Xiaomi Pad 5 Review: A Budget-Friendly Tablet For Everyday Use

There are some pretty good Android tablets out there on the market. However, Xiaomi is no doubt one of the best budget-friendly tablet brands. The display is crisp and clear, without any pixelation or blurring. Although it doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is great for everyday use at a low price point. Check out my review to see if this tablet might be your next purchase!

Xiaomi Pad 5 Design

As we discussed, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is one of the few budget-friendly tablets that uses an aluminum back for its construction. However, if you’re not a fan of the sleek finish, you can switch it out for a bamboo back

On the sides of the tablet, you’ll find a speaker grille, and headphone jack. On top of that, the tablet has a microUSB port and volume rocker. The top of the tablet has the microphone, and the power button. On the top, you’ll notice the 13MP rear camera and the 8MP front camera can also be found.

Xiaomi Pad 5 review

What’s Good

  • Lots of storage 6GM + 128GB and 6GB + 256GB
  • High-resolution display
  • Quick performance
  • Lots of RAM
  • The Perfect Alternative To iPad Mini
  • The display is very sharp and clear
  • Face Unlock feature works fine
  • The rear camera is fast and good for photos
  • Immersive quad stereo speakers
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860
  • 8720mAh (typ) high-capacity battery

What’s Not So Good

  • The CPU is only Octa-core
  • Battery could be better
  • Unwieldy amount of pre-installed apps

Xiaomi Pad 5 screen

As mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with a 11-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 2560P WQHD+ Display and 120Hz Refresh Rate. The display is bright, vibrant, and crisp. The colors are vibrant as well, which makes watching movies and videos a real pleasure. The bezels on the screen are pretty thin, especially on the top and the bottom.


This tablet has a 8720mAh mAh battery, so it will easily last you around 10 hours. Considering it also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, you’ll be able to play your favorite games for a few hours before needing to recharge. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Octa-core up to 2.96 GHz should be enough. on the top and bottom.


Xiaomi is known for making great smartphones, and now they’re trying their hand in making a great budget tablet. I can definitely say that the Xiaomi Pad 5 is a winner, as it has everything you need, for the price it’s on.