realme Pad 2 Review: Make it Pad of your World

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realme Pad 2 review

The realme Pad 2 has emerged as a strong contender in the budget tablet market, flexing an impressive combination of features and affordability. But is it the perfect choice for everyone? realme sent over a realme Pad 2 for us to tinker and review.

realme Pad 2 specifications and Review Quick View

FeatureSpecification
Display11.5-inch 2K display, 120Hz refresh rate
PerformanceMediaTek Helio G99 processor
Up to 16GB RAM with Dynamic RAM Expansion
Performance Benchmark Performed– Antutu Benchmark
– Geekbench 6
– 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme
– PCMark Work 3.0
Battery Life8360mAh battery
Up to 17 hours of video playback
190 hours of music streaming
33W SUPERVOOC charging
AudioQuad speaker setup, Dolby Atmos
Softwarerealme UI 4.0 for Pad based on Android 13
Productivity features: Split Screen, Floating Windows, Smart Sidebar, Reading Mode, Google Kids Space, Dual Window, revamped Dock Design
CameraRear: 8MP
Front: 5MP
Multi-Screen Collaboration technology
Eye Protection FeaturesEye Comfort Mode, DC Dimming Support, Reading Mode 2.0, Dark Mode, Sunlight Mode, Night Mode
VerdictPowerful and affordable tablet
Impressive display, processor, battery life
Minor shortcomings in camera and build quality

Display

The realme Pad 2 takes center stage with its stunning 11.5-inch 2K display. Packed with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, realme Pad 2 elevates experience across diverse activities. This makes it a very flexible device as it can be used in various purposes.

Whether you’re into watching movies, playing mobile games, or you simply want to get lost in the pages of an ebook, the realme Pad 2 delivers an exceptional visual treat. The display’s brightness and crispness ensure clear visuals even in outdoor or brightly lit environments.

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Just right for watching or streaming movies!

Speaking of movies, have you ever been so captivated by a film that you feel like you’re part of the story? Well, get ready to be even more engrossed with the realme Pad 2! With its stunning display, the movie scenes come to life in vivid colors, making you feel like you’re right there in the middle of the action.

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realme Pad 2 review 25

Huge-sized display for gaming

The realme Pad 2 is perfect for immersing yourself in challenging games. The high-resolution display allows you to see every tiny detail, giving you an advantage on your virtual adventures. Plus, with the 120Hz refresh rate, the gameplay becomes incredibly smooth, making it even more exciting and fun!

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realme Pad 2 review 05

For the voracious readers!

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realme Pad 2 review 09

If you love getting lost in the pages of an ebook, the realme Pad 2 has got you covered! The crystal-clear display ensures that every word is crisp and easy to read. No more squinting your eyes or struggling to decipher the tiny letters, my friend. It’s like having a miniature library at your fingertips!

Performance

Under the hood, the realme Pad 2 packs a punch with the MediaTek Helio G99 processor, a dedicated gaming chip designed for demanding tasks. This translates to effortless multitasking, allowing you to seamlessly switch between multiple apps without a hitch.

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realme Pad 2 review 08

Even graphically intensive games run smoothly, providing a thrilling and immersive experience. The device further empowers you with up to 16GB of RAM, thanks to Dynamic RAM Expansion technology. This innovative feature utilizes a portion of the internal storage as virtual RAM, significantly enhancing multitasking capabilities and reducing app loading times.

Performance Benchmark

For reference, I stacked realme Pad 2’s chipset performance against other devices. This should give you an idea how well this performs against products that are priced higher than the Xiaomi 13T. I will have a dedicated article about gameplay performance, but for the meantime, check out the graphs below.

