The Xiaomi Pad 6 is one of the mid range tablet affordability rank taker towards the realm of tablets, which is well known with its predecessor, the Xiaomi Pad 5, a proven track record of bringing in priced value mid tier tablets to the market when it was first unveiled.

Now lets all take a look at the Xiaomi Pad 6, another incredible offering from Xiaomi that is centered around the same strategy, by offering more for less.

Design : The Look and Feel

The Xiaomi Pad 6 features an almost flat back with the exception of the camera island area that is slightly pop up while the front is flat along with some bezels surrounding it, that I think its important as it does not interrupt the display space yet you still have some space to hold on your tablet while working on it. The overall construction is unibody based with metal as material making the whole tablet sturdy, but still relatively easy to hold, great for the conferencing lovers.

Weighted at just 491 grams, with 6.51mm of thickness, this makes the Xiaomi Pad 6 among the balanced tablets out there that still hold some of the up on par specifications. So it is also offered in 3 colors, namely Gravity Gray, Mist Blue and Gold.

Display and Audio : Great Visuals and Audio to boot

One aspect that we could not ignore is the Xiaomi Pad 6 does carry a good display as a start. A quite comfortable 11 inch, 144Hz WQHD fast screen refresh rate, which is applicable to most flagship tablets on specs point of view, the best part although it is an IPS LCD, it is still be able to produce out pretty accurate colors and good contrast where you can enjoy your streaming as this is Widewine L1 certified for streaming apps, while the same time supports up to 1B colors, Dolby Vision and peak brightness up to 550nits, bringing in suitability for most places where you can work on and scribble with the optional Xiaomi Pen (2nd Generation). For the most part, this tablet can take on any work visuals you threw at it, the touch accuracy is a good one, despite the affordable price.

Now towards the audio, the Xiaomi Pad 6 has a total of four speakers (quad mode), that delivers punchy bass and clear treble levels equally even without much tuning, but if you wanted to tune it, the option is there with Dolby Atmos, allowing several presets and equalizer settings, If you have a compatible Xiaomi/Redmi/POCO headphones or TWS, you can do that as well with virtual 5.1 audio. This in return does give an edge up for those audiophile out there who likes to tune their audio to their liking.


The Xiaomi Pad 6 came equipped with a 13MP PDAF rear camera, and a 8MP front camera for selfie and conferencing. By the way you can easily spot the rear camera design that is looking similar found in Xiaomi 13 and 13 pro. While this might seem not stellar for some, but I see it as an essential that is there for your basic communication purpose, especially the front camera, where subject can be tracked even when moving, making it ideal for video calls, online meetings and both camera can be used with dual camera mode. Other basic modes document capture, night mode, director mode are also available. Honestly a for a tablet, it is more than sufficient for daily use.

Performance, Experience, Benchmarks

Now to the internals and performance, the Xiaomi Pad 6 came with a flagship killer Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SOC with 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of internal storage, with no option for inserting MicroSD card. I know some may argue that SD870 chipset might sound dated for some, but the fact is the chipset is still remain as popular for some brands even till this day as it still perform as one of the top listed in terms for performance balanced with power efficiency that can keep your devices going while you still can multitasks with many apps, while on the gaming side, fluency in graphics and response is no sweat at all with the Xiaomi Pad 6. During our review, we manage to test the laptop usage under battery mode up to 2 days in average, combining use of tablet centric tasks and gaming, while recharging will take less than 2 hours from almost empty to full.

The Xiaomi Pad 6 came with Android 13, MIUI 14 for tablet which brings in new enhancements and carry over from the usual MIUI phone variant, but added extra functionality for the tablet for better tap and navigation over menu, quick launch app shortcuts below with better accessibility and security options for your quick app switching, and multitasking can be done in floating window mode, similar to what users are interacting with their PC or Laptop.

Finally here comes the benchmark for those who are interested in synthetic scores for comparison purposes. Personally speaking, this is almost the same as you can get even with some of the 2023 phones and this again proves the Xiaomi Pad 6 can perform up to most tasks.

Available Accessories

Everytime Xiaomi releases their series of tablet, there’s definitely some accessories which I can term it as quite an essential to complete it as a set, however this is optional and users can purchase it separately if you wish to.

Xiaomi Pad 6 Keyboard

The Keyboard for Xiaomi Pad 6 uses the pogo pins at the back as the connector, providing Ultra-low latency, stable connection, smooth and natural input. The material is made of PU which makes this accessory is meant to be used extensively without much wear and tear, doubles as a stand and the 64 keys layout makes it sleek and small, yet carries the laptop typing feel, not to mention easy to fold and keep things together in your bag.

Xiaomi Smart Pen 2nd generation

The Xiaomi Smart Pen 2nd generation makes its debut as an improvement towards the predecessor. While it offers 4096-level pressure sensitivity, the pen tip this time felt more natural and easier to write, closer to writing or drawing on a paper, thanks to the 26° tapered design is closer to the tip. The impressive part is now a single charge can last for 150 hours.

Xiaomi Pad 6 Cover

Those who does not need the keyboard attachment, then the Cover will be an essential piece to cover and protect your tablet. Since it has magnetic component within the cover, naturally it supports auto sleep and wake when you open or close the cover.

Technical Specifications

Xiaomi Pad 6Xiaomi Pad 5
ProcessorQualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860 Octa Core up to 2.96GHz
GraphicAdreno 650 GPU with Vulkan SupportAdreno 640 GPU with Vulkan Support
DisplayIPS LCD, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 11.0 inch, 1800 x 2880 pixels, 16:10 ratioIPS LCD, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 11.0 inch, 1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio
CameraRear : 13MP PDAF, 4K 30FPS. Front : 8MPRear : 13MP AF, 1080P 30FPS. Front : 8MP
Storage128GB or 256GB128GB or 256GB
ConnectivityWiFi 2.4/5Ghz AC/AX + Bluetooth 5.2 with A2DPWiFi 2.4/5Ghz AC + Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP
Battery8840 mAh with PD Quick Charge, USB C Charging support with 33w charger8720 mAh with PD Quick Charge, USB C Charging support with 33w charger
OS + UIAndroid 13 + MIUI 14 with updatesAndroid 11 + MIUI 12.5 with updates
PriceRM1399/1499RM1399/ 1599

Verdict, Pricing, Conclusion


Below is the pricing of the Xiaomi Pad 6. For more information, CLICK here to BUY or find out more.

Xiaomi again puts all the essential needs, with balance of performance to one of the tablet that is rightly priced, whether it is the functionality or specifications, it does met almost all basic use cases and more, and we see this tablet highly suitable for the masses, not just student or young execs alike, but for light content creations, social media use or quickly dribble fast notes and watch a few movies or play a few high end game titles, the Xiaomi Pad 6 can take it on, fairly easily.

Xiaomi Pad 6 (8+128)RM1399
Xiaomi Pad 6 (8+256)RM1499
Xiaomi Pad 6 CoverRM149
Xiaomi Pad 6 KeyboardRM399
Xiaomi Smart Pen 2nd generationRM399

*Unit was provided by Xiaomi for the purpose of this review.

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