Huawei’s new MatePad Pro experience: With HarmonyOS 2, how is the experience different?

Since the birth of the tablet computer, it has been continuously exploring the final form of its product. A larger screen can replace the mobile phone to carry more audio-visual entertainment content. The addition of the keyboard and stylus also adds productivity to the tablet computer.

Being able to "wen" and "wu" is what many people expect for an excellent tablet. The first new MatePad Pro equipped with HarmonyOS, as the flagship product of Huawei's tablet series, can meet people's new needs for entertainment and productivity?

After experiencing MatePad Pro, we found that Huawei has different "answers" for productivity.

Hardware upgrade from "useful" to "easy to use"

First look at the appearance. Once you get started, you will find that the new MatePad Pro has more cameras, becoming a three-camera combination of main camera, wide-angle and deep sense, and the screen size has also changed from 10.8 inches to 12.6 inches. The frame is further narrowed and the look and feel is more comfortable.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 inches comes in three colors: Summer Populus, Yao Lime, and Frost Silver. Along with it is the new second-generation stylus HUAWEI M-Pencil. Although the edges and corners have been polished more rounded, they have become A generalist.

The second generation of M-Pencil has added a global handwriting function. Not only can you write notes and text messages, but you can also write directly in the search box in the application.

Use horizontal lines to "select text", vertical lines to "split", and "delete" in the text box. The addition of shortcut gestures makes editing text more convenient; simple graphics will be automatically corrected when drawing, which can be said to be handicapped Gospel.

In addition to the hardware, M-Pencil also supports a series of handwriting App software, such as using "Noteshelf" to record life at will, creating at any time on "Shadow Sketch", and using "Zen Brush 3" to splash ink.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch can also be used with a smart magnetic keyboard, and the feedback from the 1.3mm keystroke is quite comfortable. An intelligent voice input key is added to the keyboard, which can recognize input in multiple languages ​​including Mandarin, English, and dialects, and there is no problem with mixed input of Chinese and English.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch also optimizes the mouse operation. After connecting the mouse, the left button corresponds to confirmation, and the right button is the menu. Press the scroll wheel to return to the previous level. If the mouse has extended buttons, you can also use it to turn pages.

Move the cursor to the icon bar at the bottom, and there will even be a preview above the application, just like a PC.

Replaced with a more interesting "soul"

The hardware upgrade can be summarized as Huawei MatePad Pro has a stronger body.

But as we all know, the more important part of this Huawei MatePad Pro upgrade is that it has a more interesting soul: HarmonyOS.

As the first Huawei MatePad Pro equipped with HarmonyOS, what are the differences?

Click on the desktop and you can see that HarmonyOS has added a new universal service card. The size and position of the card are adjustable. You can customize your desktop at will. You can work and live at the same time.

The 12.6-inch large screen can be divided into adjustable left and right split screens, and there are up to two floating windows that can be dragged freely, that is, there are up to 4 multitasking windows at the same time.

If you add the multi-screen collaboration of the mobile phone, a total of 5 applications can be opened at the same time, and the utilization rate of the large screen is full.

According to Huawei, after upgrading to HarmonyOS, Huawei's sharing is faster, and the average transmission speed between tablets can reach 151m/s.

We used Huawei Share to transfer a 1GB video file as a test, and it took only 13 seconds, almost twice as fast as AirDrop's 24 seconds.

Many users are very concerned about whether there will be application misfit points or freezes after upgrading to HarmonyOS.

For this reason, we help you test the 30 most commonly used apps and games, all of which are adapted and have no abnormalities. It seems that HarmonyOS can be eaten with confidence.

However, the best way to experience the best HarmonyOS is to have a full set of HarmonyOS devices.

There is no need to explore tedious settings for the linkage between devices. As long as you log in to the same account, together with a WiFi, all the devices will circle you under the HyperTerminal page. Drag the bubble and the two devices will be connected.

“Multi-screen collaboration” has always been Huawei’s traditional art. Through “multi-screen collaboration” you can not only operate the phone on the tablet, but you can also drag files between the two, share the clipboard, etc., instead of connecting the tablet and The data cable of the mobile phone.

