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realme Pad Tablet review - Cheap alternative with a lot of memory

Metal back. The Chinese manufacturer launches its first tablet on the market with the realme Pad. It is supposed to offer a Full HD screen and decent power in a light and slim casing for little money. We will take a closer look in the test.
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realme Pad
Processor
Mediatek Helio G80 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
10.40 inch 15:9, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, hall
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3G: B1/5/8, 4G: B1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.9 x 246.1 x 155.9 ( = 0.27 x 9.69 x 6.14 in)
Battery
7100 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo quad speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB-C-cable, SIM-Tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
239 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
82.9 %
11/2021
realme Pad
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
440 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200
82.1 %
03/2021
Lenovo Tab P11
SD 662, Adreno 610
490 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash11.00"2000x1200
88.4 %
09/2021
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
SD 865, Adreno 650
485 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash10.95"2560x1600
80.3 %
07/2021
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
465 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200

Case, equipment and operation - option for a lot of memory

Our test device of the realme Pad is something very special: We received a version with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB mass storage and LTE from the manufacturer, which is not yet available in most regions at the time of testing. In Europe, only the WiFi version of the Pad with 4 GB / 64 GB is currently offered. However, the three WiFi versions already have a recommended price:

  • realme Pad WiFi 3 GB RAM / 32 GB mass storage: 239 Euros (~$270)
  • realme Pad WiFi 4 GB RAM / 64 GB mass storage: 259 Euro (~$292)
  • realme Pad WiFi 6 GB RAM / 128 GB mass storage: 289 Euro (~$326)

In other parts of the world, you can already find the LTE version in stores, which only costs a small surcharge there.

There is a hint of iPad in the choice of materials: Despite the fairly low price, the manufacturer has opted for an aluminum chassis that is available in gray or gold. Only the gray variant is currently available in Europe. The casing is actually a bit lighter than comparable tablets and also relatively compact for its screen size when compared with, for example, the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus.

We check the microSD reader with our reference microSD card from Angelbird, which turns out to be significantly slower than in other tablets. In terms of Wi-Fi, however, the realme Pad proves to be competitive thanks to Wi-Fi 5. The LTE version offers all important LTE frequencies, but not more, so you should check whether the tablet works with mobile Internet abroad.

A fingerprint sensor is not found on the realme Pad, but facial recognition can be used. It works quite reliably, but you should not wear sunglasses or cover your face in any other way.

Android 12 is preinstalled on the tablet. realme adds its own UI on top of that, which changes the appearance slightly, but overall remains quite close to the vanilla Android. The security patches on our test device are from September 2021 and are thus a bit old at the time of testing.

Size comparison

258.4 mm / 10.2 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 490 g1.08 lbs253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 7.25 mm / 0.2854 inch 485 g1.069 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 166 mm / 6.54 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 465 g1.025 lbs246.1 mm / 9.69 inch 155.9 mm / 6.14 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 440 g0.97 lbs
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Huawei MatePad 11 2021
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
40.3 MB/s ∼100% +134%
Average of class Tablet
  (15.7 - 67.4, n=13, last 2 years)
31.4 MB/s ∼78% +83%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
27.55 MB/s ∼68% +60%
realme Pad
  (Angelbird V60)
17.2 MB/s ∼43%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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realme Pad Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Angelbird V60: Ø23.3 (10.1-36.6)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Sequential write; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø41.9 (28.3-49.3)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø35.6 (23.1-52.7)
realme Pad Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Angelbird V60: Ø48.5 (19.1-79.2)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021 Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Sequential read; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø69.3 (29-81.4)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø62.1 (29.9-63.7)
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
902 (886min - 925max) MBit/s ∼100% +161%
realme Pad
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
346 (318min - 354max) MBit/s ∼38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
321 (310min - 328max) MBit/s ∼36% -7%
Lenovo Tab P11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
312 (268min - 341max) MBit/s ∼35% -10%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
780 (635min - 867max) MBit/s ∼100% +123%
realme Pad
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
350 (270min - 358max) MBit/s ∼45%
Lenovo Tab P11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
340 (319min - 348max) MBit/s ∼44% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
282 (275min - 294max) MBit/s ∼36% -19%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø349 (270-358)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø346 (318-354)

