Xiaomi has finally returned to the tablet industry after a three-year hiatus with the debut of the Mi Pad 5 series. We worked hard, as usual. To get our hands on the latest Mi Pad tablet as soon as possible. And we were one of the first to review the Mi Pad 5 Pro. There were challenges with the Android tablet market. Such as a lack of applications and proper use case scenarios. Android tablets were still unable to take center stage without considerable hardware upgrades and software optimizations.
- Mi Pad 5 Pro tablet review design.
- Mi pad 5 Pro is designed differently.
And, until recently, these tablets didn’t even come close to competing with Apple’s iPad. The Mi Pad 5 Pro is a tablet designed to be both productive and fun. Xiaomi has put in a lot of effort to make this a product that can be used at work. But, to be honest, it resembles an iPad Pro far too much. Everything about MIUI for Pad appears too familiar. Whether it’s the design or the user interface.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro has a metal frame with CNC metal cutting at the frame corners. Giving it a more sophisticated appearance. However, the edges of the side frame are sharper. The sides of all the tablets we reviewed in 2021, causing some discomfort when holding them. The Mi Pad 5 series’ back design continues the Mi 11 series’ design pattern. The Xiaomi Camera module, for example, is in the top-left corner, while the Xiaomi logo is below the cameras.
The rear cover is constructed of a plastic substance with a matte texture, giving it a pleasant feel to grasp. So the new Mi Pad I’m holding has a good build quality. The Mi Pad 5 Pro’s lack of a 3.5mm earphone port could be one of the tablet’s few flaws, especially as an entertainment device.
Mi Pad 5 Pro Display
The display is the starting point for almost all of a tablet’s prominent features. The display on the new Mi Pad has a 120Hz high refresh rate and a 2K resolution. It is Dolby Vision certified and HDR content is supported. The Mi Pad 5 Pro properly recognized and played HDR films in several apps throughout the actual test. While we applaud Xiaomi’s efforts in terms of software compatibility for HDR content, the display’s maximum brightness of 485 nits is a letdown. So although it’s great for enjoying vibrant colors on the Mi Pad Pro, the true HDR impact will be hampered by the brightness constraints. Apart from the 2k 120Hz display, the Mi Pad Pro is surprisingly equipped with 8 speakers with Dolby Atmos support.