Realme Pad Mini Review: Best Budget Tablet for students
As a result, different smartphone brands entered this market for better or worse, and one such brand is real me. It made its debut with a realme pad last year, which was a low cost rival to the popular galaxy tab a family. Now the company has recently launched an even more affordable and compact tablet, dubbed the realme pad mini. Currently, it is available in europe and a handful of asian regions, including india, where it costs 11 000 rupees for the base, 332 gpu wi fi only model or 2000 more for the lte variant and for what its worth. This thing looks like a solid tablet, but because of its affordable price tag, its obvious that fuel me has made some compromises on the pad mini, but not in terms of design or its build quality. It keeps the metal unibody design of realmes first gen tablet, which gives it a sturdy hands on feel and im also liking these flat edges from the usability perspective, since it helps a lot with the grip complementing. This is the slim form factor of the device with an equally good weight distribution across the chassis, so it does not feel uncomfortable to carry during those long jam sessions. Likewise, this matte finish at the back, ensures that you wont struggle with fingerprints or smudges either. However, i would recommend wrapping it around a case or cover, since my unit already has dents here under the back plate is a 6400 milliamp hour battery large enough to last you, through your favorite series or podcast sessions for hours.
I have been using it for more than two weeks now and i am yet to drain its battery entirely before bedtime. However, charging it from empty to full takes a whopping two hours with the 18 watt, fast charger that is included inside the box. On a different note, the quality of this screen is just fine, obviously its not an amoled panel, and i was not expecting one either, but this 8.7 inches ips screen is accompanied by just hd plus resolution, which means contents dont, look as sharp as they would on A full hd display, even the core quality of the screen, is not on par with the ips panels. You will find on smartphones these days, so its apparent that realme went with an inferior panel on this tablet, as you can easily notice the lack of saturation when watching movies or just general web browsing, but to make matters a little less terrible, theres a feature called Video display enhancement in the settings which makes the content look brighter and more vivid. Then again it is limited to select google apps such as youtube and photos. Only fortunately enough, realme has secured white one l1 certification here, so you can enjoy hd content on ott platforms and if you prefer, reading, comics or manga, i found that its lower resolution does not make the experience any less enjoyable screen visibility on it, isnt an issue While youre indoors, but of course it does struggle to maintain sufficient brightness under direct sunlight anyway, performance is where the realme pad mini gains full points.
It is powered by the unisock t616 chip which, if you look at its core specifications, as well as benchmarks, is nearly identical to the mediatek helio g80 featured on the rear me pad, and the low res display on the real me pad mini means. It requires less processing power, which makes things somewhat smoother and relatively more responsive, and i dont have any complaints about its memory management either. Having said that, its a software aspect leaves things to be desired, although i appreciate its near stock. Android, like layout realme, has not really made any tablet specific tweaks on this os originally built for smartphones in comparison samsungs, one ui on tablets brings meaningful changes to help things adapt naturally on large screens. So i am hopeful that realme will issue an android 12l based update sometime in the near future to enhance the user experience as for gaming. Yes, this is not a gaming tablet by any means, but you can enjoy some popular titles such as pubg and call of duty mobile at medium settings here, but maybe its because of the underpowered processor or the hd display graphics, felt a touch off to me for Audio, unlike the real new pad, this guy only gets two speakers one at the top and one at the bottom. Its um audio output can get pretty loud, although you will notice some distortion at max volumes and the base is nearly non existent as well, but still its fine for casually watching movies or playing games.
Lastly, talking about its cameras as with most budget and mid range tablets, this is not the strongest suit of the realme pad mini. It comes with an eight megapixel lens at the back and a five megapixel sensor on the front, both of which can take average looking photos. But of course i am not going to complain about the dynamic range or sharpness of the images here, but its a quality is good enough for taking photos of notes or when chatting with friends and family on a video call. So, overall, the real me pad mini, like the first gen realme pad, is aimed at those who value affordability above anything else and for a low cost tablet. It takes almost every box, you get a clean software experience, you get good performance and its all metal construction is just the icing on the cake granted that the overall display quality could have been better, but its price makes it easy to overlook a few flaws. All in all, if you want a small, yet powerful, android tablet, the realme pad mini is one of the easiest recommendations for 2022. So far, so guys that was all for our full review of the recently launched realme pad mini.