Xiaomi currently markets a tablet that has become one of the benchmarks in the sector, not only because of its great performance, but also because it has managed to place itself in a price niche below what it offers inside. But there are alternatives, which we are also going to learn about.
There is no doubt that Xiaomi is one of those companies that always surprises with the products they launch on the market. It has devices of all kinds in its catalog, such as televisions, smartphones, watches, bracelets, surveillance cameras, electric scooters, purifiers or speakers, among other things, without forgetting the world of tablets.
Currently, they only market one tablet in Spain, but with enough arguments to have become a bestseller.
This fact is not surprising, since we are talking about a device that combines two main characteristics such as having exceptional performance, which is accompanied by an extremely competitive price, leaving its value in a situation that is difficult to match by the competition.
Of course, there are tablets that can compete with the Xiaomi model in performance and then there are others that are close to the price, but getting real competition for both parameters as a whole, that’s big words.
The first time we heard about the XiaomiPad 5we already interpreted that it would be a resounding success, as was later confirmed, since you only have to look at its specifications to know that we were dealing with a really good device.
The first thing that jumps out at you on a tablet is always the screen and in this case even more so, helped by the excellent work they have achieved in some frames which are very well used.
In what is the visualization of the screen it is also tremendously successful, since we are talking about a 11-inch IPS-panel with a 2K+ resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), 120 Hz refresh rate, 275 dpi and a brightness that reaches 500 nits.
To accompany all the sound, Xiaomi has mounted 4 surround speakers compatible with Dolby Atmos.
If we analyze the interior we will see that nothing detracts from the good screen that we have told you about. the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 7 nm and 6 GB of RAM provide enough power to move any type of task, app or game that is entrusted to it.
In addition, you can choose between having 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage to store what you need.
Although the photographic section is not something very relevant in a tablet, the truth is that it mounts a 13 Mpx sensor on the back, dedicating one of 8 Mpx, capable of recording at 1080p, for which it was said to video calls.
The battery is located in the 8,720mAh with a fast charge of 33 W, enough to not have autonomy problems.
The prices at which we can find this tablet right now on Amazon are:
the best alternatives
As usual, there are several alternatives that can be extremely interesting if the Xiaomi tablet doesn’t quite convince you.
Large companies have exponents that can be placed on par, very close and even surpass Xiaomi in some aspects.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
This may be the tablet that has the most competition right now for the Xiaomi Pad 5.
We are not talking about a precisely new model, since it was released in April 2020but thanks to the drop in price that it has experienced in the time it has been on the market, it makes it a model, at present, that directly attacks the Pad 5.
Currently, you can buy it for 323 euros and take home a tablet with a screen of 10.4 inches and Full HD+ resolution.
It has enough power to play and offer you a smooth experience thanks to its 4 GB of RAMits 64 GB of internal storage and the processor exynos 9611.
As a finishing touch, the device has a 7,040mAh battery which gives it up to 12 hours of use, a Dolby Atmos speaker system, front and rear cameras with 8 and 5 Mpx respectively, in addition to incorporating an S-Pen (optical pen) to accompany the set.
Lenovo Tab P11
Surely you did not expect that a Lenovo could be an alternative to the Xiaomi Pad 5, but they have done a great job in this Tab P11 model.
It is an option to devour multimedia content thanks to a IPS display with 2K resolution that has a 11 inch size and a surround sound compatible with Dolby Atmos.
If the screen is one of the strong points of the tablet, the truth is that with the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662its 4 GB of RAM and its 128 GB storage, manages to place its performance at a very high level.
The battery is capable of granting more than 6 hours of autonomy to the tablet thanks to its 7,700mAh. What you will have to pay if you like this tablet is the 273.25 euros that it is worth right now.
CHUWI HiPad Plus
It is not a well-known brand in Europe, but it is in Asia. This HiPad Plus surprises with a very successful design, very well used frames (especially the sides) and for a price that is quite well adjusted, since its value stands at 289 euros.
The screen is a very good size with 11 inches and 2K resolution. Inside it commands an eight-core processor MediaTek MT8183 with which it achieves a fairly good performance in all kinds of situations.
The RAM is 4GB and the internal storage is placed at 128 GB. Regarding the battery we talk about 7,000mAh, with which a fairly good autonomy is achieved to be a tablet and with this screen size.
It is clear that Xiaomi knows how to do it very well in all the products it embarks on, and with the Pad 5 it follows that same path of good finishes, power and a good price. But that does not mean that there are no more options, although, being completely honest, some do remain a bit “decaffeinated” next to the option of the Chinese brand.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism