Wacom One vs Huion Kamvas 13 display drawing tablet

If you like to work on a small surface because it is very handy and compact, than you will love the 13-inch pen display.

Wacom One and the Huion Kamvas 13 are very similar pen display tablets. both are fantastic devices for students and hobbyists in the market for a display tablet on a budget.

But which one is better for you? To help you make the choice, we’ve compared the Wacom One to the Huion Kamvas 13 on both specs and value for money.

Huion vs Wacom: Which brand is better and why?

Huion vs Wacom brand logo

In the field of digital art and graphic design, two brands come up as contenders for the best tablet for artists.

Through the years, Wacom had been the main player in the field producing high-quality drawing tablets. Huion came in later and started off with cheap drawing tablet options for beginner artists.

As years went by, Wacom also came up with beginner-centered drawing tablets that were cheaper and rookie friendly.

Huion on the other hand also grew to make high-quality professional devices that matched up to the high-quality standard set by Wacom.

Features Comparison: Wacom One 13 vs Huion Kamvas 13

Let’s start by having a quick look at all the features that Wacom One13 and Huion Kamvas 13 offer.

Wacom One 13 Huion Kamvas 13
Display Types IPS  IPS
Display Size 13.3-inch  13.3-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels  1920 x 1080 pixels
Color Accuracy 96% sRGB 120% sRGB
Brightness 200 cd/m2 220 cd/m2
Contrast 1000:1  1000:1
Response time 26 ms 25 ms
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Laminated Display No Yes
Drawing Surface Anti-Glare matte film Anti-Glare matte film
Stylus Type EMR, Battery-free EMR, Battery-free
Tilt Recognition +/- 60 degrees +/- 60 degrees
Pressure Levels 4096 8192
Report Rate 200 RPS 266 RPS
Shortcut Buttons No 8 buttons
Tablet Stand 2 built-in legs of 19° Adjustable tablet stand
Build Material Plastic + Glass Plastic + Glass
Compatibility Windows, Mac, Android, ChromeOS Windows, Mac, Android, ChromeOS
Connectivity 3-in-1 cable Single USB-C or 3-in-1 cable

Which tablet is Better: Wacom One 13 or Kamvas 13?

now we will go through these features in detail:

Design and Build Quality

Back of Wacom One 13 vs Huion Kamvas 13

The wacom one has a very minimalist look with just a screen at the front. The bottom of the tablet is white, A black strip conceals two fold-out legs.

On the other hand, Huion Kamvas 13 has 8 shortcut buttons along with the screen at the front. It is available in 3 colors, Midnight Green, Violet Purple and Cosmo Black, which offers more choices for artists to fit their styles.

Both tablets are made of plastic and glass, have comparable built quality.

Screen Quality

Screen of Wacom One 13 vs Huion Kamvas 13

Both the tablets come with a 13.3 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD display.

Wacom one has a IPS LCD panel with 72% NTSC / 96% sRGB color coverage .

Huion Kamvas 13 has an IPS LCD panel with 120% sRGB color gamut. It means that the Kamvas 13 has a wider color gamut.

A monitor with a wide color gamut can display more colors, making the image more vivid and immersive.

However, wacom one display come precalibrated for color accuracy, while the kamvas 13 need calibration on your part.

Screen Lamination

Huion Kamvas 13 has a laminated screen, while the wacom one doesn’t.

The parallax is minimal thanks to the fully laminated screen, which reduces the gap between the pen tip and the display surface, resulting in a more accurate drawing experience.

In addition, Both tablets use anti-glare matte films on their displays which helps reduce glare and reflections on the screen.

These films are textured which provides resistance to the stylus while drawing, giving you more control over your stylus.

Huion PW517 vs Wacom One Stylus

Huion PW517 stylus vs wacom one pen

Both of the pens are comfortable to hold and come with a very ergonomic design. Also, They have the same EMR technology for unlimited hours of ergonomic, battery free creativity.

The Wacom one Pen supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, 2,540 LPI resolution and tilt recognition.

The Huion PW517 pen supports tilt response, 5,080 LPI resolution and up to 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Comparing the two styluses, the Huion stylus has a higher pressure levels and it will allow you to make finer differences in line thickness.

However, Unless you’re doing hyper-nuanced creative work, you likely might not note a lot of a distinction between having eight,192 pressure tiers and having a fragment of that quantity.

Due to lower initial activation force, It is clear the wacom pen can sense lighter pressure than the Huion pen. meanwhile you need to press huion pen a fraction harder to register.

