Xiaomi Pad 5 Review: Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Review We will probably have repeated endlessly how inactive the world of Android tablets is and if there is one company that has never been too unbalanced, then this is the productive Xiaomi anyway. find out that the company is finally back in this field (and in Italy too).
Packaging: The packaging of this Xiaomi Pad 5 (one of the first devices to lose the definition of Mi) is as rich as we expected, that is, found in addition to the manuals we just got the USB / USBC cable and a 22.5W power adapter, more than good at a time when businesses are removing chargers from the packages
Construction and ergonomics: The Xiaomi Pad 5 is undoubtedly an elegant and modern tablet in design. Despite its size, the metal frame ensures that the tablet is remarkably rigid. The back is made of plastic, but still feels good and doesn’t leave excessive fingerprints. The tablet is not water and dust-resistant. At just 6.85mm thick, it’s still pretty thin, which is essential for a tablet of this size.
Hardware: The new Xiaomi tablet offers important hardware, we have a 2.96 GHz Snapdragon 860 octa-core processor with a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, the GPU is an Adreno 640, we have 6 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal storage, not expandable. The tablet has good connectivity, as we will see in a moment, but a version with 4G or 5G SIM support is not available, but we have a real WiFi band and Bluetooth 5, instead of the audio port, GPS, and reader are missing. of footprints. which would have been perfect on the power button (and in fact, it’s here on the Pro model that doesn’t make it to Italy).
By the way, let’s just add that the USBC connector has no video output and that the sound is instead a top spot thanks to the four speakers placed on the short sides. The cameras are pretty good: the main camera is 13 megapixels ƒ / 2.0, while the front has 8 megapixels / 2.0, which is still placed on the short side. It’s not very convenient for video calling on the desktop.
Screen The screen of this Xiaomi Pad 5 has a large diagonal of 11 inches, with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels, and is made of IPS technology. The screen is of excellent quality and you won’t notice any difference to an AMOLED in everyday life. only look outdoors, where the maximum brightness is sufficient.
The display supports the reproduction of a billion colors and, above all, the refresh rate of 120 Hz, a feature that is practically impossible to find on tablets in this price range
Software Xiaomi Pad 5 comes on the market with Android 11, updated to patches from July 2021. Obviously, the user interface is completely distorted by MIUI 12.5, in this case slightly adapted to a screen of it to fit size.
This is not a revolution or a completely different interface, but there are at least minimal tricks for satisfactory use. an application dock (which makes iOS a lot) and, most importantly, it is relatively easy to combine two compatible applications. You can see that it’s not a native Android or MIUI feature, but you at least have one easy and quick way to use two apps at the same time. You can also switch to a window or minimize it
There is also a desktop mode that can be activated by installing an APK. It is certainly not a very orthodox procedure, but it is also simple in general. we’re talking about it, it was extracted from a Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and it allows you to open applications in Windows and also manage a Windows-style desktop.
Good for the presence of the Widevine L1, which enables HD playback. Netflix supports it, while Prime Video must be activated by Amazon.
Autonomy The autonomy guaranteed by the large 8,720 mAh battery of this Xiaomi Pad 5 is very good.the consumption is extremely low.
Also supports 33W charging, although the box’s power supply stops at 22.5W.
Xiaomi Pad 5 is one of the best Android tablets out there when we consider the price range.