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Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro review - Versatile 12.4-inch tablet with outstanding specs

Big, fast and yet affordable. The Pad 6S Pro is Xiaomi’s first high-end tablet. Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the device features an impressive 12.4-inch panel boasting a 3:2 aspect ratio and stylus support. However, the €700 (US$760) tablet did reveal a few weaknesses during our review.
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro

Xiaomi has released a high-end tablet in the form of the 12.4-inch Pad 6S Pro, which has impressive specs on paper. The slim aluminium chassis packs a fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a 144Hz display with a 3K resolution (3,048 x 2,032 pixels), stylus support, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage.

The Pad 6S Pro is going head-to-head with heavyweights such as the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+. The Xiaomi tablet definitely has an edge over its rivals in terms of price, since it is substantially cheaper, costing around €700 (US$760). In our review, we’ll discuss whether the device can actually hold up to the competitors in performance and features.

Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Pad 6 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, LPDDR5X
Display
12.40 inch 3:2, 3048 x 2032 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, IPS, 3K display, touch sampling rate up to 360 Hz, 10-bit colour depth, DC dimming, HDR, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 233 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-sensor, Gyroscope, L-Sensor, P-Sensor, E-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Flicker Sensor, Color temperature sensor, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, NFC Tag support, Camera2 API Level 3, 2x2 MIMO
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.26 x 278.7 x 191.58 ( = 0.25 x 10.97 x 7.54 in)
Battery
10000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Samsung ISOCELL JN1, 1/2.76", f/1.8, 0.64μm pixel size) + 2 MP depth sensor (Omnovision OV02B1B, 1/5", f/2.4, 1.75μm pixel size), videos up to 4K@60fps
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (Omnivision OV32D, f/2.2, 0.61μm pixel size), videos up to 1080p@30fps
Additional features
Speakers: 6 speakers (Dolby Vision & Atmos support), Keyboard: virtual, 120W charger (20V/6A), USB-C cable, quick start guide, warranty card, Xiaomi HyperOS, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
590 g ( = 20.81 oz / 1.3 pounds), Power Supply: 195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds)
Price
700 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.3 %
05/2024
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
590 g6.26 mm12.40"3048x2032
91.8 %
11/2022
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
682 g6.4 mm12.90"2732x2048
89.1 %
03/2022
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
565 g5.6 mm12.60"2560x1600
91.3 %
10/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
586 g5.7 mm12.40"2800x1752
88.8 %
08/2023
Xiaomi Pad 6
SD 870, Adreno 650
490 g6.51 mm11.00"2880x1800

Case - Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro with slim aluminium chassis

The Pad 6S Pro is only available in what Xiaomi calls Graphite Gray. With its unibody design and very thin bezel, the tablet with a 3:2 aspect ratio looks premium and feels just as nice. Although you may not have guessed by the looks of it, the 6-mm-thin (around 0.24 in) chassis houses a total of six speakers. 

The back and frame of the Pad 6S Pro, which weighs 590 g (1.3 lb), are made of matt aluminium and have slightly rounded edges, meaning there are no sharp sides. protected by Gorilla Glass 5, the black bezel around the IPS display measures just 7 mm (0.28 in), resulting in an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 88.5%.

The camera module doesn’t entirely fit into the elegant design, as it looks rather chunky and protrudes around 3 mm (0.12 in) from the back cover. Due to the camera bump, despite its 12.4-inch form factor, the Pad 6S Pro can rock back and forth quite a bit on a flat surface when you tap the display close to the bottom left corner.

Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro

Size comparison

285.6 mm / 11.2 in 184.5 mm / 7.26 in 5.6 mm / 0.2205 in 565 g1.246 lbs285.4 mm / 11.2 in 185.4 mm / 7.3 in 5.7 mm / 0.2244 in 586 g1.292 lbs280.6 mm / 11 in 214.9 mm / 8.46 in 6.4 mm / 0.252 in 682 g1.504 lbs278.7 mm / 11 in 191.58 mm / 7.54 in 6.26 mm / 0.2465 in 590 g1.301 lbs253.95 mm / 10 in 165.18 mm / 6.5 in 6.51 mm / 0.2563 in 490 g1.08 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Specifications - USB-C 3.0 and snappy storage

Priced officially at €700 (US$760), the Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro is equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256 GB of storage. According to the specs, there is supposed to be a second variant with 12 GB of memory and 512 GB of storage. However, this configuration isn’t selectable on Xiaomi’s online shop at the time of this review.

