It is only natural that the first ever Poco tablet would be based on something that is popular, powerful and yet affordable. Yes, we are talking about the most recent Redmi Pad Pro, which was chosen as a base for this Poco Pad!

The Poco Pad is identical to the Redmi Pad Pro, which we recently reviewed.

The Poco Pad comes with 256GB storage and 8GB of RAM. It also ships with a charger, unlike the Redmi.

The Poco Pad is available in signature dark gray and dark blue colors, both featuring aluminum unibodies with Poco branding on the rear side. There are even Poco versions of the cover, keyboard and pencil, which are offered for the Redmi Pad Pro!

Poco Pad review

The Poco Pad sports a large 12.1″ LCD screen with 2560 x 1600 pixels, 12-bit color depth, 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision support. There are also four Dolby Atmos speakers.

The tablet runs on the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset and is powered by a 10,000 mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

Finally, the Poco Pad has one 8MP camera at the back and another 8MP imager at the front. It boots Xiaomi’s Hyper OS.

Xiaomi Poco Pad specs at a glance:

  • Body: 280.0×181.9×7.5mm, 571g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame, aluminum back; Stylus support (magnetic).
  • Display: 12.10″ IPS LCD, 68B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, 600 nits (HBM), 1600x2560px resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 249ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7435-AB Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (4×2.40 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55); Adreno 710.
  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
  • OS/Software: Android 14, HyperOS.
  • Rear camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm.
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.3, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 10000mAh; 33W wired, PD3.0, QC3+.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6; BT 5.2, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive; 3.5mm jack.
  • Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity (accessories only), compass; stereo speakers (4 speakers).

The tablet doesn’t offer a fingerprint reader, and that is the only omission we can spot on its specs sheet.

Unboxing the Poco Pad

The Poco Pad ships in a black box with the typical yellow Poco branding. It contains a USB-A-to-C cable and a 33W power adapter, which is great as the Redmi Pad Pro’s retail bundle omits the charger.

Poco Pad review

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