2021 Tablets Fight. The Winner is..? Blackview Tab 11 vs. Xiaomi Pad 5

Xiaomi is ramping up in the tablet market after the launch of the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro. Recently, Blackview released its first high-end flagship slate called Blackview Tab 11. With almost half the price of Pad 5, most users wonder if getting a Tab 11 (on offer at $169.99 till December 10th) is enough for their work and play needs or opt for the more advanced Xiaomi Pad 5. That is why we decided to compare the two devices to see which one provides you with the most bang for your buck.

Flattened-edge Design
Starting from the design, Tab 11 and Mi Pad 5 are roughly similar ─ the ultra-slim and lightweight aluminum alloy unibody with a flattened frame. It’s a trend that most new tablets jump into the bandwagon of the popular latest iPad design for the fascinating aesthetics. On the color scheme side, Pad 5 takes in 2 colors, including Pearl White and Cosmic Gray, while Tab 11, besides the relatively common Moonlight Silver and Meteorite Grey, for the first time, introduces the unique Teal Green that outstands most of its counterparts.

Ultra Slim & Portable
Getting further, Tab 11 is 8.1mm thin and 460g light. One thing is to mention ─ Tab 11 is the slimmest Blackview tablet ever, thanks to the in-cell technology to minimize the total thickness. Moreover, Mi Pad 5 is 1.25mm thinner and 51g heavier than Tab 11. Both make no difference in portability and comfort.

Ultra-large Display
Coming to the screen, if you need the more amazing display, go for the Xiaomi Pad 5. It sports a gorgeous 11″ IPS screen with a high WQHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, over 1 billion colors, and Dolby Vision support for cinematic-like viewing. As for Tab 11, it’s the best display ever mounted on a Blackview Tablet with the eye-friendly 10.36″ IPS in-cell panel, up to 84% screen-to-body ratio, the approximate golden section 15:9 aspect ratio, and the 1200*2000 2K FHD+ resolution. Overall speaking, Tab 11 already catches up with your visual demands for whatever you throw on it, such as reading, gaming, and film watching.

Processor
Considering the results generated on the Antutu benchmark software, compared with Tab 11, Pad 5 undoubtedly wins the battle and goes far ahead. Scoring at 581031, Pad 5 carries the cutting-edge Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860 with 7nm process while Tab 11, running the octa-core Unisoc T618 with 12nm process, gets a total of 224938 points, powerful to get into the top line of the budget tablet chips.

RAM
To work well in simultaneous running of multiple apps, app switches, big-title games loading, graphics rendering at the responsiveness and smoothness, Pad 5 equips 6GB RAM while Tab 11 supports 8GB RAM. Both come with 128GB internal storage.

Expandable Storage
Mostly, Pad 5 is invincible, but it’s sometimes not the case. There is one highlight that sticks the Tab 11 out ─ the storage size can be expanded via an additional TF card, but Pad 5 is only available with the internal storage as without the card slot. If expecting to store more, including eBooks, photos, videos, music, or whatever you want, and access them effortlessly at hand, Tab 11 is a fine choice.

4G SIM Support
Pad 5 and Tab 11 support reliable Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4G & 5G Wi-Fi. However, Tab 11 steps further with the dual card slots, which means you can insert either 2 4G SIM cards or 1 SIM and 1 TF card. If you have more than 2 SIM cards, but your phone hasn’t enough slots, then Tab 11 will turn out to be your other 10.36″ large-screen smartphone that can make calls.

Android OS
To offer an unmatched user experience on tablets, most brands have specially developed a customized OS, such as Xiaomi’s MIUI for Pad and Blackview’s Doke OS_P 2.0. Both are all based on Android 11 but have their characteristics. For the former, it’s similar to what you’d get on the current Xiaomi phones, including the app drawer, split-screen mode, and mini-window mode. For the latter, Doke OS_P 2.0 integrates all strengths from the Doke OS 2.0 and Doke OS 2.1 developed for Blackview smartphones. For example, the Notebook app enables you to quickly type in the text, take photos, or record audio for any important notes. The split-view function is for effective multitasking and facilitates watching movies while chatting with your friends. You can expect a lot for the two OS.

Battery
Turning to the battery, the 6580mAh Blackview Tab 11 takes second place once again to provide 6 hours of gaming, 10 hours of web browsing, and 30 hours of music playback on a single full charge. Xiaomi Pad 5, backed by the 8720mAh battery, obviously lasts longer with up to 5 days of music listening. Opt for Pad 5 if you’re a super heavy tablet user and require higher capacity.

Keyboard Attachment + Protective Case
Pad 5 and Tab 11 can be attached to the magnetic keyboard for a PC-like experience to boost work productivity. Pad 5 also supports the Xiaomi Smart Pen, with which the tablet can be a perfect laptop and canvas where you can write and draw limitlessly whenever the inspirations come. Besides, Tab 11 includes a leather case when out of the box for enhanced protection, but Pad 5 doesn’t.

Widevine L1
It’s not such a rare thing for the Pad 5 to be certified with Widevine L1, the highest level that can play Widevine-protected content at the highest possible resolution on most leading streaming services. However, it’s a great surprise that Blackview adopts the same certification for the first time for Tab 11 to maximize viewing enjoyment.

Conclusion
Generally, Xiaomi Pad 5 outperforms without a doubt. Tab 11 also packs a lot of value to shine out since it first equips the flattened-edge design, 8GB & 128GB, 2K display,Widevine L1, opening a new chapter for Blackview tablets and meanwhile, making it an excellent affordable alternative to Pad 5. With an eye to the price, both will be one of the best budget tablets in their range. When budgeting on a limit, Tab 11 is the first choice. Pricing at as low as $169.99, it’s powerful to cover your everyday work and play needs. If not minding stretch a bit, Pad 5 is second-to-none.

Astonishingly, with the Christmas 2021 and 2022 New Year coming around, Blackview and Xiaomi are on big offers for the tablet deals, deserving to be right on your holiday gift list for your families, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, etc. Moreover, now Tab 11 is on premiere sale with Early Bird Offer, for which you can get one at $169.99 till December 10th. One day left and lose no time to snap up one.

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