Xiaomi Pad 5: An Android all-rounder that is easy on the pocket – BGR India
For a while now, there has been quite a controversial round table over the fact that Androids are supposed to be only relevant for smartphones and small-screen gadgets. For that reason, successful companies like Samsung and Lenovo seem to have dropped the idea of bringing up any new tablets, which has left Apple with zero competitors, thus making them the most preferred gadget, better than their Android counterparts. Also Read – Ride your luxury: A Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 Review
Following what appeared to be a period of stagnation for Android-based tablets, they are back in action with some great models and hefty workloads. After the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, the company took a three-year hiatus before revealing their latest Xiaomi Pad 5. Xiaomi bills this as an all-in-one, low-cost tablet that can be used for both work and play. It even comes with an optional stylus to expand the tablet’s capabilities. Also Read – Xiaomi Pad 5 tablet launch date confirmed: Check specifications, features
Let’s take a look at all the features this compact device offers and whether it lives up to the expectations of a budget-friendly user. Also Read – Samsung S22, S22+ review: The real iPhone killer?
-Great battery life.
-Attractive and sleek design.
-Dolby-vision and Dolby audio systems
-Average software and user-interface
-Accessories are unavailable with the pad.
-No cellular connectivity.
-Lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack
-Does not have a microSD card slot.
Design and Display
Since its release, Xiaomi has been known for its minimal aesthetic and sleek designs. The new Pad 5 is no exception to this upgrade. Xiaomi’s Pad 5 features a low profile, no front buttons, and reduced bezels, which are standard features in modern generation tablets. Its thickness of 6.85mm is equivalent to that of its competitors, usually 6mm or greater.
The Pad 5 weighs slightly heavier than its counterpart, at 511 gm, but is quite handy, and the compact build makes it easier to carry for work or play. The main display has been upgraded to an 11-inch wide Quad HD+ LCD with Dolby Vision, a wide colour gamut, and a 120Hz frame rate. It’s bright, even in direct sunlight, and the colours are vibrant. The tablet has a beautiful aluminium finish with a metallic frame, giving it a premium look and feel.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 is available in two colours: Cosmic Gray and Pearl White. It does not have any expanded storage choices, so one has to work with the given amount, which slightly disadvantages it if opting for a work tablet.
Software and UI
MIUI for Pad is available on the Xiaomi Pad 5. It’s essentially MIUI 12 but tailored to the tablet form factor of the Pad 5. It has a lot of similarities to the UI on phones. Still, it’s optimized to take advantage of the tablet’s larger total screen size for its users. The installed apps are perfectly aligned to provide an optimal set-up when using the tablet in portrait and landscape mode.
Although there is no fingerprint reader, you may set up Face Unlock, which is almost instantaneous. But for safety measures, we would recommend manual unlocking as it is more secure than face unlock. The software sports a floating Windows interface …….