Realme Pad long term user review. Ok, it’s been a long time since I have been using Realme Pad or Tab. Before I start I must tell you, I have been using iPad 6th Gen 9.7 for nearly 3 years. I have used a couple of Android tablets from Micromax and Samsung but Apple’s iPad OS hits differently. Wellbeing on budget and finding the right table maybe it’s not be that hard in India especially right now.
Let’s cut to the chase and just share all my thought and experience with Realme Pad. Start with some Tech specs if you are interested.
- 6.9mm Ultra-Slim Design
- 26.31cm (10.4″ ) WUXGA+ Immersive Display, 2000 x 1200 Pixels
- 7100mAh Mega Battery
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- ROM: 32GB/64GB Up to 1TB Memory Expansion
- Dolby Atmos Quad Speakers
- Helio G80 Gaming Processor
- Realme UI for Pad
For detailed specs, check – https://www.realme.com/in/realme-pad/specs
Most reviews might start with the boring Display, etc. Well, 1 thing that Realme Pad easily excels in is the Content watching experience. I primarily bought for this reason and maybe a Tablet is essentially meant for content. But, again a tablet can be useful in many different ways for anyone. The Apps I used for content are Amazon Prime Video, Sony Liv, Disney Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube as usual ones.
The display is a 2000 x 1200 Pixels WUXGA+ which is brilliant for content and entertainment. The added advantage is the built in speakers. Mark my words you don’t need additional speakers or headphones, even the iPad 9.7 can be easily beaten here.
The second most important factor for me was the battery and in any Tablet, you will easily get a big battery. However, an important point to note here is how well it is optimized for the UI which it comes with. Frankly, Realme did a good job here giving a Stock UI with near-zero bloatware and ads. The battery is a 7100 mAh Lithium-Ion. Giving you an exact figure no jargon here, a 1080p video/movie of 2 hours can be watched 3 times still with some battery left. If you are connected to WIFI/Data the battery drain a little faster.
Well, let me put it a straight one line here. Realme Pad is not meant for gaming period. Even though it comes with a MediaTek Helio G80, 2 GHz, Mali G52, and a 3GB/4G RAM variant. You will not have a good experience. I have tested BGMI, Call of Duty Mobile, FIFA, Asphalt, NFS No limits, Garden Spaces, etc. You name it.
Well not just Android specific games but I ran some PS2 Emulator games like God of War has some hiccups as well. Noting Emulator games might not be that stable. Overall the UI isn’t smooth enough.
Realme did a great job again here from the Type C port to the Headphone jack. Good LTE and an SD card slot and you name a feature Realme has it covered. I have been using an Airtel SIM and a 64GB SD card and it all works perfectly. The calling experience can’t talk much as I don’t personally take calls on Tab. You can’t hold your phone on ears to take calls, its either Bluetooth or via Speakers. The Realme Buds Air 2 works perfectly again for the right pair.
Some of the key things I would like to cover here. The design of the Pad is just minimal and is pretty lightweight to hold. It comes with 2 color options Grey and Gold, well I use Grey. Video calling and for School/College calls is an ideal buy as well. The camera in a tab isn’t to be much talked about but works just fine. It comes with the latest Android 11, I did receive a few updates in this great timespan.
- All major and minor aspects covered
- Entertainment/Content experience
- Light weight
- Type C and headphone jack
- SIM/SD card Support
- Stock UI (Clean and Zero Bloatware)
- Random UI glitch
So, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a budget Tablet with no gaming requirement. Now, only good options you have in this price bracket will be Samsung.