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Xiaomi Redmi Pad: Solid tablet for less than US$300

Xiaomi Redmi Pad: Solid tablet for less than US$300
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The Xiaomi Redmi Pad relies on an IPS display with 2000 x 1200 pixels (aspect ratio 15:9).
The Xiaomi Redmi Pad relies on an IPS display with 2000 x 1200 pixels (aspect ratio 15:9).

With the Redmi Pad, Xiaomi introduces its most affordable tablet to date. The 10.6-inch device starts from US$240 and although it is a lower mid-range tablet, the Redmi model stays true to its name with good features such as a 90-Hz display and an aluminum case.

Manuel Masiero (translated by Marius Schell), Published 🇩🇪

The Redmi Pad is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 SoC and its integrated ARM Mali-G57 MP2 GPU. This is sufficient even for more demanding applications. Furthermore, our test model comes with 4 GB of RAM and thus allows for multiple apps to be open simultaneously. Meanwhile, the 90-Hz display of the Redmi Tab ensures a pleasantly smooth user experience.

The 10.6-inch tablet is available in three configurations. With 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB UFS-2.2 storage, it costs about 240 USD on Amazon. For just 10 USD more, a significantly more interesting 4/128 GB version is available. Finally, the highest-end 6/128 GB configuration retails for around 280 USD. The base configuration only includes 3 GB RAM, which may lead to some stuttering.

Windowed View Like on a Desktop

The Redmi Pad ships with Android 12 and Xiaomi’s MIUI user interface in version 13. It not only allows for apps to be run in the traditional fullscreen mode, but also in a windowed view. Like on a desktop OS, two apps can be aligned to the two halves of the screen for side-by-side use.

However, it should be noted that there is one limitation: MIUI 13’s windowed view feature is only available on models with 4 GB of RAM or more and not on the 3-GB-RAM base model.

The FocusFrame feature is another highlight. During video calls, the selfie camera automatically detects participants in order to keep them in focus even when they move. Currently, FocusFrame only works with Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and WhatsApp.

More information can be found in our in-depth review of the Xiaomi Redmi Pad.

Manuel Masiero, 2022-12-10 (Update: 2022-12- 8)

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