Xiaomi Pad 5 Design
If we were to compare the Xiaomi Pad 5 ’s appearance to that of one of Apple’s roster, it’d be the iPad Air 4 – it’s a device that’s thin, has a narrow bezel, and boasts a minimalist design.
The slate has a thickness of just 6.9mm and dimensions of 254.7 x 166.3mm – weighing 511g it’s certainly not the lightest tablet we’ve seen and is in fact one of the heaviest tablets we’ve tested relative to its display size, but the difference is a matter of grams. Round the edges of the slate, you’ll find a power button on the top edge and a volume rocker on the right edge (when you’re holding the slate in portrait orientation). The front-facing camera is above the screen when holding the device in this orientation – that does mean that when you’ve got the slate landscape, and are on a video call when looking at the display you appear to be looking far from the camera, which isn’t ideal. Some tablets have a front-facing camera on the long edge, which is better for video calling.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Display
One of the key specs of the Xiaomi Pad 5 is its 11-inch screen, which boasts a 1600 x 2560 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and the ability to display over a billion colors. The display looks great, with bold colors and good contrast, and the high resolution certainly helps make streaming from various services, or playing games, look crisp. We watched a few movies and played several games and were impressed with what we saw.
The ace up Xiaomi’s sleeve in making its Pad 5 a useful work device is MIUI for Pad, the software it uses. This is a fork of MIUI, the software used in Xiaomi phones, which in itself is a fork of Google’s Android. While stock Android isn’t quite a perfect match for a tablet’s large form factor, MIUI for Pad brings lots of tweaks and changes to the formula to make it far more useful on the Pad 5’s 11-inch screen.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Battery life
The 8,720mAh battery in the Xiaomi Pad 5 sounds rather average for a slate of its size, but during our time with the device we learnt to appreciate the actual lasting power of this tablet.
- Xiaomi’s software works great on the large display
- The screen looks fantastic
- Impressive battery life
- The selfie camera has an awkward placement
- No headphone jack
- Comes with no peripherals
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