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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE tablet review - Downgrade instead of improvement?

Savings made. An aluminum unibody case, four Dolby Atmos certified speakers and a 90-Hz display—all within a tablet for US$220. Xiaomi's Redmi Pad SE is an exciting package for an attractive price. Our review will determine whether the device has any weaknesses.

The Redmi devices from Xiaomi are usually known for being good value for money. On paper, the Redmi Pad SE fits into this idea well. The SE is the successor to the first Redmi tablet from 2022, the Redmi Pad.

We liked its predecessor's aluminum case, 90-Hz display and good battery life. However, its operation wasn't always smooth and its features were incomplete—we were missing satellite navigation and a fingerprint sensor, to name a few.

The manufacturer offers the tablet in three colors: Lavender Purple, Graphite Gray and Mint Green. Moreover, you can get the Redmi Pad SE in three configurations. The base model features 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage for US$220. For US$30 more, you get the device with 8 GB RAM. For US$280, the tablet comes with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. Our test sample is lavender-colored and has the base configuration.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (Redmi Pad Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
11.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 206 PPI, Capacitive, TFT-LCD, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 106.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.36 x 255.53 x 167.08 ( = 0.29 x 10.06 x 6.58 in)
Battery
8000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.2, 1.12 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: 4, Keyboard: OnScreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-Charger, SIM-Needle, MIUI 14.0.4, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1; Camera2 API Level 3; SAR-Case: 0.974 W/kg, fanless
Weight
481 g ( = 16.97 oz / 1.06 pounds), Power Supply: 67 g ( = 2.36 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
199.9 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.5 %
01/2024
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
SD 680, Adreno 610
481 g7.36 mm11.00"1920x1200
84.6 %
12/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
445 g7.05 mm10.61"2000x1200
81.2 %
01/2023
Huawei MatePad SE
SD 680, Adreno 610
440 g7.9 mm10.40"2000x1200
81 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
T618, Mali-G52 MP2
508 g6.9 mm10.50"1920x1200
80 %
03/2023
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
T610, Mali-G52 MP2
460 g8.5 mm10.10"1920x1200

Case - The Redmi Pad SE with an aluminum body

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE has an aluminum unibody case. The tablet feels high-quality, is nice and slim and feels good to hold. Our test sample's build is flawless. The device can barely be twisted and in doing so, you can't elicit any noises from it. The power button and volume rocker have a little bit of give and the pressure points could be a little more crisp.

The four speakers are situated along the short sides of the tablet. Thankfully, the Redmi Pad SE has an audio jack connection on the bottom that we were missing on its predecessor, the Redmi Pad. Its bezels may not be quite as slim as on high-end tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, but they are by no means thick. At least they are nice and even.

The camera protrudes a little from the back of the case. If you place the tablet horizontally onto a table, it wobbles slightly when you are typing. With the tablet placed upright, you can type without the device wobbling.

Size comparison

255.53 mm / 10.1 inch 167.08 mm / 6.58 inch 7.36 mm / 0.2898 inch 481 g1.06 lbs250.38 mm / 9.86 inch 157.98 mm / 6.22 inch 7.05 mm / 0.2776 inch 445 g0.981 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 440 g0.97 lbs246.8 mm / 9.72 inch 161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 508 g1.12 lbs239.84 mm / 9.44 inch 158.62 mm / 6.24 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 460 g1.014 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Connectivity - The Redmi Pad SE with microSD support and an audio jack

While the device looks the same as its predecessor, the inside features some changes. On the one hand, the manufacturer has dropped the version with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage but on the other hand, Xiaomi's Redmi Pad SE relies on a Snapdragon processor instead of a MediaTek one.

Its storage continues to be expandable via a microSD card. Unfortunately, its USB port is the same, namely USB 2.0. Still, it supports exFAT and NTFS for external storage media. In our copying test using an external Samsung 980 Pro hard drive, we measured a maximum transfer rate of 28.68 MB/s. This means its storage speed is on the same level as the microSD card.

Xiaomi doesn't offer a version of the tablet with LTE reception, and it doesn't support NFC or feature an infrared blaster. As was already the case with its predecessor, the Redmi Pad SE doesn't have a GNSS module, meaning it can't create a satellite connection.

