With the Redmi Pad, Xiaomi introduces its most affordable tablet to date. The 10.6-inch device starts from US$240 and although it is a lower mid-range tablet, the Redmi model stays true to its name with good features such as a 90-Hz display and an aluminum case.
The Redmi Pad is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 SoC and its integrated ARM Mali-G57 MP2 GPU. This is sufficient even for more demanding applications. Furthermore, our test model comes with 4 GB of RAM and thus allows for multiple apps to be open simultaneously. Meanwhile, the 90-Hz display of the Redmi Tab ensures a pleasantly smooth user experience.
The 10.6-inch tablet is available in three configurations. With 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB UFS-2.2 storage, it costs about 240 USD on Amazon. For just 10 USD more, a significantly more interesting 4/128 GB version is available. Finally, the highest-end 6/128 GB configuration retails for around 280 USD. The base configuration only includes 3 GB RAM, which may lead to some stuttering.
Windowed View Like on a Desktop
The Redmi Pad ships with Android 12 and Xiaomi’s MIUI user interface in version 13. It not only allows for apps to be run in the traditional fullscreen mode, but also in a windowed view. Like on a desktop OS, two apps can be aligned to the two halves of the screen for side-by-side use.
However, it should be noted that there is one limitation: MIUI 13’s windowed view feature is only available on models with 4 GB of RAM or more and not on the 3-GB-RAM base model.
The FocusFrame feature is another highlight. During video calls, the selfie camera automatically detects participants in order to keep them in focus even when they move. Currently, FocusFrame only works with Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and WhatsApp.
More information can be found in our in-depth review of the Xiaomi Redmi Pad.
My fascination for computers started with the C64. Since then, I’ve put everything that comes my way in terms of hardware through its paces. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and the first PC with an 8088 CPU, my list of projects has grown increasingly longer. For more than 20 years now I have also turned my hobby into my profession and have been active in the mobile section of Notebookcheck since 2021. Before that, I worked as a hardware editor for IDG Media (tecChannel.de) and VNU Business Publications (PC professional), among others.
Translator: Marius Schell – Tech Writer – 387 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
Manuel Masiero, 2022-12-10 (Update: 2022-12- 8)