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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Tablet review: Fast iPad competitor with 120 Hz

Insider Tip. The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is not yet officially available here and can currently only be purchased via import channels. However, this route is worthwhile because the 11-inch tablet is a real alternative to the Apple iPad in terms of looks and performance. However, the Pad 5 Pro costs considerably less and has a 120 Hz display and 67-watt fast charging ahead of the Apple model.

Compact tablets with a lot of power are mainly known from Apple. Xiaomi is now launching an alternative with the Pad 5 Pro that makes you sit up and take notice. The 11-inch tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 870 which is currently one of the fastest mobile SoCs. This practically rules out performance bottlenecks.

In terms of price, the Xiaomi undercuts similarly designed Apple tablets like the Apple iPad Air 4 significantly. The Pad 5 Pro with 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage and WiFi connectivity is available for around 430 Euros (~$489). For comparison: The iPad Air 4 costs around 550 Euros (~$625) in the smallest variant. But then you only get 64 GB of storage and have to live with a 60 Hz display. The IPS panel of the Pad 5 Pro offers 120 Hz.

Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Pad Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
11.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 275 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, IPS, WQXGA, 1 billion colors, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 109.8 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C to 3.5mm headset jack adapter, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass, HDR10, Dolby Atmos, Camera2 API Level 3, DRM Widevine L1
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.85 x 254.69 x 166.25 ( = 0.27 x 10.03 x 6.55 in)
Battery
8600 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13 MP main camera (f/2.0, AF) + 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4), videos up to 4K@30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 8 MP, videos up to 1080p@30fps
Additional features
Speakers: 8 speakers, Keyboard: virtual, USB-C to 3.5mm headset jack adapter, Quick start guide, MIUI 12.5, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
515 g ( = 18.17 oz / 1.14 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.7 %
11/2021
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
515 g6.85 mm11.00"2560x1600
90.7 %
11/2020
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14, A14 Bionic GPU
458 g6.1 mm10.90"2360x1640
88.4 %
09/2021
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
SD 865, Adreno 650
485 g7.25 mm10.95"2560x1600
86.2 %
04/2021
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
SD 730G, Adreno 618
485 g5.8 mm11.50"2560x1600
90.1 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
SD 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650
500 g6.3 mm11.00"2560x1600

Case - Apple iPad Air as a design template

Narrow display edges and rounded corners: The design of the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is clearly based on competitors like the current Apple iPad Air 4. It is similarly light at 550 grams (~19.4 oz) and almost as slim at 6.85 millimeters (~0.27 in). The Californians also serve as a model for the build quality.

The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro relies on a sturdy aluminum frame and a matte back cover with a silky surface finish, which makes it look and feel high-end. The same applies for the physical keys that are arranged around the corner. The power button, which also integrates the fingerprint sensor, and the volume rocker sit firmly in the chassis and please with their crisp pressure point. However, the low price requires compromises: Gorilla Glass does not protect the panel and the back is only made of plastic. The Xiaomi also lacks an IP rating.

The 13 MP camera integrated in the upper left of the back cover seen from the display side only protrudes about 2 millimeters from the casing. Therefore, the tablet practically does not wobble back and forth on the table. However, you can provoke a slight rocking when you tap on the lower left or upper right corner of the display. The speakers are distributed over the two short sides. There is a magnetic dock for the optional keyboard cover on the bottom.

The Pad 5 Pro is available in black, white and green.

Size comparison

264.28 mm / 10.4 in 171.4 mm / 6.75 in 5.8 mm / 0.2283 in 485 g1.069 lbs254.69 mm / 10 in 166.25 mm / 6.55 in 6.85 mm / 0.2697 in 515 g1.135 lbs253.8 mm / 9.99 in 165.3 mm / 6.51 in 7.25 mm / 0.2854 in 485 g1.069 lbs253.8 mm / 9.99 in 165.3 mm / 6.51 in 6.3 mm / 0.248 in 500 g1.102 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 in 178.5 mm / 7.03 in 6.1 mm / 0.2402 in 458 g1.01 lbs210 mm / 8.27 in 148 mm / 5.83 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Features - The Pad 5 Pro is currently only available as an import

The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro costs around 430 Euros (~$489) in the WiFi version with 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage. With 256 GB of storage, it is 470 Euros (~$534). The 5G version has 8/256 GB of storage and is about 100 Euros (~$114) more expensive. The storage cannot be expanded due to the lack of a microSD slot. The 5G version has a 50 MP camera, whereas the Wi-Fi version only has a 13 MP camera.