Cameras - realme tablet with blurred lens

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

Cameras in tablets are one thing: Some users say they do not need the rear-facing lens at all. Others are happy about the possibility to at least take simple photos, scan documents and texts, or use QR codes. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is indisputably more important than ever in times of home offices and video conferencing.

The realme Pad has an 8-megapixel lens on both sides. The main camera proves to be quite blurry and is really only suitable for quick snapshots. Video recordings can be captured in 1080p, but with low light and the autofocus is constantly refocusing.

The front-facing camera takes usable selfies, but the quality cannot keep up with good smartphone cameras.

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.

Main camera PlantMain camera EnvironmentMain camera Low Light
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ColorChecker
16.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
ColorChecker realme Pad: 11.53 ∆E min: 3.94 - max: 19.63 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
38.7 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
65.9 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
43 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
67.8 ∆E
65.6 ∆E
30.8 ∆E
51.1 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
78.6 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
46.9 ∆E
92.1 ∆E
71.1 ∆E
52.7 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
ColorChecker realme Pad: 47.65 ∆E min: 14.45 - max: 92.11 ∆E

Display - Strong blue cast

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The screen with a slightly expanded Full HD resolution is roughly on par with similarly priced tablets in terms of brightness. With an average of just under 429 cd/m², you should also be able to use the realme Pad outdoors, but you will probably have to retreat into the shade in direct sunlight.

The black level is good, which also results in a decent contrast ratio, which in turn makes the colors on the screen appear a bit more vivid. However, according to our tests with the CalMAN software and the spectrophotometer, the image display has a very strong blue cast.

At very low brightness levels, the oscilloscope registers flickering at around 532 Hz. Sensitive natures should therefore, before buying, try out whether this causes them problems when viewing the screen.

444.5
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 444.5 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 429.1 cd/m² Minimum: 2.23 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 426 cd/m²
Contrast: 906:1 (Black: 0.47 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.29 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 8.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
98.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.03
realme Pad
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Lenovo Tab P11
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.00
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.95
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
IPS LCD, 1920x1200, 10.10
Response Times
30%
55%
31%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
58 ?(33, 25)
48 ?(22, 26)
17%
30.4 ?(10.8, 19.6)
48%
44 ?(21.2, 22.8)
24%
Response Time Black / White *
40 ?(19, 21)
23.2 ?(8.4, 14.8)
42%
15.2 ?(3.6, 11.6)
62%
24.8 ?(12.4, 12.4)
38%
PWM Frequency
531.9 ?(10)
Screen
4%
3%
1%
Brightness middle
426
454
7%
550
29%
441
4%
Brightness
429
422
-2%
515
20%
366
-15%
Brightness Distribution
93
83
-11%
90
-3%
77
-17%
Black Level *
0.47
0.57
-21%
0.96
-104%
0.6
-28%
Contrast
906
796
-12%
573
-37%
735
-19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.29
5.1
19%
3.3
48%
4.1
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.97
8.4
23%
7.9
28%
8.7
21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.3
5.8
30%
4.9
41%
6.1
27%
Gamma
2.03 108%
1.96 112%
2.24 98%
2.2 100%
CCT
9057 72%
7684 85%
7288 89%
7575 86%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
17% / 9%
29% / 13%
16% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

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
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 33 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 531.9 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 531.9 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 531.9 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21103 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Good sound in the realme Pad

The MediaTek Helio G80 is a somewhat older SoC that has mainly been used in cheaper smartphones so far. In terms of performance, it is not that bad in the realme Pad and can keep up with similarly priced tablets.

