Android tablets never really caught on because of the iPad onslaught. But that does not mean that Android OEMs never make an attempt to churn out pads for people who want them.
Huawei, among many other companies, has been building Android tablets. One of them is the MatePad T10s that was released about one year ago.
It does not ship with Google services for reasons you are already aware of, but it packs other features that are still attractive to a wide range of users.
For instance, the tablet, which you can grab for KES 35000, has a feature that ensures that adults and children can play with it, both for work and entertainment while ensuring that their eyes are protected.
Huawei calls it a TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort mode, which can adjust to warmer tones automatically from cooler ones best for the nighttime.
This is key because looking at blue light at night can disrupt your circadian rhythm, affecting your sleep cycle. But in reality, you’d want your eyes to be protected all day long. Eye Comfort mode can be switched on during the day or night whenever you start to feel your eyes droop a little.
Besides, with Dark mode enabled, the smartphone displays dark and gentle surfaces across the UI to keeps users’ eyes from bright light. Instead of simply changing colours, everything from background, text to icons, has been adjusted for contrast and colour scale based on massive human factors study to deliver a more comfortable and immersive reading experience.
The tablet is also equipped with an eBook mode for those who like to read from their devices. Once the eBook mode is activated, the tablet will adjust the contrast, brightness, sharpness, saturation, temperature to simulate a paper-like effect.
Overall, there are a total of six-layer intelligent eye protection features on the HUAWEI MatePad T 10s including blue light filters, distance alerts, posture alerts, brightness alerts, bumpy road alerts and the eBook mode that’s got your child’s eye care covered.
SCREEN: 10.1”, IPS LCD, 1200 x 1920 pixels
SOFTWARE: Android 10, EMUI 10.1, go Google apps/services
Chipsets: Kirin 710A, Mali G51 MPE GPU
MEMORY: 2/16 GB, 2/32 GB, 3/64 GB
CAMERA: 5MP Main, 2 MP selfie
AUDIO: Stereo speakers, 3.5 mm socket
CELL: 5100 mAh, 10W charging