The Pad 5 Pro is currently not intended for the European market. However, if you want to buy it, you will find it at import specialists like our lender TradingShenzhen. We asked Xiaomi if and when the tablet will also be available in this country and will hopefully be able to provide the answer soon.

The Pad 5 should not be confused with the Pad 5 Pro. The Pad 5, which is only available as a Wi-Fi version, shares some features with the Pad 5 Pro, including the 120 Hz display and the storage configuration. With the Snapdragon 860 a slower SoC is used in the Pad 5. Charging is also limited to 33 watts and the casing only has 4 speakers. The Snapdragon 870, 67-watt charging, 8 speakers and a fingerprint sensor are only available in the Pad 5 Pro.

The USB-C port of the Pad 5 Pro works with USB 2.0 speed and also serves as an audio port due to the lack of a 3.5 mm jack. However, a suitable adapter is included in the scope of delivery. The tablet supports DRM Widevine L1 and can thus also play back streams in HD quality.

left: Power button with fingerprint sensor, speaker
left: Power button with fingerprint sensor, speaker
right: Speaker, USB-C 2.0
right: Speaker, USB-C 2.0
Head side: Volume rocker
Head side: Volume rocker
Foot side: magnetic dock for the optional keyboard cover
Foot side: magnetic dock for the optional keyboard cover

Software - Android 11 in English

The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro runs Android 11 together with Xiaomi's user interface MIUI in the current version 12.5. At the time of testing (end of October), the Android security updates were as of July 1 and thus already somewhat outdated.

Since the Pad 5 Pro is currently only available via import, the tablet only runs the English/Chinese ROM. Google Play is also not installed. However, neither of these is a problem.

Apart from the fact that the tablet does not understand German, it can be used just like any other Xiaomi mobile device: MIUI 12.5 remains an intuitive user interface even in English. And Google Play can be installed quickly and easily via an APK file because all other services required for Google Play are already running on the Pad 5 Pro.

Communication and GNSS - Fast WiFi 6 in the Pad 5 Pro

The Pad 5 Pro supports Bluetooth 5.2, but not NFC. It communicates with Wi-Fi 6, which is also the speed of the stable transfer rates that we determined with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

When it comes to transmission speed, only the Huawei MatePad 11 is still a bit faster, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is just ahead of the Xiaomi on the receiving side. The Apple iPad Air 4 clearly falls behind the Pad 5 Pro.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
902 (886min - 925max) MBit/s +4%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
864 (829min - 888max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
679 (653min - 709max) MBit/s -21%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe
645 (569min - 750max) MBit/s -25%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
645 (630min - 659max) MBit/s -25%
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
836 (624min - 890max) MBit/s +1%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
827 (708min - 899max) MBit/s
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
780 (635min - 867max) MBit/s -6%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
555 (508min - 597max) MBit/s -33%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe
541 (500min - 571max) MBit/s -35%
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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø826 (708-899)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø864 (829-888)
GPS reception in the building
GPS reception in the building
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Pad 5 Pro uses GPS (L1), GLONASS (L1), Galileo (E1) and BeiDou (B1) to determine the location. The tablet did not manage to capture usable satellite signals indoors in the test. Outdoors, it does more, but it takes half a minute until we get position information. They are at least accurate to 6 meters (~19.7 feet).

The tablet performs better in motion. The Pad 5 Pro records a 10-kilometer (~6.2 mi) bike tour with similar accuracy as the professional navigation device Garmin Edge 500.

GPS test: Lake circumnavigation
GPS test: Lake circumnavigation
GPS test: Turning point
GPS test: Turning point
GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary

Cameras - Solid 13 MP camera

Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera

Cameras are rather neglected in many tablets. However, Xiaomi's Pad 5 Pro does a pretty good job, even though it cannot compete with the Apple iPad in terms of image quality. The 8 MP selfie camera starts with a solid picture quality and records videos in 1080p at up to 30 frames per second. It automatically blurs the background in portrait mode.

