Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro 12.4 review

GSMArena Team, 3 June 2024.

Introduction

We were thrilled to hear that the Pad 6 will be getting an impressive Pro update in the face of the Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro. The new tablet brings a huge display, flagship-grade performance, superb speakers, and a massive battery.

This thin aluminum tablet features a 12.4-inch IPS LCD screen of 295ppi, 10-bit color depth, 144Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Vision support. It runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with 8GB, 12GB or even 16GB of RAM, depending on the storage model.

Xiaomi Pad 6s Pro 12.4 review

The Pad 6S Pro features six large speakers with Dolby Atmos support; there is a 50MP rear camera and a 32MP front shooter for pictures and video calls.

Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro is powered by a 10,000mAh battery with super-fast 120W charging. It runs on Hyper OS based on Android 14.

Xiaomi Pad 6s Pro 12.4 review

Finally, Xiaomi has designed three exclusive accessories for this Pad 6S slate - the Focus Pen, an origami-like Stand/Cover and a handy Touchpad Keyboard cover.

Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro 12.4 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 278.7x191.6x6.3mm, 590g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, aluminum back; Stylus support (magnetic).
  • Display: 12.40" IPS LCD, 68B colors, 144Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 900 nits (peak), 2032x3048px resolution, 13.5:9 aspect ratio, 295ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 740.
  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software: Android 14, HyperOS.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76", 0.64µm, PDAF; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.6", 0.61µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 10000mAh; 120W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 45% in 10 min, 100% in 35 min (advertised).
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.3, LHDC; NFC.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); stereo speakers (6 speakers).

The Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro seems like a versatile laptop-replacement. It doesn't rely on complicated features like a LiDAR scanner or, nano-texture glass, or some powerful AI tricks. It just offers the screen, the open Android OS and powerful accessories so you can do your job whatever it might be.

Unboxing the Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro

The large retail box contains the tablet, a USB-A-C cable and a 120W charger.

Xiaomi Pad 6s Pro 12.4 review

The Pad 6S Pro has no support for SIM cards, or microSD expansion, so there is no pin inside the box. Though the Pad 6S Pro has a special place to snap the optional Focus Pen on its side. But more on that in a bit.

Reader comments

  • XCIV
  • 21 minutes ago
  • gN{

I really hope Xiaomi launches this in India. Will buy it for sure. Primarily for PS2 emulation.

  • AlexS
  • 15 Jun 2024
  • Ggr

3G hotspot? 3G is disappearing.

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Jun 2024
  • Sr6

Hey GSM Arena you forgot a con No sim card tray No 3g hotspot ability Does it have GPS Galileo glonass? Gyroscope? Where is the IR blaster sensor? So much could be improved here. This device has potential! The screen is IPS LCD ri...