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Xiaomi Pad 6 review: Massively improved tablet with stylus support at the same affordable price

Affordable iPad alternative. In our review, the Xiaomi Pad 6 midrange tablet shows itself improved in many areas compared to the Xiaomi Pad 5. The 11-inch tablet, which has an attractively affordable price, offers many purchase arguments with its 144-Hz display, Snapdragon SoC, high-quality case, and pen support.
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review

After a one-year hiatus, Xiaomi is now introducing the next generation of its tablet series to the market. Despite numerous improvements compared to the predecessor, the MSRP of 399 Euros (~$434) for the entry-level version (6 GB, 128 GB) remains unchanged. Those who can invest 100 Euros (~$109) more get additional storage with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.1.    

Not only does the Xiaomi Pad 6 inherit the Snapdragon 870 of the previous Pro version but also its WiFi 6 compatibility. The battery of the new midrange tablet from Xiaomi offers a capacity of 8,840 mAh and can be charged at up to 33 watts. This is accompanied by an 11-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 pixels. Compared to the Pad 5, both the pixel density of 309 PPI and also the refresh rate of 144 Hz have increased. 

Xiaomi Pad 6 (Pad 6 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, 2880 x 1800 pixel 309 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, IPS LCD, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, Miracast, OTG
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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.51 x 253.95 x 165.18 ( = 0.26 x 10 x 6.5 in)
Battery
8840 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.2)
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speaker system, Keyboard: Onscreen, USB cable, info material, charger, MIUI 14, 12 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
490 g ( = 17.28 oz / 1.08 pounds), Power Supply: 93 g ( = 3.28 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
400 Euro
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
88.8 %
08/2023
Xiaomi Pad 6
SD 870, Adreno 650
490 g6.51 mm11.00"2880x1800
87.6 %
12/2021
Xiaomi Pad 5
SD 860, Adreno 640
511 g6.85 mm11.00"2560x1600
89.3 %
04/2023
OnePlus Pad
Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10
552 g6.5 mm11.61"2800x2000
82.4 %
04/2023
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
520 g7.4 mm11.50"2000x1200
84.6 %
12/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
445 g7.05 mm10.61"2000x1200
83.1 %
01/2023
Oppo Pad Air
SD 680, Adreno 610
440 g6.9 mm10.36"2000x1200

Case - Xiaomi Pad 6 with high-quality looks

Xiaomi Pad 6 in blue
Xiaomi Pad 6 in blue
Xiaomi Pad 6 in gold
Xiaomi Pad 6 in gold

Compared to the previous generation, the Xiaomi Pad 6 includes numerous improvements, starting from the design and choice of materials. The midrange tablet from Xiaomi now offers high-quality haptics with its uni-body design in contrast to a plastic back as in the Pad 5. The metal case can be purchased in the three color options of black, blue, and gold. Thanks to its matte surface, fingerprints won't become a problem with the Xiaomi Pad 6. 

Not only did the 2023 Xiaomi tablet become slightly more compact, which is reflected in the better screen-to-surface ratio of now 83.6% of the IPS panel in the front, but at 490 grams (~1.08 lb), it is also lighter than its predecessor. In addition, the front of the Xiaomi Pad 6 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. However, the case doesn't offer an official IP certification, so you shouldn't use the Xiaomi tablet in the rain.   

Interestingly, the slot for a SIM card can be seen milled into the frame, even though you cannot insert any card into the Xiaomi Pad 6, so the midrange tablet and its corresponding Pro model that supports 5G appear to share the same case.

Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review

Size Comparison

269 mm / 10.6 inch 169 mm / 6.65 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 520 g1.146 lbs258 mm / 10.2 inch 189.4 mm / 7.46 inch 6.5 mm / 0.2559 inch 552 g1.217 lbs254.69 mm / 10 inch 166.25 mm / 6.55 inch 6.85 mm / 0.2697 inch 511 g1.127 lbs253.95 mm / 10 inch 165.18 mm / 6.5 inch 6.51 mm / 0.2563 inch 490 g1.08 lbs250.38 mm / 9.86 inch 157.98 mm / 6.22 inch 7.05 mm / 0.2776 inch 445 g0.981 lbs245.1 mm / 9.65 inch 154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 440 g0.97 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Equipment - Xiaom tablet with USB 3.2

With its new tablet generation, Xiaomi remedies one of the largest critique points of the Pad 5, and the slow USB 2.0 standard is replaced in the Xiaomi Pad 6 with a USB 3.2 connection (Gen 1). This allows data transfer of up to 5 Gbit/s, assuming you have the corresponding capabilities on the other end. The included USB cable doesn't support data transfer via USB 3.0, so buyers of the Pad 6 still have to invest some more money after their purchase. Using an adapter, the port can also be used as a display output to connect external displays. In our copy test using a connected M2 SSD drive (Samsung 980 Pro), the USB port achieves solid transfer rates of 290.4 MB/s.

