Review Redmi Pad SE | Simple tablet for basic tasks
Review Redmi Pad SE- The Redmi Pad SE is a compact tablet with an 11-inch screen and costs less than R$1,500. Is this a good device for studying and carrying out simple tasks? That’s what we’re going to see in this analysis.
Design and screen:
The Redmi Pad SE is a simple tablet, without major design highlights. At least the body is entirely made of aluminum, except for the front, which is covered in glass. And it’s not a heavy device, weighing less than 480 grams.
The screen is 11 inches and has an IPS LCD panel. It’s not the best to use outdoors, but the brightness is reasonable for indoors. The Full HD resolution provides good sharpness, and the 90 Hz refresh rate offers reasonable fluidity in animations.
The tablet performs reasonably well, but I experienced some stability issues. Overall, I was able to use YouTube, Netflix, internet browsing and social networks without any major problems. But there have been cases where it freezes for a few seconds, especially after an update.
Its benchmark score is as expected (see the graph below). The Snapdragon 680 is not one of the best chips available, and on a tablet, with Android’s poor optimization, it is a little more difficult. But I even managed to play, despite the fact that Asphalt 9’s graphics were all jagged.
Photos with the Redmi Pad SE are not good. The tablet has low-resolution sensors, the rear being 8 MP and the front being 5 MP. They’re just quick fixes, and they can photograph documents so you can keep a digital copy. Nothing much beyond that.
Even for video calls, the quality leaves something to be desired. But it can be used on occasions that don’t require very good definition in the image.
In six hours of intense use, the tablet consumed 20% of the battery charge. This guarantees around a day and a half of use, considering that this consumption was 60% of the time in use.
However, the recharge time is not good at all. The charger that comes in the box has only 10 W of power, and takes a while to fill the 8,000 mAh battery. The ideal is to avoid having to charge it completely, always giving it a small charge after using the device.
Features and connectivity
Xiaomi has developed a MIUI Pad 14 interface for its tablets. There are some features to make better use of the larger screen on the device. WhatsApp, for example, opens with a column with all your contacts and another for conversations.
This helps optimize some apps for the big screen a little better. However, there are no specific accessories for it, although it is possible to connect a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
The device also has dual-band Wi-Fi, with the option of 5 GHz for faster internet. It does not support mobile networks.
The Galaxy Tab A8 costs just over R$1,300 and offers a similar experience to the Redmi Pad SE. However, it is a model that has 64 GB of internal storage, while the Xiaomi competitor already comes with 128 GB in its “entry-level” version.
Is the Redmi Pad SE worth it
The Redmi Pad SE is not worth it. Despite being a tablet that starts at R$1,300, it does not deliver reliable enough performance. However, I understand that it is difficult to find a device in this price range that is truly satisfactory.
The tablet is ideal for very simple use. Such as watching videos, playing light games or studying for a short period of time. And it’s not ideal for anything beyond that use, including social media.