  • Antutu Benchmark is a widely used and popular benchmarking tool for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. It evaluates the performance of a device by measuring its CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage capabilities, as well as testing its UX (user experience) and overall performance. The benchmark provides a comprehensive score that helps users compare the performance of different devices and make informed decisions based on their specific needs and preferences.
  • Geekbench 6 serves as an indispensable tool for individuals who seek reliable and comprehensive information about the performance capabilities of their devices. By providing accurate and standardized benchmarks, Geekbench 6 enables users to choose devices that cater to their specific requirements, ensuring a seamless and efficient user experience.
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme is a benchmarking test that measures the performance of graphics cards in mobile devices. It is designed to push graphics cards to their limits, simulating demanding gaming scenarios and providing an accurate assessment of their capabilities. With Wild Life Extreme, users can evaluate the graphical performance of their devices and compare them to other devices on the market. It is a reliable and comprehensive tool for assessing the gaming potential of a mobile device and making informed decisions about their hardware choices.
  • PCMark Work 3.0 is a benchmarking tool specifically designed for smartphones. It assesses the performance of various aspects of a smartphone’s functionality, focusing on work-related tasks. This benchmark evaluates the device’s ability to handle daily productivity tasks such as document editing, web browsing, video conferencing, and data manipulation. By running PCMark Work 3.0, users can accurately gauge their smartphone’s efficiency and compare it to other devices on the market. This information enables users to make informed decisions regarding their smartphone choices, ensuring optimal productivity and performance in their daily work routines.

Battery Life

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realme Pad 2 review 17

One of the realme Pad 2’s best features is its monstrous 8360mAh battery. This powerhouse easily outlasts even the most intensive usage, allowing you to enjoy a full day’s worth of activity on a single charge. In real-world testing, I managed to watch a total of 10 episodes (40 minutes each episode), and only managed to use 30% of its battery. It also has an insane standby time. In fact, only 18% of its battery juice was used when I left it untoucned for 8 days (due to very busy schedule). This is enough gauges for me to approve its insane battery performance.

Furthermore, the 33W SUPERVOOC charging technology quickly replenishes the battery, taking you from 0 to 50% in just 50 minutes.

Audio

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realme Pad 2 review 22

The realme Pad 2 also provides an immersive audio experience through its quad speaker setup, enhanced by Dolby Atmos certification. This translates to loud, clear, and impactful sound, whether you’re watching a movie, listening to music, or participating in a video call. The Dolby Atmos support adds an extra layer of depth and dimension, drawing you into the heart of the action.

Software

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realme Pad 2 review 10

The realme Pad 2 runs on realme UI 4.0 for Pad, a customized interface based on Android 13 and specifically designed for tablet use. This interface prioritizes ease of use and intuitive navigation, making it a breeze to navigate through apps and features. Additionally, it comes equipped with several productivity-enhancing features, including Split Screen, Floating Windows, Smart Sidebar, Reading Mode, Google Kids Space, Dual Window, and a revamped Dock Design.

Beyond the Essentials

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The realme Pad 2’s feature set extends beyond the core functionalities. It boasts an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and Multi-Screen Collaboration technology that allows seamless integration with your smartphone. Additionally, various eye protection features, including Eye Comfort Mode, DC Dimming Support, Reading Mode 2.0, Dark Mode, Sunlight Mode, and Night Mode, ensure comfortable viewing experiences even during extended sessions.

Verdict

While the realme Pad 2 might not be the perfect choice for everyone, it undoubtedly delivers exceptional value for its price. Its impressive display, powerful processor, long-lasting battery life, and feature-rich software experience make it a compelling option for users seeking a versatile and capable tablet. However, it’s important to acknowledge its minor shortcomings, such as average camera performance and a less premium build quality compared to some competitors.

realme Pad 2 presents itself as a powerful and affordable tablet that caters to a diverse range of users. Its impressive combination of features and performance makes it a strong contender in the budget market, offering an experience that surpasses its price tag. If you’re searching for a tablet that delivers value without breaking the bank, the realme Pad 2 is definitely worth considering.

The realme Pad 2 comes in two storage options: 6GB+128GB LTE for PHP 13,999 and 8GB+256GB LTE for PHP 17,999. It’s available in two colors: Inspiration Green and Imagination Grey. 

7.4Expert Score
realme Pad 2 – Bang on the bank huge tablet!

realme Pad 2 presents itself as a powerful and affordable tablet that caters to a diverse range of users. Its impressive combination of features and performance makes it a strong contender in the budget market, offering an experience that surpasses its price tag. If you’re searching for a tablet that delivers value without breaking the bank, the realme Pad 2 is definitely worth considering.

Design
6.9
Display
7.8
Hardware and Performance
7.8
Camera
6.9
Audio
7.8
Connectivity
6.9
Price
7.9

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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