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BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE vs HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE, and the HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER.

This is currently a simplified comparison consisting of a table of side-by-side specifications, and review cards of each tablet, outlining their pros and cons. If a tablet has a rating then you can also click on it for a full and detailed review of the tablet.

I do write detailed ‘versus‘ comparisons, however because I am only one person it is impractical for me to compare every single e-ink tablet against every other one! So if you think that this page would benefit from being fleshed out with additional information and my own thoughts and opinions, then feel free to drop me an email at dan@ewritable.com – I will prioritise pages that get the most requests πŸ™‚

Additional E-Ink Tablet Resources

If you’re new to e-ink tablets, you may wish to take a look at:

I have also created a gigantic e-ink comparison table (which is also searchable/filterable, so you can whittle down your search to the tablets that best meet your needs).

And a list of (what I believe to be) the best e-ink tablets can be found here.

Now, onto the comparison between the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE and the HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER and BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE

PRODUCTBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Specs & ratings infoBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Okay
HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$499
$615
ManufacturerBigmeHuawei
Release year20232020
SCREENBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta HD
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 24801404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi227dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido 3)
β¨―
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“β¨―
Buy
HARDWAREBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
CPU2.3GHz octa-core1.8 GHz octa-core
RAM4Gb4Gb
Storage64Gb64Gb
Battery4000mAh3625mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβœ“βœ“
G-Sensorβœ“βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβœ“βœ“
SD card slotβœ“β¨―
Rear cameraβœ“β¨―
Front cameraβœ“β¨―
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width191mm182.7mm
Height225.6mm225.2mm
Thickness6.6mm6.65mm
Weightg360g
Buy
SOFTWAREBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Operating systemAndroid 11HarmonyOS 2
Google Play Storeβœ“β¨―
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβ¨―βœ“
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“β¨―
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβœ“βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“β¨―
No. templates15+15+
Brush typesPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, HighlighterBallpoint, Fountain, Pencil, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“β¨―
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIPPDF, TXT, FB2
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, BMPPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Where to buyBigme Store
Amazon BE
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Huawei
Amazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon IT
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER

To compare even more e-ink tablets, click here for the full comparison table.

BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Google Play Store
  • Nice writing feel
  • Frontlight
  • Bluetooth functions on stylus
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • Front & rear-facing cameras
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ChatGPT integration

Cons

  • Steeper learning curve
  • Heavy
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome tablets
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

A powerful and versatile COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER Review Card

About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

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