Xiaomi Pad 5: 11-inch tablet with 120 Hz starts for 400 euros

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In the vacuum left by Huawei in particular on the market for Android tablets with Google services, Xiaomi is stepping into the new Pad 5. The company delivers upscale equipment at a price of 400 euros which includes a Snapdragon 860, an 11-inch 120 Hz display, four speakers and support for a stylus.

The Xiaomi Pad 5 inevitably has to be compared with the current iPad Air from Apple (test), because at first glance the tablets could hardly look more similar. Xiaomi also relies on a design with a flattened frame, a display that extends far to the edge and a flat back made of aluminum. For the German market, versions in Cosmic Gray and Pearl White are planned, which will be offered from September 23 with 128 GB memory for 399.90 euros from Xiaomi itself, Media Markt and Saturn. Sales are also planned at Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and O2, but the tablet is only offered with WiFi.

WQXGA on 11 inches with 120 Hz

The upscale features mentioned at the beginning mainly mean the 11-inch display in 16:10 format with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which Apple only offers from the iPad Pro (test), which costs at least 879 euros. For the screen with a resolution of 2,560 × 1,600 pixels, Xiaomi specifies coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and support for Dolby Vision, but information on brightness is still missing. Analogous to “True Tone” at Apple, the “True Display” from Xiaomi automatically adjusts the white point to the ambient light.

Optionally also with stylus

The Xiaomi Smart Pen is optionally available with 4,096 pressure levels and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate. The stylus weighs 12.2 grams and offers so-called smart pen function keys to quickly take notes or screenshots or to switch between pen and eraser. The pen is held magnetically to the frame and is also charged there.

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Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos

Four speakers on the sides are responsible for the acoustic background, each 16 × 20 mm in size to provide a corresponding sound volume. Like Apple, Xiaomi also speaks of a certification for Dolby Atmos in tablets.

Snapdragon 860 provides propulsion

Propulsion in Pad 5 is provided by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, a further development of the 2019 Snapdragon 855 from 7 nm production by TSMC, which works at 2.96 GHz instead of 2.84 GHz on the Prime Core (Kryo 485). The Snapdragon 855 Plus already had this feature, but the Snapdragon 860 has made minor adjustments, for example to the ISP, which supports dual video and a night mode for ultra-wide-angle cameras. An 8-megapixel camera with 1080p support is built into the Pad 5 at the front, while a 13-megapixel sensor is responsible for recordings at the back.

Xiaomi supplies the technology via one 8,720 mAh battery, which is supposed to ensure a “long runtime” – information in hours is not yet available. Fast charging is possible with up to 22.5 watts via USB-C, a corresponding power supply is included with the tablet. When it comes to software, Xiaomi relies on Android 11.0, including Google services and Google apps, and extends the operating system with its own MIUI 12.5.

Xiaomi Pad 5 Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad (2021) Software:
(when released) Android 11.0 iPadOS 14 iPadOS 15 Display: 11.00 inches, 1,600 × 2,560
274 ppi, 120 Hz
HDR 10.90 inches, 1,640 × 2,360 or 264 ppi
IPS 10.20 inches, 1,620 × 2,160 or 265 ppi, 60 Hz
IPS Operation: Touch, stylus, fingerprint sensor, face scanner Touch, stylus , Fingerprint sensor SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
1 × Kryo 485 Prime, 2.96 GHz
3 × Kryo 485 Gold, 2.42 GHz
4 × Kryo 485 Silver, 1.80 GHz
7 nm, 64-bit Apple A14 Bionic
2 × Firestorm, 3.01 GHz
4 × Icestorm
5 nm, 64-bit Apple A13 Bionic
2 × Lightning, 2.66 GHz
4 × Thunder
7 nm, 64-bit GPU: Adreno 640 Apple Quad-Core RAM : 6,144 MB
LPDDR4X 4,096 MB
LPDDR4X?
LPDDR4X memory: 128/256 GB 64/256 GB 1st camera: 13.0 MP
dual-LED, AF 12.0 MP, 2160p
f/1.8, AF 8.0 MP, 1080p
f/2.4 2nd camera: No 3rd camera: No 4th camera: No 5th camera: No 1st front camera: 8, 0 MP, 1080p
display flash 7.0 MP, 1080p
display flash, f/2.0 12.0 MP, 1080p
f/2.4 2nd front camera: No GSM: No NoVariantGPRS + EDGE UMTS: No NoVariantDC-HSPA NoVariantDC-HSPA
↓ 42.2 ↑ 5.76 Mbit/s LTE: No NoVariantAdvanced Pro 5G: No WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi Direct 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth:? 5.0 Location: No No Variant A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS Other standards: USB Type C USB Type C, Smart Connector, Magnetic Connector Lightning, 3.5 mm jack, Smart Connector SIM card: – – VariantNano- SIM variantNano-SIMVarianteNano-SIM battery: 8,720 mAh, 22.5 W
permanently installed? (28.60 Wh)
permanently installed? (32.40 Wh), 20.0 W
permanently installed Size (W × H × D): 166.3 × 254.7 × 6.85 mm 178.5 × 247.6 × 6.10 mm 174 , 1 × 250.6 × 7.50 mm Protection class: -? Weight: ? 458/460 g 487/498 g Price: 399.90 €/- from 569 €/from 729 €/from 669 €/from 828 € 379 €/549 €/519 €/689 €

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