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Xiaomi Redmi Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) Comparison

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The Xiaomi Redmi Pad was just announced recently in the Nepali market as a budget tablet by Xiaomi Nepal whereas at the same price range we find Galaxy Tab A8 available in the market from Samsung. So in this article, we will compare Xiaomi Redmi Pad to Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 with an in-depth comparison of specifications, features, and prices in Nepal.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: Spec comparison

ParametersXiaomi Redmi PadSamsung Galaxy Tab A8 (2021)
Body250.5 x 158.1 x 7.1 mm
465g
246.8 x 161.9 x 6.9 mm
508g
BuiltAluminum frameMetal Body
DisplayIPS LCD
10.61 inch
1B colors,
400 nits (typ)
TFT LCD
10.5 inch
327 nits
Resolution1200 x 2000 pixels,1200 x 1920 pixels
Refresh Rate90Hz60Hz
OSAndroid 12, MIUI 13.1Android 11, One UI 3
ProcessorMediaTek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm)Unisoc Tiger T618 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core up to 2.22 GHz Clock speedOcta-core up to 2.20 GHz Clock speed
GPUMali-G57 MC2Mali G52 MP2
Audiostereo speakers (4 speakers)stereo speakers (4 speakers)
RAM6GB4GB
StorageUFS 2.2 128GBeMMC 5.1 64GB/128GB
Rear Camera8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 8 MP
Rear Camera Video Recording1080p@30fps1080p@30fps
Front Camera8 MP, f/2.3,
105° (ultrawide)
5 MP
Battery8000mAh7040mAh
Charging18W15W
PriceRs 34,999 (6+128GB)
NPR 35,499 (4+64GB)- Wifi model

Xiaomi Redmi Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (2021)

Body and Built

First talking about the built quality of the Xiaomi Redmi Pad, it features an aluminum frame in contrast to the metal body in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 which makes Xiaomi Redmi pad lighter weighing 465 grams in comparison to Samsung Galaxy tab A8 weighing 508 grams.

Furthermore, though Samsung galaxy tab A8 gets a metal body it has a plastic strip for the power button and volume rocker which seems to be an odd choice whereas we don’t find these odd choices made in the Xiaomi Redmi Pad.

Display

On display, we can find a similar screen size of 10.61 inches for the Xiaomi Redmi Pad while the Samsung galaxy tab A8 gets 10.5 inches screen. In contrast, we can also see a similar screen-to-body ratio on the tablet measuring 80.9% and 80.0% respectively for the Xiaomi Redmi pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab A8.

Furthermore, the difference between the Xiaomi Redmi Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 can be seen in the specification of the tablet where the Xiaomi Redmi pad comes with an IPS LCD display featuring 1200 x 2000 pixels along with its 90hz refresh rate, 1 billion colors support and a promised 400 nits of brightness.

Whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 doesn’t have a higher refresh rate compared to its competitor and only supports a 60Hz refresh rate which is not a big deal at all. But a disappointing thing is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 comes with a TFT LCD panel which is not particularly vibrant and color accurate. Furthermore the tablet’s brightness peaks at 327 nits only.

Performance

Powering these two tablets Xiaomi Redmi Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 are two various chipsets: MediaTek helio G99 and Unisoc Tiger T618. Whereas, we can find an Octa-core CPU used on both tablets with a 2.2GHz max clock speed for the Xioami Redmi pad and a 2.0 GHz max clock speed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8.

Moreover according to various benchmarks such as Geekbeech, 3Dmark and Antutu the MediaTek helio G99 performs 47.12%, 43.04%, and 54.85% better respectively.

Furthermore, the Xiaomi Redmi Pad comes only in a single variant for Nepal but with the highest RAM and storage variant which is 6GB RAM and UFS 2.2, 128GB storage whereas Samsung comes with eMMC 5.1 internal storage with 64GB/128GB option along with Wifi and Cellular models also.

Camera

Moving on to the optics we can find an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 wide lens on the Xiaomi Redmi Pad whereas on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 we can find an 8MP camera without a wide lens. Furthermore both main cameras come with Autofocus and are capable of recording 1080p video at 30 fps while both of the tablets lack a flash on the main camera.

Whereas on the front of the Xiaomi Redmi Pad we can find an 8MP ultrawide camera with 105° with f/2.3 aperture while the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 comes with a 5MP front camera.

Software

The newer Xiaomi Redmi pad was launched with Andriod 12 out of the box along with MIUI 13.1 whereas the Samsung Tab A8 which was launched in 2021 came with Andriod 11 and One UI 3 theme on top.

andriod 12

Furthermore, Xiaomi has promised 2 OS updates for the Redmi Pad and three years of security patches which means Xiaomi should get MIUI 12 in 2024 alongside Andriod 14. In comparison, Samsung has committed to two complete android OS updates whereas its Android 12 update is already rolled out for Europe.

Battery and Other features

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad packs a larger 8000mAh battery in comparison to the 7040mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 whereas these two tablets come with fast charging of 18W and 15W respectively.

Moreover talking about other features both tablets have 4 stereo speakers with support for Dolby atmos whereas Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 also features a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Xiaomi Redmi Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Price in Nepal

The Xiaomi Redmi pad is only available in a single variant which is 6GB/128GB priced at NPR 34,999 whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab has multiple variants which are 64GB WIFI, 64GB WIFI+ Cellular, and 128GB Wifi+Cellular available in Nepal whereas the base Wifi only variant starts from NPR 35,499.

TabletsPrice in Nepal
Xiaomi Pad 5 (6GB/128GB)NPR 34,999
Samsung Galaxy tab A8 (4GB/64GB) -Wifi onlyNPR 35,499

BTW What is your thought on the comparison between Xiaomi Pad 5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A8? Do comment below.

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