Realme Pad X review – GSMArena.com tests
Introduction and specs
With the unexpected surge in tablet demand after the pandemic hit, smartphone makers were bound to try their luck once again in a once thought to be a dying market segment. Realme is no exception, and its latest offering is the Realme Pad X. It seems like a productivity-oriented solution for the masses, but unfortunately, it’s an India-only device. And we mean that in the best possible way – it’s a shame such a great looking tablet is not available globally. Read on to see why.
Realme Pad X sports a relatively big 10.95-inch display, and a relatively powerful Snapdragon 695 SoC for everyday tasks and multitasking. Realme offers a pressure-sensitive stylus and a magnetic keyboard to go with it. So if you don’t need a fully-fledged laptop, then the Realme Pad X is a very plausible solution.
Realme Pad X specs at a glance:
- Body: 252.2×163.8×7.1mm, 500g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back; Stylus support (magnetic charging).
- Display: 10.95″ IPS LCD, 450 nits (peak), 1200x2000px resolution, 15:9 aspect ratio, 213ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver); Adreno 619.
- Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM; microSDXC.
- OS/Software: Android, Realme UI 3.0.
- Rear camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide).
- Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 105˚ (ultrawide).
- Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
- Battery: 8340mAh; Fast charging 33W, Reverse charging, USB Power Delivery.
- Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, compass; stereo speakers (4 speakers); dual mic system for noise reduction.
In addition to the said hardware, the Pad X draws power from a quite large 8.340 mAh battery, promising lots of hours of autonomy. The big battery is supplemented with a 33W fast Dart Charge.
In case you need connection at all times, the Pad X is also offered as a cellular model – with 5G, mind you, which also has a GPS receiver – a rare feature on a midrange tablet.
Despite its relatively affordable price tag, the Realme Pad X offers a premium build, although it feels kind of hefty in hand. Some users will definitely find that attractive as this feature is often perceived as a proof of high-quality build.
However, there are quite a few options to browse from in the same price range, so join us on the next pages to find out if the Realme Pad X is the right tablet for you.
Unboxing the Realme Pad X
The device comes in a standard, although relatively compact (for a tablet) box containing the usual user manuals and a 33W charger with a USB-A to USB-C cable.
The smart Bluetooth keyboard cover and the Realme Pencil are both sold separately but we got them as part of our review kit.