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realme Pad Review - Affordable Tablet for Entertainment and More!

realme Pad

Android tablets are regaining popularity, with the advent of pandemic and everyone staying at home. Tablets offer a larger screen making them ideal for watching movies or using it for learning online.

realme Pad

realme recently launched its first Tablet, the realme Pad in the Philippines, it comes in three variants and in two colors: Real Gold & Real Grey. Here's our hands-on experience with the new realme Pad.

realme Pad Specs:

Android 11, custom Realme UI
10.4-inch Full WUXGA+ IPS display, 2000 x 1200 resolution, at 224ppi
5.3 aspect ratio
2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor
Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
3GB/4GB RAM
32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
8MP rear camera
8MP front camera
Dual microphones
Quad speakers
Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio
Headphone jack
nano-SIM (LTE model)
HSPA+, 4G LTE (LTE model)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C
7,100mAh battery, 18W fast charging, Reverse charging
Colors: Real

Slim Design
The realme Pad sports an aluminum alloy body design, the real Grey colorway has simplistic and elegant look. Its a slim tablet at only 6.9 millimeters thick and weighs 440 grams, despite its weight It actually feels comfortable to hold and use. It’s also thinner, which makes it more portable.

realme Pad

The realme Pad features rounded corners and flat sides, as well as a matte-finished metal back panel. It features a fine silver strip running horizontally across the back, going across the rear camera.

realme Pad

When holding the tablet in landscape mode, the USB Type-C port is on the right side, while the headphone jack is curiously located on the right corner, which may get in the way when holding the tablet.

Unfortunately there is no fingerprint reader on this tablet which is kind of sad but it does supports face recognition for quick unlocking. There are two speakers on each on side of the tablet and the microSD card tray in the middle.

realme Pad

Overall, the realme Tab is a premium-looking tablet with a clean back panel and a camera that is strategically placed at the corner of the device with a silver strip.

Display
the realme Tab features a 10.4-inch Full WUXGA+ display with 2000 x 1200 pixel resolution, with 82.5% screen-to-body ratio. The bezels are visible from all angles but are not obtrusive.

realme Pad

This tablet's large screen is suitable for watching movies, browsing the web, reading eBooks, and playing games, and its corner selfie camera makes it an ideal gadget for video conference or online learning.

realme Pad

To deliver a great audiovisual performance, the tablet features a 4 speakers for Dolby Atmos with supports for DTS HD. While the speakers are fairly good for watching movies and playing games, we prefer to use the 3.5mm jack with our favorite headphones for a more immersive experience

Performance
The realme Tab is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 gaming chipset, clocked up to 2.0GHz, with eight CPU cores paired with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that is expandable via microSD card.

realme Pad

Our review unit is the entry-level model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which retails for ₱10,990. In terms of storage 32GB is not enough in todays apps/games storage requirements needs. So Its better to get the 4GB+64GB version, or if budget is not an issue the 6GB+128GB version is a better option.

For those who love benchmark, below is the realme Tab performance:

AnTuTu – 212,133
Geekbench – 351 (Single-core); 1,335 (Multi-core); 1,169 (OpenCL)
3D Mark – 182 (Wild Life); 1397 (Wild Life Extreme)
PC Mark – 8,365 (Work 3.0)

When it comes to performance the realme Pad can handle multitasking smoothly, our daily task includes meetings via Zoom, web browsing, playing our fave shooting games, and binge watching Korean TV show on Netflix.


Gaming performance on a tablet is good; Call of Duty Mobile: Mobile is playable on medium settings, although we did notice a few hitches while playing Pokémon Unite and Genshin Impact, so we adjusted the graphics settings to low, and the gameplay is now smooth.

Connectivity-wise, the realme Pad comes with the standard Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C.

"The realme Pad is an excellent multimedia tablet with a Full WUXGA+ display and Dolby Atmos speaker, as well as a very capable Helio G80 gaming Chipset that is capable of handling daily tasks while still providing excellent gaming performance."

realme UI
Out of the box, it runs on realme IU for Pad on top of Android 11, which is designed specifically for entertainment and gaming. The interface is simple, and there is no bloatware installed, which is a plus since the device only has limited amount of internal storage.

realme Pad

The realme IU for Pad features a straightforward layout and provides a seamless user experience. It's fast and responsive, and with the realme IU, it's simple to move around the menus, and the app's icon is visually appealing.

Cameras
This tablet is equipped with a single 8-megapixel camera sensor on both the back and the front. The camera is not actually intended for photography, but rather for video conferencing.

realme Pad

The camera functions well during our Zoom meetings; we have crystal-clear video broadcast across the conference, and because this tablet is lightweight, moving about is not an issue while on video call. We just wish we could find a good case for this tablet that includes a built-in stand.

Battery Life
The realme Pad is equipped with a large 7,100mAh battery with 18W fast charger. On a single full charge, the battery provides two days' worth of use. On our video loop test It lasted 13 hours and 56 minutes which involves continuously playing of a 1080p video at 50% brightness, 50% volume level.

Using the provided 18W charger, charging the battery takes about 3 hours to full charge it from 1% to 100% capacity.

Pros
Nice Built quality
Slim Profile
Wide display
Great for entertainment
Good performance
Long battery life

Cons

3.5mm audio jack placement is not ideal
limited storage space (32GB version)

Final Thoughts
The realme Pad is an excellent tablet for anyone searching for a gadget that can be used for entertainment, online meetings, an eBook reader, gaming, as well as virtual classrooms. It combines good functionality, and performance with a long battery life at an affordable price.

The realme Pad comes in two colors: real Grey and real Gold, and in three variants: the 3GB+32GB is available for ₱10,990, while the 4GB+64GB for ₱14,990, and 6GB+128GB is price for ₱16,990. Its now available in nearly 500 realme stores and over 4,000 partner dealers nationwide.

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