If the lighting conditions are right, as in the sample pictures 1 and 2, the 13 MP main camera (f/2.0, AF) shoots decent photos that reproduce colors naturally and still show many image details. This is quite sufficient for occasional snapshots. Zoom shots are still acceptable as long as you do not enlarge the pictures too much. The camera capitulates in low-light conditions and then only produces blurry photos. The 13 MP camera records videos in acceptable quality and with up to 4K at 30 frames per second.

The difference to many smartphones is noticeable in the camera software, because the Pad 5 Pro only offers a few picture modes, which are more or less limited to photo, portrait and night scene. Thus, the tablet also lacks a Pro mode for manually adjusting the shooting parameters. However, basic features like flash, HDR, and various filters can be added, as well as an AI mode for automatic image optimization.

Shooting with the selfie camera
Shooting with the selfie camera
Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight scene 1Daylight scene 25x ZoomLow light exposure

We took another look at the 13 MP main camera in the photo lab. Under optimal lighting conditions (upper color chart), it reproduces colors relatively accurately, but does not always hit darker hues exactly. At a brightness of 1 lux (lower color chart), the photographed colors and the original colors hardly have anything in common. The otherwise quite sharp test chart is then practically unrecognizable even with a lot of goodwill.

ColorChecker
13.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro: 8.84 ∆E min: 1.86 - max: 17.52 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
66.3 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
50.2 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
76.4 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro: 47.06 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 92.92 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - 67-watt power supply costs extra

Xiaomi includes a 3.5 mm jack adapter for the USB-C port as well as a quick-start guide with the Pad 5 Pro, but we cannot use it due to our lack of knowledge of Chinese.

The 67-watt power supply is thus not part of the scope of delivery. However, our loaner TradingShenzen offers it just as as well as other accessories for the Pad 5 Pro, including the magnetically docking keyboard cover, a flip cover, and a Xiaomi stylus pen.

Xiaomi offers a 12-month warranty for its mobile devices. Beyond that, the warranty of the respective store or importer naturally applies.

Input devices & operation - 120 Hz display and fingerprint sensor

The 120 Hz display of the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, together with the eight-core SoC Snapdragon 870 and 6 GB of RAM ensure smooth operation throughout. Users are only slightly slowed down by the preinstalled keyboard.

Since the Pad 5 Pro is currently not available in Europe, you have to use the "iFlytek IME for MIUI" keyboard ex-factory, which is optimized for Chinese users. However, a standard keyboard like Google Gboard can be easily installed via Google Play. It is also a good idea to retire the Mi Browser and replace it with alternatives like Chrome or Firefox.

Unlike the Xiaomi Pad 5, the Pad 5 Pro has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button that works quickly and reliably. The second, but less secure biometric authentication method is the face scan. If there is enough ambient light and/or the screen is bright enough, unlocking the tablet via Face Unlock also works smoothly.

The preinstalled keyboard (iFlytek IME for MIUI) in landscape mode
The preinstalled keyboard (iFlytek IME for MIUI) in landscape mode
Keyboard high
Keyboard high

Display - IPS panel with HDR10 and Dolby Vision

Subxpixel
Subxpixel

The IPS display of the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The refresh rate can be set to 60 or 120 Hz. The touch sampling rate is 240 Hz. Good: We did not notice PWM flickering.

Besides pen input, the display also supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which should please movie fans. However, the panel's brightness is not high enough to display HDR appealingly

With an average brightness of 475.4 cd/m² and a maximum of 497 cd/m², the panel almost exactly meets the manufacturer's luminance specification of 500 nits. If you repeat the measurement with evenly distributed bright dark areas (APL50) instead of a pure white background, you can achieve up to 477 cd/m². We measured 1.22 cd/m² in the lowest brightness setting.