The USB connection also supports OTG, allowing you to connect external peripheral devices or storage media. In addition, Miracast is available for wireless transfer to external monitors. 

Left case side
Left case side
Bottom (speaker, microphone, USB port, speaker)
Bottom (speaker, microphone, USB port, speaker)
Top (speaker 2x, on/off key)
Top (speaker 2x, on/off key)
Right side (volume rocker, microphone 2x)
Right side (volume rocker, microphone 2x)

Software - Xiaomi Pad 6 with Android 13

As the operating system, Xiaomi has installed its inhouse MIUI for Pad 14 user interface, which is based on Android 13. During our test period, the system of the midrange tablet uses the security patch level of July 2023. Thanks to the DRM L1 certification, you can watch streaming contents in high resolution on the large 11-inch LCD display.

At this point, there is no update warranty for the tablet segment as in the global Xiaomi smartphones of the premium price range. However, the Xiaomi Security Center lists the Pad 6 also with the future Android 14 and Android 15 versions. There are supposed to be quarterly security updates, but Xiaomi doesn't mention anything about the official support period. Midrange smartphones of this price range from the manufacturer offer between three and four year support periods here.

Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 Tablet review

Communication and GNSS - Xiaomi tablet without GPS

In contrast to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Pad 6 offers fairly fast WiFi 6, although it is unable to create a connection with the 6-Gigahertz frequency band for WLAN transfers. In combination with the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router, the Xiaomi tablet reaches transfer rates with peaks above 900 Mbit/s, which is a good value in the price range of the Pad 6.

The tablet from Xiaomi doesn't offer an NFC chip for contactless payment, but instead Bluetooth 5.2 and four microphones for video calling over WLAN are included. LTE or 5G frequencies are not supported by the Xiaomi tablet, and neither is a GPS module. 

Similar to Samsung's auto framing technology, Xiaomi implements a centering function in the Pad 6, which is supposed to ensure that the user always remains in the center of the image during video calls, even when moving. If a second person also joins in, the field of view is enlarged correspondingly. However, this feature doesn't work with all applications. Our test call using Skype reveals a front camera that uses a very wide angle but with a fixed viewing angle.  

Networking
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
932 (min: 727) MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
880 (min: 791) MBit/s ∼51%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 transmit AX12
635 (min: 320) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
538 (min: 317) MBit/s ∼100%
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1696 (min: 1635) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1710 (min: 1696) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
409 (min: 366) MBit/s ∼24%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
493 (min: 433) MBit/s ∼29%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
367 (min: 358) MBit/s ∼22%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
369 (min: 179) MBit/s ∼22%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
306 (min: 289) MBit/s ∼18%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
357 (min: 257) MBit/s ∼21%
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Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø930 (727-966)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Qualcomm Adreno 640; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø538 (317-618)
Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø880 (791-925)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Qualcomm Adreno 640; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø624 (320-652)

Cameras - Xiaomi Pad 6 with a single camera

The selfie taken with the Xiaomi Pad 6 is slightly overexposed.
The selfie taken with the Xiaomi Pad 6 is slightly overexposed.

The spec sheet for the cameras of the Xiaomi Pad 6 doesn't mention any changes compared to the predecessor. Above the display, the 11-inch tablet continues to offer an 8-MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture that delivers very acceptable results in daylight conditions and a good quality for video calls. Those who like to send short video messages are able to do this in a resolution of 1080p.

The 13-MP main camera in the back allows recording videos in maximum UHD quality at 30 fps. With sufficient light, the sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 delivers an attractive image quality. The color reproduction, detail, and dynamic extension of the images are definitely sufficient for some snapshots, even if users of an 11-inch tablet would probably want to use the camera module in the back more to record documents or notes. The camera app also offers a special mode for this.

Main camera
Main camera
3x zoom
3x zoom
5x zoom
5x zoom
10x zoom (max)
10x zoom (max)
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review

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.

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We take a more detailed look of the color accuracy of the 13-MP sensor under controlled light conditions. The deviations of the reference colors we find are free from any real outliers (>15), and most colors are reproduced accurately. However, the color reproduction is slightly too bright in general, and the white balance is calibrated slightly too warm.