Left: Power button, speakers
Left: Power button, speakers
Bottom: No connections or buttons
Bottom: No connections or buttons
Right: Speakers, USB-C, 3.5-mm jack, speakers
Right: Speakers, USB-C, 3.5-mm jack, speakers
Top: microSD slot, microphone, volume rocker
Top: microSD slot, microphone, volume rocker

microSD card reader - up to 1TB

The Redmi Pad SE's storage can be expanded with the help of a microSD card—the tablet supports cards with a capacity of up to 1 TB. The pad also supports the exFAT format. In combination with an AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60 reference card, we measured a transfer rate of about 30 MB/s.

This means the tablet can compete with the comparison devices, coming ahead of the Redmi Pad. Only the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 had even faster data transfer rates.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
49.18 MB/s +70%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
28.92 MB/s
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
21.3 MB/s -26%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
19.7 MB/s -32%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
9.48 MB/s -67%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.7 (21.9-44.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø32.7 (13.3-40.3)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø64.6 (36.3-77.6)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø74.6 (37.9-86.8)

Software - Xiaomi promises updates until 2026

The Redmi Pad SE is delivered with Android 13 installed. Furthermore, the manufacturer uses its own user interface, version 14 of MIUI. At the time of testing, the latest Android security patch was from November 2023. According to Xiaomi, the tablet is set to receive security updates until September 2026. These updates are supposed to be supplied every 90 days and the Redmi Pad SE is also set to receive one major update, namely Android 14. 

Compared to stock Android, the Xiaomi interface is a little more colourful and there isn't an app drawer. On the flip side, the software features more customization options. Ex-works, 21.5 GB of storage is already in use. Thankfully, there isn't much bloatware installed onto the tablet. Aside from a few Google and Xiaomi apps, only Netflix and WPS Office come preinstalled.

The software allows you to display apps as floating windows. Their sizes can be changed and moved around the screen. Certain apps can be displayed horizontally next to each other, however, not many apps support this. Moreover, Xiaomi offers a conference tool for video calls. This apparently lets you change functions in full-screen mode, such as subtitle transcription.

Communication - The Redmi Pad SE with Wi-Fi 5

As already on the Redmi Pad, Xiaomi has continued to make savings when it comes to the Redmi Pad SE's WLAN hardware: The tablet only supports Wi-Fi 5. However, its transfer rates are class-average. It should be noted that its predecessor seemed to receive data much quicker. 

In combination with our reference router, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the tablet connected quickly. The device showed some fluctuations when it came to receiving data.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
367 (358min - 370max) MBit/s +20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
325 (163min - 328max) MBit/s +6%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
319 (310min - 325max) MBit/s +4%
Huawei MatePad SE
310 (284min - 330max) MBit/s +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
307 (284min - 322max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
369 (179min - 379max) MBit/s 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
369 (179min - 379max) MBit/s
Huawei MatePad SE
365 (352min - 379max) MBit/s -1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
351 (333min - 366max) MBit/s -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
349 (178min - 357max) MBit/s -5%
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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø307 (284-322)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø319 (163-328)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø363 (179-379)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø343 (178-357)

Cameras - The Redmi Pad SE is stingy with its details

Selfie on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Selfie on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE

Photos are no strength of the Redmi Pad SE. The back houses a camera with a resolution of 8 MPix at most. Despite its "Super Camera" branding, the lens only seems to be suitable for snapshots in good lighting conditions or for scanning documents.

The photos are missing details and lots of parts seem to be blurry. In poor lighting conditions, the pictures become unusable. You also shouldn't rely on the digital zoom, as the picture quality declines rapidly.

We prefer the 5-MPix selfie cam much more. Selfies are nice and sharp—at least close up. On the other hand, the background loses a lot of detail. The camera doesn't offer a portrait mode. If you move the tablet around quickly, the image preview sometimes shows some artefacts.

Using both cameras, you can record video at a maximum of 1080p and 30fps. The recordings' sound quality is fine. However, it is missing image stabilization and as a result, videos can quite quickly become wobbly. 

Image Comparison

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The Redmi Pad SE's camera color depiction is fine in good lighting conditions. Dark colors are usually depicted a little lighter. In controlled low-light conditions (1 lux), the Redmi Pad SE's camera is unable to depict any content whatsoever.

ColorChecker
14.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE: 8.06 ∆E min: 2.89 - max: 14.25 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
29 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE: 47.17 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 94.33 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - The Redmi Pad SE comes with a power supply

Xiaomi's current Redmi Pad SE comes delivered with a charger. Although it is quite weak (10 watts), it at least comes with a fitting USB cable (USB-A to USB-C). The scope of delivery also includes a short instruction manual, warranty information and a needle to open the microSD slot.

