Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Pad SE, and now we’ve received the tablet with us for review. It’s being touted as an affordable device for entertainment and we’re excited to see how it performs at the low price offered.
The hero color of our room is lavender purple, and we have a cover that can be used as a holder, as well as a stand. This has the Redmi Pad SE.
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage – the most affordable variant – still has all the interesting features, such as a large screen and battery.
The chipset is Snapdragon 680 built on 6 nm process technology. In the year It’s a very old platform as it arrives in early 2021, but we don’t expect a powerplant in this price category. Of course, this could be the very best SoC for the Redmi Pad SE – we know for sure after going through our regular tests and benchmarks. Our first impressions of the performance are that the UI is smooth, and the 90 Hz can prove itself competent when browsing or using the native player.
Talking about the user interface, Xiaomi introduced MIUI Pad 14, which is an optimized version of MIUI 14 for larger screens. The apps feel native and not stretched. Video looks good too. The 11-inch LCD is certified for low blue light, which means it’s a great device for reading and learning. In theory, 400 nits and 1500:1 contrast can be reached, but again, we’ll have to use our own devices to determine how accurate these results are in real-life situations.
Four speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio support are placed 2×2 on the right and left (when held horizontally) and we are very happy to see a 3.5 mm audio jack; After all, not everyone who buys a €200 tablet can afford wireless headphones.
The battery has a capacity of 8,000 mAh, which looks promising for the endurance test. However, it’s rated for 10W, which means the cell will take some time to get from 0 to 100% with the charger in the box. This is disappointing because we know Xiaomi offers faster speeds, and a Redmi Note 11 with the same chip comes with 33W of faster power via PD 3.0.
While we’re not fans of taking pictures on an 11-inch device, the tablet does come with two cameras. We’ll have our final recommendations as soon as the review is out, so stay tuned!