The Pad 6S Pro features a fast USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, which has a max transfer speed of 5 Gbit/s and also supports video output to external monitors. The tablet is also able to connect wirelessly to an external display via Miracast. Additionally, the USB port is compatible with OTG, enabling you to connect external storage devices and peripherals. In our copy test with a Samsung 980 Pro USB drive, the USB interface managed to hit a solid transfer rate of 283.9 MB/s.

The fingerprint sensor is built into the power button on the Pad 6S Pro. On the top of the device, there is a small indentation that looks like it could accomodate a SIM or microSD slot. But the Xiaomi tablet supports neither of these features. Instead, the indentation is a magnetic strip for holding and charging the optional Xiaomi Focus Pen. The Pad 6S Pro doesn’t have an IP rating.

left: power button, speakers
left: power button, speakers
right: speaker, USB-C 3.2 Gen.1 port, speaker
right: speaker, USB-C 3.2 Gen.1 port, speaker
top: microphone, connector for the Xiaomi Focus Pen, microphone, volume rocker
top: microphone, connector for the Xiaomi Focus Pen, microphone, volume rocker
bottom: no connectors
bottom: no connectors

Software - Android 14 and HyperOS

Xiaomi ships the Pad 6S Pro with its HyperOS user interface, which is based on Android 14. Our review unit was running on OS version 1.0.1.0.UNXEUXM, with Android security patches dated 1 March 2024.

At the time of writing, there wasn’t any information in Xiaomi Security Center regarding how long the company intends to support the tablet with updates. If the other tablets, such as the Xiaomi Pad 6, are any indication, we should expect to see three years of security updates and two OS upgrades.

Incidentally, a beta version of Android 15 is already available for the tablet. Xiaomi offers the downloadable beta for three of its devices as part of its Developer Preview Program. In addition to the Pad 6S Pro, the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 13T Pro also have access to the preview build. The bootloader must be unlocked in order for the beta to be installed.

Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro

Connectivity - WiFi 7, but no GPS

The Pad 6S Pro is rather modest when it comes to connectivity, which is unusual for a high-end tablet. The device lacks both a cellular variant and the ability to determine its location using GPS. That said, the Pad 6S Pro supports Bluetooth 5.3 and features an NFC tag function, which can be used to share screen content, files and photos between the tablet and compatible Xiaomi smartphones. For this data transfer to work, the other mobile device must be held close to the NFC module, located at the top right corner of the Pad 6S Pro.

The Xiaomi tablet supports WiFi 7 and can thus communicate over three WiFi frequency bands: 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz. When connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Pad 6S Pro delivered high and mostly stable transfer rates, unmatched by most current 12.x-inch tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ is the only device in our comparison that provides a similar level of performance, whilst the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 trails far behind.

Networking
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
778 (min: 542) MBit/s ∼83%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
953 (min: 870) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1620 (min: 1070) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1437 (min: 1239) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
iperf3 receive AXE11000
442 (min: 222) MBit/s ∼47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
486 (min: 175) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
747 (min: 145) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
702 (min: 225) MBit/s ∼49%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
719 (min: 644) MBit/s ∼77%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
851 (min: 475) MBit/s ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1518 (min: 1344) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1006 (min: 859) MBit/s ∼70%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
932 (min: 727) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
880 (min: 791) MBit/s ∼92%
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Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1620 (1070-1792)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1518 (1344-1577)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1436 (1239-1549)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1006 (859-1153)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø776 (542-819)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø953 (870-981)

Cameras - Pad 6S Pro with Samsung ISOCELL JN1

Photo captured with the selfie camera
Photo captured with the selfie camera

The 32MP selfie camera on the Pad 6S Pro supports HDR and can record Full HD videos at up to 30 fps. It produces a good bokeh effect in portrait mode and also delivers great image quality during video calls. Using the Pro Cover’s kickstand will put the front camera, located at the display’s top edge, in a perfect position.

