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Verdict on the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max 14 - A temptation for tablet fans

The Xiaomi Pad 6 Max offers a lot of tablet for its money.
The Xiaomi Pad 6 Max offers a lot of tablet for its money.
Not only is the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max an inexpensive alternative to the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra without PWM - but it also offers advantages that can't be found on the Samsung tablet. In our test, the mid-range tablet with an XXL display impressed throughout thanks to its high consistency.

After the Xiaomi Pad 6 already impressed us in our test with its great value for money, the Max version of the tablet did similarly well. However, in contrast to its smaller brother, the Pad 6 Max won't reach a global market, meaning you will have to rely on import devices if you are looking to buy the biggest Xiaomi tablet to date.

In view of its US$670 price, the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max is still an attractive and, above all, cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra or the Lenovo Tab Extreme. The mid-range tablet achieved great results in our battery tests using an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m², lasting for 15 hours and as a result, offering much better runtimes than its XXL tablet competition. Furthermore, the Pad 6 Max can be charged super quickly using the proprietary 67-watt charger. Interestingly, the Pad 6 Max also has about the same performance level as Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 under load since the Xiaomi tablet is not subject to any throttling.

The biggest reason that speaks for purchasing the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max is its 14-inch IPS display. In our measurements, the Xiaomi tablet's brightness of 630 cd/m² at most proved to show about the same levels of brightness as its much more expensive rivals. However, in our more realistic APL18 test, which simulates an even distribution of bright and dark areas on the screen, it couldn't generate more brightness than competitors who rely on OLED panels due to its IPS technology. In turn, the tablet has a much bigger advantage for PWM-sensitive users. Under our oscilloscope, we did measure high-frequency flickering, however, it is so high that it shouldn't even affect this group of users.

Do you place great importance on a big Android tablet with stylus input and an attractive price-to-performance ratio? Then take a look at our detailed review of the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max. If you need an even bigger tablet or want to avoid import devices, then you might want to take a look at our review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra.


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Marcus Herbrich, 2023-09-30 (Update: 2023-09-29)