realme Philippines has recently made the arrival of the realme Pad X official in the country, together with the realme Watch 3. While we have yet to get our hands on the latter, let’s see if the realme Pad X can pass our lifestyle check and deliver its promised “well-rounded digital experience”. Looking at it from a lens of a Digital Creative this time: Someone who needs to work on the go and create social media materials over 12 hours a day!
On paper, the tablet sounds promising with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Processor, 10.95″ 2K FullView Display, 7.1mm Ultra Slim Design, Dolby Atmos Quad Speakers, 8340mAh Battery that is already equipped with 33W Dart Charge, and a 13MP AI Camera.
INSIDE THE BOX
The realme Pad X comes in a white box, similar with their other TechLife products. Inside, you’ll find the realme Pad X , an 11V Power Adapter, a long Type-C Cable, a SIM Card Tool, Important Info Booklet with Warranty Card, and a Quick Start Guide. That’s it!
You’ll get neither a screen protector nor a case for the tablet, but I hope they add these in future releases. I’m using an old digital pen for now so it’s easier to draw, but realme will be offering an official realme Smart Keyboard and realme Smart Pen accessory for the realme Pad X soon. Looking forward to see those in the market.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
I got the Glacier Blue color, which is a huge eye-candy, but it’s also available in Glowing Grey. The color gives off a youthful vibe and I really like the subtle sparkle at the back when light hits it but it generally looks like a frosted finish. No need to worry about fingerprint marks at the back! I’m more concerned about keeping it scratch-free while carrying it around without a protector.
On landscape mode, you’ll find the rear camera on the upper right side with an “AI Camera” label at the bottom, along with a small realme logo on the lower left side. These are very small prints so the back is generally clean to look at.
On the left side is the power button which doubles as a lock, loudspeakers on the upper and lower portion, and a microphone at the middle. On the right side, you’ll find two more loudspeakers adjacent to the left, which balances the sound, and a USB-C port in between.
On top is the volume rocker and a microphone on the left corner, while a magnet for the pen and a Dolby Atmos logo sits on the right corner. Finally, at the bottom of the device, you’ll find the microSD card tray.
In case you’re looking for a fingerprint scanner, the realme Pad X doesn’t have one but it’s equipped with other security features like face unlock and lock screen pin/pattern.
In terms of display, the realme Pad X boasts of a 10.95-inch Full View Display with an IPS panel, 2000 x 1200 resolution, and 60hz refresh rate. The bezels have equal thickness, with the top part housing the front camera (still on landscape mode). It’s big enough for a better view at videos, photos, and even games! Colors are vibrant enough for my liking and it’s also something that remains visible even as you work outdoors on a sunny afternoon.
I don’t usually go in-depth when it comes to tablet camera/s since it’s really usually a miss but the realme Pad X is changing the game with its 13MP AI Rear Camera (f/2.2 aperture, 33.7mm focal length) that is capable of zooming in 6x. The 105° Wide Front Camera (8MP) is also pretty decent as it delivers good enough visuals for online meetings that require you to go on-cam. It has this feature called Limelight which enables a better view of a user’s surroundings while keeping the subject in the center.
Here are sample photos straight from the tablet:
STORAGE AND PERFORMANCE
Powering the device is a Snapdragon 695 chipset, octa-core CPU, Adreno 619 GPU, 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, expandable via microSD. Upon powering up the realme Pad X, you’ll also immediately see that it runs on realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. Antutu Benchmark is at 402,391 in case you’re wondering!
Technicals aside, the realme Pad X is capable of running art apps like ibis Paint X, Sketchbook, and Krita, as well as all the usual Google apps and social media apps that are essential in a working millennial’s life. Watching HD videos on Netflix, Discovery, and YouTube are made better given the screen size and its loud, crisp, and BALANCED audio backed by Dolby Atmos. The quad speakers really make a huge difference! This comes with Hi-Res Certification and Adaptive Surround Sound so expect no less. Lastly, it also handles games decently so I would say it’s a good all-rounder from productivity to entertainment.
My favorite part about using the tab is that it enables multitasking in just one screen. Even with multiple apps running in the background, I was still able to open files and apps side-by-side to get my work done. I can imagine how even more convenient it can be in the future once I get my hands on the realme keyboard and pen.
Another notable thing about the realme Pad X is that it’s 5G-ready so you can get access to high-speed data if your area already supports 5G connections.
8340mAh battery is good enough for a tablet, but adding 33W Dart Charge gives it an advantage over the rest. It can keep up with daily tasks that needs productivity and entertainment apps for around 16 hours before we plug it in for charging. Charging takes a little less than an hour, quick enough to juice it up while you’re preparing to go to work.
AT A GLANCE
|Snapdragon 695 5G Processor
GPU: Adreno 619
|128GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB via microSD
|10.95-inch WUXGA + Full View Display
Resolution: 2000×1200 WUXGA+
84.6% screen-to-body ratio
Sunlight Mode Brightness: 450nits (with Anti-BlueLight Technology)
|5076g (5G version)
|13MP Ultra Clear Rear Camera (f/2.2)
Functions: 13MP Mode, HDR, AI Scene Recognition, Filter, Slow Motion
Video Recording: 720p@30fps, 720p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Slow Motion Video
|8MP 105° Wide-angle Front Camera (f/2.2)
Video Recording: 720p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
|Dolby Atmos Quad Speakers
|2 Microphones with Dual-mic Noise Cancellation
|8340mAh Battery 33W Dart Charge
|realme UI 3.0 for Pad (based on Android 12)
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The realme Pad X retails for Php 15,999 but it’s currently ON SALE at Php 14,999 via Shopee. The discounted price will only be offered from August 26-28 until supplies last.
Overall, I’m still wondering why it’s called a realme Pad X. To me, it’s more like realme Pad CHECK ‘cos it checks majority of what we’re looking for in a tablet. Take that from someone who works as a Social Content Manager and Writer by day and a Blogger by night.