453
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
483
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 497 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 475.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.22 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 497 cd/m²
Contrast: 1183:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.4 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 2.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.25
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
IPS, 2560x1600, 11.00
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
IPS, 2360x1640, 10.90
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.95
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
OLED, 2560x1600, 11.50
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
LTPS, 2560x1600, 11.00
Screen
5%
-72%
-22%
-9%
Brightness middle
497
509
2%
550
11%
372
-25%
554
11%
Brightness
475
486
2%
515
8%
375
-21%
535
13%
Brightness Distribution
89
93
4%
90
1%
95
7%
91
2%
Black Level *
0.42
0.39
7%
0.96
-129%
0.33
21%
Contrast
1183
1305
10%
573
-52%
1679
42%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.4
1.3
7%
3.3
-136%
1.8
-29%
2.1
-50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3
2.8
7%
7.9
-163%
4.2
-40%
7.1
-137%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.3
2.2
4%
4.9
-113%
2.8
-22%
1.6
30%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.21 100%
2.24 98%
2.29 96%
2.32 95%
CCT
6744 96%
6833 95%
7288 89%
6718 97%
6623 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
99.3

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17673 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The Pad 5 Pro offers 3 color profiles. "Vivid" is preset, others are "Saturated" and "Standard". In addition, the color temperature can be changed via the color wheel or via 4 settings. If you activate the "Adaptive Colors" button, the tablet adjusts the display colors to the ambient light.

We get the best color representation in the color profile "Standard" and a color temperature set to "Default". Colors and grayscale are then so accurate with a Delta E value of well below 3 that you cannot see any difference between the displayed color and the original color with the naked eye.

Color fidelity (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Color fidelity (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Color space (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Color space (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color scheme default, color temperature default, target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
16.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 10.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.6 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

Thanks to its good brightness values, the Pad 5 Pro can also be used outdoors in most light situations without any problems. Even in direct sunlight, content can still be read reasonably well from the display.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)

The viewing angle stability is very good. Even when viewed from very flat angles, the brightness and color reproduction do not change.

Viewpoint
Viewpoint

Performance - The Pad 5 Pro is one of the fastest Android tablets

Equipped with the Snapdragon 870 and its upper-class GPU Adreno 650 the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is currently one of the fastest Android tablets. Results like just over 700000 points in AnTuTu v9 (AnTuTu v8 unfortunately crashes) and a multi-core score of 3317 points in Geekbench speak for themselves.