The eMMC storage proves to be quite slow, but that is usual in this price range. Nevertheless, you have to wait for a long time during data transfers or loading times of games.

Fortunately, the tablet hardly heats up. There are 4 speakers in the case, for example, in Amazon's Fire HD 10 Plus there are only 2, which is a point for the realme Pad. But the number alone does not say anything about the sound quality. Therefore, we took the test device to the sound lab: The sound of the realme tablet proved to be quite loud and full when desired. The trebles are a bit overemphasized at maximum volume, but the Pad is still quite suitable for listening to music.

Qualcomm aptX HD is on board, so you can also listen to music in high quality via Bluetooth.

With 7,100 mAh, the battery has a slightly higher capacity than in the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plusbut smaller than the Lenovo Tab P11. The runtimes of 14:07 hours in our WLAN test are decent, but other tablets in the price range manage even more. It should be enough for two workdays with normal use. The device can be charged with a maximum of 18 watts, and a full charging cycle takes less than 2 hours.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
345 Points ∼38%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼35% -8%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
905 Points ∼100% +162%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
305 Points ∼34% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (345 - 387, n=4)
365 Points ∼40% +6%
Average of class Tablet
  (133 - 1716, n=42, last 2 years)
621 Points ∼69% +80%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1297 Points ∼39%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1425 Points ∼43% +10%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
3288 Points ∼100% +154%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1293 Points ∼39% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1281 - 1370, n=4)
1324 Points ∼40% +2%
Average of class Tablet
  (455 - 7378, n=42, last 2 years)
2185 Points ∼66% +68%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8120 Points ∼70%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
11610 Points ∼100% +43%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5346 Points ∼46% -34%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (6570 - 8120, n=2)
7345 Points ∼63% -10%
Average of class Tablet
  (4564 - 11694, n=14, last 2 years)
7911 Points ∼68% -3%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2054 Points ∼21%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1914 Points ∼19% -7%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
9901 Points ∼100% +382%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1578 Points ∼16% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1772 - 2054, n=3)
1870 Points ∼19% -9%
Average of class Tablet
  (517 - 13682, n=37, last 2 years)
3630 Points ∼37% +77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1903 Points ∼15%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1794 Points ∼14% -6%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
13005 Points ∼100% +583%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1438 Points ∼11% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1630 - 1903, n=3)
1721 Points ∼13% -10%
Average of class Tablet
  (458 - 42751, n=37, last 2 years)
6049 Points ∼47% +218%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2846 Points ∼53%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2502 Points ∼46% -12%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
5394 Points ∼100% +90%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2543 Points ∼47% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (2552 - 2846, n=3)
2684 Points ∼50% -6%
Average of class Tablet
  (806 - 5623, n=37, last 2 years)
2701 Points ∼50% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1352 Points ∼69%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1183 Points ∼61% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1143 Points ∼58% -15%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1342 - 1354, n=3)
1349 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (279 - 7098, n=32, last 2 years)
1955 Points ∼100% +45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1187 Points ∼59%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1028 Points ∼51% -13%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
984 Points ∼48% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1179 - 1198, n=3)
1188 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (233 - 9612, n=33, last 2 years)
2029 Points ∼100% +71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2631 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2513 Points ∼96% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2483 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (2492 - 2631, n=3)
2577 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Tablet
  (369 - 4201, n=33, last 2 years)
2344 Points ∼89% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1387 Points ∼17%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1196 Points ∼15% -14%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
8089 Points ∼100% +483%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1142 Points ∼14% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1347 - 1387, n=3)
1371 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Tablet
