On the evening of October 27, Redmi Pad, the first tablet product of the Redmi brand, was officially released. As a tablet product with a price of 1,000 yuan, the purpose of Redmi Pad is to improve the experience of using the 1,000-yuan tablet market. Whether it can shoulder this burden, and whether it can provide consumers with new choices of the thousand yuan level, let’s take a look.
For tablets in this price segment, the design and screen are the parts that consumers pay more attention to.
Let’s take a look at the exterior design first.
The thousand-yuan flat panel is limited by cost, and the material part generally adopts the method of plastic + metal or multi-stage splicing.
However, the Redmi Pad uses a Unibody all-metal body, the back of the body and the surrounding frame are wrapped by a whole piece of metal material, and the WiFi antenna is hidden in the cover plate of the camera area, making the body look like nothing. Breakpoints can also ensure signal strength.
In terms of the thickness of the fuselage, we actually measured it to 7.9mm, plus the all-metal integrated material, it performs very well in terms of tactile convenience. The weight of 445g will not cause too much burden to carry out normally. This silver version in our hands is also very good-looking in our hands, and even a thousand-yuan product can be loved by the beauty party.
The front and rear of the Redmi Pad are equipped with a single 8-megapixel camera, and the front lens also has a 105° ultra-wide-angle viewing range, which can support more people’s photo/video viewing. At the same time, this front lens also supports the portrait centering function, which can keep the person in the center of the picture by cropping the picture, which can provide a better experience during the video conference.
There are four symmetrical speaker openings on the side of the fuselage. The Redmi Pad has 4 built-in large-size speakers and supports Dolby Atmos panoramic sound effects. You can feel a better sound surround when watching movies. For movies with Dolby sound, different sound positions will be more obvious on the Redmi Pad, or a cinema-like immersive surround effect.
Next we look at the screen quality.
Redmi Pad uses a 10.6-inch screen, and this screen also supports 2K resolution and 90Hz screen refresh rate, which is unique among products of the same level, and it is very rare to even rise to the 2,000 yuan level.
It is precisely because of this configuration that the effect of the Redmi Pad when sliding the screen will be more silky than the 60Hz refresh rate panel. Although it is still inferior to the visual fluency of the 120Hz high-brush panel, it is at the same price. The performance has also been very good.
In terms of panel quality, the measured data of Redmi Pad under the global 100% brightness is 449nit, which is slightly higher than the official mark. Under the standard RGB color test, Redmi Pad has 72.26% NTSC, 75.10% DCI-P3 and 101.9% sRGB color gamut coverage. The overall performance is quite satisfactory, and the actual look and feel effect is indeed very good, and the daily chasing drama is completely OK.
Moreover, the Redmi Pad can also reduce the proportion of harmful blue light by changing the material ratio of the backlight lamp beads. Not only has it passed the Rheinland hardware low blue light certification, but it is also the world’s first tablet product that has passed the SGS visual fatigue certification. This configuration is still very important for parents who are going to buy tablet products to let their children take online classes.
At the system level, the Redmi Pad is equipped with the MIUI Pad 13 system, which is deeply optimized for tablets.
For example, the most commonly used split-screen function, Redmi Pad can add different split-screen combinations to the desktop, so that the split-screen combination can be quickly opened on the desktop side, and there is no need to go to the task window every time to match.
The small window view of the application can also be opened by long-pressing on the desktop icon or task window. When watching videos or online classes, the note-taking app and online class videos can appear on the same screen, which is convenient for quick recording of content. You can even swipe Weibo while watching videos, and various combinations can be customized according to each person’s different preferences and scene needs.
In terms of application adaptation, we have tested some mainstream popular applications, and the main purpose is to test the adaptation of Redmi Pad in horizontal and vertical screens.
After testing, we found that applications such as QQ Music, Weibo, Seven Cats Free Novels, and JD.com can already support the function of displaying on the same screen in secondary windows similar to Parallel Horizons. Video software such as iQiyi, Youku, Tencent, and Station B have also completed the adaptation of horizontal and vertical screens, and the user experience is still good.
However, applications such as Taobao and Xiaohongshu have not been fully adapted to the horizontal screen version, and there is still a relatively large area of blank space in the left and right areas, which is very unfriendly for horizontal screen use.
Finally, let’s talk about performance. The Redmi Pad is built with a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, which is no problem for daily use. We also tested “Peace Elite” and “Honor of Kings” in the game, which can basically achieve stable performance. Frame rate output, playing games with low picture quality effects is no problem at all.
However, when Helio G99 is dealing with multitasking, there will be a certain amount of lag, which is more obvious in the full-screen App with the small window mode. Usually, watching online classes + taking notes is definitely enough. If the processing load is high at the same time It will be a little stretched in the application. After all, a tablet product with a price of 1,000 yuan cannot have too much demand for multitasking.
Redmi Pad has a built-in 8000mAh battery and 18W power adapter, so there is no need to worry about battery life. The actual measurement is to charge 25% in half an hour, and it takes about two hours to fully charge. Considering the high-capacity battery configuration, this time is also acceptable.
On the whole, as a thousand-yuan tablet product, the Redmi Pad has brought us great surprises in terms of design and screen, and it is definitely a relatively excellent one among products of the same level. At the system level, although MIUI Pad 13 itself is very mature, the adaptation to Redmi Pad is not complete enough, which also leads to the fact that common applications are still not fully adapted. The Helio G99+8000mAh battery at the hardware level is also an absolute cost-effective configuration.
As a product for children to learn online classes or if you want to follow dramas and don’t have much budget, Redmi Pad is a very suitable product.