For its main camera, the Xiaomi tablet uses the 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1, a sensor that can also be found in many mid-range smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy A25 5G and Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G. The Pad 6S Pro delivers a similar image quality that is quite good for a tablet. The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is supported by a 2MP OmniVision OV02B1B depth sensor.

Due to its 12.4-inch size, taking photos with the Pad 6S Pro isn’t as convenient as with a smartphone. However, in daylight, the Xiaomi tablet rewards users with sharp, detailed and vibrant photos. By contrast, images taken with digital zoom don’t look particularly good and can appear blurry in low-light conditions. The main camera can capture videos at up to 4K and 60 fps.

Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured with the main camera
Photo captured 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 photo 1Daylight photo 25x zoomLow-light photo
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Under controlled lighting conditions, the main camera impressed us with its natural colour reproduction. Shades of black are barely brightened, and the camera’s white balance is quite warm overall, which is something you’ll also notice in everyday use. In the photos, the test chart looks sharp and remains almost completely recognisable even when shot at 1 lux of lighting.

ColorChecker
8.4 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro: 6.36 ∆E min: 1.91 - max: 12.64 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.1 ∆E
46.2 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
39 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
29.5 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
54.4 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
56.7 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
54.6 ∆E
58.6 ∆E
45.7 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro: 38.97 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 58.59 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Xiaomi tablet with a 120-watt charger

Inside the box, you’ll find a 120-watt charger, a USB-C cable, a quick start guide and a warranty card alongside the Pad 6S Pro.

Xiaomi offers a kickstand (Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Cover, €30 or US$32), a keyboard attachment (Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Touchpad Keyboard, €170 or US$184) as well as an active stylus (Xiaomi Focus Pen, €100 or US$108) as accessories for the tablet.

In Germany, Xiaomi provides a 24-month warranty on the Pad 6S Pro. However, warranty terms and conditions may vary by region.

Input devices & operation - Split-screen view and desktop mode

Boasting a max touch sampling rate of 360Hz, the 12.4-inch IPS panel on the Pad 6S Pro responds to inputs with speed and precision. Coupled with 144Hz max refresh rate, it delivers exceptionally smooth visuals on the screen. The fingerprint sensor, integrated into the power button, allows users to unlock the tablet biometrically. Additionally, 2D face recognition serves as an alternative unlocking method and is just as reliable as the fingerprint sensor, provided there is sufficient ambient light or the display is bright enough. 

Whilst the Pad 6S Pro isn’t set to replace a notebook, it can at least provide a desktop-like user experience. The tablet not only supports displaying two apps in split screen, but also features what Xiaomi calls the Workstation mode. Once this mode is enabled in either the Android settings or the control centre, the tablet will switch to a separate desktop view. Any apps placed in the Android dock will then open up in individual windows.

Accessories tested: Focus Pen and Pro Cover

The Focus Pen, weighing just 15 g (0.53 oz), connects to the tablet via Bluetooth. It supports 8,192 pressure levels and boasts a 240Hz sampling rate. The active stylus combines this with a latency of 3 ms, providing a responsive and intuitive writing and drawing experience. The preinstalled Mi Canvas app doubles as a note-taking tool. The Focus Pen attaches magnetically to the top of the tablet, which also serves as a place to charge the stylus.

The Focus Pen offers a few unique extra functions with its three buttons. The writing button, situated closest to the pen tip, lets you open the Mi Canvas app, where you can switch between various brushes by pressing the button successively. The screenshot button in the middle is used for taking screenshots of the entire display or a selected section. The spotlight button at the top serves three purposes: it can transform the Focus Pen into a virtual laser pointer, an annotation tool, or a remote trigger in the camera app.

Because we only had access to the Pro Cover and not the Pro Touch Keyboard, we are unable to comment on the typing experience provided by the keyboard. The Pro Cover has a kickstand that positions the tablet at an approximately 45-degree angle in both portrait and landscape orientation. Closing the cover will automatically put the tablet to sleep.

Xiaomi Focus Pen
Xiaomi Focus Pen
The included charger
The included charger
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Cover
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Cover
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Cover
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Cover
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display - Bright and reader-friendly 3:2 panel without PWM

Subpixels
Subpixels

The Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro features an IPS panel with a resolution of 3,048 x 2,032. This translates into a 3:2 aspect ratio, which allows more information to be displayed during Internet browsing, office applications, and drawing and writing, compared with a typical 16:9 or 16:10 tablet screen. However, the trade-off is that you’ll need to put up with back bars at the top and bottom of the screen when watching a video.

