Xiaomi Pad 5 Review
Of course, samsungs there acer, realme, lenovo and even huawei, but since the demand for tablets is now rising, xiaomi is finally offering something you would want to consider for your homeschooling or work from home needs. This 11 inch xiaomi pad 5, is now available locally, with a starting price of 17, 990 pesos weve been using it for a few weeks now and heres. What we think by the way for more reviews and updates, like this, be sure to subscribe to our channel. Also give us a like Music, okay, starting with design the xiaomi patch 5 sure doesnt, look like a plain ordinary tablet. Its style is edgy, with a smooth frosted back and a square camera module with curved edges that takes its looks from the rands mi 11 series. Mostly the me11 light the unit we have is in the pearl white color, which reflects some somewhat sunset hues from different angles. It looks clean, modern and its nice that it doesnt attract a lot of fingerprint smudges. Still, we suggest placing a case on so the camera module wont wobble the device when placed on flat surfaces by the way. This is also available in a darker cosmic gray version now weighing 511 grams theres, quite a heft when carrying the pad 5, but its reasonable enough and its still easier to bring anywhere compared to a laptop flipping up front. We get a 2k 11 inch, ips lcd display with moderately thick bezels in portrait mode.
Youll find the front camera on the top bezel so well. Introduce the buttons and ports in this orientation. On the right side, are the volume rocker two microphones and the xiaomi smartpen charger? Meanwhile, on the left side is the keyboard connector. If youre wondering the smartpen and keyboard are sold separately up top, we get the power button together with two speakers and a single microphone. Then, at the bottom are the usb type c port main microphone and two more loudspeakers. We dont get a card tray here, since this is a wi fi only tablet and its storage is also non expandable. Now focusing on its display. Specifically, we get a 10.9 inch. Ips lcd screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels and a pixel density of 275 pixels per inch. It features up to a 120 hertz refresh rate and 240 hertz touch sampling rate, making for a smooth scribbling experience with the xiaomi smart pen. So just some quick thoughts on the optional smartpen, it charges magnetically to the side of the tablet and it easily connects via bluetooth. Most of the time it works seamlessly. With fewer latency issues. We did get some minor hassle of reconnecting the pen to the tablet. Every time the battery is very low, so just make sure that it has enough battery its comfortable to grip and its easy to use. Although i cant say that its better than huaweis m pencil, 2 and samsungs s pen, but additionally, this smart pen has two buttons on the pen itself and the first one is a command to take a customized screenshot, while the other is a writing trigger button.
Some very useful shortcuts here anyways going back to the display quality. Despite having an ips panel. This display looks vibrant with vivid colors and good outer visibility. The xiaomi pad 5 is also ready with hdr10 dolby vision and 10 bit color, so it can show up to 1 billion colors, which can be beneficial for creatives. In the display settings you can switch between the usual light mode and dark mode change. The color scheme to standard saturated or vivid, and it even has miuis, reading mode which asides from reducing the amount of blue light. It has a paper mode that gives an additional paper texture for your reading sessions and, as for the refresh rate, you have the option to toggle between 120hz or the standard 60hz talk about audio quality, its quad speaker setup can get really loud. You might not even need to use a speaker with this, but the quality is lacking on bass, either way its excellent for binge watching shows running. The software department is android 11 skinned with miui 12.5 thats optimized for a tablet. Besides extending the os for a larger display, i think the top tweak they made here is the new app dock below and surprisingly, i didnt encounter any ads within the interface other than that, its your familiar miui 12, with an app drawer and gesture navigation option. A number of bloatware and pre installed apps are present such as google apps, wps office and netflix.
So, yes, google, mobile services isnt a problem on this one, just saying alright. Xiaomis special features are also on board, including game, turbo, video toolbox, floating windows and second space to unlock the device you can use face, recognition and the usual input pin, unfortunately, theres no fingerprint scanner available. So the unit we have has 128 gigabytes of internal storage and out of that 128 gigabytes, we get 108 gigabytes of usable space right out of the box, theres, also a 256 gigabytes variant available and again its non expandable via a micro sd card. While these options should be more than enough for most users when it comes to performance, the xiaomi pad 5 is a reliable beast. With a snapdragon 860 processor thats paired with an adreno, 640 gpu and 6 gigabytes of ram, you can enjoy lag, free, multitasking and even heavy gaming or editing for its mid range price. Youre. Definitely getting more than expected. We ran it through our standard benchmark, apps and here are the results. We got Applause Music wed like to note that we did encounter some occasional heating when doing demanding activities like playing heavy games for a long period of time. But thankfully we didnt get to an alarming hot level. Connectivity wise, as mentioned earlier. The pad 5 is a wi fi only tablet, but it is ready with bluetooth, 5.0 gps screen casting otg and wireless display checking out battery. We get an 8720 milliamp capacity with a 22.
5 watts power, adapter included in the box. It does support 33 watts fast charging, but youll have to buy a separate charger for that. I dont know why they cant just include a 33 watts adapter anyways when we ran it through. The pc marks work 3.0 battery test the device got a fair 11 hours and 43 minutes. Meanwhile, in our standard video loop test, which entails playing a 1080p video on loop at 50, brightness, zero percent volume, 60 hertz refresh rate and airplane mode turned on, it yielded an outstanding 32 hours and 40 minutes. So this can surely last you a full day and even more, if youre, not a heavy user, taking a closer look at the cameras at the back is a 13 megapixel lens, while on its notch is an 8 megapixel selfie shooter for a tablet. These lenses perform like a mid range xiaomi smartphone, which is a good thing with the rear camera. We often get sharp and brightly colored photos under good lighting conditions. However, the colors do have tendencies to spill. Even when the ai is turned off plus the hdr can be a hit or miss either way. This is one of the best rear camera quality that ive seen in a tablet within its range, so youll most likely use its front camera more for video calls or random selfies and were glad to say that it provides clear footage with the natural skin tone being Retained do take note that, just like with apples, ipads its front camera is placed on top when the tablet is held vertically.
So it will take some adjustments when video calling okay. Finally lets talk about the price. The xiaomi pad 5 is available locally for 17, 990 pesos for the 128 gigabytes variant and 19990 pesos for the 256 gigabytes option. It sure is an attractive price tag for what it offers and honestly youre, even getting more with a vibrant 120hz display. Superb performance, long battery life, quad dolby, atmos speakers and very good cameras. A few things you should consider, though, are its non expandable storage, lack of a headphone port, its front camera placement, if youll be doing a lot of video calls and the fact that its a wi fi only tablet. If you can deal with that, then we highly recommend this xiaomi pad 5, especially for savvy homeschoolers and working professionals, and that ends this review. Now, im gon na pass the question to you guys: what do you think of this xiaomi pad 5? Would you buy one? Let us know in the comments 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 yugatech.com for the latest tech news and reviews.