Redmi Pad in for review

Ivan, 04 October 2022

Say hello to the Redmi Pad, the sub-brand's first tablet and one that's squarely aimed at one competitor in the sphere - the Realme Pad.

The Redmi Pad comes with a 22.5W charger and a USB cable. The tablet itself can recharge its 8,000mAh at 18W though.

Redmi Pad in for review

Among the highlights of the Redmi Pad is the quad speaker setup, adorned with an all-important Dolby Atmos branding. It's not just an etching on the skin though, there's a setting panel dedicated entirely to the Dolby Atmos feature. When on, Dolby Atmos makes a big difference to sound quality. Especially in its Dynamic setting, it gives the four speakers a real thudding presence.

Redmi Pad in for review

The Redmi Pad uses a 6nm MediaTek Helio G99 chipset with as much as 6GB of RAM (along with 3GB and 4GB models). Up front, there's a 10.61-inch 1200x2000px IPS LCD of faster-than-normal 90Hz refresh rate. The Redmi Pad runs MIUI 13 with Android 12 on top. It's smooth and responsive, and MIUI is a capable software suite, even at this bigger screen size.

However, multitasking is more of an afterthought and getting to a split-screen view of two apps isn't the most straightforward process. The Redmi Pad would hugely benefit from Android 12L and its taskbar with quick split-screen ability.

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Split-screen is limited

Now for a comparison with the Realme Pad. The Redmi tablet costs INR 14,999 for a 4/64GB model, while the Realme tablet is INR 17,499 for its 4/64GB configuration. Now, the Realme Pad is 4G capable at that price, while the Redmi Pad isn't, but that's about where the Realme takes its lead.

The Redmi Pad has a high-refresh-rate display, a bigger battery, and a faster and more efficient chipset.

Stay tuned for more Redmi Pad content coming soon.


Reader comments

  • noneedtosuffer
  • 05 Oct 2022
  • x@6

there's a few versions actually a 3gb/64gb, 4gb/64gb, 4gb/128gb and 6gb/128gb version

There is a 4/128 version in Malaysia at MYR999 or US$215. There is even a mention of 6/128 version at MYR1099 but it seems not available yet.

  • Anonymous
  • 05 Oct 2022
  • gCf

Losing 3.5mm jack for quad speaker and retaining microSD? Seems shaping up to be good trade off. Especially this retains the 1200 resolution

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