As it features only an IPS panel, the Xiaomi tablet can't match the vibrancy offered by competitors with OLED displays, such as the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+. Despite this, the Pad 6S Pro still managed to impress with its high contrast ratio and even produced the highest peak brightness in our comparison.

The IPS panel achieved an average peak brightness of 810 cd/m² when displaying a completely white background. This figure increased to 868 cd/m² when bright and dark areas were evenly distributed (APL18 measurement). Another advantage is that the Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro doesn’t use pulse-width modulation (PWM) to control screen brightness, making it a great option for those sensitive to PWM flicker.

752
cd/m²
844
cd/m²
795
cd/m²
811
cd/m²
867
cd/m²
820
cd/m²
805
cd/m²
784
cd/m²
811
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 867 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 809.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 867 cd/m²
Contrast: 1495:1 (Black: 0.58 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
97% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.29
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
IPS, 3048x2032, 12.40
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Mini-LED, 2732x2048, 12.90
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
AMOLED, 2800x1752, 12.40
Xiaomi Pad 6
IPS LCD, 2880x1800, 11.00
Screen
7%
-21%
-8%
6%
Brightness middle
867
611
-30%
552
-36%
574
-34%
541
-38%
Brightness
810
605
-25%
555
-31%
551
-32%
494
-39%
Brightness Distribution
87
92
6%
97
11%
89
2%
89
2%
Black Level *
0.58
0.65
-12%
Contrast
1495
832
-44%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2
1.4
30%
3.43
-72%
2.01
-1%
0.9
55%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.5
3.3
40%
7.25
-32%
4.93
10%
1.8
67%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
2.3
23%
2
33%
2.8
7%
1.4
53%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.22 99%
2.253 98%
2.066 106%
2.26 97%
CCT
6957 93%
6930 94%
6417 101%
6566 99%
6710 97%

* ... 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 17682 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel’s colour settings can be modified using the three profiles: Original Color Pro, Vivid and Saturated. You can also manually adjust image parameters such as colour space, RGB balance and gamma in Advanced Settings. The tablet also offers an option to automatically adjust its colour reproduction based on ambient lighting.

The IPS display produced the best image quality in Original Color Pro mode. Even though white balance isn’t quite optimal, the human eye is unlikely to detect any deviations from the reference values for colours and shades of grey.

Colour accuracy (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Colour accuracy (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Colour space (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Colour space (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Greyscale (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Greyscale (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Original Color Pro, target gamut: 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
11.65 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.837 ms rise
↘ 8.808 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. » 27 % 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
24.1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.15 ms rise
↘ 18.95 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

The Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro is well equipped for outdoor use. The IPS panel offers a wide viewing angle, and screen contents remain relatively legible even in direct sunlight.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance - Pad 6S Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 turns the Pad 6S Pro into one of the fastest Android tablets right now. This is not only evident in benchmark results, such as its score of 1,516,127 in AnTuTu v10. The tablet is also extremely snappy in everyday use and can handle any task with apparent ease.