ColorChecker
8.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Pad 6: 6.15 ∆E min: 1.28 - max: 12.55 ∆E
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
61.6 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
30.7 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
74.6 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
83.9 ∆E
69.4 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Pad 6: 45.82 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 83.92 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Xiaomi tablet with included charger

Charger of the Xiaomi Pad 6
Charger of the Xiaomi Pad 6

The box of the midrange tablet includes a modular 33-Watt charger and a USB cable (2.0 standard). In addition, Xiaomi offers a compatible Smart Pen of the 2nd generation with 4,096 pressure levels and a battery life of up to 150 hours as an additional accessory for the Pad 6 at an MSRP of around 100 Euros (~$109). An optional keyboard cover is also available for around 90 Euros (~$98). 

Xiaomi offers a warranty period of 24 months for its tablet in Germany. 

Input Devices and Operation - Xiaomi Pad 6 without a fingerprint sensor

The 11-inch IPS panel with its Gorilla Glass 3 covering implements finger inputs quickly and precisely. Thanks to its refresh rate of 144 Hz, scrolling gestures in the browser or GUI animations are displayed very smoothly. Unfortunately, we are unable to test how the Xiaomi Pad 6 fares in everyday operation with the 13-gram (~0.45 oz) Smart Pen 2. The manufacturer doesn't specify any information on the latency. 

The current Xiaomi Pad generation still doesn't offer a fingerprint scanner. The front camera allows unlocking via biometric face recognition for a maximum of two stored faces. Both the response speed and recognition rates of the fairly insecure 2D face recognition are convincing in daylight conditions, but with less light and dimmed display, this won't work as reliably. For compatible Xiaomi wearables or smartphones, there is also a smart unlocking function via "trusted devices."

Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review

Display - Xiaomi tablet with IPS panel

Subpixel grid of the Xiaomi Pad 6
Subpixel grid of the Xiaomi Pad 6
The Xiaomi Pad 6 doesn't have a particular problem with light halos.
The Xiaomi Pad 6 doesn't have a particular problem with light halos.

The 11-inch LCD panel offers a slightly unusual resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 pixels with a maximum refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. To save power, the system is also able to optionally adjust the refresh rate automatically (144 Hz, 90 Hz, 60 Hz) - we can gather these values from the system information. Interestingly, the refresh rate is reduced to 50 Hz after a short period without any finger inputs, even when it is fixed at 144 Hz. The screen uses an RGB matrix consisting of one red, one blue, and one green LED each.

According to the manufacturer, a maximum brightness of 550 nits is supposed to be reached, and we can also confirm this from our measurements in the APL18 test with 543 cd/m². With a pure white display and activated brightness sensor, the display of the Xiaomi Pad 6 reaches almost 500 cd/m² on average, which is also a good value for this price class while still insufficient for optimal display of HDR material.

We cannot detect any flickering from PWM in the LCD panel, so the Xiaomi tablet should be particularly suited for users who are sensitive to PWM.  

484
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
541
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
489
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 541 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 494.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.65 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 541 cd/m²
Contrast: 832:1 (Black: 0.65 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.9 | 0.55-29.43 Ø5.1
ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
97% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.26
Xiaomi Pad 6
IPS LCD, 2880x1800, 11.00
Xiaomi Pad 5
IPS, 2560x1600, 11.00
OnePlus Pad
IPS, 2800x2000, 11.61
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.50
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.61
Oppo Pad Air
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.36
Screen
-54%
-53%
-153%
-53%
-144%
Brightness middle
541
491
-9%
474
-12%
423
-22%
418
-23%
352
-35%
Brightness
494
473
-4%
447
-10%
396
-20%
402
-19%
339
-31%
Brightness Distribution
89
91
2%
89
0%
88
-1%
90
1%
85
-4%
Black Level *
0.65
0.87
-34%
0.32
51%
0.29
55%
0.28
57%
0.45
31%
Contrast
832
564
-32%
1481
78%
1459
75%
1493
79%
782
-6%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.9
1.9
-111%
3.16
-251%
5.32
-491%
2.3
-156%
4.79
-432%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.8
4.1
-128%
5.37
-198%
9.87
-448%
5.4
-200%
8.65
-381%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.4
3
-114%
2.5
-79%
6.6
-371%
3.7
-164%
5.5
-293%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.21 100%
2.09 105%
2.159 102%
2.21 100%
2.118 104%
CCT
6710 97%
7182 91%
7112 91%
7979 81%
6595 99%
7889 82%

* ... 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 detected 181600 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 181600 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 181600 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19014 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

One of the weaknesses of the Xiaomi Pad 5 was the low contrast of the LCD panel. The successor is now supposed to improve this, and Xiaomi specifies a value of 1400:1. However, with the fairly high black value of 0.65 cd/m², we are unable to confirm this pronounced contrast ratio, even though at 830:1, the Xiaomi Pad 6 is still improved compared to the predecessor in this regard.

