Xiaomi Pad 5 After 30 Days – The ONE to BUY!
. But the real kicker here is that the price for Php17990 – you get a fast and sharp display a great sounding quad speaker, a fast chipset that can handle modern gaming and a battery that comes with fast charging capability. To all the subscribers. Welcome back and thanks for stopping by once again and if youre new here we make tech videos of all kinds so feel free to drop a sub to get notified of new content.. I think the feature that you want to know first is the performance and software on this device.. If youve used MIUI devices before its basically the same, except with some features in the settings not present on the tablet like vibration, super wallpapers and double tap to wake., But for the rest, like Game Space, its here. Xiaomi also added additional options in the settings for Keyboard and pen, which, unfortunately we dont have today. And if youre buying this tablet, you have to buy the accessories separately. All youre getting in the box is the tablet and the 33W charger. Going back to MIUI, even with the Snapdragon 860. The frequent frame drops is still noticeable across the UI.. I think the additional RAM wouldve helped. This tablet run a bit more smoothly, but Xiaomi stuck with 6GB RAM for both models. And with the version that Im running on, I have yet to see the RAM extension feature here.. Overall, the software on the Pad 5 is a lot like the one on the POCO X3 Pro, except a bit worse.
As gestures are finicky on this one. Theres, no slot here for a microSD card and cellular connectivity.. I understand if some of you are a bit bummed out about the latter, but in my case the tablet hardly leaves the house so Im connected to wifi most of the time and Id just use my phones hotspot connection, if I ever have to work outside.. I also never felt the tablet overheat, partly because of the large build its going to require you to sit outside the sun to make this device throttle.. You may notice lower frames when playing games, since the Pad 5 is running on a higher resolution. Speaking of resolution. I love the 11 display on this one. Its LCD, so you wont get the same level of contrast, ratio and saturation from an AMOLED Samsung tablet. But the technical specification that comes with the panel makes this one a joy to use.. It supports DCI P3 and covers over 1 billion colors and, to top it all off a 1610 WQHD resolution.. You do get those black bars on top and bottom when watching videos, but its not a deal breaker.. The only quirk of the panel is that the reflections are almost unbearable when the content youre watching is dark almost to the point that youre watching your own reflection.. But this only happens when, in a decently, lit environment. Theres, also enough brightness to make the display readable at best under the sun but indoors its a really bright display.
. The bezels are also thin almost to the point where I wish it was thicker to make the tablet a bit easier to handle, but its still manageable on this one. Other features that make this display a notch. Above others are ambient sensor and color temperature sensor. Ala Apple, true tone., For an Android tablet. You dont usually get those features so its nice to see them here.. I dont have any complaints regarding the camera.. The quality of the 8MP selfie camera is more than enough for video conferencing.. Even the 13MP is technically capable of capturing decent videos and photos when you dont have your phone with you. Its basically a tablet capable of recording 4K videos with good mic quality. A tablet., Yes, a tablet.. The 8720mAh battery is enough to make the Pad 5 last. Nearly 6 hours of screen time with a bit of gaming on the side and thats thanks to the good standby time of MIUI., The box includes a 22W charger allowing the tablet to replenish in two hours.. But if you have a compatible 33W charger lying around, you can top up in a little over an hour and a half. That may not seem fast, but were talking about a nearly 9000mAh cell here.. As for the build, the Pad 5 has a sharp and hefty design like literally.. The metal frame. Has these chamfered edges that feel sharp when you glide your hands onto it., I thought the back was using glass but apparently its plastic.
. Until I read a review from somewhere, I never once thought the back was of plastic, especially that it has this matte finish that looks and feels premium.. The only downside to this black color is that it attracts prints like theres no tomorrow.. Overall. This is a solid and premium feeling tablet that you want to take care of., But you definitely want to use a case on this one, since the plastic panel will surely accumulate scratches over time. In portrait orientation. Two speakers are facing north and another two facing south.. They support Dolby, Atmos and hi res audio and they sound incredibly good, especially at high volume, levels. Theyre also loud, but to get the best of the bass in movies. You really have to crank up the volume slider., The top also houses, the power button, no fingerprint scanner here, so youre left with face unlock or pin code as the first line of defense. Theres a strip on the right side, which is made for the stylus pen To charge and magnetically attach., The bottom features the USB C port, while the left side leaves us with three pogo pins for the detachable keyboard., All four microphones are placed around the device, except where the pogo pins live.. Alright. If youre going to take a look at the other brands, the closest competition of the Pad 5 is the 10 Matepad from Huawei.. Although the overall specs are slightly lower than the Pad 5, that one comes with cellular connectivity.
, But the biggest caveat for regular users is the lack of official support from Google.. The next alternative is the realme Pad, but that thing is underpowered AF and is too expensive for what it offers.. You can look at Apple, but theyre going to be way out of the budget, and while you can also look at TCL and Samsung, most of them are also underpowered and the display quality you get isnt, just as good as the one on the Pad 5.. The only problem with the Pad 5 is availability. Since its local launch in the Philippines, Xiaomi has only released very limited numbers of stocks. Online and offline. Waiting for stocks to become available may require waiting between weeks or months., So for the Mi Pad 5. Its a great tablet, probably the best bang for the buck tablet in 2021, when its available. so thats it for this one. drop a sub or a like. If you feel supporting the channel.