In the United States, the Xiaomi device comes with a standard 12-month warranty. The manufacturer doesn't offer the option to extend this. However, the manufacturer does offer an optional case to go with the tablet.  

Input devices & operation - No fingerprint sensor on the Redmi Pad SE

Ex-works, the Redmi Pad SE relies on Google's GBoard keyboard. This makes inputs successful and without any mistakes in portrait mode as well as landscape. The display is nice and smooth and up to ten inputs can be recognized reliably at once—right into the corners. 

It's a little annoying that it takes the display a few moments to automatically turn. Sometimes, you end up turning the device back around in the time it takes to react, and by that point, another delayed rotation is triggered.

Xiaomi hasn't installed a fingerprint sensor on the Redmi Pad SE. In turn, you can unlock the device via 2D facial recognition. Two faces can be saved and it is possible to automatically skip the lock screen. Facial recognition works well in portrait as well as in landscape mode. In good lighting conditions, the device is unlocked quickly via the camera. In low light, however, you will have to type in your password or code. The Redmi Pad SE doesn't feature a vibration motor.

Display - Xiaomi has installed a bright panel into the tablet

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Redmi Pad SE's display is good. The manufacturer has installed an 11-inch TFT LCD panel with a maximum refresh rate of 90 Hz into the device. Its refresh rate can be fixed at 60 or 90 Hz, or you can let the software decide on one automatically. According to DRM Info, the panel doesn't just display these two values—it also has the levels 30, 48 and 50 Hz. 

Within the comparison field, the Redmi Pad SE boasts the highest measured brightness, namely 473 cd/m³. Although its illumination isn't entirely even, you won't notice this in everyday use. The tablet's automatic brightness adjustment is a bit more of a nuisance. Oftentimes, it works rather slowly and it always picks a very low brightness, requiring you to adjust it manually.

We are happy to report that we didn't note any screen flickering during our tests.

471
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 473 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 449.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 473 cd/m²
Contrast: 1689:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
93.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.27
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 11.00
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.61
Huawei MatePad SE
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.50
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Screen
-4%
-13%
-78%
-58%
Brightness middle
473
418
-12%
398
-16%
368
-22%
343
-27%
Brightness
449
402
-10%
368
-18%
346
-23%
332
-26%
Brightness Distribution
85
90
6%
87
2%
91
7%
94
11%
Black Level *
0.28
0.28
-0%
0.46
-64%
0.61
-118%
0.31
-11%
Contrast
1689
1493
-12%
865
-49%
603
-64%
1106
-35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3
2.3
23%
2.17
28%
6.9
-130%
5.9
-97%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6
5.4
10%
4.32
28%
11.4
-90%
11.2
-87%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.7
3.7
-37%
3.1
-15%
7.7
-185%
7.9
-193%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.21 100%
2.214 99%
2.16 102%
2.184 101%
CCT
6589 99%
6595 99%
7245 90%
8547 76%
9198 71%

* ... 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 17942 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

All-in-all, the Redmi panel's depiction is good. Its black value and high contrast are particularly impressive. On the other hand, its color depiction could do with being a little better. Blues are too saturated, and blue and orange tones deviate quite a bit from their target values.

Color accuracy (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Color accuracy (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Color space (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Color space (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Color saturation (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)
Color saturation (color profile Standard, color temperature Standard, target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.47 ms rise
↘ 14.91 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47.92 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.26 ms rise
↘ 25.66 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 80 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.8 ms).

The Redmi Pad SE gets bright enough to be used outside. In direct sunlight, you might notice some annoying reflections. In shaded areas, on the other hand, content remains legible.

The Redmi Pad SE's viewing angles are good. Content remains legible even from very flat angles. When viewed from the side, colors don't deviate.

Performance - No chance against the Redmi Pad

Compared to its predecessor, Xiaomi has chosen a different processor. However, in the benchmarks, the older Redmi Pad with the MediaTek Helio G99 was the clear winner over the Redmi Pad SE with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. The new Redmi Pad SE had to admit defeat to its predecessor in every single benchmark. 

