Realme Pad X has launched in the Indian market this week, making it another tablet option for buyers. Not that long ago, the option for tablet buyers was limited to Samsung, Lenovo and Acer to some extent. But now, you have more options, with the entry of Xiaomi, Oppo and now Realme.
Realme Pad X is also one of the tablets in the country that comes with a 5G chipset, the other one being the Xiaomi Pad 5. Tablets running on Android are mostly viewed as entertainment devices. But brands are trying to change that perception, claiming to offer better productivity. So, where does the new Realme Pad X stand among the other tablet options like the Oppo Pad Air and the Xiaomi Pad 5? Here’s a detailed comparison which gives you the answer.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Price in India
Realme Pad X price in India starts from Rs 19,999, which gets you the 4GB + 64GB model with Wi-Fi only support. Realme also has the 4GB + 64GB option with cellular support for Rs 25,999 and the higher 6GB + 128GB variant available for Rs 27,999.
Oppo Pad Air prices in India start from Rs 16,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB model. You get the 4GB + 128GB variant for Rs 19,999.
Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with a starting price tag of Rs 26,999, which gets you the 6GB + 128GB model, while you pay Rs 28,999 for the same RAM but double the storage at 256GB.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Design
Realme Pad X carries a plastic body and frame, but you don’t really mind the tablet’s build quality. It weighs under 500 grams, and the thickness of 7.1mm makes it easy to carry and even use for that matter. The thin bezels on display are a refreshing sign, and at the back, you have subtle touch with the camera occupying the top-left.
Oppo Pad Air is an equal match for the Realme Pad X with its dimensions of 6.9mm in thickness and 440 grams in weight, making it lighter and thinner than the Pad X. The back body is made of plastic, but the extra texture adds a different touch to the tablet, giving you a better grip. The bezels on the screen are comparatively bigger than what you get with the Pad X.
Xiaomi Pad 5 goes for a mixed touch of a plastic back panel with an aluminium frame on the sides. The back design has been kept simple, and unlike the other two tablets, we like the placement of the camera at the back. Xiaomi Pad 5 weighs 511 grams, which is the heaviest, but at 6.9mm thickness, it manages the dimensions smartly.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Display
Realme Pad X gets a 10.95-inch LCD display that gives you 2K Full HD+ resolution with support for a 60Hz refresh rate. The screen-to-body ratio is 82.6 per cent, and the tablet offers a peak brightness of 450 nits along with a pixel density of 213 PPI.
The Oppo Pad Air features a 10.36-inch 2K display that gives you 2000 × 1200 pixels resolution. The screen offers a 60Hz refresh rate, which is the standard and has a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5% and 360 nits of peak brightness.
Xiaomi Pad 5 has a 10.95-inch 2.5K LCD display that provides a 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution. The biggest change is that you get the screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10, Dolby Vision and 650 nits of peak brightness.
All these features make the Xiaomi Pad 5 a clear winner in the display department.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Performance and UI
Realme Pad X is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 695 5G chipset paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The tablet runs on Android 12 based on Realme UI 3.0 for Pad software that has been customised for the tablet.
Oppo Pad Air is using the Snapdragon 680 4G chipset for its performance, clubbed with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB of UFS2.2 internal storage. Oppo has also designed its ColorOS platform for Pads and built it over the Android 12 operating system.
Xiaomi Pad 5 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 860 SoC with 6GB RAM, and you can get it with either 128GB or 256GB internal storage. Xiaomi is strangely giving you the Android 11-based MIUI on this tablet.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Cameras
Realme Pad 5 gets a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera on the front for video calls with a 105° wide-angle lens and portrait-centring function.
Oppo Pad Air has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. Xiaomi Pad 5 gets a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera for video conferencing.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Battery
Realme Pad X carries an 8,340mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging speed. Oppo Pad Air gets a 7,100mAh battery that can be charged at a speed of 18W.
Xiaomi Pad 5 features an 8,720mAh battery that gets a 22.5W charger out of the box, but the charging support goes up to 33W.
Realme Pad X vs Xiaomi Pad 5 vs OPPO Pad Air: Verdict
Realme Pad X has become an interesting choice for people who want a 5G-centric Android tablet. It has a quality screen, supports a stylus and has a keyboard accessory. It has all the requisites that one needs to consider while buying a tablet. Oppo Pad Air is equally competent, but its 4G chipset puts it behind these two tablets. And when you want to spend upwards of Rs 25,000, it is hardly surprising to see that the Xiaomi Pad 5 gives you the best value and features as well.