We evaluate the color calibration of the HDR10-certified IPS panel with the Calman analysis software and a photo spectrometer. The "Original Pro" profile targets the sRGB color space, which is covered almost completely. We see very low color deviations, and the DeltaE values we measure show very small deviations in the grayscale. The Xiaomi Pad 6 also offers two additional color profiles as well as the option to target the larger DCI-P3 color space. But as we expected, the deviations in the color reproduction turn out slightly higher here.

In addition, the extended settings allow you to adjust the color space and color temperature, as well as individual parameters such as the saturation. Optionally, the brightness sensor is also able to adjust the color reproduction automatically depending on the light conditions.

Color Accuracy (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Color Accuracy (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Color Space (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Color Space (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Grayscale (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Grayscale (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Saturation (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)
Saturation (Target Color Space: sRGB; Profile: Original Pro, Warm)

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
16.81 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.167 ms rise
↘ 10.64 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. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.27 ms rise
↘ 18.89 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (34.6 ms).

Outdoors, the midrange tablet leaves a good impression. Even though the brightness is unable to compensate reflections in bright sunlight, you can still read the contents of the LCD display in partial shade. The stability of the viewing angles is also very attractive, and even from steep viewing angles, the brightness drops only marginally

Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet review
Viewing angles of the Xiaomi Pad 6
Viewing angles of the Xiaomi Pad 6

Performance - Xiaomi Pad 6 with Qualcomm SoC

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC used in the Xiaomi Tab 6 integrates eight cores that are distributed into three clusters. The fastest Cortex A77 core reaches up to 3.2 GHz, the performance cluster with three Cortex A77 cores up to 2.42 GHz, and the power-saving cluster with four efficient Cortex A55 cores up to 1.8 GHz. An Adreno 650 is used as the graphics card.

While the system speed is very good, we still see some small system stutters from time to time. The results in our benchmark measurements are at an attractive level, even if the OnePlus Pad with the Dimensity 9000 delivers a higher performance. Compared to the predecessor, the Xiaomi Pad 6 brings an approximately 20% increase in the Geekbench results.

Geekbench 5.2 - 5.5
Single-Core
OnePlus Pad
1279 Points ∼55% +28%
Xiaomi Pad 6
1003 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (943 - 1046, n=16)
989 Points ∼43% -1%
Xiaomi Pad 5
784 Points ∼34% -22%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=53, last 2 years)
772 Points ∼33% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
558 Points ∼24% -44%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
490 Points ∼21% -51%
Oppo Pad Air
381 Points ∼16% -62%
Multi-Core
OnePlus Pad
3998 Points ∼14% +20%
Xiaomi Pad 6
3328 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (2725 - 4455, n=16)
3245 Points ∼11% -2%
Xiaomi Pad 5
2768 Points ∼10% -17%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=53, last 2 years)
2639 Points ∼9% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
1889 Points ∼7% -43%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
1797 Points ∼6% -46%
Oppo Pad Air
1625 Points ∼6% -51%
Geekbench 6.1 - 6.2
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Pad 6
3357 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
3357 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Tablet (493 - 5534, n=12, last 2 years)
2650 Points ∼13% -21%
Single-Core
Xiaomi Pad 6
1299 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
1299 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Tablet (203 - 2079, n=12, last 2 years)
990 Points ∼32% -24%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
OnePlus Pad
935522 Points ∼66% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (581322 - 716502, n=13)
682849 Points ∼48% +17%
Xiaomi Pad 6
581322 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Pad 5
575553 Points ∼41% -1%
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=45, last 2 years)
505884 Points ∼36% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
316212 Points ∼22% -46%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
312314 Points ∼22% -46%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
OnePlus Pad
15951 Points ∼56% +16%
Xiaomi Pad 6
13728 Points ∼48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (9827 - 16054, n=15)
12937 Points ∼46% -6%
Xiaomi Pad 5
11318 Points ∼40% -18%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
9578 Points ∼34% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
9475 Points ∼33% -31%
Average of class Tablet (4045 - 15983, n=47, last 2 years)
8979 Points ∼32% -35%
Oppo Pad Air
6423 Points ∼23% -53%
CrossMark - Overall
OnePlus Pad
1114 Points ∼43% +48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (719 - 844, n=8)
762 Points ∼29% +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6
754 Points ∼29%
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=41, last 2 years)
726 Points ∼28% -4%
Xiaomi Pad 5
635 Points ∼25% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
575 Points ∼22% -24%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
568 Points ∼22% -25%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
OnePlus Pad
7453 Points ∼77% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5289 - 6369, n=13)
5926 Points ∼61% +12%
Xiaomi Pad 6
5289 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Pad 5
5154 Points ∼53% -3%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8784, n=41, last 2 years)
3699 Points ∼38% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
2988 Points ∼31% -44%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
2855 Points ∼29% -46%
System
OnePlus Pad
10635 Points ∼54% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (8463 - 10489, n=13)
9469 Points ∼48% +12%
Xiaomi Pad 5
8805 Points ∼45% +4%
Xiaomi Pad 6
8463 Points ∼43%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
6509 Points ∼33% -23%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 10926, n=41, last 2 years)
6268 Points ∼32% -26%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
5261 Points ∼27% -38%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5689 - 8167, n=13)
7166 Points ∼62% +17%
OnePlus Pad
6873 Points ∼59% +12%
Xiaomi Pad 6
6127 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi Pad 5
5788 Points ∼50% -6%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8738, n=41, last 2 years)
4261 Points ∼37% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
3550 Points ∼31% -42%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
3454 Points ∼30% -44%
Graphics
OnePlus Pad
22155 Points ∼69% +97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10386 - 12801, n=13)
12016 Points ∼38% +7%
Xiaomi Pad 6
11263 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Pad 5
10293 Points ∼32% -9%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=41, last 2 years)
7180 Points ∼22% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
2875 Points ∼9% -74%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
2762 Points ∼9% -75%
Web
OnePlus Pad
1906 Points ∼80% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1315 - 1791, n=13)
1517 Points ∼63% +14%
Xiaomi Pad 5
1346 Points ∼56% +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6
1336 Points ∼56%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
1325 Points ∼55% -1%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=41, last 2 years)
1227 Points ∼51% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
1201 Points ∼50% -10%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
OnePlus Pad
29879 Points ∼35% +81%
Xiaomi Pad 6
16501 Points ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (12855 - 18000, n=8)
16424 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Tablet (1535 - 73266, n=29, last 2 years)
12494 Points ∼15% -24%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
9218 Points ∼11% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
9213 Points ∼11% -44%