At the same time, the Redmi Pad SE's performance is fine. It is able to keep up with the other comparison devices. Still, in everyday use, you will have to deal with the odd dropped frame and some waiting times when opening apps.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=67, last 2 years)
670 Points +74%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
558 Points +45%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
384 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
377 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (323 - 384, n=14)
373 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
365 Points -5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
346 Points -10%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=67, last 2 years)
2377 Points +41%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
1889 Points +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
1684 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
1630 Points -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (1287 - 1738, n=14)
1580 Points -6%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1267 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1229 Points -27%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (185 - 2107, n=43, last 2 years)
822 Points +99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (413 - 436, n=4)
424 Points +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
413 Points
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (493 - 5652, n=43, last 2 years)
2308 Points +60%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
1439 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (865 - 1450, n=4)
1169 Points -19%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=52, last 2 years)
453858 Points +125%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
316212 Points +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (201810 - 274001, n=6)
229317 Points +14%
Huawei MatePad SE
201897 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
201810 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
201310 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
199786 Points -1%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
9475 Points +34%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=64, last 2 years)
8758 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7447 Points +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
7068 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4535 - 8730, n=14)
6497 Points -8%
Huawei MatePad SE
5432 Points -23%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=51, last 2 years)
672 Points +67%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
575 Points +43%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
402 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (325 - 413, n=7)
371 Points -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
361 Points -10%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
356 Points -11%
Huawei MatePad SE
335 Points -17%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=52, last 2 years)
3631 Points +42%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
2988 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2551 - 2738, n=7)
2600 Points +2%
Huawei MatePad SE
2580 Points +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
2551 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
2283 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1839 Points -28%
System
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=52, last 2 years)
6543 Points +17%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
6509 Points +17%
Huawei MatePad SE
5760 Points +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (5580 - 5852, n=7)
5744 Points +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
5580 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
4777 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
4729 Points -15%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8890, n=52, last 2 years)
4284 Points +37%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
3550 Points +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (3120 - 3824, n=7)
3466 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
3412 Points +9%
Huawei MatePad SE
3381 Points +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
3120 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
970 Points -69%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=52, last 2 years)
6639 Points +205%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
2875 Points +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
2179 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (1994 - 2183, n=7)
2134 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
2001 Points -8%
Huawei MatePad SE
1994 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1497 Points -31%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1246 Points +12%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=52, last 2 years)
1205 Points +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
1201 Points +8%
Huawei MatePad SE
1141 Points +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
1116 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1114 Points 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (917 - 1199, n=7)
1073 Points -4%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=39, last 2 years)
5325 Points +1430%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
892 Points +156%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
348 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (264 - 348, n=2)
306 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
302 Points -13%
Huawei MatePad SE
264 Points -24%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
9213 Points +122%
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=49, last 2 years)
8899 Points +114%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4150 - 4853, n=5)
4446 Points +7%
Huawei MatePad SE
4228 Points +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
4150 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1662 Points -60%

Legend

 
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Huawei MatePad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 UNISOC T610, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash

The Xiaomi's Snapdragon 680 is accompanied by an Adreno 610 graphics unit. The same combination was installed by Huawei into its MatePad SE. The tablet's graphics performance is fine for most uses. The older Redmi Pad with its Mali-G57 MP2 is a lot more powerful when it comes to graphics, too.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
329 Points +172%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
179 Points +48%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
132 Points +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
121 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
120 Points -1%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
343 Points +179%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
184 Points +50%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
135 Points +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
123 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
121 Points -2%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1215 Points +112%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
708 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
574 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
522 Points -9%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
440 Points -23%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1237 Points +110%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
712 Points +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
589 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
524 Points -11%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
441 Points -25%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2644 Points +85%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1463 Points +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1429 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1330 Points -7%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1146 Points -20%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2442 Points +87%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1309 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1284 Points -2%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1156 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
979 Points -25%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3717 Points +77%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2865 Points +36%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2848 Points +35%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2809 Points +33%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2105 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
55 fps +49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
36 fps -3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps -16%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps +54%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps -2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
32 fps -22%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps +19%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps -5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps -10%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps +82%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
26 fps +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps -5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps -9%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps +64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -7%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps -21%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps -20%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps +73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.3 fps -3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.4 fps -15%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps +85%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.7 fps +20%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.9 fps -2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.6 fps -19%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.4 fps +58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.3 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps -2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.5 fps -15%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.4 fps +64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.6 fps +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps -3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.7 fps -18%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps +33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.9 fps +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.6 fps -4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps -18%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps +43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.3 fps -5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps -20%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.4 fps +71%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.4 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1.4 fps
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.2 fps -14%

The browser benchmarks painted a slightly different picture. In these tests, the Redmi Pad SE achieved a similar performance level to the Redmi Pad and in WEBxprt and Speedometer, it even took the lead.