Geekbench 6.2
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
5652 Points +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4255 - 5765, n=14)
5229 Points +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
5176 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
3357 Points -35%
Average of class Tablet (493 - 14690, n=54, last 2 years)
3000 Points -42%
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
2107 Points +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (1534 - 2104, n=14)
1948 Points +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1924 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
1299 Points -32%
Average of class Tablet (185 - 3715, n=54, last 2 years)
983 Points -49%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
1890 Points +28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1566 Points +6%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1477 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (1048 - 1574, n=19)
1453 Points -2%
Xiaomi Pad 6
1003 Points -32%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
955 Points -35%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=74, last 2 years)
682 Points -54%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
8524 Points +87%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
5198 Points +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4192 - 5243, n=19)
4924 Points +8%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
4548 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
3328 Points -27%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
3215 Points -29%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8624, n=74, last 2 years)
2435 Points -46%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (1398472 - 1607558, n=9)
1537847 Points +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1516127 Points
Average of class Tablet (164396 - 2716980, n=27, last 2 years)
725042 Points -52%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
1416727 Points +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (1111522 - 1322448, n=16)
1262734 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1255800 Points +1%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1247557 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
707685 Points -43%
Xiaomi Pad 6
581322 Points -53%
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=55, last 2 years)
462027 Points -63%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
17267 Points +2%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
16960 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (11562 - 19783, n=21)
15678 Points -8%
Xiaomi Pad 6
13728 Points -19%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
13565 Points -20%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=70, last 2 years)
8917 Points -47%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
1584 Points +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1277 Points +11%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1153 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (778 - 1356, n=19)
1150 Points 0%
Xiaomi Pad 6
754 Points -35%
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1944, n=60, last 2 years)
734 Points -36%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
732 Points -37%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
8886 Points +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (7354 - 9730, n=19)
8746 Points +3%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
8483 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
5865 Points -31%
Xiaomi Pad 6
5289 Points -38%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=56, last 2 years)
3675 Points -57%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Points -100%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
13730 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (10786 - 15148, n=19)
13114 Points +4%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
12668 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
9124 Points -28%
Xiaomi Pad 6
8463 Points -33%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=56, last 2 years)
6630 Points -48%
Memory
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
10049 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (6601 - 10821, n=19)
9421 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
8890 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
7365 Points -27%
Xiaomi Pad 6
6127 Points -39%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 10049, n=56, last 2 years)
4349 Points -57%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
31688 Points +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (22837 - 32334, n=19)
27332 Points +19%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
23041 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
11754 Points -49%
Xiaomi Pad 6
11263 Points -51%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=56, last 2 years)
6722 Points -71%
Web
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1766 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (1077 - 2044, n=19)
1763 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1612 Points -9%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
1452 Points -18%
Xiaomi Pad 6
1336 Points -24%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=56, last 2 years)
1215 Points -31%
AImark - Score v3.x
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
156427 Points +13892%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (941 - 157948, n=16)
12068 Points +979%
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=43, last 2 years)
4889 Points +337%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
1118 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
Points -100%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi Pad 6
16501 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
16134 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (11338 - 16880, n=18)
15279 Points +2%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
14961 Points
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=54, last 2 years)
8728 Points -42%

Legend

 
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

The Adreno 740 GPU on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 enables the Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro to deliver high-end graphics performance. Benchmarks like GFXBench’s Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen test demonstrate that the tablet is capable of running graphically demanding games at more than 30 fps even at high settings.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
6909 Points +124%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3684 Points +19%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3088 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1233 Points -60%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1225 Points -60%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
6919 Points +102%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3710 Points +8%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3421 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1246 Points -64%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1232 Points -64%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
25317 Points +95%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
12952 Points
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4252 Points -67%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4199 Points -68%
3DMark / Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5623 Points +15%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4887 Points
3DMark / Solar Bay Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5630 Points +15%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4876 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13009 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8365 Points -36%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7363 Points -43%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
20808 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10321 Points -50%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8593 Points -59%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5627 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5265 Points -6%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4882 Points -13%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
144 fps
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -17%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps -17%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps -24%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
873 fps +120%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
493 fps +24%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
397 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
226 fps -43%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
181 fps -54%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
119 fps -1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps -35%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps -51%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
494 fps +98%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
321 fps +29%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
249 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
132 fps -47%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
118 fps -53%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
115 fps +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
105 fps +52%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
69 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -29%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps -52%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
340 fps +88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
226 fps +25%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
181 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps -48%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps -55%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
89 fps +112%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps +52%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
42 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -29%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps -50%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
214 fps +102%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
132 fps +25%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
106 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -45%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -54%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
70 fps +100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
51 fps +46%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
35 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps -43%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17 fps -51%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
90 fps +61%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps +14%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
56 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps -61%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps -64%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
89 fps +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
78 fps +39%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
56 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -43%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
241 fps +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
159 fps +9%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
146 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps -61%
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps -64%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
48 fps +85%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29 fps +12%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
26 fps
Xiaomi Pad 6
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.7 fps -63%

