Realme made its first foray into the tablet market last month when it unveiled the Realme Pad. The Realme Pad is an affordable tablet option in a market where there aren’t many good ones. Samsung or Lenovo make the ones available on the market; Lenovo only recently began focusing on its tablet portfolio. In a way, Realme’s tablet breathes new life into the category, but it’s still a first (read: modest) attempt, so it’s not for everyone.
I used the Realme Pad for a long time before writing a review. It’s an “affordable tablet for online learning and entertainment,” which is precisely what my review describes it as, and I agree with it. Because this review is lengthy, I’ve divided it into five sections to make it easier to follow. A word first about the cost.
The Realme Pad is available in three configurations: Wi-Fi only for Rs 13,999, Wi-Fi and LTE for Rs 15,999, and 4GB of RAM for Rs 17,999. Both the Real Grey and Real Gold models are available in the tablet’s color palette.
The Realme Pad has a stylish metallic finish on the back and sides. Realme has attempted to differentiate its tablet from the iPad by making it look almost identical. The Realme Pad’s design is stunning, and despite its low price, it looks anything but cheap. However, Realme has failed to include a tablet cover, which could be a problem for wary of large screens.
The Realme Pad has a 10.4-inch 2K screen with excellent brightness when it comes to the display. As a result, even on a sunny day, I had no problem using the tablet to watch my favorite Netflix movie while sitting on my balcony. Additionally, the screen is big enough to accommodate the windows of many individuals on a Zoom conversation while still being useful for viewing documents. The bezels are a little archaic, but they do provide space for the thumb while holding the phone so that the screen is not obstructed when in use.
It’s not terrible on the tablet, but it’s not great either. The game’s performance is adequate in this instance. However, if you have a lot of programs open simultaneously, multitasking may become a hassle. Also, the Realme Pad only offers 3GB or 4GB of RAM; the 6GB version isn’t available. This might be to blame. Even though the processor is an entry-level one with minimal RAM and just 1GB onboard, we were able to observe its slowness while switching between programs, the browser, and streaming apps.
With a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, the Realme Pad is competitively priced. In addition to making and receiving phone calls, a tablet with this CPU can also browse documents, read the internet, and watch movies online. The tablet can run light games with this chip, but they will be unenjoyable. Realme UI for Pad skin is included on the tablet, which removes bloatware and adds custom functions. However, this is cumbersome, in my opinion.
An 8-megapixel camera is located on the Realme Pad’s back. Because the shots are blurry and lacking in-depth, it’s just good for taking pictures. However, video calls will benefit from it. For grandparents who prefer to keep in contact with their family even when they’re miles apart, the front-facing 8-megapixel camera is ideal for video chats and making video calls.
The battery of the Realme Pad is rated at 7100 mAh. This is a big one, and it functions as such. The pill may last up to two weeks; severe use will only get you one day. To charge the Realme Pad’s battery to 100 percent, you must need an external 18W charger.
Realme Pad Insights:
The Realme Pad is a great tablet to purchase if you’re searching for something that can do both video calling and online learning. The Rs 15,999 version has cellular support. Therefore that’s what you should get. However, if you don’t mind using Wi-Fi alone, the Rs 13,999 model is an excellent value.