Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE in for review

Yordan, 19 August 2023

Xiaomi announced the Redmi Pad SE, and we just received the tablet with us for a review. It is advertised as an affordable device for entertainment, and we're eager to see how it performs for the low price it is offered.

Our unit is in the hero color Lavender Purple, and we also got a cover that acts as a case, as well as a stand. This Redmi Pad SE has

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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE

4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage – the most affordable variant – which still has all the exciting features like the big screen and battery.

The chipset is a Snapdragon 680, built on the 6 nm process technology. It is a fairly old platform, as it arrived in early 2021, but we don't expect a powerhouse in this price category. In fact, this could be a great SoC for the Redmi Pad SE – we'll know for sure once we go through our regular tests and benchmarks. Our first impressions from the performance are the UI is smooth, and the 90 Hz could prove itself worthy when browsing or using the native player.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE in for review

Speaking about the user interface, Xiaomi introduced MIUI Pad 14, which is an adapted version of MIUI 14 for big screens. Тhe apps feel native and not stretched; video also looks good. The 11” LCD is certified for low blue light, meaning it would be a great device for reading and learning. In theory, it can reach 400 nits and 1500:1 contrast, but once again, we have to use our own tools to determine how authentic these results are in real-life scenarios.

There are four speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio support, placed 2x2 on the right and left side (when held horizontally), and we are quite happy to see a 3.5 mm audio jack; after all, not everyone who buys a €200 tablet can also afford wireless earphones.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE in for review

The battery has an 8,000 mAh capacity, which sounds promising for an endurance test. However, it is rated for 10W, meaning it would take some time for the cell to get from 0 to 100% with the charger provided in the box. This is rather disappointing because we know Xiaomi could provide a faster rate – there is one Redmi Note 11 with the same chip that comes with 33W fast charging through PD 3.0.

The tablet also comes with two cameras, although we are not the people who will endorse taking photos with an 11” device. We will have our final recommendations once the review is out, so stay tuned!


Reader comments

  • shag00
  • 31 Jan 2024
  • tdy

It is surprising that for a pad which one might describe as media centric that the USB port is not detailed to the extent of including the version of the USB port which in this case is USB-C 2.0. This is important because you cannot plug the pad into...

I'm getting pretty fast charging without root. With the included charging block, no, it's really slow, but I bought two 20-watt usb c power blocks from Amazon (6.99 for two with two included USB Cables, one of those daily deals) and it char...

Yes, it's safe and will charge faster! But to make sure that fast charging really works, it is recommended to use a USB tester

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