  (302 - 9630, n=39, last 2 years)
2935 Points ∼36% +112%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1211 Points ∼13%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1039 Points ∼11% -14%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
9428 Points ∼100% +679%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
972 Points ∼10% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1179 - 1211, n=3)
1200 Points ∼13% -1%
Average of class Tablet
  (253 - 25707, n=39, last 2 years)
3966 Points ∼42% +227%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2830 Points ∼52%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2534 Points ∼47% -10%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
5403 Points ∼100% +91%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2542 Points ∼47% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (2675 - 2830, n=3)
2731 Points ∼51% -3%
Average of class Tablet
  (443 - 5634, n=39, last 2 years)
2673 Points ∼49% -6%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
691 Points ∼15%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
373 Points ∼8% -46%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
3818 Points ∼83% +453%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (679 - 691, n=2)
685 Points ∼15% -1%
Average of class Tablet
  (371 - 17263, n=19, last 2 years)
4582 Points ∼100% +563%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
686 Points ∼13%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
366 Points ∼7% -47%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
3823 Points ∼72% +457%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (174 - 686, n=2)
430 Points ∼8% -37%
Average of class Tablet
  (366 - 18326, n=17, last 2 years)
5283 Points ∼100% +670%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
99.7 (373min - 374max) % ∼100%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
99.4 (22.7min - 22.9max) % ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
99.2 % ∼99%
Average of class Tablet
  (62.8 - 99.7, n=17, last 2 years)
92.7 % ∼93%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
176 Points ∼11%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
1116 Points ∼69% +534%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (176 - 686, n=2)
431 Points ∼27% +145%
Average of class Tablet
  (135 - 5035, n=15, last 2 years)
1621 Points ∼100% +821%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
686 Points ∼43%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
1103 Points ∼69% +61%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (173 - 686, n=2)
430 Points ∼27% -37%
Average of class Tablet
  (132 - 4975, n=15, last 2 years)
1598 Points ∼100% +133%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test (sort by value)
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
99.7 (6.65min - 6.67max) % ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
97.9 % ∼98%
Average of class Tablet
  (62.9 - 99.7, n=15, last 2 years)
89.6 % ∼90%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.3 fps ∼29%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.8 fps ∼27% -6%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
29 fps ∼100% +249%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.1 fps ∼24% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (8.3 - 18, n=3)
14.4 fps ∼50% +73%
Average of class Tablet
  (3.2 - 102, n=41, last 2 years)
20.3 fps ∼70% +145%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.9 fps ∼16%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.5 fps ∼16% -4%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
54 fps ∼100% +507%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.9 fps ∼15% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (8.9 - 9.2, n=3)
9.1 fps ∼17% +2%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.3 - 191, n=41, last 2 years)
33.8 fps ∼63% +280%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5.4 fps ∼30%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.6 fps ∼26% -15%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
18 fps ∼100% +233%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.3 fps ∼24% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (5.4 - 11, n=3)
8.63 fps ∼48% +60%
Average of class Tablet
  (2 - 75, n=41, last 2 years)
13.8 fps ∼77% +156%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.2 fps ∼15%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼13% -12%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 6144
21 fps ∼100% +556%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.5 fps ∼12% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (3.2 - 3.3, n=3)
3.27 fps ∼16% +2%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.85 - 70, n=41, last 2 years)
12.4 fps ∼59% +288%
realme PadLenovo Tab P11Huawei MatePad 11 2021Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
13%
182%
-37%
-29%
20%
Sequential Read 256KB
309
506.2
64%
1468.24
375%
272.53
-12%
283 ?(107 - 501, n=42)
-8%
574 ?(123 - 2031, n=37, last 2 years)
86%
Sequential Write 256KB
211.4
199.01
-6%
708.37
235%
195.41
-8%
191 ?(90 - 314, n=42)
-10%
290 ?(53.1 - 1559, n=37, last 2 years)
37%
Random Read 4KB
111.6
118.17
6%
190.66
71%
71.64
-36%
79.3 ?(20.7 - 247, n=42)
-29%
107 ?(16.3 - 310, n=37, last 2 years)
-4%
Random Write 4KB
150.2
129.59
-14%
217.51
45%
13.74
-91%
46.3 ?(8.48 - 151, n=42)
-69%
92 ?(4.27 - 370, n=37, last 2 years)
-39%