Also, the wacom one has much better accuracy than the kamvas 13. the huion pen is not very accurate when tilting the pen in another angle.

Shortcut Buttons

Wacom ExpressKey Remote vs Hotkeys of Kamvas 13

The Wacom One lacks any buttons on the tablet. There is an optional wacom wireless remote you can purchase, called the “ExpressKey Remote”, which adds 17 buttons and a touch ring, but this is extra expense.

With eight shortcut buttons, the Kamvas 13 beats the wacom one hands down in this area. If you value using keyboard shortcuts, then this may be the deciding factor for you.

Tablet Stand

wacom one tablet legs vs huion kamvas 13 tablet stand

The wacom one has 2 foldable legs that lift the tablet at an angle of 19°.

With Huion Kamvas 13, you have an adjustable plastic stand that allows you to create at your best angle.


Both Wacom One and the Huion Kamvas 13 works with Windows, Mac as well as certain Android and chromebook devices.

For Windows and Mac OS computers, you need to download the respective drivers of Wacom One and Huion Kamvas 13 from their official site.

For Android and Chromebook devices, you don’t need to download any driver. You can simply plug in the tablet and start using it.


3 in 1 cable of wacom one vs huion kamvas 13

Both wacom one and huion Kamvas 13 tablet come with a 3-in-1 cable. On one end, there’s a single USB-C connector. on the other, the cable splits into three separate connections for USB-A and HDMI on your computer of choice, and the AC adapter.

Compared to Wacom One, huion Kamvas 13 also supports single USB-C cable connection. This method requires devices that support USB3.1 Gen1, DP1.2 and above standards.

The USB-C to USB-C cable can be purchased separately in their store. 3rd party USB-C cables are not supported because of the custom size of the slot.


Wacom one only providing a limited number of accessories, It has a built-in tablet stand, an all in one super-simple cloth loop and only 3 replacement nibs.

Huion is more generous with accessories, Kamvas 13 comes with a lot of accessories like drawing glove, tablet stand, pen holder and 10 replacement nibs.

Bonus Software

Wacom One is bundled with some free trials of software. such as wacom Bamboo Paper Pro, 3 months of Clip Studio Paint Pro,  3 months of Magma Pro Plan, 3 months of Affinity suite, 3 months of Skillshare, and 3 months of Bluescape..

Huion Kamvas 13 doesn’t come with so-called bonus software. Anyway, you can always opt for free art software like Medibang Paint Pro, Gimp, Mypaint and Krita.

For one time paid software, consider Sketchbook, Paint tool SAI, Artrage 6, or the Clip Studio Paint.


Huion Kamvas 13 pen display cost as little as $260, while Wacom One 13 cost 400 dollars.

Surprisingly, the Huion Kamvas 13 is significantly cheaper than the Wacom one despite having more features.


The Wacom One and Huion Kamvas 13 are solid entries into the budget drawing tablet market.

They both are great devices, have a very comparable stylus and overall have very similar drawing experience.

If you’re looking for a digital display that includes Wacom’s world-class input, look no further.

Despite lacking some features that would be nice to have, wacom one performs its core functions extremely well.

If you’re just starting out with digital art, you might want to consider a more budget-friendly option – Huion Kamvas 13.

You cannot go wrong with either of them. it all comes down to your budget and preferences.


Can the Wacom One 13 or Huion Kamvas 13 operate without a pc?

The Wacom One 13 or Huion Kamvas 13 requires a wired connection to a computer to work—just like any extra monitor—except you can draw on this one!

It is not equipped with the components necessary to operate as a stand-alone device.

Which Wacom or Huion model can be used without computer?

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 or 16 and Huion Kamvas Studio 16 are true standalone tablets with their own computer, and Windows OS, so they can run apps.

These are light and portable, perfect for drawing on the go, but super expensive.

Is Wacom One 13 or Huion Kamvs 13 works with Procreate?

Procreate only run on IPad OS. So in this case Procreate would not be able to be used with the Wacom one 13 or Huion Kamvs 13.

But you can use photoshop, clip studio paint, krita and any other art programs on a Apple Mac or Windows operating system.

Is Wacom One 13 or Huion Kamvas 13 compatible with an iPhone?

Either the Wacom One 13 or Huion Kamvs 13 is not compatible with an iPhone. But they are compatible with android phones/tablet like samsung.

About the author : Clinton Kane

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