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MOBISCRIBE WAVE 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 MOBISCRIBE WAVE, 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 🙂

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 MOBISCRIBE WAVE and the HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER and MOBISCRIBE WAVE

PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Specs & ratings infoMOBISCRIBE WAVE
Okay
HUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$285
$615
ManufacturerMobiscribeHuawei
Release year20232020
SCREENMOBISCRIBE WAVEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Screen typeCartaCarta HD
Screen size7.8"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi227dpi
Colour
Screen resolution (Colour)n/an/a
Screen density (Colour)n/an/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
CPU1.5 Ghz Quad-core1.8 GHz octa-core
RAM4Gb4Gb
Storage64Gb64Gb
Battery2500mAh3625mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width148.3mm182.7mm
Height193mm225.2mm
Thickness8.1mm6.65mm
Weight0g360g
Buy
SOFTWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Operating systemAndroid 12HarmonyOS 2
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates50+15+
Brush typesPencil, Fountain Pen, PaintbrushBallpoint, Fountain, Pencil, Highlighter
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRCPDF, TXT, FB2
File formats (image)PNG, JPGPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)--
Buy
BUYMOBISCRIBE WAVEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER
Where to buyMobiScribe
Amazon DE
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
PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVEHUAWEI MATEPAD PAPER

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

MOBISCRIBE WAVE Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Frontlight
  • Speakers
  • Decent native note-taking app
  • Handwriting search
  • Handwriting-to-text conversion

Cons

  • Small canvas size
  • Sunken screen
  • Stylus (see below)
  • Screen size limits reading capabilities
  • Not as 'snappy' as more premium tablets

The Mobiscribe Wave is compact, lightweight, portable and inexpensive. In addition, it is one of the few E-ink writing tablets that is waterproof.

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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