In the synthetic benchmarks and the browser performance, the Xiaomi tablet only has to contend with the Apple iPad Air 4 among the comparison devices. On the Android side, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is always close behind with its Snapdragon 865+.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
1593 Points +56%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
1019 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (943 - 1046, n=16)
989 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
963 Points -5%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
905 Points -11%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=74, last 2 years)
682 Points -33%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
523 Points -49%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
4334 Points +31%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
3317 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
3288 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (2725 - 4455, n=16)
3245 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
3201 Points -3%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8624, n=74, last 2 years)
2435 Points -27%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
1764 Points -47%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (9827 - 16054, n=15)
12937 Points +11%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
11694 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
11610 Points -1%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=70, last 2 years)
8917 Points -24%
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
12603 Points +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10060 - 14315, n=5)
11688 Points +16%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
10060 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
7459 Points -26%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9238 Points
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
7564 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3490 Points
Average of class Tablet (507 - 8472, n=21, last 2 years)
2814 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
14283 Points
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
13334 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3526 Points
Average of class Tablet (454 - 10759, n=21, last 2 years)
2937 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4482 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3371 Points
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
3008 Points
Average of class Tablet (863 - 4858, n=21, last 2 years)
2899 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
10486 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
9901 Points -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7970 - 11064, n=8)
9496 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9283 Points -11%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
9134 Points -13%
Average of class Tablet (539 - 17675, n=32, last 2 years)
5691 Points -46%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3668 Points -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
23094 Points +64%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
14054 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
13779 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (11974 - 14968, n=8)
13527 Points -4%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
13005 Points -7%
Average of class Tablet (485 - 35165, n=32, last 2 years)
8364 Points -40%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3756 Points -73%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
5552 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
5394 Points -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (3318 - 5784, n=8)
4719 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4319 Points -22%
Average of class Tablet (463 - 6449, n=32, last 2 years)
3652 Points -34%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3390 Points -39%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2931 Points -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
7098 Points
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
6614 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2437 Points
Average of class Tablet (361 - 14235, n=54, last 2 years)
1989 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
9612 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8894 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2261 Points
Average of class Tablet (290 - 24605, n=54, last 2 years)
2083 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4201 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3350 Points
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
3161 Points
Average of class Tablet (858 - 5751, n=54, last 2 years)
2792 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
8844 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
8089 Points -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (6960 - 8975, n=9)
8089 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
7701 Points -13%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
6727 Points -24%
Average of class Tablet (267 - 14235, n=65, last 2 years)
3295 Points -63%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2626 Points -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
12112 Points +15%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
10563 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (8593 - 10646, n=9)
10088 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9893 Points -6%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
9428 Points -11%
Average of class Tablet (240 - 24605, n=65, last 2 years)
3953 Points -63%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2469 Points -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
5634 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
5403 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (3296 - 5793, n=9)
4879 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4298 Points -24%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3380 Points -40%
Average of class Tablet (441 - 5751, n=65, last 2 years)
3265 Points -42%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2631 Points -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
6292 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2293 Points
Average of class Tablet (615 - 4741, n=53, last 2 years)
1731 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8768 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2186 Points
Average of class Tablet (521 - 5731, n=53, last 2 years)
1707 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
3285 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2766 Points
Average of class Tablet (1671 - 3199, n=53, last 2 years)
2477 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
Wild Life Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
8630 Points +102%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
4273 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (4166 - 4374, n=16)
4264 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
3818 Points -11%
Average of class Tablet (286 - 7933, n=64, last 2 years)
1598 Points -63%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
736 Points -83%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
8955 Points +109%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
4290 Points
Average of class Tablet (289 - 32525, n=75, last 2 years)
4284 Points 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (4152 - 4352, n=16)
4247 Points -1%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
3823 Points -11%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
637 Points -85%
Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2466 Points +101%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1203 - 1254, n=15)
1232 Points 0%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
1228 Points
Average of class Tablet (75 - 8689, n=75, last 2 years)
1172 Points -5%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
1116 Points -9%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2398 Points +94%
Average of class Tablet (72 - 8889, n=71, last 2 years)
1278 Points +3%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
1235 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1195 - 1246, n=15)
1226 Points -1%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
1103 Points -11%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
119 fps 0%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
119 fps
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60 - 142, n=14)
100.8 fps -15%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 144, n=68, last 2 years)
62.2 fps -48%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
60 fps -50%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
55 fps -54%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
40 fps -66%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
325 fps +42%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
229 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
225 fps -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (171 - 233, n=14)
215 fps -6%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
206 fps -10%
Average of class Tablet (15 - 873, n=68, last 2 years)
171.9 fps -25%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
85 fps -63%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (59 - 116, n=14)
83.8 fps +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
82 fps +1%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
81 fps
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
58 fps -28%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
52 fps -36%
Average of class Tablet (8.1 - 122, n=68, last 2 years)
50.2 fps -38%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
25 fps -69%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
179 fps +31%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
137 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
134 fps -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (96 - 142, n=14)
127.1 fps -7%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
127 fps -7%
Average of class Tablet (7.3 - 530, n=68, last 2 years)
107.2 fps -22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
42 fps -69%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (33 - 95, n=14)
65.2 fps +30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
51 fps +2%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
50 fps
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
45.4 fps -9%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
45 fps -10%
Average of class Tablet (4.8 - 120, n=68, last 2 years)
37.8 fps -24%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
16 fps -68%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
136.8 fps +43%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
96 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
93 fps -3%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
89 fps -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (72 - 99, n=14)
88.9 fps -7%
Average of class Tablet (5 - 400, n=68, last 2 years)
74.6 fps -22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
30 fps -69%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (21 - 51, n=14)
41.5 fps +34%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
40 fps +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
32 fps +3%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
31 fps
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
27 fps -13%
Average of class Tablet (3.1 - 117.9, n=67, last 2 years)
24.4 fps -21%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
9.7 fps -69%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
87.2 fps +50%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
58 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
57 fps -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (43 - 59, n=14)
54.9 fps -5%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
52 fps -10%
Average of class Tablet (2.2 - 284, n=67, last 2 years)
45.2 fps -22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
17 fps -71%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
35.6 fps +70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (17 - 34, n=16)
28.8 fps +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
21 fps 0%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
21 fps
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
18 fps -14%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 106.4, n=80, last 2 years)
17.1 fps -19%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6.5 fps -69%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
32.9 fps +43%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
23 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
22 fps -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (18 - 23, n=16)
21.8 fps -5%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
21 fps -9%
Average of class Tablet (0.9 - 114.5, n=80, last 2 years)
17.5 fps -24%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6.6 fps -71%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (22 - 54, n=16)
45.2 fps +37%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
40.5 fps +23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
33 fps 0%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
33 fps
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
29 fps -12%
Average of class Tablet (3 - 120, n=80, last 2 years)
24.3 fps -26%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
10 fps -70%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
105.6 fps +76%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
60 fps
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (50 - 62, n=16)
58.2 fps -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
58 fps -3%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
54 fps -10%
Average of class Tablet (2.5 - 340, n=80, last 2 years)
47.4 fps -21%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
16 fps -73%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
776812 Points +10%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
704209 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (581322 - 716502, n=13)
682849 Points -3%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
628715 Points -11%
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=55, last 2 years)
462027 Points -34%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
341542 Points -51%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
647374 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (573296 - 595585, n=3)
585665 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
584052 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
548798 Points
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
275660 Points
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
Points
AImark - Score v2.x
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
119152 Points +1%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
118331 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (111838 - 123847, n=9)
117183 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
34522 Points -71%
Average of class Tablet (4468 - 6182, n=5, last 2 years)
5139 Points -96%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
6139 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5289 - 6369, n=13)
5926 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
5592 Points -9%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
5276 Points -14%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=56, last 2 years)
3675 Points -40%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3421 Points -44%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points -100%
System
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
10171 Points
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
9624 Points -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (8463 - 10489, n=13)
9469 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8994 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6753 Points -34%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=56, last 2 years)
6630 Points -35%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points -100%
Memory
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
8167 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5689 - 8167, n=13)
7166 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
6501 Points -20%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
5388 Points -34%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 10049, n=56, last 2 years)
4349 Points -47%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
4053 Points -50%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points -100%
Graphics
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
12118 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
12048 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10386 - 12801, n=13)
12016 Points -1%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
11366 Points -6%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=56, last 2 years)
6722 Points -45%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3875 Points -68%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points -100%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1315 - 1791, n=13)
1517 Points +8%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
1411 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
1409 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
1314 Points -7%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
1291 Points -9%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=56, last 2 years)
1215 Points -14%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points -100%

