The trend of digital content consumption increased significantly during the pandemic. Especially for children as a means of entertainment to education. That’s why Huawei launched a tablet that was specifically designed for children, namely the MatePad T10 Kids Edition. Curious how the performance of this tablet? Check out his review as follows.
Design Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition
In fact, the Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition is the Huawei MatePad T10. This tablet carries a 9.7-inch IPS display panel with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The resolution is not Full HD yet. However, the display on the screen looks quite sharp. It is sufficient for various needs from watching multimedia content, browsing to learning tools for children. One added value is that the display panel has received TUV Rheinland certification and is equipped with Multi-Layered Eye Protection. So, the screen will be very safe for children’s eyes.
The body design is relatively thin. Its thickness is only about 7.65mm. It is also light in weight, only about 450 grams (without a protective case). For connectivity, there is a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio port. On this tablet can be found two cameras. The rear camera is 5 megapixels and the front camera is 2 megapixels.
Kid-friendly case and stylus pen
The difference between the Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition and the standard version is in the accessories. Labeled “Kids Edition” the sales package includes a protective case and a stylus pen. Special, the protective case and the stylus pen carry food grade materials. No need to worry if bitten by a child.
With the protective case automatically the dimensions become slightly thicker. When the protective case is installed the thickness of the body becomes about 14mm. Meanwhile, its weight increases to about 794 grams. Still relatively light for kids.
The protective case is effective enough to protect this tablet from collisions. Huawei is also very careful in designing the protective casing. This protective case with a blue -green combination color has been equipped with a very functional handle.
So, it can be easily grasped by children when traveling. The handle can also be folded back to support this tablet standing on the table. Or, it can also be used to hang on the wall or on the car seat with additional hooks.
In the protective casing can be found a slot to store a stylus pen. Additional straps are also available for safety to prevent the pen from being lost.
The stylus pen is small in size. It is perfect for the size of a child’s hand. The nib is also round and flexible. Not sharp like a stylus pen in general. So, it will be safer for children. The stylus pen it carries is quite responsive with its touch screen for scribbling, writing and drawing.
Features of Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition
According to Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition, it is presented for children from PAUD to elementary school. So, this tablet brings exclusive features that are specifically designed for children at that age.
The feature is called Kids Corner. Kids Corner is a portal application to access a variety of educational and entertainment content that Huawei brings to children.
Huawei also provides content in collaboration with Babybus as a digital ecosystem partner. Children can take virtual classes through video conferencing applications, read eBooks, watch videos, draw, color, and play games that are tailored to their age.
Apart from the content, one interesting thing about Kids Corner is the features and security system. Kids Corner is equipped with a Parental Lock security system in the app store. So, kids can’t just download apps from the Kids Apps app store. Then, access to the settings menu can also be secured with Parental Lock.
In the settings menu, parents can access the various features it brings. The Eye Protection feature provides 4 setting options consisting of a Blue Light Filter to reduce blue light emission. Posture alert to remind children to change position if holding the tablet in a sleeping position.
Bumpy Road Alerts will remind children to stop playing the tablet if it is detected on uneven road conditions, such as when traveling in a car. Then, there is the ebook Mode which will automatically change the screen color to monochrome. It is suitable for children who like to read digital books for a long time.
Then, another interesting feature is Time Management. This feature allows parents to set screen time or duration of tablet use. Duration can be limited per day or per session. Rest duration can also be set.
For content management, App management and Content Management features are available. In App management, parents can choose what content children can and cannot access. Meanwhile, in Content Management, parents can determine which photo and video files can be accessed by children.
It is undeniable that nowadays, various content can be accessed very easily via the internet. From our tests, the safety features brought by this tablet are indeed important to help make it easier for parents to determine access to content that can be consumed by children. The screen-time feature is also very effective in limiting children from using this tablet excessively.
Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition runs the EMUI 10.1 operating system which is based on the Android 10 operating system. Not yet running HarmonyOS which is the latest OS from Huawei. Like other Huawei smartphones and tablets, this tablet is absent from Google services. Including, without Google Play Store app store support.
But, in our opinion this is no longer a problem. The reason is, the number of applications from the Huawei AppStore application store is now growing. Various essential applications such as marketplace, banking, to multimedia applications are available. After all, according to its designation, this tablet is specifically for children. In practice, the absence of Google services in no way reduces its functionality as a device for children to play and learn.
Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition performance
The tablet is powered by the Huawei Kirin 710A mid-range octa-core chipset. The chipset is supported by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. If you don’t have enough storage space, you can increase it via a microSD memory card with a maximum capacity of up to 512GB. The benchmark results of the Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition are as follows.
The 2GB RAM it carries is relatively small for the size of a smartphone or tablet today. However, the overall performance feels quite fast. Already qualified to run game applications, enjoy entertainment content such as videos and music, to learning tools through a variety of educational content for children.
For parents who want to use this tablet, the specifications are also sufficient to run productivity applications such as Microsoft Office and browsing. Meanwhile, the camera he brought was also sufficient to support children to hone their creativity by learning to take pictures. One that is absent from this tablet is cellular connectivity support. The MatePad T10 Kids Edition is only available in the WiFi version.
Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition battery
Huawei provides this tablet with a battery with a capacity of 5100 mAh. For benchmark testing in the PC Mark application, by connecting to WiFi and the brightness level of the screen is 50%, the battery life can be up to about 13 hours. In practice, for children’s daily use of playing and learning that is not too intense, the battery life can last almost 2 days. To recharge the battery also need to be patient. The reason is, Huawei has not provided support for fast charging or fast recharge.
Price of Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition
In our opinion, the presence of the Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition brings fresh air to the Indonesian tablet market which has been sluggish for a long time. With the jargon “Kids Edition” it is clear that the target market is children.
So, the absence of Google services on this tablet can still be compromised. In practice, through the exclusive Kids Corner feature presented by Huawei, the MatePad T10 Kids Edition remains very functional. Adequate for the needs of children’s entertainment or learning facilities. The presence of protective case accessories and a stylus pen that he carries is not only a sweetener. But, also managed to make this tablet superior in its class.
Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition Suitable for:
Children : This tablet is very child-friendly indeed. This is evident from the presence of the Kids Corner application, a screen with TUV Rheinland certification and a protective case accessory complete with a stylus pen. Moreover, the protective case and stylus pen already come with food grade materials that are safe for children.
Students : Not only for children, the MatePad T10 Kids Edition can also be selected for students. Especially for students at the elementary level. The screen is quite large and the specifications are sufficient to support online teaching and learning activities instead of a laptop.
Family : This tablet can be an option for a family tablet. Its specifications are ideal for a variety of needs, from supporting productivity to enjoying multimedia content on its large screen. The selling price is also quite affordable.
Advantages of Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition
– Equipped with a protective case and stylus pen with food grade materials
– Exclusive Kids Corner application is adequate for children’s entertainment and learning
– Equipped with parental lock and screen time features
– Large screen
– Powerful speaker
– Long lasting battery
– Competitive price
Disadvantages of Huawei MatePad T10 Kids Edition:
– Does not support fast recharge
– Only WiFi model available