Xiaomi Pad 5 Review – Hands-on and First Impressions
Xiaomi has added its latest Android tablet to its portfolio, the Xiaomi Pad 5, which is an 11-inch tablet featuring a 2K display with 1B colors, 120Hz refresh rate, quad Dolby speakers Atmos, a Snapdragon 860 processor and an extra-large 8,720 mAh battery. Here are our first impressions of the Xiaomi Pad 5.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Specifications
- Display: 11.0-inch, 10-bit (1B color) IPS display, 2K WQHD+ resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels, 275 ppi), 16:10 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness ( type), DCI-P3
- Software: MIUI interface for Pad 13.0.3, Android 11 operating system
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 octa-core 7nm SoC clocked at 2.96 GHz (Kryo 485 processor)
- GPUs: Adreno 640 Graphics
- Memory: 6 GB of RAM
- Storage: 128 GB OR 256 GB of internal storage
- Main camera: 13 MP single camera, 4K video recording, dual-color LED flash
- Selfie camera: 8MP
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Others: 4 speakers, Dolby Atmos support, Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res Audio (wireless), Face Unlock
- Cellular: N / A
- Battery: 8720mAh battery
- Loading: 22.5W fast charge
- Colors: Pearl White, Space Gray
- Mass: 511 grams
- Dimensions: 254.69mm x 166.25mm x 6.85mm
- Price: ₹26,999 (128GB), ₹28,999 (256GB)
- Availablity: May 7, 2022 on mi.com, Mi Home stores, Amazon India
It’s been a while since Xiaomi released tablets this big, this is an 11-inch tablet that supports a stylus and a detachable keyboard as an accessory. Design-wise, the Xiaomi Pad 5 has a sleek and slim form factor, metal bezels and offers solid build quality. This might be one of the slimmest Android tablets you’ll find in this segment.
Xiaomi has put a 2K display on the tablet, the Xiaomi Pad 5 offers a stunning 11.0-inch screen with 10-bit color depth (1B colors) and an impressive resolution of WQHD+ resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels, 275 dpi). The screen here is IPS and supports a 16:10 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3, and 500 nits (typ) brightness.
The tablet supports a magnetic pen and a detachable keyboard available separately. What’s unusual is that you can’t find a fingerprint scanner and SIM tray on the tablet, the tablet is only supported by Wi-Fi and you can’t use a SIM card on it. However, the tablet has an awesome audio experience, since you get four speakers you are likely to get amazing sound quality, 4x speakers support Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio Certification.
Holding the tablet landscape, you get volume controls on the top, two microphones and a stylus placeholder while the bottom side has a keyboard accessory slot. The left side offers a power key which is used to unlock the tablet, another microphone and two speakers. The right side has an extra mic, two extra speakers, and USB Type-C for charging the tablet. No 3.5mm jack is found, you’ll end up using a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter, this is clearly due to its slim form factor.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 equips a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, an octa-core SoC that is in the high-end segment. The Snapdragon 860 is clocked at 2.96 GHz and is paired with the Adreno 640 GPU for high performance gaming.
About the processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is an upper mid-range SoC manufactured in a 7nm process consisting of a configuration of Kryo 485 1+3+4 cores, a high-performance Kryo 485 Gold core clocked at 2.96 GHz, three high-performance Kryo 485 Gold cores clocked at 2.42 GHz and four energy-efficient Kryo 485 Silver cores clocked at 1.78 GHz.
On the camera side, the tablet features a single 13 MP rear camera with support for 4K video recording and dual-color LED flash, while the front features an 8 MP selfie shooter for video calls and selfie needs.
Xiaomi Pad 5 is powered by its own interface software MIUI for Pad version 13.0.3 based on the Android 11 operating system. The interface has been customized for the tablet experience and offers a set of features and Android customizations.
Finally, the Xiaomi Pad 5 has an extra large 8720 mAh capacity battery that provides at least 10 hours of gaming, 16 hours of video playback and 5 days of music playback. Considering 16 hours of battery on the tablet for its video playback, you can watch eight 2-hour movies on a single charge, which is pretty good. The Xiaomi Pad 5 supports 33W fast charging (the case provides a 22.5W charger).
Xiaomi Pad 5 offers 11-inch large screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit screen depth, 8720mAh extra large battery, fast processor for smoother and powerful gaming performance and four speakers for an exceptional audio experience. . The tablet comes in two storage variants – 128GB and 256GB with 6GB RAM, the price of the tablet starts at ₹26,999 for 128GB and ₹28,999 for its 256GB storage variant.