OnePlus Pad review

GSMArena Team, 8 May 2023.

Introduction

The OnePlus Pad is the company's first tablet in the nine years it has been around. It is identical to the Oppo Pad 2, with which it shares everything but the name.

The OnePlus Pad is an interestingly priced and specced device. At $479, it sits in a segment that is largely devoid of significant competition, with most Android tablets being cheaper and the good iPads being more expensive. It is a semi-premium device with a curious assortment of choices that make up its spec sheet.

OnePlus Pad review

The thing that should garner the most attention is likely to be the display, which boasts a unique 7:5 aspect ratio and 144Hz refresh rate. Yet, the display uses a standard LCD panel. Similarly, you get features like Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos along with 67W fast charging but there's no cellular connectivity and the chipset is a MediaTek Dimensity 9000. As you can tell, there is a bit of give and take happening here and eventually, it will come down to what you value the most in your tablet.

Here's a full list of features and specifications found on the OnePlus Pad.

OnePlus Pad specs at a glance:

  • Body: 258.0x189.4x6.5mm, 552g; Glass front, aluminum frame; Stylus support.
  • Display: 11.61" IPS LCD, 1B colors, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 144Hz, 500 nits (typ), 2000x2800px resolution, 7:5 aspect ratio, 296ppi.
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6983 Dimensity 9000 (4 nm): Octa-core (1x3.05 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.85 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Mali-G710 MC10.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB LPDDRX5 RAM, 256GB 12GB LPDDRX5 RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 13, OxygenOS 13.1.
  • Rear camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide).
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.3, (wide), 1/4", 1.12┬Ám.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30ps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 9510mAh; 67W wired.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6; BT 5.3, aptX HD.
  • Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, compass, stereo speakers (4 speakers).

Unboxing the OnePlus Pad

The OnePlus Pad comes with pretty standard packaging. Inside, you get the tablet and a USB-C cable with USB 2.0 support. In some regions, you also get a fast charger in the box (our Indian review unit came with a 100W charger) and in others, it's a paid extra.

OnePlus Pad review

OnePlus also sells three accessories for the OnePlus Pad. These include the OnePlus Stylo, the Magnetic Keyboard, and Folio Case. The Folio Case is being bundled with the device in certain regions for a limited period.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 4wh

No microSD slot is a killer for me, without it it destroys it as a media tablet

  • mrp
  • 14 Jan 2024
  • XNQ

no headphone 3.5mm jack?

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