Wed. Dec 7th, 2022
First steps with the Xiaomi Redmi Pad: unpretentious satisfaction at 300 euros

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad wants to offer a nice and easy tablet experience at an attractive price. Here are our first impressions through this grip.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad // Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

The Redmi Pad was announced alongside the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro, a new Smart Band 7 Pro, and the Redmi Buds 4 and 4 Pro. This is Xiaomi’s second tablet in Europe. He seems willing to offer an enjoyable experience at a very reasonable price. Here’s our hands-on to share our first impressions of this device.

Classic and controlled design.

Don’t expect to splurge on this tablet. It does not want to revolutionize the market, simply to satisfy those who are looking for an efficient device at 300 euros to consume movies and series.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad // Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

Therefore, the 10.61-inch LCD screen is framed by large black bands. A defect ? Not really, because it doesn’t interfere with immersion. With the benefit of quietly the definition of 1200 x 2000 pixels and a 90 Hz rafraîchissement taux. for now.

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad is proud to be ” the world’s first tablet to receive SGS low eye strain certification “. The front camera does not interfere with the viewing experience. In fact, it is very small and therefore knows how to be discreet. Speaking of immersion, we will also note the presence of four Dolby Atmos speakers.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad // Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

On Netflix, I found the experience quite comfortable and up to par. I wasn’t impressed either, and on Prime Video, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Obviously, it’s still much more enjoyable to watch on TV. I push open doors.

The weight of 445 grams is also well distributed. However, the tablet’s 7.05mm thickness feels in the hand. This is still very subtle, but it should be noted: the Xiaomi Redmi Pad is not the slimmest tablet you’ll find. This is not so bad, because the grip is more marked by the metal rear. No frills and nice finger feel.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad // Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

During our full test, we will be eager to test the 8000 mAh battery life. This promises a long autonomy if we believe the brand. Note, however, that charging with a cap of 18W (but with a 22.5W charger) should not quickly restore 100% power.

To build our full review of the Xiaomi Redmi Pad, we will also dwell a bit on the performance of the MediaTek Helio G99 that powers it. Do not expect anything crazy, but for now, after a few days of use, the tablet has not given me reason to complain.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad // Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

Price and release date

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad is available for sale” through official channels “. Recommended retail price: 299 euros (4/128 GB). It is 100 euros less than the Xiaomi Pad 5 of 2021.

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