Xiaomi Pad 5 Review

The Xiaomi Pad 5 was first introduced in China and is now launching internationally. Xiaomi Pad 5 has a sleek high-performance tablet that has a lot of features for a pretty low price. So, what exactly are you getting here? We will do a Xiaomi Pad 5 Review in our article to learn more, and explain the questions you might have been thinking.

Xiaomi Pad 5 Review

Firstly, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is a Wi-Fi-only model. Xiaomi does have the Xiaomi Pad 5 with 5G but they are not releasing it outside of China. It is a very elegant tablet, and it is easy to like. The aluminum frame is flat all around the device and has a brushed finish and there is a matte piece of plastic that covers the rest of the aluminum chassis on the back internationally it comes in pearl white or cosmic grey choice.

Design and Build

The design choice that might annoy you, the most is that the camera piece is just out a little on a tablet, especially one with pen support, you do not want any wobbling. On the front, you will find very thin bezels while it collects fingerprints like crazy, but it is easy to clean. As a whole, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is lightweight and properly balanced. It is easy to hold and provides a solid grip toom On the bottom you will find the USB-C port.

The left side of the tablet has three small pogo pins where you can attach the optional magnetic keyboard case and on the right, you will find the volume, and power buttons. There is no fingerprint reader and that face unlock does not have any security beyond the front camera. You might want to use it since it is more convenient than a pin or a password.


The 11-inch IPS LCD panel has a pixel density of 274ppi, which is in line with the competition it supports 10-bit color, so you will get a possible 1 billion colors. There are three color modes available, the default, saturated, and standard.

There is also an adaptive color option, which adjusts color based on ambient light, much like Apple’s true tone, the display reaches a very good 478 minutes of max brightness. LCD Panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, and you can choose whether the screen should be at 60Hz, or 120Hz. There is no adaptiveness if you choose the high refresh rate. So, it will stay at 120Hz.


The Xiaomi Pad 5 supports Xiaomi Smartpen which is sold separately. It is unusually expensive for a Xiaomi product but the Xiaomi Pad 5 pre-orders get it bundled. The pen is minimalistic with a matte finish, and solid feel. On it, you will find two keys with pre-defined functionality. The bottom key allows for quick notes or a brush change, taking quick screenshots, or changing the color of a brush. The screen reads the stylus with 240Hz sampling rate, and supports 4090 pressure levels, which makes writing and drawing feel more natural. On the right side of the Xiaomi Pad 5, there is a magnetic dock, where the pan recharges.


One of the highlights of the Xiaomi Pad 5 is the Snapdragon 860 chipset, the Xiaomi Pad 5 offers fast and lag free performance. The device comes with 6 GB of RAM, and either 128 or 256 GB of storage. There is no expendable storage here, and you should also know that this device is Wi-Fi only, and there is no GPS. If you live in Asia, you can buy the Pro model which has 5G support, and GPS along with 8 speakers instead of a 4.

Battery and Charging

8720mAh battery got it 14 hours, which is a great number for a tablet. It is bundled with a 22.5W charger, and it got the battery from 0 to 27 in 30 minutes while a full charge requires 2 hours.

Xiaomi Pad 5 Specifications

  • Weight: 511g
  • Display Type: IPS LCD 11-inches
  • Resolution: 1600×2560 pixels
  • Memory: 128GB, 6GB RAM / 256GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 8720mAh
  • Camera: 13MP / 8MP Selfie / 1080p 30fps video resolution

Should you buy the Xiaomi Pad 5?

The Xiaomi Pad 5 has a lot to offer and it strikes an amazing balance between features and price, its screen is superb, the speakers are excellent and performance is great. The smartpen is a very convenient addition. So, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is one of the best Android tablets that you are going to find for under $500. Check out Mi Store to learn more about the Xiaomi Pad 5.

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