Last year, Realme made its tablet debut with a low-cost variant dubbed the Realme Pad. OPPO also entered the tablet industry this year with the OPPO Pad, a high-end tablet. Since then, the OPPO Pad Air has made its debut as a low-cost alternative to the Realme Pad. Since these two tablets are so similar, it may be difficult for those who aren’t tech-savvy to tell which one is superior. This is a comparison of the OPPO Pad Air and the Realme Pad, which will help you determine which tablet is best for your specific situation.
The Realme Pad offers excellent build quality for its low price. The rest of the rear body and the frame are constructed of metal if we omit the upper and lower parts made of polycarbonate to allow the antenna signal to penetrate in the LTE variant. To top it off, the tablet has extremely slim bezels surrounding the display, giving it an upscale appearance. It’s a low-cost tablet, but it has a premium design that makes it difficult to tell it apart from more expensive tablets like the iPad. On the other hand, the OPPO Pad Air’s back features a vertical stripe in rainbow colors, which gives it a more unique appearance. Furthermore, the bezels around its display are even smaller. Neither a fingerprint reader nor 3D facial recognition technology are available on these smartphones.
These tablets appear to have the same display at first sight, but this is not the case. Both have IPS screens, so don’t expect the finest picture quality you can get on a mobile device. The OPPO Pad Air, on the other hand, is able to display up to one billion colors, making it the clear winner in this comparison. If we take out the color accuracy, these two displays are nearly identical. A Full HD+ resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels is found on both screens, which measure 10.36 inches diagonally. A 3.5 mm audio jack is not included, but four stereo speakers do provide excellent sound quality. Refresh rates are typical at 60 Hz, which is disappointing.
Specifications and software
The CPU is a major distinction between these two tablets’ hardware areas. If you’re looking for an Android tablet, the OPPO Pad Air is a better option than the Realme Pad. To begin with, it enhances CPU performance. In addition, it uses less energy because it is constructed using a 6 nm production method (instead of a 12 nm one). Not to be outdone, the UFS 2.2 storage on the Oppo’s tablet outperforms the Realme’s eMMC internal storage in terms of speed. When it comes to operating system software, the OPPO Pad Air has a clear advantage over the Realme Pad: it runs ColorOS 12 out-of-the-box, while the Realme Pad has only received one significant update to Android 12.
There is no difference between these two tablets when it comes to the back cameras: both include an 8MP camera that records 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. Due to the 8 MP ultrawide selfie camera on the Realme Pad, it has a better front camera. Because it can do this, the Realme tablet is a better device for video chats and conferences.
Both the Realme Pad and the OPPO Pad Air have a 7100 mAh battery. As a result of their fast charge and reverse charging capabilities (up to 18W), you can use them as a portable power source. The OPPO Pad Air has both Android 12 and ColorOS 12 for better software optimization, as well as a more efficient processor made with a 6 nm process.
The OPPO Pad Air costs at least €180, while the starting price of the Realme Pad is about €160, based on today’s exchange rate. What’s the finest one? It’s clear that the OPPO Pad Air has a better display, a better processor, UFS 2.2 internal storage, and a more updated operating system that has more functionality. Even though the Realme Pad boasts a better front-facing camera and an aluminum unibody design, it still can not match the OPPO Pad Air in performance. However, it is more widely available and costs less on the open market. Would you rather save money by buying the Realme tablet or pay more to acquire the better OPPO tablet?