Realme Pad X is the company’s premium tablet offering in the Indian market. It is priced in the Rs. 20,000 to Rs. Price range 25,000. For the price, it brings a lot of things to the table, including a great screen and an even bigger speaker setup. In this review, let’s talk in detail about how good the new Realme Pad X is.
Price and availability
Realme Pad X costs Rs. 19,999 for the Wi-Fi only variant while the higher 5G variant costs more than Rs. 25,999. That puts it at odds with Xiaomi Pad 5 for the 6/128GB variant. And only the WiFi-only variant of 4/64GB feels a bit aggressive in terms of pricing, but Realme Pad X offers 5G support, while the Xiaomi Pad 5 only comes with WiFi-only variants.
Realme Pad X is available online at Realme.com and Flipkart and is available offline through all shopping channels.
Realme Pad X has a sleek design, with only the front display having equal edges. But that’s the case with almost every other Android tablet. There is also the front camera on these edges.
On the back, it looks premium with its matte finished plastic back. It looks minimalistic, with the camera array looking better than expected in real life. But Realme Pad’s minimalist camera might have looked better in my opinion. I like the matte finish on the back panel; the matte finish does not register fingerprints and smudges. The tablet also feels light; at 499 grams, it is 12 grams lighter than Xiaomi Pad 5.
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The placement of buttons in the tablet is ergonomic; it is accessible in both landscape and portrait mode.
Screen and speakers
Speaking of the screen, we have a 10.9-inch 2K display. It has a brightness of 450 nits and a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. There should have been support for a high refresh rate display, especially when this tablet’s competitor, Xiaomi Pad 5, comes with a 120Hz display. But I can live with the 60Hz screen, but I sometimes miss the high refresh rate because I haven’t used a 60Hz screen on my phone in a long time.
Watching movies and TV shows on the tablet is a cinch and the display is displayed on a tablet in the price range. It doesn’t come with the wide contrast ratios of an AMOLED, but it has accurate colors and wide viewing angles.
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The screen is complemented by an excellent four-speaker setup, with two on either side of the screen. It is supported by Dolby Atmos and has four times louder than an average smartphone. And watching movies and TV shows is greatly enhanced by these speakers.
Snapdragon 695 SoC powers realme Pad X. It is a powerful chipset that we saw in several smartphones such as Realme 9 Pro, OnePlus Nord 2 CE and Moto G71. Compared to its peers, it offers better performance than Oppo Pad Air. At the same time, Xiaomi Pad 5 remains the best in terms of performance, as Snapdragon 860 is objectively better than Snapdragon 695.
The tablet didn’t break a sweat in my daily use, such as watching YouTube videos, light gaming, and reading comics. During my testing, I did not encounter any lag or significant bugs on the device.
The device offered decent performance in heavy gaming with Apex Legends and Call of Duty Mobile. But it got a bit hot after a while of heavy gaming.
There is 5G support with the tablet, with support for 13 5G bands.
The tablet has a 13-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front. There is nothing special about the cameras; it’s just average.
Most people won’t even use the cameras on tablets to take pictures, but most people will use the front camera. The front camera has a spotlight function that keeps you in the center of the frame during video calls and meetings. That’s a great addition. The front camera is average, but at least it’s better than laptop webcams.
Realme Pad X comes with a pretty hefty 8340mAh battery. It lasted an average of two days in our tests with normal use, including YouTube, Netflix, Astonishing Comic Reader, Hotstar, and Kindle.
There is support for 33W fast charging and the charger is included in the box. It takes an average of almost 2 hours to go from 0-100%.
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Realme Pad and Realme Pad Mini came with an almost standard Android UI instead of Realme UI custom skin. But this time we get the full tablet experience with Realme UI for Pad. The familiar Realme user interface of Realme phones has been modified for a better tablet experience.
Realme Pad X is an excellent offering from Realme in the sub-Rs. 25,000 segment of Android tablets. It comes with a great screen coupled with even more great speakers. And it has the performance for everything you want to do with a tablet. While most people don’t need the 5G support in a tablet, it’s lovely.
Realme Pad X is easily the best tablet Realme has ever produced, and it is a polished product with great build quality and stable software. It can be the perfect device if you are looking for media consumption and even gaming.
Realme should have given a 6/128 GB option for the Wi-Fi only variant as the Wi-Fi only variant only comes in a 4/64 GB combination. 64 GB is not enough and even the base variant of the 5G variant of Realme Pad X comes with 4/6 GB. For the price of Rs. 25,999, at least 128 GB of internal storage should have been given by the company. It feels like a crime to deliver a measly 64GB for the price of Rs. 26,000.
The 6/128GB version costs Rs. 27,999 and at that price this device is even more expensive than the 6/128GB variant of the Xiaomi Pad 5. Although the Xiaomi tablet does not have mobile connectivity, at the same price, Xiaomi Pad 5 would be a better buy. But the Wi-Fi only variant offers so much for the price, making it the best Android tablet for Rs. 20,000.