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REVIEW: HUAWEI MatePad T8 -- Kids Edition!

REVIEW: HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition 

Technology advances so fast and so are the kids of this generation. I remember having my first mobile phone when I was in my 3rd year high school (geez, that could have given you a clue of my age). But now that I'm a Mom, I can see younger kids having their own tablet or phone and use it easily even without supervision. 

My son, Rhyme, is not an exception. I tried to delay giving him a tablet but realized that it can be a helpful tool for his development if used properly. The challenge was to find the right tablet for him. So if you are also looking for a suitable tablet for your little one, you might want to consider HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition that carefully considers the needs of kids and parents. You can read more details on why it can be a good buy especially for kids 3-8 years old


  • SIZE: Width - 204.0 mm; Height - 137.4 mm; Weight - Approx. 515 g
  • COLOR: Blue
  • DISPLAY: Size - 8.0 in; Colour - 16.7 million colors; Type - LCD; Resolution - 1280x800, 189 PPI
  • PROCESSOR: MTK MT8768; CPU - 4 x Cortex A53 2.0 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.5 GHz; GPU - IMG GE8320 650 MHz
  • MEMORY: RAM - 2GB; ROM - 16GB; Extended Storage - microSD up to 512GB 
  • CAMERA: Rear - 5MP f/2.2 aperture auto-focus; Front - 2MP f/2.4 aperture fixed focal; Shooting Features -  Support panorama, HDR, support beauty, timing photography, voice control photography and other functional settings
  • BATTERY: 5100 mAh
  • CHARGING: Standard charger supports 5V/1A output
  • CONNECTIVITY: WLAN - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz; Bluetooth - BT 5.0; USB - MicroUSB, USB 2.0
  • AUDIO: HUAWEI Histen 6.0 Sound Effect

You can buy this in-store or online at Php 8,999 SRP:
*Includes Baby Bus App 3 months VIP worth Php 450, Azoomee App 12 months VIP worth Php 3,790, Moon Night Light, and Notebook


Watch our unboxing and first impression video here: 

HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition comes with accessories designed for kids. You know how kids can be clumsy at times and so this Kids Case made from environmentally safe silicone provides anti-shock and protection to the tablet. The green grip serves as a stand and handle for easy carrying. Even my son noticed how useful and convenient the design is, plus he loves the blue and green combination!

Kids Case and Stylus Pen 

The Stylus Pen is another helpful addition especially when the little one is on the mood for creativity and painting. The stylus is lightweight and can be easily controlled even by little hands. And it's a clever idea to have a holder at the back of the case and a string attached to it so it won't get lost.  


As a Mom, having control on what apps my son is accessing and the amount of time my son is using the gadget is very helpful. Especially that I am a working mom, I cannot really see each activity he does on his tablet and I might sometimes forget to remind when gadget time is over. 

In HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition, there's a feature to set screen time limit. You can set daily limit (eg. 60mins per day) or set available hours when tablet can be used by your kid (eg. 3PM-5PM when school work is over). Aside from that, you can also set the length per session and rest time between sessions. In Kids Profile, you can see the apps used by your kid and the amount of time spent per app so you can monitor and regulate as needed. Apps Management and Content Management let you choose the apps, photos, and videos that will be accessible to your child. All of these are password protected so it's only you as the parent who can access it. 

Screen Time Management 

There's also a Safe Charging Lock so you can be at ease that the tablet can't be accessed while charging preventing possible dangers of electricity. 


My work requires me to face the laptop for several hours everyday so I know that eye strain is real and have experienced it many times -- what more for the eyes of our little ones? So another feature that I really like with HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition is the Eye Protection at various levels. 

Eye Protection 

Aside from the Blue Light Filter that reduces eye fatigue and provides a warmer tone, there are also features such as Posture Alerts and Bumpy Road Alerts. I've never seen these two settings in other tablets before and I find them very helpful in creating a habit for my son. For instance, when my son is lying flat while using the tablet, or when the road is uneven causing the tablet to shake while being used, a prompt is shown on the screen together with a message on what to do or how to correct it. This is made possible because of the built-in gravity sensor equipped on the device.

Bumpy Road Alert 


Most of the features I mentioned above are what makes me, as a parent, love this tablet for my son. But, of course, since this is a tablet for kids, greater considerations are done to make this device fun and child-appropriate

Kids Corner contains apps that are helpful in the development of kids as young as 3 years old. Kids Painting is a great way to unleash the creativity of the little ones using different colors and pens, shapes and sizes -- without the mess. They can also take a photo of it using the app and save. The Voice Recorder is perfect for my son Rhyme who is very much into making his own songs lately. I told him to record the songs he made so he won't forget the melody and lyrics. 

Kids Corner 

The 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera let your little one capture moments through photo or video. Below are sample snapshots directly from the tablet (taken outdoors with natural light; no edit or filter). 

2MP Front Camera 

5MP Rear Camera 

Every purchase of HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition comes with FREE three-month membership to Baby Panda World and one-year membership to Azoomee. These are two of the leading educational apps for children. With these, you can be sure that the games and activities your child uses are really appropriate for his/her age and can help him/her learn and grow at the same time. 

Baby Panda World 

From a Mom's perspective, HUAWEI MatePad T8 Kids Edition was able to capture the features that I was looking for in a tablet that I would want my child to use. From the design and accessories, parental control and safety features, to the built-in apps -- plus FREE memberships to educational applications. And don't worry if you think this tablet will be outgrown by your kid as outside Kids Corner, this can still be used as a normal tablet.