realme Pad X (tablet) – Hands-on and First Impressions

After the realme Pad and realme Pad mini, realme has added yet another tablet to its portfolio, the realme Pad X is the latest Android tablet in the realme family and it features a large 10.95-inch screen, a slim design, Dolby Atmos quad speakers, and a huge 8,340 mAh battery with 33W Dart charging. Here’s our hands-on and first look at the realme Pad X.

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realme Pad X Specifications

  • Display: 10.95-inch (27.81 cm) IPS display, WUXGA+ resolution (2,000 x 1200 pixels), 5:3 aspect ratio, 60 Hz refresh rate, 450 nits peak brightness, O1 Ultra Vision Engine, 84.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Software: realme UI 3.0 interface, Android 11 operating system
  • CPU: 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz (Kryo 660 processor)
  • GPU: Adreno 619 Graphics
  • Memory: 4 GB OR 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB OR 128 GB internal storage, microSD card support (SIM2)
  • Main Camera: Single 13 MP f/2.2 Camera, 1080p Video Recording, LED flash
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP f/2.0
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Others: realme Pencil support, realme Smart Keyboard support, Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos support, Hi-Res Audio, Face Unlock
  • Cellular: 5G support, dual 5G SIM, hybrid SIM slot
  • Battery: 8,340 mAh battery
  • Charging: 33W Dart fast charging
  • Colors: Glowing Grey, Glacier Blue
  • Weight: 499 grams
  • Price: ₹19,999 (4 GB + 64 GB + Wi-Fi), ₹25,999 (4 GB + 64 GB + 5G), 27,999 (6 GB + 128 GB + 5G)
  • Offers: Introductory ₹2,000 off ICICI Bank discount
  • Availability: 1st August 2022 on realme.com, Flipkart

The realme Pad X is the larger variant of its sibling, the realme Pad mini, and is the successor to the last year’s realme Pad sized at 10.4-inch. realme Pad X has a 10.95-inch display that supports a stylus pen (realme Pencil) and a detachable keyboard (realme Smart Keyboard) as an accessory that comes separately.

On the design front, the realme Pad X has a sleek and slim form factor, metallic frames, and offers a solid build quality. It seems this is the slimmest realme tablet in its category and offers a large 8,340 mAh battery.

You will find a 10.95-inch (27.81 cm) IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 84.6% and a resolution of WUXGA+ (2,000 x 1200 pixels). In addition to that, a 5:3 aspect ratio, 60 Hz refresh rate, 450 nits peak brightness, and it’s powered by O1 Ultra Vision Engine. With this size, it competes with Xiaomi’s Pad 5 tablet.

The front side has an 8 MP selfie camera whereas the back side has a single 13 MP camera with LED flash. As you know, tablets don’t often come with the triple or quad camera setup that you see on smartphones.

The realme Pad X comes in two variants – Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 5G. You get an option to add two 5G SIM cards on top of Wi-Fi, the 5G variant helps you to use Mobile Data if you aren’t connected to the Wi-Fi. The realme Pad X comes in three color models – Glowing Grey, and Glacier Blue. There are a total of three models of the realme Pax X – one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage with Wi-Fi only priced at ₹19,999, the second model is the same 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage but with Wi-Fi and 5G connectivity priced at ₹25,999, and the last one is the top variant with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 5G connectivity priced at ₹27,999.

The tablet has amazing audio performance with its quad speakers, on top of the large 11-inch display, you get a great audio experience while you watch movies or listen to music. The quad loudspeakers support Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio Certification. The tablet supports a magnetic stylus realme Pencil that is available separately, it sticks to the top of the tablet. The box includes a realme Pad X, USB Type-C cable, 33W charger, SIM ejector tool, and user manuals

Holding the tablet landscape, you get volume controls on the top left, a microphone, and a stylus placeholder in the middle whereas the bottom side has a hybrid SIM tray that supports dual SIM cards or single SIM and a microSD card. The left side has a power key, a microphone, and dual stereo speakers while the right side has two more speakers making it quad, and a USB Type-C with support for 33W fast charging. No 3.5 mm audio jack is available, and no fingerprint scanner is found on the tablet.

The realme Pad X equips a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, an octa-core SoC that lies in the midrange segment. The Snapdragon 695 is clocked at 2.2 GHz and is paired along with Adreno 619 GPU for gaming. The processor is the same as you see in the realme 9 Pro 5G, hence you can expect a similar performance out of it. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core SoC is manufactured in a 6nm process and consists of 2+6 core configurations, two high-performance Kryo 660 Gold cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, and six power-efficient Kryo Silver cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.

The realme Pad runs on the Android 11 operating system with realme UI 3.0 and dated 5th May 2022 security patch. The realme UI 3.0 is designed for a tablet experience and shares identical features that we have seen on the realme UI 3.0. You also get a number of Android 11 features and customizations for the tablet, however, the only thing we are concerned about is the update, it still has the older Android 11 update, while the realme UI 3.0 is based on the latest Android 12 build as seen on smartphones.

Early Verdict

The realme Pad X offers a large 10.95-inch display with quad loudspeakers which is suitable for multimedia users who watch movies and TV series. The extra-large 8,340 mAh battery will provide enough hours for your daily driver needs. The best thing about realme Pad X is the 5G connectivity which is currently least seen on tablets. You also get the powerful midrange package, Snapdragon 695 5G processor with 6 GB RAM. Looking at the specs and features, we can say that the tablet is reasonable for its price (₹19,999 OR ₹17,999 on offer) and is recommended to those who are looking for an 11-inch Android tablet.