Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises

  • The Realme Pad X is the latest tablet from the company.
  • The tablet comes with decent specs and is aimed at entry-level users.
  • Here is my Realme Pad X review which will help you decide if you should buy the device or not.

Tablets have become a big commodity for smartphone makers, with companies like Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme releasing their own tablets. Realme has now launched the Pad X, the company’s latest Android tablet in India, along with other devices like a smartwatch, TWS headphones, monitor and more.

The Realme Pad X is an entry-level device aimed at new tablet users. The main highlights of the device include its large screen, long battery life and loud sound.

The Realme Pad X competes with the likes of the Xiaomi Pad 5 and Oppo Pad Air.

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I’ve been using the Realme Pad X for a few days now and here is my review of the company’s latest tablet that will help you decide whether you should buy it or not.

Realme Pad X price and availability

The Realme Pad X is priced at ₹19,999 for the 4GB Wi-Fi variant, ₹25,999 for the 4GB LTE variant, and ₹27,999 for the 6GB LTE variant.

Realme Pad X Specifications


Details Features
Display 10.9-inch 2K LCD display
Refresh rate 60Hz
Pencil case Yes, sold separately
Processor Snapdragon 695
Variants 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB
Rear camera 13MP
Camera for selfies 8MP
Battery 8340mAh
Quick charge 33W
Fingerprint sensor Nope
lester Wi-Fi – 499 grams | LTE – 506 grams

Advantages and disadvantages of the Realme Pad X

Advantages

  • Big battery
  • 2K display
  • 5G support

The inconvenients

  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No 3.5mm audio jack

Realme Pad X design

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X designSurabh Jain

The Realme Pad X features a minimalist design and comes with a matte-finish plastic back, giving it a premium look. The matte back ensures that you won’t leave fingerprints behind, so you don’t have to worry about them when using the tablet.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
The Realme Pad X weighs around 500 grams.Surabh Jain


The Wi-Fi version weighs 499 grams and the LTE version weighs 506 grams. You may find it a little heavy if you hold it in one hand for long periods of time. However, you won’t have any problems with normal use.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X back designSurabh Jain

On the back, you’ll all find a camera module in the top left corner and Realme branding in the bottom right corner.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X front designSurabh Jain

On the front, the tablet features a large 10.9-inch display and decent bezels on all sides. The selfie camera has been placed on the right side, making it easier for you to video call in landscape mode.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X volume rockersSurabh Jain

The tablet comes with volume rockers and a microphone on the right side.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X SIM and microSD card slot.Surabh Jain

On the left you have the SIM and microSD card slot.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Power button and Realme Pad X speaker grilles.Surabh Jain

You get the power button, a microphone, and two speaker grilles at the top.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Loudspeaker grilles and USB Type-C port at the bottom.Surabh Jain

At the bottom you get two speaker grilles and the USB Type-C port. Realme did not offer a 3.5mm audio jack with the device. So, if you often use headphones while charging the device, you will have to opt for Bluetooth headphones.

Realme Pad X screen

The Realme Pad X has a large 10.9-inch 2K TFT display with 450 nits brightness and 60Hz refresh rate. While it’s good to have a 2K resolution panel, the low rate refresh rate is disappointing, especially when rivals such as the Xiaomi Pad 5 offer a 120Hz display at a similar price.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X screenSurabh Jain

The screen is bright and offers dynamic visuals. It works well indoors and outdoors, so you won’t have to worry about using it in the sun.

It’s ideal for students taking classes or people looking for a good tablet to catch up on their favorite movies and shows.

RealmePad X software

If you’ve used a Realme phone or tablet before, you’ll be familiar with the company’s Realme user interface. The Pad X runs on Android 11 with Realme UI on top. In terms of bloatware, you only get the Facebook app and the Amazon Prime video app with the tablet; even these can be easily uninstalled.

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X AppsSurabh Jain

The tablet comes with the Kids Space app, which has preloaded content for kids and lets you use parental controls to set daily limits, bedtimes, and more. I did not notice any issues or glitches with the software during my use. Apps opened quickly and switching between apps was smooth.

The large screen, combined with the tablet’s split-screen feature, lets you multitask without any hassle.

Realme Pad X performance and battery life

The Realme Pad X is equipped with the Snapdragon 690 chipset, a mid-range processor launched over two years ago. Although it’s a slightly older chipset, you won’t experience any issues in terms of day-to-day use.

The tablet comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. While the storage is on the bottom side, you get a microSD card slot which lets you expand the internal storage up to 512GB.

The LTE variant lets you make and receive calls and use mobile data. The tablet comes with powerful speakers and decent microphones. I found the call quality to be decent and had no problems making or receiving calls.

If you plan to play games, you will be able to play most games with good quality graphics. However, you might notice a slight stutter if you’re playing fast-paced games like Call of Duty: Mobile or Apex Legends.

When it comes to battery life, the tablet packs a large 8340mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. It offers excellent battery life so you won’t have to worry about running out of battery quickly. Note that it takes nearly 3 hours to fully charge; however, this is expected given the huge battery.

Realme Pad X Camera

Realme Pad X review – a good budget tablet with some compromises
Realme Pad X camera moduleSurabh Jain

The Realme Pad X has a 13 MP main camera and an 8 MP selfie camera. The cameras are average and you shouldn’t expect anything amazing from them.

Images captured even in abundant light are grainy and images captured in low light conditions have a lot of noise.

The selfie camera is decent and comes with the limelight feature, which is useful in video calls and tracks your movements, keeping you in the middle of the frame. It works with Google Meet and Zoom, making it a great feature for users who often use their tablets for video calls.

Wrap

The Realme Pad X is a mixed bag with its fair share of pros and cons. This can be considered if you’re looking for an affordable tablet and are willing to compromise on things like a high refresh rate and a fingerprint sensor. I think the LTE variants are slightly overpriced and the company could have set them a bit lower. It’s good to have 5G support on the tablet, as the commercial rollout of 5G is expected soon.

Overall, the Realme Pad X is a decent tablet, and if you’re looking for a device that offers decent performance and good battery life, you might want to consider the Realme Pad X.
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