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HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: side-by-side comparison

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: side-by-side comparison

By  Goraud Mazanec 2019-11-25 7404 0

Today, Huawei officially released HUAWEI MatePad Pro in Shanghai, China. The HUAWEI MatePad Pro is designed to target the Apple iPad Pro. It features the highest screen to body ratio and it is also the first tablet of Mate product lines. In addition to being equipped with Kirin 990 chip, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro also offers many other convenient features like multi-screen collaboration, etc. Now, let’s compare it with the Apple iPad Pro side-by-side.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: specs comparison


HUAWEI MatePad Pro

Apple iPad Pro

Screen size


11-inch, 12.9-inch


IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen resolution

2560 x 1600 pixels

11-inch version: 2388 x 1668 pixels

12.9-inch version: 2732 x 2048 pixels


Huawei Kirin 990

A12X Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture

Main camera

13MP, f/1.8 aperture

12MP, f/1.8 aperture

Selfie camera

8MP, f/2.0

7MP, f/2.2 aperture



Yes, 4 stereo speakers

3.5mm headphone jack




Non-removable Li-Po 7250mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 7812 mAh battery


Support 20W wire fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging, and 7.5W reverse wireless charging

18W USB-C power adapter

Operating system

EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10

iOS 12, upgradable to iPadOS 13.1.2




HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: design

The Huawei MatePad Pro is a 10.8-inch "full screen" tablet, with a 16:10 ratio and 90% ultra-high screen share, making it the highest screen share in the world. As a comparison, the screen share of, iPad Pro is 84.6%, and that of Samsung Tab S6 is 83%. It is reported that Huawei MatePad Pro uses 4.9mm equidistant micro-frame (iPad Pro for 8.3mm, Samsung Tab S6 for 8.5mm), but also supports intelligent detection, edge can prevent miscontact.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro design

In addition, Huawei multi-screen coordination to further improve the mobile phone interface can be divided into Huawei MatePad Pro and Huawei MateBook, dual devices complementary advantages, seamless interaction, natural and smooth. In terms of color matching, there are Beimu white, night stop gray, Aoyama Dai (vegetarian version), Danxia orange (vegetarian version) optional.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: chip

The HUAWEI MatePad Pro carries the flagship chip of the Kirin 990, the world's first Kirin 990 tablet. It is based on the 7nm process, using a three-tier energy efficiency architecture, GPU for Mali-G76 GPU, performance.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro kirin 990 chip

The Apple iPad Pro is equipped with A12X Bionic chip. The Huawei officials also released MatePad Pro and iPad Pro apps to launch the video. The video shows MatePad Pro outpacing iPad Pro (17:3 in application startup speed).

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: battery and charging

Huawei MatePad Pro has 7250mAh's super-large battery capacity, which supports standard 20W fast charge and the world's first wireless forward and reverse charge, while supporting 40W super fast charge. While the Apple iPad Pro only supports 18W fast charging.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro battery and charging

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: HUAWEI M-Pencil vs Apple pencil

Both HUAWEI MatePad Pro and Apple iPad Pro comes with a stylus pen and they are named as HUAWEI M-Pencil and Apple pencil respectively. And both of them can attach magnetically to pair and charge on the tablet.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro Huawei M-pencil

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: software

On the software side, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro have Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top. As with other recent Huawei devices, it lacks the Google Mobile Services suite. Huawei is bringing its neat multi-screen collaboration mode which allows you to emulate a supported Huawei phone on the tablet’s screen in real-time. The MatePad Pro also has a laptop mode which brings a more traditional PC interface and multi-window functionality.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro vs Apple iPad Pro: price

In terms of price, Huawei MatePad Pro WIFI edition: 6+128GB version is priced at 3299 yuan (about $469), 8+256GB version 3999 yuan (about $568); 4G network version: 6+128GB version 3799 yuan (about $540), 8+256GB version 4499 yuan (about $639); In addition, there are also High-end versions that offers magnetic keyboard and stylus, 8GB+256GB WiFi version 4999 yuan (about $711), 8GB+512GB 4G LTE version 5999 yuan (about $853).

The Apple iPad Pro 11-inch version starts from $799, and 12.9-inch version starts from $999.

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