Legend

 
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 Apple A14 Bionic, Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 256 GB NVMe
 
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Qualcomm Adreno 618, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
166.6 Points +108%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 334, n=67, last 2 years)
98.8 Points +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60.7 - 108.3, n=12)
87.7 Points +10%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
80 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
71.8 Points -10%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1)
66.6 Points -17%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
47.58 Points -41%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
375.9 Points +179%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (105.1 - 184.5, n=9)
147.7 Points +10%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
134.7 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
127 Points -6%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1)
112.9 Points -16%
Average of class Tablet (64.6 - 135.7, n=4, last 2 years)
92.4 Points -31%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
84.4 Points -37%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
195 Points +61%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 430, n=49, last 2 years)
138.8 Points +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (94 - 155, n=13)
127.5 Points +5%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
121 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
116 Points -4%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1)
105 Points -13%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
67 Points -45%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
198 runs/min +187%
Average of class Tablet (48 - 572, n=61, last 2 years)
106.6 runs/min +55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
70.9 runs/min +3%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
68.9 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (51.4 - 77, n=12)
67.2 runs/min -2%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1)
65.5 runs/min -5%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
41.4 runs/min -40%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
58568 Points +93%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20543 - 41256, n=13)
33246 Points +9%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
30367 Points
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105178, n=82, last 2 years)
26541 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
26495 Points -13%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1)
24196 Points -20%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
16476 Points -46%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (319 - 34733, n=68, last 2 years)
3120 ms * -116%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
2888 ms * -100%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1)
1933 ms * -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
1900 ms * -31%
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
1447 ms *
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1055 - 1792, n=13)
1401 ms * +3%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
464.2 ms * +68%

* ... smaller is better

The Pad 5 Pro's UFS 3.1 memory ensures short load times with a high sequential read rate. The 4K random reads/writes are also above average.