Surfing the web in everyday use works without any issues and is very smooth. Pages are loaded quickly and you can scroll without any lags.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=59, last 2 years)
84.9 Points +60%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
55.842 Points +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
52.9 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
46.85 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
43.98 Points -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (35.7 - 52.9, n=7)
43.4 Points -18%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
35.746 Points -32%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=57, last 2 years)
85.7 Points +50%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
57 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
56 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
53 Points -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (41 - 57, n=4)
47.3 Points -17%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
41 Points -28%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (34 - 342, n=42, last 2 years)
120.7 Points +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
93 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
84 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
75 Points -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (58 - 93, n=6)
67.8 Points -27%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
58 Points -38%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=52, last 2 years)
77.2 runs/min +44%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
53.5 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (32.7 - 53.5, n=7)
40.2 runs/min -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
38.1 runs/min -29%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chome 111)
34.43 runs/min -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
33.35 runs/min -38%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
32.7 runs/min -39%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 74614, n=71, last 2 years)
23177 Points +62%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
17557 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 120)
14279 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
11952 Points -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6358 - 14279, n=11)
11432 Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
10787 Points -24%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
10370 Points -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
3460.5 ms * -31%
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=59, last 2 years)
3209 ms * -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2650 - 3461, n=6)
3124 ms * -18%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
3075.1 ms * -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
3060 ms * -15%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
2650.1 ms *
Xiaomi Redmi Pad (Chrome 107.0.5304.105)
2443.7 ms * +8%

* ... smaller is better

When it comes to storage, Xiaomi has taken a step back compared to the predecessor model. Instead of UFS 2.2, the Redmi Pad SE now uses eMMC storage. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 or the Huawei MatePad SE, its transfer rates were generally good. In comparison to the faster Redmi Pad from 2022, on the other hand, its values were two to three times worse.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad SEXiaomi Redmi PadHuawei MatePad SESamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
184%
-40%
-41%
-15%
-26%
98%
Sequential Read 256KB
297.47
976.9
228%
293.6
-1%
255.1
-14%
277.2
-7%
Sequential Write 256KB
228.97
883.6
286%
99.5
-57%
101.1
-56%
210.4
-8%
192.9 ?(72.3 - 314, n=73)
-16%
Random Read 4KB
102.41
250.82
145%
61.8
-40%
68.3
-33%
105.1
3%
82.6 ?(8.63 - 247, n=73)
-19%
Random Write 4KB
146.92
257.02
75%
54
-63%
57.5
-61%
78.5
-47%

Games - Dropped frames on the Redmi Pad SE

When running games, the Redmi Pad SE has two faces. Its display and speakers make for a stunning audio-visual experience. On the other hand, the SoC's weak performance becomes especially clear while gaming. Although it can run current games such as PUBG Mobile, you can only do so with a maximum resolution of balanced and a frame rate of medium. Measurements with our partner GameBench showed frame rates of around 25fps. 

When playing Asphalt 9 and Genshin Impact, the Redmi Pad SE is able to reach higher frame rates with low settings. However, we noted some dropped frames and lags now and then.

PUBG Mobile on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
PUBG Mobile on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Asphalt 9 on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Asphalt 9 on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø30 (26-31)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 4.4.0k: Ø57.4 (28-60)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 4.4.0k: Ø39.8 (10-60)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.3.0_19705728_19706476: Ø33.2 (9-43)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.3.0_19705728_19706476: Ø14.6 (7-18)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.9.0: Ø29.7 (23-31)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.9.0: Ø24.9 (21-26)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.8.0: Ø29.9 (24-32)

Emissions - The Redmi Pad keeps its cool

Temperature - Unfazed by our stress test

Under all conditions, the Redmi Pad SE stays cool. In our stress test, we measured a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius on the top. Without being under load, we actually only measured 28.9 degrees Celsius. In everyday use, the tablet remains comfortable and can be operated without any issues even when you have lots of apps open.