Legend

 
Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Qualcomm Adreno 640, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
OnePlus Pad MediaTek Dimensity 9000, ARM Mali-G710 MP10,
 
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Oppo Pad Air Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash

In the graphics tests of 3DMark, the performance differences between the Xiaomi Pad 6 and the OnePlus Pad become even clearer, and in the GFXBench measurements, the differences between both tablets are 50% at times. As expected due to its lower resolution, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is able to keep up with the Adreno 650 in the successor in terms of the onscreen values. 

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
2310 Points ∼100% +87%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1233 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
970 Points ∼42% -21%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
330 Points ∼14% -73%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
329 Points ∼14% -73%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
125 Points ∼5% -90%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
2377 Points ∼100% +91%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1246 Points ∼52%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
985 Points ∼41% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
343 Points ∼14% -72%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
342 Points ∼14% -73%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
124 Points ∼5% -90%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
8497 Points ∼100% +100%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4252 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3436 Points ∼40% -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1215 Points ∼14% -71%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1109 Points ∼13% -74%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
447 Points ∼5% -89%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
7933 Points ∼100% +85%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4293 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3428 Points ∼43% -20%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1242 Points ∼16% -71%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1237 Points ∼16% -71%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
452 Points ∼6% -89%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
9689 Points ∼100% +32%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7363 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6981 Points ∼72% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2644 Points ∼27% -64%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1359 Points ∼14% -82%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
12658 Points ∼100% +47%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8593 Points ∼68%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8202 Points ∼65% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2442 Points ∼19% -72%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1184 Points ∼9% -86%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
5321 Points ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4882 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4590 Points ∼86% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3717 Points ∼70% -24%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2807 Points ∼53% -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps ∼97%
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
60 fps ∼54% -45%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps ∼52% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
55 fps ∼49% -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
246 fps ∼100% +36%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
184 fps ∼75% +2%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
181 fps ∼74%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps ∼26% -65%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps ∼26% -65%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps ∼100% +10%
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
60 fps ∼92% +2%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼91%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps ∼58% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼54% -41%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
177 fps ∼100% +50%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
118 fps ∼67%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps ∼62% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps ∼23% -66%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps ∼23% -66%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
51 fps ∼100% +55%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼78% +21%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps ∼65%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps ∼45% -30%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps ∼45% -30%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
128 fps ∼100% +58%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps ∼63%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼61% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps ∼20% -69%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps ∼20% -69%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
32 fps ∼100% +52%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25 fps ∼78% +19%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps ∼66%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps ∼41% -38%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps ∼41% -38%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
73 fps ∼100% +49%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼67%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼64% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼21% -69%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼21% -69%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
26 fps ∼100% +53%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17 fps ∼65% 0%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17 fps ∼65%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.5 fps ∼37% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.4 fps ∼32% -51%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.3 fps ∼20% -69%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
37 fps ∼100% +85%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps ∼54%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18 fps ∼49% -10%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps ∼16% -70%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.4 fps ∼15% -73%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps ∼9% -84%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
36 fps ∼100% +64%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼72% +18%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼61%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼39% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼33% -45%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.9 fps ∼25% -60%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
93 fps ∼100% +75%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼51% -11%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼17% -70%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼15% -74%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.7 fps ∼10% -82%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Pad
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000
17 fps ∼100% +75%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.7 fps ∼57%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.5 fps ∼15% -74%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.4 fps ∼14% -75%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1.4 fps ∼8% -86%

