Oppo Pad Air review

GSMArena Team, 21 October 2022.

Introduction and specs

The Oppo Pad Air and the Realme Pad X are both BBK Electronics-made tablets released a couple of days apart, but key hardware differences set them apart. Also, while the Pad X is an India-only device, Oppo's device is also available in Europe. It's a budget tablet, this one. At first glance, it seems to be a multimedia-focused tablet as opposed to Realme's extended capabilities provided by a magnetic keyboard and stylus. Pad Air supports only stylus input.

Oppo Pad Air review

Powered by the Snapdragon 680, the Pad Air runs on a relatively big 10.36-inch IPS LCD panel, which takes things one step further compared to the Realme Pad X by offering 10-bit color depth (1 billion colors). For a complete multimedia experience, the Pad Air offers a set of four stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos. It's worth noting, though, that the 10-bit color depth is not true 10-bit. It's 8-bit hardware + 2-bit software implementation.

Introduction and specs

Oppo Pad Air specs at a glance:

  • Body: 245.1x154.8x6.9mm, 440g; ; Stylus support.
  • Display: 10.36" IPS LCD, 1B colors, 360 nits (typ), 1200x2000px resolution, 15:9 aspect ratio, 225ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm): Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver); Adreno 610.
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC.
  • OS/Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.
  • Rear camera: 8 MP, f/2.0.
  • Front camera: 5 MP, f/2.2.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 7100mAh; Fast charging 18W, USB Power Delivery, Reverse charging.
  • Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, compass; stereo speakers (4 speakers).

Everything is powered by a more than reasonable 7,100 mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging over the Power Delivery standard. And if you run out of juice on one of your devices, the Pad Air will gladly share some using a cable.

Oppo's latest ColorOS 12, based on Android 12, ties the whole room together by offering advanced multi-tasking features, which should work great on the 5:3 display.

Oppo Pad Air review

But it's not all specs and hardware, especially when tablets are involved, so there's a lot more to explore beneath the surface. Make sure you check out the rest of the pages, as our thorough testing will likely answer your question about whether the Pad Air is the right choice for you.

Unboxing the Oppo Pad Air

The Oppo Pad Air comes in a relatively big retail box containing the usual user manuals and a chunky 18W charger along with a USB-A to USB-C cable used for charging and data transfer.

Oppo Pad Air review

The tablet can also be coupled with a stylus, but you have to buy it separately.

Reader comments

  • Bj
  • 24 Apr 2023
  • Sbc

Oppo is a strong brand

  • Blaqboi
  • 04 Dec 2022
  • Nu7

I am a fan of oppo since the first oppo came out ,so I'm carried away with anything oppo,I have waiting for oppo tab for long,when I saw this oppo air pad I was arranging to buy anytime from now.But I was discouraged with only one thing. Just on...

I was planning to buy this tablet but changed my mind after reading gsm's review.