Temperature

Max. Load
 29.1 °C
84 F
32.2 °C
90 F
26.5 °C
80 F
 
 28 °C
82 F
28.2 °C
83 F
25.9 °C
79 F
 
 27.1 °C
81 F
26.5 °C
80 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Average: 27.7 °C = 82 F
27.2 °C
81 F
32.8 °C
91 F
29.6 °C
85 F
27.2 °C
81 F
28.3 °C
83 F
28.9 °C
84 F
26.8 °C
80 F
27.6 °C
82 F
27.6 °C
82 F
Maximum: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Average: 28.4 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  41 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 19.7 °C = 67 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.7 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.6 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.540.52542.239.33133.832.24039.139.25044.142.56334.435.98025.626.810024.225.112520.23516021.251.620017.35925018.165.331516.169.740015.470.350016.477.163017.17880020.882.6100020.983.5125017.983.6160018.180.220001877.6250018.877.1315019.874.6400020.576.6500020.874.9630021.673.6800022.368.7100002365.41250023.860.21600024.756.2SPL32.390.7N1.685.7median 20.2median 73.6Delta29.135.941.72929.425.129.531.430.442.446.432.430.42627.721.537.8154421.356.214.455.11458.713.562.111.963.812.268.412.672.713.469.912.272.212.372.212.776.513.577.61376.312.873.713.780.213.581.313.880.314.773.413.674.114.267.41558.725.788.80.777median 13.5median 72.218.3hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme PadLenovo Tab P11
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme Pad audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Lenovo Tab P11 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

realme Pad
7100 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11
7700 mAh
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
7250 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
6500 mAh
Average of class Tablet
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
847
957
13%
835
-1%
893
5%
810 ?(340 - 1190, n=46, last 2 years)
-4%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 07min

Pros

+ LTE option
+ lots of memory on demand
+ 4 good speakers
+ hardly any heating
+ light and high-quality metal chassis

Cons

- Equipment options not (yet) available everywhere
- strong blue cast
- slow microSD reader
- blurry camera
- no 3.5mm audio port

Verdict - Maybe great equipped

In review: realme Pad. Test device provided by realme Germany.
In review: realme Pad. Test device provided by realme Germany.

The realme Pad is quite an interesting addition to the mid-range tablet market: If you have always wanted a low-cost pad with little weight and a metal casing, you should definitely take a look at the tablet.

The processor's speed is suitable for everyday use, the Wi-Fi is on class level, and there is even an LTE variant on request, even though realme cannot say at the moment whether the tablets with mobile Internet will officially come to Europe.

The option of ample storage and the good speakers are further plus points.

The realme Pad is a cheap, lightweight tablet that convinces with a good price-performance ratio and great equipment options.

Weaknesses are seen in the storage speed and the screen's color reproduction, but similarly priced tablets from other manufacturers hardly do better. The battery runtimes are also a bit shorter than those of the competition. Whether you notice the difference depends on your personal usage behavior.

Overall, the realme Pad shows a good price-performance ratio, and the LTE capability is even really great in this price range, provided the devices are available. An alternative is the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus, however it might not convince everyone due to its limited software. Also the Lenovo Tab P11 is also in the same price range. You also get a lot of memory, a metal chassis, and even longer runtimes.

Price and availability

At the time of testing, the realme Pad is only available in Europe with WiFi, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB mass storage directly from the manufacturer. The RRP for this variant is €259 (~$292). The tablet is not yet available from other Internet retailers, but that should change in the next few weeks.

realme Pad - 11/17/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
84 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
68 / 80 → 85%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 55%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 92%
Battery
90%
Display
82%
Games Performance
17 / 78 → 21%
Application Performance
74 / 92 → 81%
Temperature
96%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 91 → 77%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
72%
83%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2021-11-21 (Update: 2021-11-22)