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iPad (2022) VS Xiaomi Pad 5: features, differences and prices

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The iPad (2022) closes the cycle with its renewed design and USB-C connector, on a par with the rest of the company’s tablets. And although it is the entry tablet in the catalog (although the previous generation is maintained as the cheapest model), there are some decisions that make proposals such as the Xiaomi Pad 5 more interesting. We compare them to know their characteristics, differences and prices.

Features iPad (2022) and Xiaomi Pad 5

specs

iPad (2022)

xiaomi pad 5

Dimensions

248.6 x 179.5 x 7mm and 477 grams

254.7 x 166.3 x 6.9mm and 511 grams

Screen

10.9-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD with 1640 x 2360 pixel resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and 500 nits of brightness

11-inch IPS LCD in 16:10 format with 1600 x 2560 pixel resolution, 60 Hz or 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10, Dolby Vision and one billion colors

Processor | RAM | Storage

A14 Bionic (5nm) | 4 GB RAM | 64 or 256GB

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 | 6GB | 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1

cameras

Rear: 12 MP wide angle | Front: 12 MP ultra wide angle

13 MP rear | 8 MP front

Drums

Up to 10 hours of autonomy

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8720 mAh – fast charge at 33W and PD 3.0

OS

iPadOS 16

Android 11/12 and MIUI for Pad

connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (optional, Wi-Fi + Cellular model only), USB-C (2.0)

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C port

Others

Stereo speakers, Apple Pencil 1 support and keyboard with Magic Keyboard Folio trackpad, Touch ID

Four speakers and compatibility with accessories such as Xiaomi Smart Pen and Xiaomi Pad Keyboard, facial recognition

Price

From €579

From €399.99

2022 Apple iPad 10.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) - Silver (10th generation)

2022 Apple iPad 10.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) – Silver (10th generation)

Xiaomi Pad 5 – 11” Tablet (Wi-Fi, 2K+ 120Hz Screen, 128 GB Internal Memory, 6 GB RAM, 8720 mAh Battery), Pearl White Color

Xiaomi Pad 5 – 11” Tablet (Wi-Fi, 2K+ 120Hz Screen, 128 GB Internal Memory, 6 GB RAM, 8720 mAh Battery), Pearl White Color

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  • Design: We start with the physical appearance. They are two very similar tablets, with thin edges, without buttons on the front. They are identified by the format, which on the iPad is more square (4:3) and on the Xiaomi more elongated (16:10).

  • Screen: Xiaomi is committed to an 11-inch IPS LCD screen that is compatible with high dynamic range HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which added to the 16:10 format makes it an interesting option for the consumption of multimedia content. Besides, can be set to 120 Hz for greater fluidity in both menus and applications. The screen of the iPad (2022) is simpler, at 60 Hz and without HDR support. The 4:3 format is interesting for reading.

  • Processor, RAM and storage: In this section, the iPad wins, since the A14 Bionic processor and 4 GB of RAM make a good couple to run the iPadOS 16 operating system perfectly, as well as video games, and you can choose between 64 or 256 GB of storage . The Xiaomi has the Snapdragon 860 and 6 GB of RAM. The experience is also good, but in games that require graphic power, you may have to adjust the level of detail to have more fluidity. Storage is 128 or 256 GB.

  • cameras: the iPad (2022) has changed the location of the front camera, now on the side, but it is still 12 MP ultra-wide angle with Center Framing, so the video calls are of quality. And the rear is not far behind. They offer a better result than those of the Xiaomi Pad 5, 13 MP at the rear and 8 MP at the front.

  • Drums: Apple promises about 10 hours of battery per charge, and it is true that it is well optimized for the operating system, so it gives hours and hours of entertainment. The battery of the Pad 5 is 8720 mAh and has a fast charge at 33W, but when you give it a bit of power you can see that it drops significantly, especially if it is set to 120 Hz.

  • connectivity: the two tablets have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-Cbut in the iPad 10 we have Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as a GPS version with 5G (more expensive, yes).

  • OS: iPadOS 16 and Android 12 with the MIUI for Pad customization layer. It is a matter of tastebut in iPadOS 16 we find more applications adapted to large screens, and in Android 12 access to greater freedom of customization and apps that Apple does not allow in its store, such as KODI, torrent managers, etc.

  • Price: and we end up with quite a differential point. Although the Xiaomi Pad 5 has an RRP that starts at 399.99 euros, it can usually be found on sale for 300 euros or less. The iPad (2022) has increased in price considerably since the last generation, 200 euros to be exact. Part of the 579 euros in the official Apple Store and authorized providers.

iPad (2022) VS Xiaomi Pad 5, which one to buy?

Two tablets of similar design, but with very different characteristics. The quality of Apple tablets is well known for its wide range of applications adapted to large screens and their smooth operation, as well as support through software updates, something in which almost all Android tablets fail.

But that’s not to say that Android tablets aren’t interesting. If it is only going to be used to consume multimedia content, both the Xiaomi Pad 5 and the iPad (2022) will more than fulfill, and the Pad 5 supports high dynamic range and allows the installation of KODI. If it is going to be used for productivity, and it is true that the Pad 5 is compatible with styluses and Bluetooth keyboards (its official keyboard is not available in Spanish), the experience is better with the iPad. Even Procreate, one of the best illustration apps, is available for iPadOS.

Y if price is the most important factorthe Xiaomi Pad 5 can be found around 270-300 euros in times of offers, while the iPad 10 does not fall below 500 euros, around 540 euros with a discount.

2022 Apple iPad 10.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) - Silver (10th generation)

2022 Apple iPad 10.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) – Silver (10th generation)

Xiaomi Pad 5 – 11” Tablet (Wi-Fi, 2K+ 120Hz Screen, 128 GB Internal Memory, 6 GB RAM, 8720 mAh Battery), Pearl White Color

Xiaomi Pad 5 – 11” Tablet (Wi-Fi, 2K+ 120Hz Screen, 128 GB Internal Memory, 6 GB RAM, 8720 mAh Battery), Pearl White Color

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The phrases and moments left by the legacy of Steve Jobs

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  • Don’t let other people’s opinions drown out your own voice.“. Ergo, say what you think without fear of others judging.
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Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I have to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose.

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  • The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the people who get it.“. This phrase of Steve’s was part of the Think Different campaign, possibly the most famous marketing campaign in all of history.
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  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.“. We end precisely with the sentence that concludes the speech that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University. For me one of the best, especially now that everything seems to be governed by the trends dictated by social networks.
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