Introduction – A Hands-On Realme Pad Review
The realme pad is the first foray into the world of android tablets by the Chinese company, following Xiaomi and Nokia. The popular Realme pad is not in rivalry with the Apple iPads in the budget category.
With its low cost and mid-range specifications, the Realme pad targets students who want to attend online classes or watch movies. The 10.4-inch screen with a 2K resolution means that the images have plenty of details. The display does not support HDR though the four speakers that Dolby Atmos power make the sound loud and movies a treat to watch.
The battery is big and lasts at least a day even after heavy use and for two days, depending on the usage. This is helpful as charging is a bit slow and takes time.
The Realme Pad Price
The realme tablet price starts from $250 for 32 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, while the higher specs model can cost $330.
Thanks to its slim frame, the design is pretty sleek and looks high-end when you hold it. It weighs only 440 grams and is 6.9 mm thick. The body comes in aluminum, making it sturdy though there is no IP rating.
When holding the tablet in the landscape mode, one will find the power button on the top-left edge, and the volume rockers on the top edge left side. The sim slot is on the right top. On the right side, you will also get the USB-C charging port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack just below it.
The realme pad screen has a 10.4-inch LCD with a 1200×2000 resolution, 60 HZ refresh rate, and top brightness of 360 nits. The screen is vibrant enough, not at the same level as an AMOLED panel. There are various brightness modes: reading mode, dark mode, night mode, and sunlight mode. For reading eBooks, the reading mode is useful, while the screen’s brightness gets lowered to 2 nits in the night mode. One must be careful with swiping on the display as it can leave noticeable smudges and needs wiping.
Performance, Camera, and Specs
The realme pad specs do not suffer due to its low budget profile, and the navigation does not stutter. The small apps open quickly, but multitasking gets affected when too many apps are open in the background. The tablet comes in three variants of 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB of RAM and storage ranging from 32 GB to 128 GB. The tablet supports microSD cards up to 1 TB.
The camera has a front-facing 8MP lens which is effective for video calls. Though the video is not sharp, the lens covers 105 degrees and gives a good field view. The 8MP camera on the rear is suitable for scanning documents and taking photos.
The realme pad is a solid low-cost tablet though not perfect. One of its weak aspects is performance though it has a good screen and sleek design.