The realme Pad 2 is competent and competitive in both price range and features
Remember when there were only two options to choose from if you wanted a tablet? Those days are long gone. Today, the modern world is rife with gadget options to suit every need, budget and lifestyle. And, boy, are they competent and competitive in both price range and features.
In case you’ve yet to meet the realme pad, the Chinese consumer electronics company just came out with the realme Pad 2. It’s a worthy successor that has caught our attention. Similar to the realme 11 Pro+ 5G, the design stands out from other tablets in the market that look exactly the same. Available in Inspiration Green and Imagination Grey, the rear panel features a dual-tone look with a brushed and matte finish. The front is an 11.5-inch 2K display that supports up to 120Hz refresh rate, delivering sharp details on images. While there’s not much to gripe about color accuracy and contrast levels, the realme Pad 2’s reflective screen makes it a challenge to use under direct sunlight. Though I wouldn’t count this as a dealbreaker because I often use larger gadgets, like tablets and laptops indoors.
Now onto the inside. The MediaTek Helio G99 chipset powers the device and allows for both work and play activities, from streaming your favorite shows to checking emails. With up to 8GB RAM, switching between apps is a breeze. And while I did try using the realme Pad 2 to play Mobile Legends, I wouldn’t recommend using this device for graphics-heavy games. It is, after all, designed for entertainment and not gaming. That said, the tablet is equipped with Dolby Atmos speakers that deliver crisp and clear sound at high volumes, and offers an immersive experience while watching videos.
What else is there to like? As a digital multi-tasker, I appreciate features like Split Screen and Dual Window. What’s more, it’s always a plus to have a device that can keep up with my demands and the realme Pad 2 with its 8,360mAh battery did not disappoint. On light to moderate use, you can keep the device running on a single charge for up to three days. Should you run out of juice, the 33W charger takes less than 2 hours to recharge.
Here’s the final verdict: if you’re looking to get a tablet for your travels or for when you’re on-the-go, I’d say the realme Pad 2 is an above average contender. It’s pleasing to the eye, offers smoother display compared to its predecessor, has a decent processor that can handle basic work and entertainment demands, and boasts longer battery life. All that at competitive price points of P13,999 (6GB+128GB) and P17,999 (8GB+256GB), I’d say why not?
Now available at any realme stores nationwide and on Shopee.
Art Macky Arquilla