Xiaomi Pad 5 ProHuawei MatePad 11 2021Lenovo Tab P11 ProSamsung Galaxy Tab S7Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-20%
-64%
-18%
-9%
-40%
Sequential Read 256KB
1684
1468
-13%
486.8
-71%
1512
-10%
Sequential Write 256KB
772
708
-8%
192.3
-75%
680
-12%
Random Read 4KB
289.3
190.7
-34%
136.3
-53%
219
-24%
Random Write 4KB
281.5
217.5
-23%
123.3
-56%
211.5
-25%

Games - Run smoothly, but 120 FPS remain the exception

Through its Snapdragon 870-SoC, the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro has more than enough power to run every current game smoothly. The 8 speakers provide a strong background sound.

Theoretically, you do not have to compromise on detail level and frame rate in view of the SoC power. At least in our two test games, Armajet and PUBG Mobile, the Pad 5 Pro cannot take advantage of its 120 Hz screen. Both games are limited to 30 frames per second.

We determined the frame rates with the tool Gamebench.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
051015202530Tooltip
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø30 (29-31)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; 1.6.0: Ø30 (27-31)

Emissions - 8 speakers with Dolby Atmos

Temperature

The Pad 5 Pro gets warm to the touch during operation. We measured a maximum of 35.4 °C (~96 °F) on the surface after one hour of stress testing. Internally, the tablet also has its temperatures under control, as the stress tests with GFXBench and 3DMark show. Thus, the tablet can fully utilize its performance at any time.

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
GFXBench battery test Manhattan

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

05101520253035404550Tooltip
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.5 (25.4-25.6)
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø49.7 (49.1-51.6)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø22.7 (22.7-22.9)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø7.36 (7.35-7.37)
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø14.1 (13.9-14.9)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.4.2: Ø6.66 (6.65-6.67)
Max. Load
 32.1 °C
90 F
31 °C
88 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
32 °C
90 F
34.6 °C
94 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
30.6 °C
87 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
30.7 °C
87 F
33 °C
91 F
32.7 °C
91 F
30.6 °C
87 F
31.1 °C
88 F
34.4 °C
94 F
30.6 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
Maximum: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.7 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.2 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

Speaker

When it comes to audio, the Pad 5 Pro brings out the big guns. There are 8 speakers with Dolby Atmos support in the tablet, 4 more than in the sister model Pad 5 (without Pro). Four Dolby Atmos presets for optimal sound can be selected in the settings with Dynamic, Video, Music and Voice.

That reads impressive on paper, but does not sound quite as spectacular in practice. No matter which preset we select, basses are much more present compared to typical smartphone speakers, but still somewhat underrepresented in the sound mix, while mids are given too much space. The tablet only presents the high tones very balanced. Overall, the speakers deliver a solid stereo sound.

Headsets and external speakers can be connected to the Pad 5 Pro via the included 3.5 mm jack adapter. This works wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.2.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203732.42525.630.23129.127.64023.424.35036.840.16328.439.18024.845.710022.444.612519.24916016.959.420015.656.725013.860.231513.465.840013.365.350013.870.16301272.280012.772.4100012.27512501378.6160013.775.2200013.271.1250013.466.531501367.5400013.370.9500013.673.8630013.378.8800013.874.91000013.767.4125001460.61600013.565.1SPL25.585.9N0.768.6median 13.5median 68.6Delta0.75.833.54034.927.624.624.724.727.130.938.923.626.917.723.216.538.414.147.212.659.112.75912.158.412.462.513.561.612.165.612.268.111.670.810.970.212.172.11275.112.373.812.67812.578.912.876.613.172.413.769.113.768.313.564.914.368.314.76324.886.30.664.2median 12.6median 68.30.85.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Pad 5 ProApple iPad Air 4 2020
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 8% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Apple iPad Air 4 2020 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 16% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 10% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power management - Fully charged in 72 minutes

Energy consumption

The Pad 5 Pro consumes considerably less power than the comparison devices in some cases. Only the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is even more energy-efficient than the Xiaomi under load. However, the Pad 5 Pro remains unbeaten in the other load scenarios.

