realme Pad Mini Review
It looks like they did well with their first tablet. That is following it: up with a smaller version, aptly called the realme pad mini. Should you get this one? Are you better off with the regular pad lets find out in this review Music, starting with the design? The real me pad mini surprisingly feels premium for something considered as the smaller sibling of the original realme pad. We were expecting an all plastic body, but this one sports, a metal chassis that is cool to the touch the frame is flat on the sides similar to what youll see in modern tablets. You can even make it stand if you want. It features an 8.7 inch screen on the front with relatively thin bezels, although the top and bottom parts are a bit thicker, which is fine, as we can rest our thumbs there, when holding it in landscape placed above the screen is a 5 megapixel front camera, which Makes it intended to be used more in the portrait orientation from this position, we can find the volume and power lock buttons on the right, which is a bit awkward since were used to having the power button below the volume theyre firm clicky, but with a soft Bump so its not noisy in landscape, the power button is easy to reach, although the volume buttons can take a bit of an effort back to portrait found on the left side is the card tray for two nano sim size, sim cards and up to one terabyte Micro sd card in a hybrid setup, up top, we have the 3.
5 millimeter audio jack and the loud speaker while down at the bottom, are the main microphone usb c port and another stereo speaker turn it on its back, and you will see the slightly protruding camera Module that houses, the 8 megapixel shooter found on the lower right is the realme branding. One of the things you will like about the pad mini is well its size, its not that thick at 7.6 millimeters, yet its hefty, though at 372 grams. So it can be a bit tiring to hold one hand in, but given its size, its like holding a notebook, you can easily hold it while watching a video or reading an ebook youll also have no problem, putting it inside a bag. Portability is one of its strengths. Now lets take a look at the screen. The display is where youll notice a downgrade from the original pad, while the bigger sibling packs a 10.4 inch 2000 by 1200 display or equal to 224 ppi. The pad minis 8.7 inch ips screen only has a 1 340 by 800 resolution or equal to 179 ppi theres no screen protector, pre installed and theres no mention of any special glass protection, its not high res. So if your eyes are accustomed to screens with higher resolutions, youll definitely notice the pixels. It can get really bright and has dark mode and eye comfort features, although its not bright enough to handle the bright outdoors. Viewing angles are not that perfect, as we cannotice it.
Dimming, when tilting it a bit but given the limitations, its good enough for casually watching videos, browsing social media or even online classes or meetings when it comes to audio the dual speakers are effective in creating this immersive experience. However, its mostly trebles, the bass, is almost non existent, so youll find everything to be too crisp its good in handling vocals, though, but if you want better quality, the use of a wired, headset or external speakers is still recommended. Software wise, the pad mini, runs on realme ui, based on android 11. The ui looks stock and even uses google apps as its default. The only non google app that was pre installed is facebook. Judging from some pre installed, apps like youtube, kids and kidspace, we can see that realme is also aiming this tablet at parents. It even asks if youre logging in as a child or as an adult or a teen, when setting up a google account. So if you want to use this as an entertainment and educational tool for your kids, the realme pad mini will be able to accomplish that, although it would have been great, if really included a protective case or fully in the package for the storage, the pad mini Model that we have comes with 64 gigabytes, which is now considered entry level capacity, but is enough to house plenty of apps theres. Also, a 32 gigabyte model for very light users who have no plans of downloading plenty of apps or files users can expand it, though via microsd.
So how does it perform? The real me pad mini is running on a unisoc t616 chipset with a 2 gigahertz octa core cpu, mali, g57 gpu and three gigabytes or four gigabytes of ram performance is okay for its caliber. I dont notice any hiccups when navigating the ui or launching a few apps. It functions like any decent device as long as its not games or running plenty of apps. In the background, speaking of games, we played genji impact on it and its actually playable. As long as you keep the graphics settings to its lowest, even then we get the occasional stutter during action packed scenes. You can also notice it get warm at the back near the cameras, but not too much to cause discomfort check out the benchmarks course in our full article review, thats linked in the description box. Connectivity wise, the realme pad, is not just a tablet, since it also has phone functionality, meaning you can take and make calls you can call it a phablet as well other than that it has the basic ones like 4g lte, wi, fi, bluetooth, 5.0, gps and usb Type c, providing power to the real me pad mini is a 6 400 milliamp hour battery with 18 watt fast charging and support for wired reverse charging when used mostly for browsing social media and watching videos, it can last for more than a day, pc marks battery Test rated the battery at 8 hours and 36 minutes, which is not bad, but the actual experience is longer than that.
The real me pad mini is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front. Obviously, this device isnt intended to compete with smartphones, but it can produce decent photos for social media, just make sure to take multiple shots or a steady one, since it is highly prone to muddy outputs, if not used for that purpose. It is also good enough for video calls. Camera angle is good in portrait, but a bit awkward when in landscape mode, video recording, on the other hand, is up to 1080p at 30fps. Take a look at our samples and lets wrap it up with the price. The real me pad mini is a good follow up to the real me pad. It feels premium. Portable has 4g lte connectivity and a big battery. The price, however, is a bit tricky. The three gigabyte plus 32 gigabyte lte variant, is at 9990 pesos, while the four gigabyte 64 gigabyte 4g lte, is at 11 990 pesos a wi fi only model will be available soon if youre going for the entry level. Just add 1k, more and youre better off. With the real me pad minus the lte connectivity and extra portability, which is not a big deal, youll get a better screen, more powerful chipset quad speakers and much bigger battery with fast charging. But if youre, looking at the 4 gigabyte, 64 gigabyte model that could work. If you really need the smaller size and if budget is an issue, but for an extra 3 000 pesos more, you can also opt for the 4 gigabytes 64 gigabyte lte realme pad.
I think that would be a much better value for your money and thats it for this phablet review guys share to us what you think about this realme pad mini. Do you think this could work as your work or study tablet? Let us know in the comments down below and if you enjoyed this video, be sure to drop a like subscribe to our channel for more content hit that bell icon. So you dont miss any future uploads and be sure to visit yugotek.com for the latest news and tech reviews. Once again, this has been andre and ill.