Xiaomi’s sub brand Redmi has entered a new category in India with the launch of the Redmi pad. Redmi Pad First Impressions – The Company has launched its first budget and Android tablet in India with the aim of offering an all-round experience. With a slightly delayed entry to the Indian market the Redmi pad faces competition from the likes of the Realme Pad, Moto Tab G62, Oppo Pad Air etc. The company claims that the Redmi Pad is the right choice for budget tablet buyers in India.
The Redmi Pad comes in three variants in India, starting with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The Redmi pad retail box is quite huge, suggesting that there should be a full set of access to these inside. Upon opening the box lead, you see the Redmi Pad covered with the sheet that lists some of the specifications of the tablet.
The Redmi Pad is also available in three colors. We have them in green variant, which comes with the matte finish. This should help hide fingerprints and smudges. If you want a more classic color, you can look at the moonlight silver or graphite gray colors. Adding to the looks is an all metal body with certainly gives the Redmi Pad a premium feel.
Moving on the box also packs some more stuff. You get a USB type-A to USB type-C charging cable, and a 22.5W fast charger in the box. Redmi has also included a SIM ejector too to help open the micro SD card.
Redmi Pad Design
Coming to the design, the Redmi Pad has a flat frame with the right side of the tablet having the micro SD card slot, a microphone, and the volume buttons.
The power button is on the corner of the top edge next to which are the two speaker cutouts. At the bottom is the USB type-C port sandwiched Between the other two speaker cutouts, we would’ve like seeing a 3.5 mm headphones Jack, considering this is a budget tablet, which is fairly thick at 7.05mm. On paper, the pad weighs about 465 grams, but actually feels a lot lighter when held.
The corners of the frame occur to ensure a comfortable grip when holding it horizontally or vertically. The rear panel sports are rectangular model, which houses the single 8 megapixel rear camera. The camera can be used for scanning documents, a dedicated mode for which can be found in the camera app. On the front there is a 10.61 inch IPS LCD which Xiaomi claims is the tallest in the segment.
Redmi Pad First Impressions – It has 400 nits of peak brightness and fairly thin bezels for a budget tablet. There’s also an 8 megapixel front camera in the bezel. The positioning of the front camera makes the Redmi pad more practical to use for video calls. It also comes with a feature called FocusFrame to switch to a wider view automatically when more people are detected in the frame.
Redmi Pad Experience
The Redmi pad also offers a 15:9 aspect ratio and for a better visual experience, it comes with Widevine L1 certification and support for a billion colors. The Redmi pad is also the only tablet in the price range to offer a 90 hertz display for a smooth scrolling experience. Compatible games should be able to take advantage of the high refresh rate.
Xiaomi also claims that the Redmi pad offers best-in-class gaming performance. Courtesy of the new media Tech hello G99 chipset. Under the hood, there is also an 8,000 image battery with support for 18W fast charging. The Redmi pad runs on the Android 12 based MIUI 13 skin. MIUI is among the most feature rich Android skins out there and offers features like split screen, floating windows, etc.
Unlike most Redmi smartphones, the Redmi pad does not come with many third party apps pre-installed, which saves you the additional step of uninstalling Unnecessary Apps. Xiaomi is also promising two major Android updates and three years of security patches for the Redmi pad. The Redmi pad competes against a bunch of tablets priced under a 20,000 rupees. That’s all the Redmi Pad First Impressions.
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