This tablet has been forced to share the limelight with the smartphones of the 11T family that Xiaomi has just presented, but the truth is that it is a very interesting device that is worth not overlooking. And it is that in a market in which Apple rules with an iron fist, this Pad 5 aspires to show us that Android tablets can also offer us a satisfactory experience .
In the photographs that illustrate this article you can see that it has a stylish and careful design, with thin frames and a flat aluminum profile that enters through the eyes. In addition, it is possible to use it with the Xiaomi Smart Pen digital pen, although, yes, it is not included in the package. And it's not a bargain either since it costs 99.99 euros.
However, so far we have only scratched the surface. And it is that the specifications of this device are at the height of what users can expect to propose a high-mid-range tablet . There is no doubt that the biggest challenge that this Pad 5 will have to face is convincing ourselves that it guarantees us a great experience . These are the ingredients you have to achieve it.
Xiaomi Pad 5: technical specifications
11-inch IPS LCD with WQHD + resolution (2560 x 1600 dots), 120 Hz refresh, 1500: 1 contrast ratio, 16:10 aspect ratio and compatibility with Dolby Vision content
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 with 8 cores and 7 nm photolithography
128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1
8 megapixel sensor and optics with aperture value f / 2.0
Video recording at 1080p and 30 FPS
13 megapixel sensor and optics with aperture value f / 2.0
Video recording up to 4K at 30 FPS
Xiaomi Smart Pen digital pen. It is not included in the package and costs 99.99 euros
Four 16 x 20mm speakers
Dolby Atmos processing
MIUI 12.5 for Xiaomi Pad based on Android 11
Gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor and digital compass
22.5 watt charger included in the package (the tablet can charge with a maximum power of 33 watts)
254.7 x 166.3 x 6.9 mm
Cosmic gray and pearl white
399.99 euros (299.99 euros in promotion during September 23 and 24)
State-of-the-art specifications that promise us an experience to match
In the table that we publish above these lines we can see that the specifications of this tablet are not bad at all. Its processor is a Snapdragon 860 chip with 8 cores and manufactured with 7 nm photolithography that is backed by 6 GB of main memory. Xiaomi has confirmed that the secondary storage of this device will have a capacity of 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1 according to the version with which we get.Its processor is a Snapdragon 860 chip with 8 cores and 7 nm photolithography that is backed by 6 GB of main memory
The other element that has a very profound impact on our experience is the screen, and the one on this Pad 5 looks good. It incorporates an 11-inch IPS LCD panel with WQHD + resolution (2560 x 1600 dots) , a 120 Hz refresh, 1500: 1 native contrast ratio and a brightness delivery capacity that, according to Xiaomi, allows you to reproduce Dolby Vision content.
Let's take a look at the cameras now. The front incorporates an 8-megapixel sensor and an lens with an aperture value of f / 2.0, and the rear is supported by a 13-megapixel sensor that works in tandem with an lens with an aperture value of f / 2.0. This last camera allows us to record video with a maximum quality of 4K at 30 FPS .
In terms of sound, this tablet has four 16 x 20 mm speakers, and is ready to virtualize Dolby Atmos audio. Xiaomi proposes it to us with its MIUI 12.5 customization layer for Pad on Android 11, and, finally, it incorporates an 8720 mAh battery that we can charge using the 22.5-watt transformer included in the package. One last interesting point: this tablet allows you to charge its battery with a power of up to 33 watts.
Xiaomi Pad 5: price and availability
The new Xiaomi Pad 5 tablet will be available from next September 23 with a price of 399.99 euros . During September 23 and 24 it will be available in a promotional way with a price of 299.99 euros both in online stores and in Xiaomi physical stores.
The news Xiaomi Pad 5: this 'tablet' boasts design and specifications to get us to look back at Android tablets was originally published in xiaomist.com by Juan Carlos López .