Realme Pad Mini tablet launched in India; first impression

Realme Pad Mini was released in India after the Philippines. The latest tablet debuted with Realme GT Neo 3, Realme Buds Q2s, and Smart TV x Full HD.

Realme Pad Mini

In a special event last month, Realme India unveiled multiple new products. The list of new products includes the latest Realme Pad Mini tablet, Realme GT Neo 3, Realme Buds Q2s, and Smart TV x Full HD. Furthermore, the newest Pad Mini is the latest Android tablet in the country, and this device is the second tablet by the company in the country. The Pad Mini tablet sports an 8.7-inch display and an 8MP rear camera.

Realme Pad Mini tablet officially debuts alongside the Realme GT Neo3, Realme Buds Q2s in India
Realme Pad Mini tablet officially debuts alongside the Realme GT Neo3, Realme Buds Q2s in India

Realme Pad Mini price in India

The all-new Realme Pad Mini comes with both Wi-Fi only and LTE connectivity in India. India’s latest Realme Pad Mini is priced at Rs 10999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. This price is for the Wi-Fi-only model. Another Wi-Fi-only Realme Pad Mini model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 12999 in India. Now, let’s look at the unboxing of the latest Realme Mini tablet.

  • LTE variants

At the same time, the Realme Pad Mini that also comes with LTE connectivity is priced at Rs 12999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. Another LTE variant which packs in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, is priced at Rs 14999.

The price for the Mini variant of Realme tablet starts at Rs 8999
The price for the Mini variant of Realme tablet starts at Rs 8999

Realme India is offering this Pad Mini in two color options: blue and grey colors. As for the availability, the Realme Pad Mini tablet is available for purchase via Flipkart, Realme India’s official website, and other offline retailers in the country.

  • Launch offers

During the launch event, Realme shared some details about the launch offers for the all-new Realme Pad Mini tablet. On the occasion of the fourth anniversary in India, Realme Pad Mini was available with up to Rs 2000 discount until last week.

Realme Pad Mini tablet: Unboxing

After the highly successful Realme Pad tablet, the Chinese tech players launched the Mini variant of the Realme Pad with the name Pad Mini tablet. This Pad Mini is the toned-down version of the standard Realme tablet. As mentioned above, the new Realme tablet is priced even lower at just Rs 11k.

The latest Realme Tablet comes in two colour options: Blue and Grey
The latest Realme Tablet comes in two colour options: Blue and Grey

Realme Pad Mini comes inside an extensive White themed box packaging. Although, the box design is just like any other entry-level Realme smartphone. On the top of the box package, we can see the image of the Pad Mini tablet. Once we open the box, we get the 8-inch tablet. Below, we get different compartments, packing in an 18W Realme Quick Charge charger and a USB Type-C cable for charging and data transfer. The LTE variant also gets a SIM ejector tool. Additionally, there are some documentation and paper works. Now, let’s take a look at the design of the Mini tablet.

Realme Pad Mini: Design

The all-new Realme Pad Mini tablet looks precisely like the Realme Pad tablet. At the rear, it comes with the same aluminum finishing with the Realme logo at the bottom—the horizontal lines at the top act as the antenna bands. Here, the latest Realme Mini tablet is pretty sleek, with a thickness of 7.6mm.

One of the significant differences between the Mini variant and the standard Realme tablet is the size. Placing side by side, the Realme Mini is much smaller than the standard Realme tablet. As for the in-hand experience, the Realme Pad Mini appears to fit in hands like a smartphone with a more prominent display. With this size of the tablet, the device is also much easier to handle.

  • Physical Overview

The side of the Realme Pad series tablet features the Power and the volume buttons. The headphone jack is on the top, and the dual SIM slot is also present in the LTE variant. The SIM slot is also a Hybrid SIM slot. Let’s talk about the specifications and performance of this Realme tablet. Also Read – Realme Pad tablet price in India

Realme Pad Mini: Specifications

The latest Realme model runs on Realme UI for Pad
The latest Realme tablet runs on Realme UI for Pad

Meanwhile, the latest Realme Pad Mini is the second Android tablet from the company in the country. It runs on Android 11 with the Realme UI for Pad on top. Additionally, this Realme UI also has its advantages as there are no bloatware apps.

Furthermore, we did not notice any ads on this Realme UI for tablets. Overall, the Realme UI on this Realme Mini tablet is all clean and friendly. One of the drawbacks of this Realme UI is that there is no promise for the major Android updates. However, Realme claims that it will be pushing out security updates.

  • Display

Realme Pad Mini tablet features an 8.7-inch WUXGA+ display. This display comes with a screen resolution of 1340*800 pixels. Furthermore, the device also gets a screen-to-body ratio of 84.5 percent, which means that the bezels on display are not big. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 price in India

Additionally, the LCD panel on this Realme Pad series tablet also supports a Sunlight Mode. Additionally, this Mode provides maximum screen brightness while using the tablet outdoors. Realme also claims that this display can reach a peak brightness of 360 nits. Meanwhile, Realme is offering an option with the name Video Display Enhancement feature. Moreover, this feature works in apps like YouTube and others, and this feature also makes the display a bit more vivid while playing the video.