The 8600 mAh battery can be charged very quickly with the optional 67-watt power supply. It only takes 1:12 hours to bring the empty battery back to 100% in the test. The Apple iPad Air 4 needs twice as long. 80% fill level is already reached after 50 minutes.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.14 / 4.3 / 4.31 Watt
Load midlight 8.09 / 10.32 Watt
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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
8600 mAh
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
 mAh
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
7250 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
8600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8000 mAh
Power Consumption
-40%
-10%
3%
-6%
Idle Minimum *
1.14
1.3
-14%
1.33
-17%
1.55
-36%
1.16
-2%
Idle Average *
4.3
7.89
-83%
5.37
-25%
4.91
-14%
4.42
-3%
Idle Maximum *
4.31
7.91
-84%
5.41
-26%
5.02
-16%
4.43
-3%
Load Average *
8.09
9.28
-15%
6.87
15%
4.38
46%
8.86
-10%
Load Maximum *
10.32
10.78
-4%
10.08
2%
6.81
34%
11.6
-12%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø5.35 (1.849-9.44)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Ø4.42 (2.21-8.49)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.62 (4.02-8.98)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.24 (3.01-8.63)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.934 (1.897-2.33)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.34 (2.28-2.92)

Battery life

Its large battery helps the Pad 5 Pro achieve above-average runtimes. And that is also enough to keep the assembled tablet competition at bay.

With over 15 hours of simulated web surfing and almost 17 hours of continuous video playback, Xiaomi's tablet is the best among the comparison devices. Together with the short charging time, the Pad 5 Pro can be used very flexibly in everyday use.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
50h 13min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 49min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 15min
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
8600 mAh
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
 mAh
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
7250 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
8600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-9%
-16%
-15%
-18%
Reader / Idle
3013
2039
-32%
1972
-35%
1641
-46%
1963
-35%
H.264
1009
671
-33%
864
-14%
851
-16%
885
-12%
WiFi v1.3
921
702
-24%
835
-9%
624
-32%
811
-12%
Load
255
388
52%
236
-7%
348
36%
221
-13%

Pros

+ High-quality workmanship
+ Very fast SoC
+ Fast WLAN
+ Bright IPS panel with 120 Hz
+ HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
+ Good stereo sound
+ Long battery runtimes
+ Very short charging times

Cons

- No IP certification
- No audio jack
- No microSD slot
- Power adapter not included

Conclusion about the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro

In review: Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro. Test device provided by
In review: Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro. Test device provided by

Xiaomi has launched a strong 11-inch tablet with the Pad 5 Pro. Not only can it compete with the Apple iPad in terms of looks, but also in terms of performance. Equipped with the Snapdragon 870, the Adreno 650 graphics accelerator and 6 GB RAM, it is currently one of the fastest Android tablets.

Further arguments for the Pad 5 Pro are its bright IPS screen with 120 Hz, which allows Xiaomi to achieve a refresh rate twice as high as the Apple iPad Air 4. However, the Xiaomi does not come close to the Apple model in terms of cameras, but it does a pretty good job. The battery runtimes and the option to quickly charge the tablet via a 67-watt power adapter are again very strong.

Strong performance, bright 120 Hz display, long battery runtimes and, on top of that, good value for money: If you are looking for a handy and powerful Android tablet and do not want to pay Apple prices for it, the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is a good choice.

The Pad 5 Pro is currently only available via import. Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 are therefore only available in English. However, Google Play can be installed immediately, so the user experience is not really inferior to that of a standard MIUI.

However, it is not without compromises in view of the low price. The Pad 5 Pro lacks IP certification and a screen protector. However, an unspecified "scratch- and shatter-proof" display glass is used. Instead of a metal or glass chassis, you have to live with a chicly designed but plastic back cover. An OLED screen is also not included. The scope of delivery is practically limited to a 3.5 mm jack adapter for the USB-C port. The power adapter is just as optional as the stylus and the docking keyboard.

Xiaomi itself offers an alternative to the Pad 5 Pro: the Pad 5. The "non-Pro" variant relies on the Snapdragon 860 instead of the Snapdragon 870, sounds from 4 instead of 8 speakers, comes without a fingerprint sensor and can only be charged with a maximum of 33 watts. However, it can be purchased officially and some buyers already pay less than 400 Euros (~$454) for the small storage version with 6/128 GB.

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Price and availability

The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is currently only available via import retailers like our loaner TradingShenzhen. It currently costs around €430 (~$489) with 6/128 GB storage, and around €470 (~$534) with 256 GB storage. The 5G version with 8/256 GB costs €540 (~$613).

Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro - 10/29/2021 v7 (old)
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
80 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
71 / 80 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%