Compact tablets are slowly disappearing and the reason is simple. With smartphone displays being every day wider, a lot of people do not need compact tablets anymore because they can do everything they need from their phones. But there are still several people with very compact phones who need wider displays like the ones found on the compact tablets but without purchasing a too big device. Realme just launched its second tablet in the global market and it is a compact device, as the name suggests: it is called Realme Pad Mini. Are you wondering which are the difference between the Mini variant and the first Realme tablet with a bigger display? Here is a comparison between the specifications of the original Realme Pad and the Realme Pad Mini which will clear your doubts in regards.
Realme Pad vs Realme Pad Mini
|Realme Pad||Realme Pad Mini|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||246.1 x 155.9 x 6.9 mm, 440 grams||211.8 x 124.5 x 7.6 mm, 372 g|
|DISPLAY||10.4 inches, 1200 x 2000p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||8.7 inches, 800 x 1340p (HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio G80, octa-core 2 GHz||Unisoc T616, octa-core 2 GHz|
|MEMORY||3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11||Android 11|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Single 8 MP|
8 MP front camera
|Single 8 MP f/2.0|
5 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||7100 mAh, fast charging 18W||6400 mAh, fast charging 18W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Optional LTE, reverse charging||Optional LTE, reverse charging|
Naturally, the Realme Pad Mini is the most compact tablet of the duo and the easiest to use while traveling and with a low amount of space around. It is even the most lightweight one. But the Realme Pad has a more beautiful design because it sports narrower bezels around the display and a higher screen to body ratio. Both the tablets come with aluminum back, but they have a plastic frame too. In short, if you are looking for a beautiful design, then you should go for the vanilla version, otherwise, if you are looking for a compact body, then the Realme Pad Mini is definitely a better choice for your needs.
The best display belongs to the original Realme Pad. It is not a high-end panel, but it is way better than the one found on its internal rival. It is an IPS LCD panel with a diagonal of 10.4 inches and a Full HD+ resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels. It is able to provide a higher level of detail and, thanks to the wider diagonal, it is more suitable for gaming, productivity, and all of those usage scenarios typical of power users. Unfortunately, these tablets do not have any fingerprint reader or other advanced methods of authentication. With the vanilla version, you get more powerful stereo speakers and narrower bezels around the display.
Specs & Software
The hardware components of these two tablets are comparable to the ones found on entry-level Android phones, but they are not disappointing. The Realme Pad is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset built at 8 nm running at a max frequency of 2 GHz, it sports up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage. It is a good chipset not only for daily use but even for gaming. With the Realme Pad Mini, you get a Unisoc Tiger T616 running at a max frequency of 2 GHz, paired with up to 4 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of native storage. Still a decent hardware setup, but it can not compete with the configuration of the vanilla version in any way. Both the tablets come with optional 4G LTE connectivity and Android 11 out of the box. The vanilla version will be surely updated to Android 12, while for the Mini the update is still being discussed internally.
The rear cameras of these two tablets are exactly the same: a single sensor with a resolution of 8 MP and an f/2.0 focal aperture. What changes is the front camera: you get just 5 MP with the Mini variant, while the Realme Pad provides you with a better 8 MP sensor supporting a 105° field of view and 1080p video recording. This variant is definitely better for video calls and meetings thanks to its good front snapper.
Last but not least, with the Realme Pad, you can get a longer battery life with the Realme Pad. Why? It is very simple: it has a bigger battery, with a capacity of 7100 mAh. Given that the processor is built with the same production process, the difference in terms of energy consumption should be minimal. Note that both these tablets support 18W fast charging and reverse charging.
You can actually find the Realme Pad for about €190/$197 thanks to online street prices, and the Realme Pad Mini just debuted in the European market with a starting price tag of €160/$166. The Realme Pad wins the comparison thanks to a better display, chipset, and a bigger battery, but the Realme Pad Mini is more compact (big added value) and affordable.
Realme Pad vs Realme Pad Mini: PRO and CONS
- Better chipset
- Wider display
- Up to 6 GB of RAM
- Bigger battery
- Better front camera
Realme Pad Mini
- More compact
- More affordable