Xiaomi Redmi Pad & Buds Pro 4 Review: The Right Combination for a Great Multimedia Experience!
With Redmi Pad, the Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has taken a step into the tablet market. The company is known for its exceptionally budget-oriented products, with performance quite similar to some flagship killer mobile phones. In addition to Redmi Pad, they have also launched the 4th generation of earbuds called Redmi Buds Pro 4. On paper, both products look pretty compelling, but how good are they in real life?
In a hurry, read this short overview stating the pros and cons of the Xiaomi Redmi Pad.
- Amazing Price
- Efficient and better-performing processor
- Beautiful and strong construction
- Dolby Atmos supported four speakers
- Excellent Battery life
- Snappy 90Hz Display
- Three years of security and system upgrades
- Satisfactory camera performance
- No stylus and external keyboard support
- No built-in GPS
Redmi Pad – Price
The first-generation Redmi Pad is among the most affordable device. It has multiple variants; I have got the 3GB + 64GB edition that is priced at 299$ only. It is competing against the Galaxy Tab A8 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD edition. With this price and excellent performance, I think it is going to thrash everyone in its way.
Redmi Pad – Unboxing
The unboxing experience is good; the box is quite similar to iPad boxes. On the front, there is also a Dolby logo which is a nice sneak peek into the excellent audio quality of the Redmi Pad. Other than that, the box is very generic. We have the Redmi Pad, charging cable, 22.5W charger, and some papers with a sim ejecting tool.
Appearance and Build Quality
Taking it out of the box, it does not feel very satisfying in hand, but the quality is definitely better than most budget tablets like Amazon kindle Fire Edition. It has a metal unibody design which feels solid and durable.
The 10.6-inch screen has equal bezels on all four sides with a traditional camera placement on the right side. Redmi has launched the non-cellular version, so you cannot insert any sim card, but there is a tray on the left for microSD card. The bottom side has two out of 4 speakers with the USB Type-C charging port. The volume rocker is on right, while the power button and the other two speakers are on top.
- Body: Glass screen engraved in the solid metal unibody.
- Wight: 445 grams
- Screen: 10.61-inch 90Hz display with a peak brightness of 400nits
- Processor: MediaTek Helio G99 6nm chipset
- OS: Android 12 with MIUI skin
- Rear Camera: 8MP main camera
- Front Camera: 8MP ultra-wide camera with 105° field of view
- Battery: 8000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
- Memory: Multiple variants ranging from 3GB + 64GB to 6GB + 128GB
- Speakers: 4 Dolby Atmos speakers
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, 2.4GHz/5GHz
Redmi Pad – Display
Redmi pad has a fairly big 10.6-inch IPS LCD. It comes with a buttery smooth 90Hz display and 1200×2000 resolution. The 400nits brightness is excellent, and color accuracy is also quite remarkable. In addition to the beautiful screen, the fantastic MIUI also adds to the wonderful user experience that the device provides.
I really like the display; it’s big, bright, crisp, snappy, and responsive to every gesture. Moreover, the gaming experience is excellent on this screen. The only thing that can be improved is the thick bezels. I will also recommend using a screen protector, as there is no gorilla glass claim from Redmi.
Redmi Pad – Battery
Redmi Pad has a massive 8000mAh battery. In my testing, the pad gave me a screen time of 7 to 8 hours which is superb. Thanks to its efficient processor, it keeps the device cool and provides exceptional battery timing.
In the box, we get a 22.5W charger that can fast charge other mobile devices, as the Redmi pad only supports 18W charging.
Redmi Pad – Camera
The pad has a single camera on both the rear and front. The rear camera is an 8MP wide camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It can shoot at 1080p 30fps. There is nothing special about the camera; it has mediocre quality. Although it is bad, but the performance is expected considering the budget-oriented approach of the company.
The main reservation for me is the quality of the front camera, as the tablets and pads are often used for online meetings and video calls. It is an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 105° field of view. The ultra-wide natures make it a wide camera, but the performance and image quality are still not good.
Redmi Pad – Performance
Redmi is using MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor. It is not the best or actual flagship processor, but its performance is fantastic. Not only it provides excellent performance, but it also stays cool and uses less battery life. I have tried a couple of high-end games like Call of Duty mobile and Real Racing 3 on ultra-settings.
The resources-hungry games work exceptionally well; the processor handles them efficiently while providing the most optimal gaming experience.
Another great thing is the 3-year system and security updates. The feature is fantastic as it makes it futureproof for at least a few years.
The speakers Redmi Pad are fantastic. It has Dolby Atmos-supported four speakers that provides a complete surround sound. They are great for a movie night and excellent for gaming.
These are the things that I don’t like about the Redmi Pad.
- The camera performance is average.
- No in-built GPS.
- No Wi-Fi 6 support.
- Redmi pen also does not work with the Pad.
- Redmi has not made any keyboard case.
Redmi Buds Pro 4
Redmi is mainly known for its smartphones, but they have made significant progress in its audio products. Redmi Buds Pro 4 is “some” product. They are equipped with excellent sound quality, perfect design, and exceptional active noise cancellation.
Redmi Buds Pro 4 is priced at 100$, and the top features make it a worthy product. A similar product is Earfun Air Pro 2, it’s slightly cheap and low in performance. They are waterproof, have dual drivers, and support Bluetooth 5.2. Moreover, its excellent design and multiple comfortable ear tips make it perfect for every ear size.
The reason for showing the buds with the Redmi Pad is another excellent feature that the buds have. They will automatically connect to the Redmi Pad as soon as you take them out. In the mobile app, you will find many options to set gestures and enhance audio output. You can control volume, playback, ANC, google assistant, call pickup, and much more with gestures.
The battery life of Redmi Buds Pro 4 adds significant value; individually, they can last up to 5 hours that can be recharged to increase the battery life up to 36 hours which is simply incredible.
I absolutely loved both products; the Redmi Pad has everything we can ask for at this price point. There are some things that can be upgraded and added, but to be honest, the device is still impressive. It is clearly the most valuable product in the budget tablet market.
As for Redmi Buds Pro 4, they are a little more expensive than the previous generation, but the hi-fi audio, battery life, and active noise cancellation are nothing less than a premium product.
So, what do you think about these products? Let us know in the comments.
Where to Buy?
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