Tablets are designed as devices that sit somewhere between smartphones and laptops. However, most tablets these days, especially in the budget and mid-range segment, have become large-screen versions of smartphones. It’s not bad, but some innovation to differentiate, especially doing things that are impossible with smartphones, would make the experience much better. To understand how, let’s take the example of the recently launched Realme Pad X.
Realme Pad X is based on Android 12 operating system with Realme Pad UI 3.0 layer on top. The user interface is similar to Android, which is good because the familiar interface makes it easy for existing Android smartphone users to pick up the tablet and use it without going through user apps.
In addition to the ease of use, there are interface elements designed for comfortable use of the tablet, such as a side scroller for quick access to tools and applications from any window, resizable application window to adjust the display size of the application on the main screen, split screen to view two applications. Side by side on the screen and pop-up window to open apps in a pop-up window. These features make it easy to use multiple apps in different windows at the same time and multitask. In addition, the tablet supports drag and drop functionality.
On top of the additional features mentioned above, which are also available on Realme smartphones but work better on the Realme Pad X due to its larger screen, there is “Limelight” — a new feature currently limited to the Realme Pad X. feature is Realme’s iteration of Apple’s Center Stage feature. It uses the tablet’s wide-angle front camera to automatically frame the scene and keep the subject in the center of the frame during video calls.
In addition, it automatically expands the view when it detects multiple people in the frame.
As a standalone device, the Realme Pad X is good for reading and entertainment. But its usefulness goes beyond general use with optional Stylus (Rs 5,499) and Smart Keyboard (Rs 4,999) accessories. Although expensive, the Pencil and Smart Keyboard can help boost creativity and productivity.
The added value and extra accessories make the Realme Pad X a better tablet overall, but it’s not perfect. Its screen does not have a high refresh rate and does not support high dynamic range. While the screen is responsive, its touch speed is inconsistent and it slows down the gaming experience. Realme Pad X: Specifications
|Display||10.95-inch WUXGA+ TFT|
|Speakers||Four, it supports Dolby Atmos|
|Battery||8,340mAh, supports 33W fast charging|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G|
|Camera||13MP rear camera, 105-degree wide-angle 8MP front camera|
|Configurations||4GB+64GB Wi-Fi, 4GB+64GB 5G, 6GB+128GB 5G|
|UI||Realme Pad UI 3.0|
|The price is||19,999 starting from Rs|
|Accessories||Realme Pencil and Smart Keyboard (sold separately)|
The Realme Pad X is a decent option in the mid-range tablet segment, with something for everyone. Thanks to its compact size and lightweight design, it is easy to use and operate. Giving it an edge over others in the same segment are value-added features like Limelight, which currently works with a limited selection of video calling apps like Google Duo, Meet, and Zoom, but works fine. In addition, the tablet has several other features that make everyday use easy and fun. The Realme Pad X is an Android tablet worth considering whether you need an extra device for work, entertainment, and everything in between.