  • Display Quality

In our experience, the display appears to be one of the areas which lack quality. The display on Realme Pad Mini is also bright enough considering the competition. However, the viewing angles on display are average, and the low resolution is also noticeable in some cases. Meanwhile, we expected the same display on the standard Realme tablet, and the Blacks in the videos turned out to be good on this IPS LCD display. Since this is a low-cost tablet, Realme also has to cut a few features and specifications.

Key highlights and specifications
Realme Mini tablet key highlights and specifications
  • Hardware

Under the hood, an octa-core Unisoc Tiger T616 powers the Realme Pad Mini tablet with Mali-G57 MP1 GPU, which can also reach a clock speed of up to 750MHz. Meanwhile, this chipset can offer a top clock speed of 2.0GHz. Additionally, the chipset will pair with up to 4GB of RAM. Furthermore, the latest Realme tablet also carries up to 64GB of onboard UFS 2.1 storage. The latest tablet also sports storage expansion via a MicroSD card of up to 1TB.

  • Performance

Meanwhile, this processor is the same as the Unisoc T610, which is present on almost every entry-level smartphone these days. As far as performance is concerned, the Realme Mini also offers excellent benchmark scores compared with the bigger Realme Pad tablet, and the real-time performance is also good. Also Read – Xiaomi Pad 5 tablet in India

The Gaming performance is also below average. Meanwhile, we tried playing intense graphic games like CoD and BGMI with HD settings on this Realme tablet. But our experience was not that good as the gameplay was not that smooth. Furthermore, the essential apps like Facebook, Chrome, YouTube, and others all work fine without any lag or stutter. Overall, the performance is good, and it is also because of the very minimal software, Realme UI for Pad.

  • Connectivity

Additionally, The Realme Pad Mini includes dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth v5, and a USB Type-C port in terms of connectivity options. Furthermore, the LTE variant also gets 4G VoLTE connectivity options. The Realme Mini tablet also carries dual stereo speakers at the top and bottom edge with Dirac Certification and an adaptive surround sound for audio output. In our experience, the speakers are also pretty loud enough; the speakers do get flat at maximum volume output in terms of audio output quality.

The Mini variant features the dual stereo speakers with Dirac
The Mini variant of Realme tab also features the dual stereo speakers with Dirac Certification
  • Other Features

The Realme Mini tablet also gets Widevine L1 certification. Henceforth, we can watch Full-HD videos on apps like Netflix, HBO Max, and others. Since this Realme tablet is a toned-down variant, there is no stylus support and keyboard case like the bigger Realme Pad tablet. Moreover, there is a Phone app available on the LTE variant of the Realme Mini tablet.

  • Camera

For the optics, Realme is also offering an 8MP camera at the back of this Pad Mini tablet. At the same time, the front of the tablet also features a 5MP selfie shooter. Moreover, the front camera can only shoot HD videos at 720p max resolution. The rear camera quality is also below average, and the Night photo and video quality from the back camera are poor. Also Read – Oppo Pad tablet launch date, price in India

  • Battery

A massive 6400mAh battery powers the Realme Pad Mini tablet. Furthermore, this battery comes with 18W fast charging support. The Chinese tech giant also claims that this battery can deliver up to 15.8 hours of video playback on a single charge. To test the battery backup, we played a video for 1 hour at Maximum brightness and 60% Volume levels. Meanwhile, during this video playback, the battery drain was around 18 percent. While playing the BGMI for 1 hour, we got a battery drain of approximately 23 percent. This kind of battery backup is also pretty good, considering the price point.

Overall, the battery performance is good. Furthermore, the device did not get too hot while playing videos. However, it also feels slightly warm at the back and around the camera module while playing intense graphic games for longer durations. Additionally, the device measures 211.8×124.5×7.6mm and weighs 372 grams.

The latest Mini tablet is the toned version of the standard tablet from the company
Moreover, the latest Mini Pad tablet is the toned version of the standard tablet from the company

Realme Pad Mini: Final Verdict

Starting at a price point of under Rs 11000, the latest Realme Pad Mini is also a pretty good option. Meanwhile, being a smaller tablet, Pad Mini is a lightweight device considering the other competing tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and Moto Tab G20. Furthermore, the octa-core Unisoc Tiger T616 on the Pad Mini tablet is also more powerful than the processors on other competing tablets.

Also, it gets faster UFS 2.1 storage than the eMMC 5.1 storage on other tablets. The better front camera, the bigger battery, and the faster-charging unit are also the plus points for the Pad Mini tablet. Meanwhile, the Realme Pad Mini is a good value for money. Also Read – Xiaomi Pad 5 tablet with a smart pen stylus

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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