Browsing the Internet on the Pad 6S Pro is a smooth experience. In browser benchmarks, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 is faster than all the Android devices in our comparison, though you likely wouldn’t notice this during actual web browsing.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
225.315 Points +28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
196.271 Points +11%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Chrome 125.0.6422.52)
176.366 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.7 - 179.2, n=20)
131.8 Points -25%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
108.3 Points -39%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 334, n=67, last 2 years)
98.8 Points -44%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
86.985 Points -51%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
227 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
187 Points +12%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Chrome 125.0.6422.52)
167 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (28 - 183, n=19)
129.4 Points -23%
Average of class Tablet (21 - 315, n=65, last 2 years)
94.8 Points -43%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
94 Points -44%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
342 Points +77%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
243 Points +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (115 - 238, n=10)
199.1 Points +3%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Chrome 125.0.6422.52)
193 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
155 Points -20%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 430, n=49, last 2 years)
138.8 Points -28%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (chrome 115)
134 Points -31%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
376 runs/min +67%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Chrome 125.0.6422.52)
225 runs/min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
195 runs/min -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.9 - 225, n=16)
134 runs/min -40%
Average of class Tablet (48 - 572, n=61, last 2 years)
106.6 runs/min -53%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
68.93 runs/min -69%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
65.5 runs/min -71%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
74614 Points +15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
64715 Points 0%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Chrome 125.0.6422.52)
64638 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (19870 - 65418, n=22)
45909 Points -29%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
41256 Points -36%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
30783 Points -52%
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105178, n=82, last 2 years)
26541 Points -59%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (319 - 34733, n=68, last 2 years)
3120 ms * -418%
Xiaomi Pad 6 (Chrome 115)
1532.1 ms * -155%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
1055 ms * -75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (602 - 1837, n=19)
1012 ms * -68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
635.1 ms * -5%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro (Chrome 125.0.6422.52)
602 ms *
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
450.9 ms * +25%

* ... smaller is better

The Pad 6S Pro can achieve very high data transfer rates thanks to its UFS 4.0 storage. Even large apps take almost no time to install and load.

Xiaomi Pad 6S ProLenovo Tab P12 ProSamsung Galaxy Tab S9+Xiaomi Pad 6Average 256 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-57%
-18%
-48%
-9%
-70%
Sequential Read 256KB
3465.72
1782
-49%
3413.8
-1%
1673.97
-52%
Sequential Write 256KB
3154.3
758
-76%
2528.2
-20%
745.32
-76%
2478 ?(1014 - 3346, n=20)
-21%
Random Read 4KB
381.97
232.5
-39%
450.3
18%
298.45
-22%
Random Write 4KB
510.95
189.2
-63%
161.3
-68%
304.34
-40%

Gaming - Smooth gameplay guaranteed

The Pad 6S Pro packs more than enough power to run even the most demanding of Android games smoothly. To illustrate this, we tested out PUBG Mobile and Genshin Impact on the tablet and recorded the frame rates using the Gamebench test tool.

Genshin Impact ran at a nearly constant 60 fps with settings turned all the way up. The same applies to PUBG Mobile, which can also run in 90 fps mode at the lowest graphics setting, Smooth.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
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Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.6.0_22174900_22378599: Ø59.7 (49-60)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.6.0_22174900_22378599: Ø59.4 (53-60)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.2.0: Ø87.8 (67-90)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro; PUBG Mobile; HD; 3.2.0: Ø59.7 (51-61)

Emissions - Impressive sound from six speakers

Temperature

In our testing, surface temperatures on the Pad 6S Pro consistently stayed within a safe range. Even after a one-hour stress test performed using Burnout Benchmark, surfaces on the tablet didn’t warm up beyond 41.9°C (107.4°F). 

The Xiaomi tablet is able to effectively dissipate the heat generated when in use. In 3DMark’s Wild Life stress test, the frame rates dropped slightly after the first run but stayed very consistent subsequently. There were practically no performance dips in the Solar Bay stress test.