Max. Load
 35 °C
95 F
32.5 °C
91 F
30.7 °C
87 F
 
 34.8 °C
95 F
33.8 °C
93 F
30.8 °C
87 F
 
 31.5 °C
89 F
29.8 °C
86 F
29.4 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 35 °C = 95 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
30.3 °C
87 F
34.1 °C
93 F
32.8 °C
91 F
30.5 °C
87 F
32.7 °C
91 F
31.9 °C
89 F
30 °C
86 F
31.3 °C
88 F
30.7 °C
87 F
Maximum: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Average: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.7 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.5 (3.49-3.5)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.26 (4.25-4.27)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.726 (0.72-0.741)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.096 (1.091-1.101)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.52 (3.52-3.53)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
99.2 (1.091min - 1.101max) % +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
97.3 (0.72min - 0.741max) %
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
99.6 (4.25min - 4.27max) % 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
99.6 (3.49min - 3.5max) %
Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
99.9 (3.52min - 3.53max) %

Legend

 
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Speakers - The Redmi Pad SE sounds from four speakers

The Redmi Pad SE's sound is very impressive indeed. Although the tablet doesn't show much bass or deeper frequencies, its mids and highs are very linear. In everyday use, its four speakers deliver good sound. If required, the Redmi Pad SE can get nice and loud without sounding distorted. At full volume, the back vibrates a little. When held horizontally, the device creates a nice stereo sound and the Redmi Pad features a Dolby Atmos certification.

We also like that Xiaomi has brought back the audio jack. The analogue output has an SNR of 70.07 dBFS, which is solid. In our test, it also connected to Bluetooth headphones without any issues. The Redmi Pad SE supports the following codecs: SBA, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, aptX Adaptive Audio and aptX TWS+.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.633.32524.727.3312430.74024.625.65032.131.3632222.28016.424.41002635.212519.843.316015.652.520014.651.325011.156.43158.260.440011.561.75009.970.46308.47480010.276.410001176.9125013.479160012.177.120001277.1250012.376.7315012.475.940001371.5500013.175.4630013.877.4800013.777.41000014781250013.769.61600012.856.8SPL24.788.3N0.677.6median 12.8median 75.4Delta1.58.435.228.921.72018.622.421.720.43233.625.724.527.419.624.318.316.326.518.944.817.547.812.352.715.758.911.660.311.869.712.472.111.671.412.577.213.176.712.576.213.172.212.870.312.868.512.976.313.379.413.480.313.774.613.768.814.463.613.751.725.287.40.771.6median 13.1median 70.31.511.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi Pad SESamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power management - The Redmi Pad SE is frugal

Power consumption

The change to the new processor becomes particularly clear when you take a look at the tablet's power consumption. In idle mode, the Snapdragon 680 inside the Redmi Pad SE is a lot more frugal than the MediaTek Helio G99 in its predecessor. Under minimum load, the Redmi pad clearly came out on top compared to the comparison devices. Under load, things look a little different, as the Snapdragon uses considerably more power than the MediaTek. However, caution is advised when making a direct comparison, as during our measurements, we switched from Stability Test to the Burnout benchmark.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.41 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.63 / 4.25 / 4.34 Watt
Load midlight 10.24 / 10.47 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 Redmi Pad SE
8000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Pad
8000 mAh
Huawei MatePad SE
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7040 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
5100 mAh
Power Consumption
9%
-4%
-13%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
0.63
0.93
-48%
1.5
-138%
1.19
-89%
1.9
-202%
Idle Average *
4.25
4.02
5%
2.3
46%
4.63
-9%
2.1
51%
Idle Maximum *
4.34
4.07
6%
2.8
35%
4.68
-8%
2.5
42%
Load Average *
10.24
5.52
46%
6.5
37%
7.27
29%
7.6
26%
Load Maximum *
10.47
6.89
34%
10.7
-2%
9.17
12%
9
14%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G: Ø3.52 (1.674-7.23)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99: Ø3.68 (2.19-5.75)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.97 (2.43-3.19)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.44 (2.64-3.99)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.74 (1.672-2.5)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad Mediatek Helio G99; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.06 (2.02-2.37)

Runtimes - The Redmi Pad SE with outstanding results

The Redmi Pad SE's low power consumption is reflected in its astounding runtimes under low load. In combination with its 8,000 mAh battery, the tablet lasted for almost three full days during our read test.

In our realistic WiFi web-surfing test, the Redmi Pad SE lasted for a whopping 17 hours after being used continuously with a display brightness of 150 cd/m². These values are really good and make sure that the tablet only has to be charged once a week, depending on your use. If you demand more from the Redmi Pad SE, for example through gaming a lot, then it might only last you for closer to four hours.

Unfortunately, the device takes quite a while to charge using the supplied charger. After 30 minutes, the tablet is only charged from 0 to 16 per cent. After two hours, it shows 60 per cent. It take