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Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G) vs Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei Mediapad M1 vs Microsoft Surface RT tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)





32bit Quad


(Non removable)

08PointsMicrosoft Surface RT (64GB)Compare Huawei Mediapad M1 X
Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)





32bit Penta


(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)

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Mediapad M1 (3G)13 Advantages Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)vsSurface RT (64GB)8 Advantages Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
+1.6GHz 32bit Quad-Core66%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 32bit Penta-Core
+329 grams (11.52 ounces)107%
vs680 grams (23.8 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)19%
vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
+189 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs148 PPI
+(back) 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 1MP
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)17 times
More apps available to download and use
vs190000 apps (Windows Store)
+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(3G+ HSPA+) 42 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4800 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4120 mAh
+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
8GB (5GB available)vs+64GB (45GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
800x1280 pixelsvs+768x1366 pixels2%
Higher resolution screen
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Micro HDMI Type DAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
(front) 1MP
(front) HD (1280x720)
+12 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
ModelMediapad M1 (3G)Surface RT (64GB)
Other model namesTablet Huawei Mediapad M1 8.0 3G, Huawei Mediapad M1 S8-301uTablet Microsoft Surface RT 1
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release date4/1/201410/26/2012
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)120.7 x 214.4 millimeters (4.75 x 8.44 in)172 x 274.6 millimeters (6.77 x 10.81 in)
Weight329 grams (11.52 ounces)680 grams (23.8 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
System versionAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanWindows RT 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWindows RT 8.1
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Chipset32bit - Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 910 Hi662032bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30L) (40nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
1.6GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Penta-Core, 2 processors:
1.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
500MHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-450 MP4NVIDIA GeForce ULP MP12 (416MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredBrowsermark: 73180 (v1)

💽 Memory and storage

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Internal storage8GB (5GB available)64GB (45GB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Screen size8" inches10.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels768x1366 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI148 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload42/5.76 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels1 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1280x720 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionSmile detectionNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)1 megapixels1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x720 pixels1280x720 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedMicro HDMI Type D
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4800 mAh4120 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy8 hours8 hours
Standbyfeature not registered360 hours (15 days)

➕ Other features

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash player
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
Miscellaneous- Colors: White, Tulip, Carnation, Lily, Titanium Gray
- Huawei Emotion UI 2.0
- DTS sound enhancement
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Dark Titanium
- Optional Touch Cover with keyboard
- WiFi Direct
- Microsoft Office 2013 RT

☢️ Radiation rate

Huawei Mediapad M1 (3G)Microsoft Surface RT (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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