A budget tablet that actually is worthy for what it offers.
The Realme Pad is a budget tablet and the first from both Realme and BBK, their parent company. Due to the advent of “stay-at-home” protocols, tablets have seen a massive rise in demand, prompting their return. If you can recall, Xiaomi has released their Xiaomi Pad 5, the successor to the late Mi Pad 4, and other OEMs are following suite as well. Lenovo and Samsung were already making tablets before their sudden rise.
Realme chose to stay in the budget area as their main audience covers mostly those who need a tablet “just-enough” for work, study and casual gaming. Which include conferences and meetings as well as school works done online.
To recap, the Realme Pad with an elongated 10.4in. WUXGA+ (2000x1200px) IPS LCD screen, which is nearly bezelless. The tablet is powered by a reliable Helio G80 processor coupled with 3, 4 or 6GB RAM and with 32, 64 or 128GB internal storage respectively. The cameras are standard, the main shooter is a single 8mp, the selfie/video call shooter is also the same, at 8mp.
While intended for budget users, Realme did not cut the budget for making an astonishingly premium build. The tablet is built on an aluminium finish and frame, opting for that premium feel, and despite this material, the tablet remains light, measuring only 440g and is also quite thin, measuring at 6.9mm thickness.
Inside the tablet is RealmeUI optimised and modified for tablet use. In India, it comes with Google Kids Space that is intended for toddlers as an educational and recreational tool. Finally, for the battery, it has a fairly ample 7100mAh battery capacity, which according to Realme, can last up to 7h on a Zoom call, 65 days on standby and 12h of continuous YouTube usage. Complemented by this is the 18W fast charging that is plugged through USB-C. While not the fastest, at least there is fast charging.
There are two variants launched in India, one with LTE services and another variant without. We’ll wait until Realme Philippines announces prices, on which we’ll make another article after that.