Notebookcheck Logo

Xiaomi Pad 5 joins the list of Android devices that can run Windows 11

A developer got Windows 11 running on the Xiaomi Pad 5 (image via ITHome)
A developer got Windows 11 running on the Xiaomi Pad 5 (image via ITHome)
Images of a Xiaomi Pad 5 running Windows 11 have emerged online. Apart from a lack of GPU drivers, the operating system seems to be working fine. However, its performance has been slightly affected, as exhibited by its Geekbench score.

Despite its stringent requirements, Windows 11 is surprisingly versatile. It has been spotted running a multitude of devices, including the Pixel 6 and Microsoft's own Surface Duo. A Chinese developer (via ITHome) has now successfully booted the operating system on the Xiaomi Pad 5.

Leaked screenshots showcase a (mostly) functional Windows 11 desktop running on the Xiaomi Pad 5, complete with the Start menu. Commonly used apps seem to be working perfectly fine; however, the GPU functionality is impaired due to a lack of drivers. That, and several other reasons, resulted in sub-par performance. In Geekbench, the Xiaomi Pad 5 managed to net a single and multi-core score of 465 and 1,992, significantly lower than the Snapdragon 860's average scores of 756 and 2,712. The developer also ran the Master Lu benchmark on the Xiaomi Pad 5, but it is hard to tell much performance was lost due to no baseline readings.

The Renegade Project also has an in-depth guide on installing Windows 11 on your smartphone. However, that method only works for a handful of devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, such as the OnePlus 6T. Refer to the attached image to find a matrix of supported devices and features. Do note that the matrix could be somewhat outdated, so make sure to check on the project's GitHub page for updates.

Buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 on Amazon

Xiaomi Pad 5 Windows 11 Geekbench score (image via ITHome)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Windows 11 Geekbench score (image via ITHome)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Windows 11 Master Lu score (image via ITHome)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Windows 11 Master Lu score (image via ITHome)
Renegade Project Windows 11 status matrix (image via The Renegade Project)
Renegade Project Windows 11 status matrix (image via The Renegade Project)

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 02 > Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 joins the list of Android devices that can run Windows 11
Anil Ganti, 2022-02-27 (Update: 2022-02-27)