Faced with a tough Samsung (Galaxy Tab A8), the Xiaomi Redmi Pad provides a close match
The entry-level tablet market has revived and manufacturers are now able to offer us the Redmi Pad and the Tab A8, two tablets that should be affordable without compromising on quality. Samsung is a regular in this market, offering Galaxy Tabs in all price ranges, whose A models are often as efficient as they are affordable. But if the South Korean’s name is reassuring, Xiaomi – a newcomer to the world of entry-level tablets – has strengths it can highlight to compete with it. We highlight them in this duelwhich does not necessarily work in favor of the product we believe in…
A more pleasant overall experience with the Redmi Pad
It is clearly not the design that we can clearly declare the winner as the two models are well finished. We can notice the greater weight of the Redmi Pad or its screen that takes up most of the front, but nothing really inseparable.
On the side of the screen, the first clear differences appear, the Redmi Pad advances with a better calibrated screen, better contrast and above all equipped with variable refresh between 60 and 90 Hz, while the Tab A8 remains locked at 60 Hz. The same trend on the performance side, Xiaomi’s model gives better performance in games, because it makes better use of its board and a higher refresh rate.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pad favors its larger 8000 mAh battery, which makes it more durable despite the more demanding display. Finally, the Redmi Pad comes with a more powerful charger for faster refueling than its competition.
You will understand, the Redmi Pad is the winner of this duel. She wins by gaining ground on all fronts, finishing Alright for a more pleasant overall experience regardless of use. The Galaxy Tab A8, far from being a bad tablet, is forced to bow to its younger rival.