On the basis of multi-screen collaboration, HarmonyOS also adds a new feature of "streaming". You can watch videos on your mobile phone outside, and when you return to the office and approach Huawei MatePad Pro, a small bubble will appear on your mobile phone, prompting you to stream the video. Continue to watch on Huawei MatePad Pro.

Circulation and multi-screen collaboration use logic is a bit different. Multi-screen collaboration is to share the screen with another device, while Circulation is equivalent to another device relaying the current task. After the transfer, your phone can do other things.

Currently, the streaming function only supports video. According to Huawei, in future system upgrades, there will be more apps and scene support.

Huawei MatePad Pro can also be transformed into an extension of MateBook. After the Huawei Computer Manager of MateBook is connected to Huawei MatePad Pro, there will be three options for mirroring, expansion and sharing.

In mirror mode, you can control the computer through Huawei MatePad Pro and M-Pencil. You can also directly use the pen to sign documents, make comments, or even let Huawei MatePad Pro act as a tablet.

In the extended mode, Huawei MatePad Pro can become an extended screen of your computer. What's interesting is that you finally don't need to set the direction of the extended screen, because it can now automatically recognize the left and right directions, and it will immediately re-recognize it every time you move it. .

In sharing mode, you can directly transfer files between two devices by dragging and dropping. The mouse originally connected to the notebook will also automatically connect to the tablet, and use the same set of logic to control the two devices.


Back home, Huawei MatePad Pro can become your audio and video control center, not only to transfer music to the Sound, but also to cast videos to a larger smart screen.

At this time, Huawei MatePad Pro can be transformed into a smart screen remote control. You can directly control the TV by tapping and dragging. You can also select movies directly on the MatePad Pro, which is much more convenient than traditional remote control.

Another "answer" for productivity

The arrival of HarmonyOS has brought an improvement in the experience of Huawei MatePad Pro, but the significance is not only that-Huawei MatePad Pro jumped out of the shackles of Android and ran to another new track.

To understand this, we might as well look at why Android tablets have not become mainstream in the market.

In the beginning, everyone thought that the big screen could solve everything. Therefore, the screen is enlarged, and then the mobile phone system and applications are moved, and then there is a tablet.

However, there are certain differences in the usage scenarios of mobile phones and tablets. Simple and crude practices make the experience of tablets very bad.

For example, most of the time mobile phones are mainly used in portrait mode, while tablets are often used in landscape mode. The horizontal screen of the application is stretched abruptly, which is awkward no matter how you look at it.

The tablet needs to have its own ecology to prove its unique value.

In terms of ecology, the parallel vision of HarmonyOS can display the two interfaces of the same app at the same time when the screen is horizontal, making everyone realize that it does not need to spend a lot of effort to adapt, and the app can also be used on a tablet.

HarmonyOS can be developed at one time and deployed on multiple terminals. It also allows more developers to easily deploy their products on different devices of different sizes, greatly reducing the workload and making this ecology more attractive.

But must the tablet be the next computer? Do I have to have independent usage scenarios to prove my value?

The answer in Huawei's mind may not be so.

Because life is good or work is good. People are always moving in the environment, and different environments always have the most suitable equipment for it. And true intelligence is that the most suitable things automatically appear in the most suitable scenes.

In Huawei's view, the real super terminal does not exist independently. The short board of one device can be made up for by the long board of another device, which can be combined into the strongest user experience.

To achieve this kind of experience, the tablet, a product between the mobile phone and the PC, is an important part.

Judging from the current experience, in fact, we can have a preliminary understanding of Huawei's vision, smart phones, smart tablets, smart TVs, there are too many smart devices around us.

HarmonyOS hopes to use HyperTerminal so that everyone can forget about the device and just remember the intelligence.

This kind of intelligence is like wind, breaking through barriers and penetrating into different devices; also like sound, communicating everything, becoming the unified language of all devices; also like gravity, connecting all and gathering every isolated product. Intelligence should be ubiquitous, but it makes people accustomed to it.

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