A number of Huawei MediaPad reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Huawei MediaPad was thin. Notebookcheck.net said in their review “A slim and compact design”. expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Chinese firm claims it's the most slender tablet in its class so we've taken a look at MWC in Barcelona”. Expert website Insidehw.com wrote in their review of the Huawei MediaPad “We’ve already met Huawei tablets last year, when we tested Ideos 7 Slim”.
A number of customers reckoned that the product was compact. Four years ago expert review site Wired.co.uk said in their Huawei MediaPad review “This Huawei MediaPad sets itself up against the compact charms of the littlest Samsung Galaxy Tab”. Two years ago Intellectdigest.in wrote “These two devices are power packed with large screen, compact dimensions and some really powerful processors to offer a great Android experience” in their review of the Huawei MediaPad. expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “It's a compact 7in Android tablet with” yet only rated the product 3 stars.
Several Huawei MediaPad owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Four years ago expert website Stuff.tv said in their review of the Huawei MediaPad “It has a beautifully crafted aluminium body that feels just right in the hand” and scored this tablets 4 stars. Two years ago Technave.com said in their Huawei MediaPad review “When it first came out, many thought that the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 was a tablet based on the HTC One with it's dual-front speakers, tiny bezels and mostly metal body”.