Max. Load
 37.6 °C
100 F
41.9 °C
107 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 31.9 °C
89 F
34.7 °C
94 F
28.9 °C
84 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
29.8 °C
86 F
30.7 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 41.9 °C = 107 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
32.1 °C
90 F
38.3 °C
101 F
40.6 °C
105 F
30.4 °C
87 F
35.3 °C
96 F
34.9 °C
95 F
29.1 °C
84 F
30.7 °C
87 F
30.7 °C
87 F
Maximum: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.6 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33 °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 41.9 °C / 107 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 40.6 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.7 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø63.9 (63.3-68.9)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø97.9 (82.8-119)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø68.1 (60.6-78.8)
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 6S Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø18 (17.9-19.5)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø29.8 (27.1-41.5)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø7.3 (7.29-7.33)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø22.2 (20.5-23.4)
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)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø124.5 (113.6-152.4)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø14 (14-14)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø18.3 (18.2-18.3)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
99.5 (7.29min - 7.33max) % +9%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
91.3 (17.9min - 19.5max) %
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
87.4 (20.5min - 23.4max) % -4%
Xiaomi Pad 6
82.5 (6.1min - 7.39max) % -10%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
65.1 (27.1min - 41.5max) % -29%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
99.4 (25.1min - 25.3max) % +8%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
91.9 (63.3min - 68.9max) %
Xiaomi Pad 6
83.1 (21.1min - 25.4max) % -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
76.9 (60.6min - 78.8max) % -16%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
69.6 (82.8min - 119max) % -24%
Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
74.6 (113.6min - 152.4max) %
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
99.8 (18.2min - 18.3max) % 0%
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
99.8 (14min - 14max) %

Legend

 
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro

Speakers

There are a total of six speakers hidden behind the four speaker grilles on the two short sides. Featuring Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, the sextet produces a lush sound with very balanced mids and highs. The sound quality can even be considered excellent for tablet standards. Although their ability to produce bass is limited due to how slim the chassis is, the Pad 6S Pro still managed to make the best out of it.

External audio devices can connect to the tablet via Bluetooth 5.3 or a USB-C cable. The Pad 6S Pro supports the following Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, and LHDC V1 to V5.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.940.32532.436.43128.131.44031.337.35029.3436321.935.98017.642.210025.147.512516.754.516017.664.720017.763.825014.866.431512.271.140011.170.750012.475.363011.680.280012.281.810001480.9125012.879.2160012.879.6200012.879250013.577.4315013.577.9400014.477.1500014.175.8630013.676.6800013.577.71000013.674.21250014.275.61600013.868.4SPL25.590.3N0.790.8median 13.6median 76.6Delta1.25.237.532.426.324.423.721.635.924.8363724.927.420.441.318.546.616.956.717.964.71663.314.165.112.269.613.366.510.973.512.37312.173.812.573.111.872.611.970.912.472.112.87113.1701374.913.274.713.670.613.671.113.770146713.854.12584.30.665.8median 13.2median 70.61.63.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Pad 6S ProApple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 4% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (8.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power management - Full charge in 39 minutes

Power consumption

The Pad 6S Pro has superb charging speed thanks to its 120-watt power adapter. Once the charger was plugged in, the tablet took just 39 minutes to charge from 1% to full, with the display turned off. During our testing, the battery level was already at 50% after roughly 14 minutes and 85% after about 28 minutes of charging.

There is nothing out of the ordinary with the Pad 6S Pro’s power usage. Even though it sometimes consumed significantly more power than its competitors at idle and under load, it should be noted that the measurements for the Xiaomi tablet were performed with the much more demanding Burnout Benchmark, rather than the Stability Test used in the past. As a result, the figures are only comparable to a limited extent.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.25 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.22 / 7.18 / 8.22 Watt
Load midlight 13.63 / 14.56 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 6S Pro
10000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
10702 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
10090 mAh
Xiaomi Pad 6
8840 mAh
Power Consumption
-43%
23%
-14%
19%
Idle Minimum *
1.22
2.54
-108%
2.2
-80%
3.4
-179%
0.96
21%
Idle Average *
7.18
11.24
-57%
2.6
64%
3.6
50%
4.91
32%
Idle Maximum *
8.22
11.48
-40%
3.2
61%
3.9
53%
5.07
38%
Load Average *
13.63
12.97
5%
7.1
48%
11.7
14%
11.8
13%
Load Maximum *
14.56
16.6
-14%
11.5
21%
15.8
-9%
15.9
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Ø8.52 (3.33-15.8)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 Apple M2: Ø9.71 (3.73-16.7)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø6.84 (2.48-12.9)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy: Ø8.88 (3.4-15.7)
Xiaomi Pad 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø6.53 (2.85-11.7)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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