As in the CPU and GPU tests, the Xiaomi Pad 6 also convinces with a good performance in the browser benchmarks. In everyday operation, the midrange tablet doesn't show any weaknesses either. Websites are rendered quickly and can also be scrolled smoothly. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
OnePlus Pad (Chrome 112)
148.115 Points ∼100% +70%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=49, last 2 years)
89.3 Points ∼60% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60.7 - 108.3, n=12)
87.7 Points ∼59% +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
86.985 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
73 Points ∼49% -16%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
55.947 Points ∼38% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
55.842 Points ∼38% -36%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
OnePlus Pad (Chrome 112)
158 Points ∼100% +68%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
94 Points ∼59%
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=33, last 2 years)
86.7 Points ∼55% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (46 - 107, n=4)
79.8 Points ∼51% -15%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
57 Points ∼36% -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
56 Points ∼35% -40%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Pad 6 (chrome 115)
134 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (94 - 155, n=13)
127.5 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 342, n=43, last 2 years)
124.2 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
96 Points ∼72% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
84 Points ∼63% -37%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
80 Points ∼60% -40%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
OnePlus Pad (Chrome 112)
119 runs/min ∼100% +73%
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=44, last 2 years)
86.5 runs/min ∼73% +25%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
68.93 runs/min ∼58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (51.4 - 77, n=12)
67.2 runs/min ∼56% -3%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
61.3 runs/min ∼52% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
38.1 runs/min ∼32% -45%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chome 112)
31 runs/min ∼26% -55%
Octane V2 - Total Score
OnePlus Pad (Chrome 112)
50429 Points ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20543 - 41256, n=13)
33246 Points ∼66% +8%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
30783 Points ∼61%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
28456 Points ∼56% -8%
Average of class Tablet (5004 - 74614, n=54, last 2 years)
26385 Points ∼52% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
17557 Points ∼35% -43%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
17239 Points ∼34% -44%
Oppo Pad Air (Chrome 109)
12402 Points ∼25% -60%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=50, last 2 years)
2964 ms * ∼100% -93%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
2443.7 ms * ∼82% -60%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
2268.5 ms * ∼77% -48%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
1603 ms * ∼54% -5%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
1532.1 ms * ∼52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1055 - 1792, n=13)
1401 ms * ∼47% +9%
OnePlus Pad (Chrome 112)
797.7 ms * ∼27% +48%

* ... smaller is better

In terms of storage speed, the Xiaomi Pad 6 produces results at the level of the USF 3.1 competitors. However, particularly when reading and writing small data blocks, the AndroBench results are significantly better compared to the predecessor.  

Xiaomi Pad 6Xiaomi Pad 5OnePlus PadLenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)Xiaomi Redmi PadOppo Pad AirAverage 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-30%
45%
-38%
-14%
-33%
-10%
-45%
Sequential Read 256KB
1673.97
1459
-13%
1866.48
12%
822.4
-51%
976.9
-42%
921.6
-45%
1600 ?(1030 - 3134, n=50)
-4%
831 ?(151.1 - 3367, n=50, last 2 years)
-50%
Sequential Write 256KB
745.32
534
-28%
1616.83
117%
490.6
-34%
883.6
19%
717
-4%
780 ?(233 - 1284, n=50)
5%
497 ?(66.7 - 1891, n=50, last 2 years)
-33%
Random Read 4KB
298.45
208.7
-30%
341.39
14%
204.8
-31%
250.82
-16%
177.1
-41%
243 ?(126.2 - 428, n=50)
-19%
154.1 ?(10.1 - 449, n=50, last 2 years)
-48%
Random Write 4KB
304.34
158.9
-48%
420.93
38%
201.3
-34%
257.02
-16%
172.8
-43%
240 ?(121.4 - 503, n=50)
-21%
152.3 ?(5.3 - 421, n=50, last 2 years)
-50%

Games - The Xiaomi Pad 6 reaches only 60 fps

In order to evaluate the graphics power of the Adreno 650 in everyday operation, we take a closer look at two games from the Play Store using the app from GameBench. Even though the hardware is powerful and at 144 Hz the panel is refreshed very frequently, we are limited to only 60 fps in the Armajet arena shooter that theoretically supports the full frame rate of the IPS display. However, this is still twice as many frames per second as our measurement found for the Xiaomi Pad 5 in the test. In PUBG Mobile, the typical 60 fps are also possible in the HD setting, and in the highest detail setting (UHD), the midrange tablet displays a constant 40 fps. The optional 90-fps mode isn't offered for the Pad 6. 

