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Tablets were conceived as devices that fit somewhere between smartphones and laptops. However, most tablets of the current age, especially in the budget and mid-range segments, have ended up as large-screen versions of smartphones. It’s not bad, but some innovation to differentiate, especially to do things you can’t do with smartphones otherwise, improves the experience in a big way. To understand how, let’s take the example of the recently launched Realme Pad X.
Realme Pad X is based on Android 12 operating system with Realme Pad UI 3.0 on top. The user interface looks similar to Android, and that’s because the familiar interface makes it easy for existing Android smartphone users to pick up a tablet and start using it without going through user manuals.
Ease of use is contributed by interface elements designed for comfortable tablet use, such as a side scroller for quick access to tools and applications from any window, a resizable application window to adjust the size of the application display on the main screen, a split screen to display two applications side by side on screen and a floating window to open applications in a popup window. These features enable multitasking by making it easy to use multiple applications in different windows at the same time. The tablet also supports the drag-and-drop function.
In addition to the above additional features that are also available on Realme smartphones but work better on the Realme Pad X due to the large screen, there is “Limelight” – a new feature that is currently limited to the Realme Pad X. It is basically an iteration Realme features Apple Center Stage. It uses the tablet’s wide-angle front camera to automatically frame the view and keep the subject in the center of the frame during video calls.
In addition, it automatically expands the view when it detects more than one person in the frame to fit more subjects into the frame.
As a standalone device, the Realme Pad X is good for learning and entertainment. However, its usefulness goes beyond casual use with the optional Pencil (Rs 5,499) and Smart Keyboard (Rs 4,999) accessories. Although expensive, the stylus and smart keyboard help with creative and productive workloads.
The value-added features and optional accessories make the Realme Pad X a better tablet than the generic ones, but it’s not perfect. Its screen lacks a high refresh rate and does not support high dynamic range. Although the screen is responsive, its response rate to touch is inconsistent and this detracts from the gaming experience. Realme Pad X: Specification
|Display||10.95-inch WUXGA+ TFT|
|Speakers||Four, supports Dolby Atmos|
|Battery||8,340 mAh, supports 33W fast charge|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G|
|Camera||13MP rear camera, 105-degree 8MP wide-angle front camera|
|Configurations||4GB+64GB Wi-Fi, 4GB+64GB 5G, 6GB+128GB 5G|
|UI||Realme Pad UI 3.0|
|Price||Starts at Rs 19,999|
|Accessories||Realme Pencil and Smart Keyboard (sold separately)|