for the app you need in third-party app stores.
Not sure how to use it? Downloading apps via the Petal Search Widget is simple! Here’s a quick step-by-step guide:
And that’s it, those are five reasons why the MatePad is the perfect holiday partner. Convinced? Well, now is the perfect time to get your own MatePad as Huawei has a new Christmas promo!
Starting November 27, the MatePad Family comes with special gifts perfect for Christmas! The MatePad T8 comes with a FREE Moon Night Light and the MatePad Pro comes with a FREE Entertainment Gift Box! Entertainment Gift Box.
This MatePad promo is actually just one part of Huawei’s Together 2021 holiday campaign! Find out more about the great deals that you can get on Huawei devices here: