Xiaomi Pad 5 in for review

15 September 2021
This one packs a Snapdragon 860, which is quite fast in the land of tablets. And it has great multimedia skills with Dolby Vision and quad speakers.

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  • Nein

Kelvin, 04 Oct 2021I'm getting the same issue. If you exit the DRM and en... moreDo you have the global rom or chinese one? The chinese one will still present problems even if you have the playstore. In the global rom, I haven't had any problems with netflix. It doesn't revert back to Widevine L3 or crashes.

  • Anonymous

bro the pen is so buggy I cant even update it and it keeps on disconnecting it is so useless for me right now, the pen costed me 3,700 pesos. Do you guys have any idea how to fix this problem? How do I update it? it always says that update failure.re attach the pen and stuff...

  • Anonymous

migmanson, 16 Sep 2021I have the chinese Pro model, and it's awesome except ... morecan you send me the apk link from Netflix???? I'm really upset about this whole widevine situation.

  • kokdiang

Android-Authority, 16 Sep 2021Don't know about pricing, maybe that's the price ... moreexternal monitor make easier to edit video like tab s7 ...not everyone use it for watching movies

  • Kelvin

Someguy, 01 Oct 2021I buyed the Xiaomi pad 5 global version a week ago and watc... moreI'm getting the same issue. If you exit the DRM and enter again it shall show L3 after Netflix crash. Need to delete all Netflix data, reboot device and relog again to get FHD. But Netflix will crash any time, so fedup with this.

  • Someguy

I buyed the Xiaomi pad 5 global version a week ago and watched a lot of Netflix on it with full hd and HDR resolution. But yesterday I got kicked out of Netflix so I logged in again and as soon as I wanted to watch there only was sd available and it showed that my devices only supports widevine 13. But if I look it up on the drm info app it says I have widevine L1. I tried everything. Anyone experienced the same issue?

  • Vpan

migmanson, 16 Sep 2021I have the chinese Pro model, and it's awesome except ... morelink to patch pretty please!!

Killlua, 17 Sep 2021Where did u dl the patched Netflix apk, do you have s link ... moreI would also like this! I did find one but it kept crashing

  • Mampara

Why did they leave out microSD and 3.5mm earfone jack?

  • Messy

vrvly, 18 Sep 2021I was looking forward to S7FE, but this one price/performan... moreYeah 🤗 agreed

I was looking forward to S7FE, but this one price/performance killed the reason. 350€vs500€ difference is just insane.
Great battery performance and better chip also helps that decision, 1.5" more on S7FE screen size is not worth that money considering the rest of specs. S7FE is just too pricy now in comparison.

  • Killlua

migmanson, 16 Sep 2021I have the chinese Pro model, and it's awesome except ... moreWhere did u dl the patched Netflix apk, do you have s link please?

Thank you

Lol, 17 Sep 2021iPad is only good for just camera and touch quality. Nothin... moreWe are talking about affordable tablets , in flagship apple has ipad pro 2021 with m1 chipset and apple pencil 2 that is the best tablet in the world
Next matepad pro 12.6
Next tab s7+

  • Lol

EricDVP, 17 Sep 2021Lol miui is a copy from ipados then you said ipados is bor... moreiPad is only good for just camera and touch quality. Nothing other like android flagship tabs of any company.

Dudenoway, 17 Sep 2021Nope. Miui sure has the same swiping thingy from ipad os. B... moreSd 860 is a newer version of sd 855+ no more! Sd 865 has adreno 650 that sd 860has 640
No body use more storage
No body use better chipset
No body wants 5years updates
Nobody wants better selfie
Better pencil and keyboard
Everyone wants display then you said I am not a fan boy!
Ipad has fhd+display and nice ppi!

Ipados 15 has hidden apps,widgets,better multipedia
And the most important thing in tablets:better compatible with apps on tablets

  • Stjef

No GPS? That is so Apple thing to do...

EricDVP, 17 Sep 2021Lol miui is a copy from ipados then you said ipados is bor... moreNope. Miui sure has the same swiping thingy from ipad os. But atleast it has features unlike ipad which has nothing but some features it put in ipad os which were on andriod years ago. Im not a fanboy either. I bash xiaomi as well. I'm a neutral type of guy. And I think the display might be a dealbreaker for some. Nobody needs 5 years of updates on tabs. They are used ofr productivity and art and notes etc not like regular use. Or they could be used as watching movie like a compact laptop. Especially with today tablets with dolby vision hdr 10 for maximum quality. And better soc doesn't matter much. Who needs an a13 when u've got an sd 860 which can almost match an sd 865(which is mostly on par with a13)

Dudenoway, 17 Sep 2021Nope. Ipad os is the worst. Literally like it's siblin... moreLol
miui is a copy from ipados then you said ipados is boring??????
ipad 2021 selfie camera is 12.2Mp and it is too much better than mi pad 5 !!!!!!
ok you are a fan boy and I knew it! Matepad 11 and iPad 2021 or even tab v7pro(is preparing for global launch) are better than it!
ipad has better selfie
better support
better soc
more storage
cellular model
3.5mm jack
what fo you want then???? the only thing in mi pad is display no more!

EricDVP, 17 Sep 2021Ipad 2021 has a13 that is 2times better than sd860 Mi pad ... moreNope. Ipad os is the worst. Literally like it's sibling ios. It's the most fricking boring thing ever. No features. Plus the camera is better on pad 5. And the display is far better too. Only thing ipad wins is soc and that's miui isn't good for many people despite ipad os being the boring like it is.

Dudenoway, 16 Sep 2021Does ipad 10.2 2020 have A14 or a13 or lower? If lower then... moreIpad 2021 has a13 that is 2times better than sd860
Mi pad 5 has 22.5w charger in the box
And ipad has 20w
Everyone know ipados is too much better than android in tablets
Xiaomi gives you 2 or at least 3years android update versus apple gives you 5years major and 7years minor updates