So finally friends realme pad, It seems good under Rs 20K (mid-budget segment) tablet is here and yes, there have been many tablets to date, but they’re expensive.
This here, the realme Pad & many of you guys are waiting for its unboxing & first impressions and there’s an important & interesting thing I’d like you to know, so read the blog carefully till the end.
Alright, & yes it fits in 1 hand! I’ll tell you all about it alright, there’s documentation, a sim card tool, there’s an 18W charger & a USB Type C cable.
Alright, it’s metal!
It’s grey in colour with an understated design, there’s a single rear camera, it’s not bad and It’s lightweight as well.
It is 430g but its feeling lightweight in hand.
you can hold it 1 hand which I can’t say about other tablets and I can say that about the realme Pad though! so that’s a good thing.
If you have small hands then it’ll be a problem, but with normal/average hands it’ll be ok.
But it does seem lightweight. It isn’t heavy as the weight distribution is good, which is very important having a big form factor.
Ports & Buttons
Below, there are 2 speaker grills on either side, there’s a Type C port in the middle and there’s nothing on the left side.
Above, there’s a power on/off button & 2 speaker grills and a 3.5mm jack
On the right, above there’s a volume rocker up/down, 2 microphones below it & a sim card tray and It’s interesting, there are 2 microphones & none at the back nor above.
And you can make a phone call with this tablet! and let’s check & find out the sim card tray now.
It’s a hybrid sim card slot, meaning you can use 2 sim cards or 1 SD card (up to 1TB) & a sim card, that’s not bad at all and if I talk about its thickness, it’s just 6.9mm thin! It’s decent & very good.
It’s metal at the back so that’s good & even the frame is metal as I can see the antenna lines.
Time to start realme pad.
The bezels are of decent size, & they’re necessary for a tablet and this is a 10.4” IPS LCD display. It’s an FHD++ display as it has a resolution above FHD+ but lower than 2K.
So that’s what it is & it’s an IPS LCD with a 60Hz refresh rate there’s no fast refresh rate here.
The screen-to-body ratio is 82.5%
It comes with Helio G80 SoC which is a 12Nm processor, & there are 3 different variants.
3GB+32GB(WiFi version), 3GB+32GB(WiFi+LTE version) & this here is the 4GB+64GB(WiFi+LTE version).
The storage type is eMMC 5.1, which is slightly on the slower side. And there’s LPDDR4X RAM.
It has a 7100mAh battery with an 18W charging, so it’ll take about 4-4.5 hours to charge so keep it on charge overnight as it takes 4 hours to charge.
The 10.4” display will easily last you through the day with the 7100mAh battery under moderate usage under heavy usage, it’ll easily last till evening & shouldn’t be a problem and it’s an IPS LCD display as mentioned earlier.
On paper, the AnTuTu scores show between 1.85-1.90L under gaming performance, you can play COD/BGMI with Medium settings without problems.
There’s 1 interesting thing about the OS that I’d like to tell you about.
There’s no bloatware, nor any apps by realme. In fact, many apps are from Google, which is interesting and there are apps like YouTube Kids, YouTube Spaces which are basically for educational purposes.
And they’ve launched the tablets with the same focus, so there are some apps where you can track your kid’s online activities.
Many apps like Google One, Google Play, GPay etc, are all pre-installed which are from Google.
realme says that this is realme UI for the pad but I’d say it’s like having stock Android with a realme launcher on it and there’s nothing else.
It’s based on Android 11 & has August security patch and there are some good features like reading mode, which is nice.
There’s also multi-window support for you to use multiple apps on the big screen.
No, there aren’t all sensors here. There’s no fingerprint sensor, but there is a face unlock and there’s no proximity sensor as well, yes there’s a gyroscope & other sensors available.
The Helio G80 is 4G if you buy the LTE version, there’s hybrid sim card support, dual 4G VoLTE support, WiFi calling support as well.
Like I said, if you want to talk on the call while picking it up, then you can do it without any problems and there’s dual-band WiFi support, WiFi calling as I mentioned & there’s Bluetooth 5.0 support.
There’s Widevine L1 support & Camera2api support which I don’t think will be useful enough for photos.
It’s ok for video conferencing because there are 8MP cameras both on the front and back (single).
There’s 1 good thing, the selfie camera is in the side bezel, so if you keep it in landscape mode, it’ll help you while video conferencing.
The screen is good with 82.5% screen-to-body ratio for a tablet that’s good and It’s an IPS LCD display & the colours are good with the high-quality IPS display.
You won’t see the blacks as the blacks on AMOLED & the viewing angles are fair and the audio is quite loud & it’s good but if you hold it horizontally, then only the upper speaker grills will be audible.
Overall, the multimedia experience is good.
Grey & Gold. If you want that gold look then you can go for it too.
I mentioned at the beginning of the blog finally, we’ve got a tablet which is good! Is decent, & at good pricing!
Price of realme pad
Definitely, I’d say it’s value for money but the marketing tactics – 3GB+32GB (Coming Soon) for Rs 13,999(below Rs 15K)
It’s possible that “coming soon” might be “never”(3GB+32GB) And you’ll only have Rs 16K(3GB+32GB WiFi+LTE) & Rs 18K(4GB+64GB WiFi+LTE) available.
Having said that, the performance, display, and other features for the price are good and I liked this tablet.
If you’re in the market in search of a big-screen tablet around Rs 15-16K, or if you’re looking for a bigger screen than your phone for media consumption,
video conferencing/online education for students, then definitely you should consider the realme Pad.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is realme pad waterproof?
Is realme pad the best tablet under 20k?
Till now it’s yes.
Is realme pad good for students?
does realme pad have the best camera for tablets?
no it’s not the best but a decent camera for educational purposes and video confrencing.