PUBG mobile
PUBG mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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Xiaomi Pad 6; Armajet: Ø59.9 (56-61)
Xiaomi Pad 6; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.9 (58-60)
Xiaomi Pad 6; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø59.7 (42-60)
Xiaomi Pad 6; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø59.8 (55-60)
Xiaomi Pad 6; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø39.9 (38-41)

Emissions - The Xiaomi tablet remains fairly cool

Temperatures

During everyday operation, the warming of the midrange tablet's case is only worth mentioning in some areas. The average of our measurements under load results in a temperature of 35.7 °C (96.3 °F). However, when comparing this with the temperature levels that we measured for the predecessor (max. 32.6 °C, 90.7 °F), we should also mention that we now use the Burnout benchmark for the temperature measurement of the Pad 6 instead of the stability test. An exact comparison is therefore not possible anymore.   

In order to evaluate the heat development inside the Xiaomi tablet, we use the battery tests of 3DMark. The Wild Life stress tests complete without any problems at a constancy of more than 80%. So even under constant load, we are unable to force the Pad 6 into any kind of serious throttling worth mention, although even the slight throttling is enough to even out the performance advantage of the newer Qualcomm SoCs compared to the Pad 5 almost completely. 

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Xiaomi Pad 6 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø21.5 (21.1-25.4)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø20.5 (20.3-20.6)
OnePlus Pad Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø41.2 (35.1-48.8)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.45 (7.44-7.47)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.45 (7.39-7.47)
Oppo Pad Air Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.7 (2.68-2.71)
Xiaomi Pad 6 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø6.27 (6.1-7.39)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø5.86 (5.85-5.89)
OnePlus Pad Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø12.5 (12-14.1)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.06 (2.05-2.07)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.05 (2.03-2.07)
Max. Load
 32.9 °C
91 F
43.3 °C
110 F
41.9 °C
107 F
 
 32.6 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
38.4 °C
101 F
 
 31.3 °C
88 F
33.3 °C
92 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 43.3 °C = 110 F
Average: 35.7 °C = 96 F
40.1 °C
104 F
38.5 °C
101 F
35.1 °C
95 F
35.1 °C
95 F
37 °C
99 F
33.6 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
33.3 °C
92 F
32.6 °C
91 F
Maximum: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.2 °C = 90 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.7 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 30.2 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.3 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.1 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.5 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 30.2 °C / 86 F.

Speakers

The Xiaomi Pad 6 offers four powerful speakers that produce a volume of more than 88 dB(A). We really like the sound quality of the four speakers, even if the bass presence is limited. Otherwise, the midrange tablet delivers a fairly linear reproduction of mids, even if the super high frequencies drop slightly in the Pink Noise.

Some users will sorely miss the audio output via 3.5-mm audio port. Instead, audio content has to be output via adapter through the USB-C port. However, Xiaomi doesn't include the corresponding adapter. Wirelessly, a selection of audio codecs is available via Bluetooth 5.2: SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD, as well as LDAC. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.937.62522.328.73123.221.74025.433.85031.136.8632025.88017.831.510017.537.512517.349160155820015.156.125016.359.431513.563.740013.96450013.470.863013.374.980011.779.910001480.112501479.1160013.375.620001375.1250013.574.6315014.373.5400013.472.8500014.770.9630013.675.1800014.179.4100001474.11250014.259.61600013.861SPL25.888.1N0.777.9median 14median 73.5Delta0.7831.837.62422.816.123.727.625.232.337.623.430.22236.62239.52146.317.954.813.355.915.259.813.260.911.563.212.269.912.372.113.372.114.571.212.274.711.27211.770.212.168.512.767.213.672.313.17613.677.313.170.713.661.213.655.113.560.72584.40.663.1median 13.3median 68.51.36.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Pad 6Xiaomi Pad 5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Pad 6 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 26%, worst was 134%

Xiaomi Pad 5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 26%, worst was 134%

Power Management - Xiaomi Pad 6 with elevated power consumption

Power Consumption

Power is provided by an 8,840-mAh battery that can be recharged at a maximum of 33 watts. Using the included quick charger, the Xiaomi Pad 6 can be completely recharged within about 100 minutes. In addition to the proprietary MI-FC 1.0 quick charging, other standards such as the PD 3.0 quick charge protocol and QuickCharge 4 are also supported.

The power consumption is at a solid level for an 11-inch tablet. However, the consumption under full load is very pronounced at more than 15 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.04 / 0.16 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.96 / 4.91 / 5.07 Watt
Load midlight 11.8 / 15.9 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi Pad 6
8840 mAh
Xiaomi Pad 5
8720 mAh
OnePlus Pad
9510 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
7500 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
8000 mAh
Oppo Pad Air
7100 mAh
Power Consumption
19%
-62%
49%
30%
Idle Minimum *
0.96
0.99
-3%
3.64
-279%
0.9
6%
0.93
3%
Idle Average *
4.91
4.2
14%
6.84
-39%
1.3
74%
4.02
18%
Idle Maximum *
5.07
4.22
17%
7.15
-41%
1.5
70%
4.07
20%
Load Average *
11.8
7.88
33%
8.98
24%
5
58%
5.52
53%
Load Maximum *
15.9
10.63
33%
11.9
25%
10.1
36%
6.89
57%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø6.53 (2.85-11.7)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99: Ø3.68 (2.19-5.75)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.5 (5.98-9.91)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.44 (2.64-3.99)
Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.14 (2.09-2.9)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.06 (2.02-2.37)

Battery Life

In terms of the battery life, nothing much has changed in the Xiaomi Pad 6 compared to its predecessor. In our WLAN test at an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m², the midrange tablet with a refresh rate of 144 Hz lasts about 14 hours. In our constant video reproduction test with deactivated WLAN module, the battery keeps the 11-inch IPS panel running for 12.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 54min
WiFi Websurfing
13h 43min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 21min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 25min
Xiaomi Pad 6
8840 mAh
Xiaomi Pad 5
8720 mAh
OnePlus Pad
9510 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
7500 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
8000 mAh
Oppo Pad Air
7100 mAh
Battery Runtime
11%
-3%
4%
36%
0%
Reader / Idle
2154
2641
23%
1345
-38%
2096
-3%
3640
69%
H.264
741
1000
35%
963
30%
1002
35%
971
31%
WiFi v1.3
823
733
-11%
648
-21%
879
7%
1057
28%
823
0%
Load
265
257
-3%
310
17%
204
-23%
310
17%

Pros

+ good-quality haptics
+ bright 144-Hz panel
+ charger included
+ pen support
+ good speakers
+ upgrade to USB 3.2
+ long battery life

Cons

- no 5G model
- no storage expansion possible
- no fingerprint reader

Verdict on the Xiaomi Pad 6

Testing the Xiaomi Pad 6. Test unit provided by nbb.com (notebooksbilliger.de).
Testing the Xiaomi Pad 6. Test unit provided by nbb.com (notebooksbilliger.de).

The Pad 6 from Xiaomi is a successful update and very good midrange tablet. At an MSRP of 400 Euros (~$435), it shows itself improved compared to the preceding generation in many areas and is even at least equal in many regards to sometimes more expensive competitors such as the Apple iPad 10

The overall package consisting of the attractive 144-Hz display, fast USB 3.2 connection, and pen support in combination with the high-quality impression is very interesting for this price class. Even though the Snapdragon 870 used here is not the most current chipset and doesn't range at the performance level of a OnePlus Pad, the Qualcomm SoC is still fast enough for everyday tasks and its performance is also stable.

The Xiaomi Pad 6 does many things better than its predecessor and is a very interesting choice in the midrange price segment. 

To keep the price attractive, buyers of a Xiaomi Pad 6 have to accept some compromises in the equipment with the lack of an option that offers 5G support and locating abilities. The lack of storage expansion is another compromise you have to accept with the midrange tablet. But what will probably be missed most in everyday operation is a fingerprint sensor. Those who cannot live without it will perhaps find a suitable alternative with the Pro model of the Xiaomi tablet, although that can only be purchased via import vendors (for about $460) with some possible corresponding restrictions in terms of language, warranty, Chinese ROM, etc.    

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Price and Availability

At the time of our test, the Xiaomi Tab 6 is available for example from Amazon starting from $359. As an import device (CN or Global version), the device is available starting from about $341, for example from Trading Shenzhen.

Xiaomi Pad 6 - 08/16/2023 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
85 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
94 / 40-88 → 100%
Connectivity
57%
Weight
83%
Battery
89 / 92 → 97%