Oppo Pad Air Review And Full Details December 2022
The Oppo Pad Air and the Realme Pad X are both BBK Electronics-made tablets released a couple of days apart, but key hardware differences set them apart. Also, while the Pad X is an India-only device, Oppo’s device is also available in Europe. It’s a budget tablet, this one. At first glance, it seems to be a multimedia-focused tablet as opposed to Realme’s extended capabilities provided by a magnetic keyboard and stylus. Pad Air supports only stylus input.
Powered by the Snapdragon 680, the Pad Air runs on a relatively big 10.36-inch IPS LCD panel, which takes things one step further compared to the Realme Pad X by offering 10-bit color depth (1 billion colors). For a complete multimedia experience, the Pad Air offers a set of four stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos. It’s worth noting, though, that the 10-bit color depth is not true 10-bit. It’s 8-bit hardware + 2-bit software implementation.
Everything is powered by a more than reasonable 7,100 mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging over the Power Delivery standard. And if you run out of juice on one of your devices, the Pad Air will gladly share some using a cable. Oppo’s latest ColorOS 12, based on Android 12, ties the whole room together by offering advanced multi-tasking features, which should work great on the 5:3 display. But it’s not all specs and hardware, especially when tablets are involved, so there’s a lot more to explore beneath the surface. Make sure you check out the rest of the pages, as our thorough testing will likely answer your question about whether the Pad Air is the right choice for you. Unboxing the Oppo Pad Air The Oppo Pad Air comes in a relatively big retail box containing the usual user manuals and a chunky 18W charger along with a USB-A to USB-C cable used for charging and data transfer.
The Oppo Pad Air tablet PC is an exciting new entry to the budget Android tablet PC market in India. Unlike other products in the market, this debutant from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is an odd one out in the market. Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has had a head start in the industry and it might have even been a litmus test all along. The Oppo Pad Air is available only in a single Grey colour variant. However, that doesn’t stop me from admiring the design and the build quality of the tablet. The desert sand dunes-inspired texture at the back of the tablet adds to the already impressive metallic chassis of the Oppo Pad Air. The tablet PC features a 10.36-inch 2K IPS display which is bright both in indoor conditions. During my time testing the Oppo Pad Air, I do not find any reason to be disappointed with the display. The colours are vibrant and the 2,000 x 1,200-pixel resolution makes up for the missing HDR support. With the addition of the Dolby Atmos support through the quad speakers, the Oppo Pad Air is a well-packaged entertainment tablet for when you travel.
The Oppo Pad Air runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset which is clubbed with 4GB RAM and a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage via a microSD card but only up to 512GB. In terms of performance, the tablet PC can handle basic multitasking between web browsing and scrolling through social media. Games like Candy Crush, Subway Surfer and other low graphic intensive games run smoothly. However, action-packed titles like Apex Legends Mobile are best avoided if you’re not a fan of pixelation. While you can increase the RAM virtually, it does mean sacrificing the storage space. It runs on Oppo’s ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.
In terms of battery life, the Oppo Pad Air offers a great battery life of up to 2-3 days with its 7,100 mAh battery. However, the 18W SuperVOOC fast charger will still take time to recharge the tablet if you do drain it completely. Overall, the Oppo Pad Air is a budget tablet PC that is aimed at users who want to browse the internet, stay connected on social media, check on emails and watch movies and shows without the premium features. At Rs. 16,999 for the base model, the Oppo Pad Air is a better alternative to the Realme Pad. The tablet PC is not fit for extreme multitasking but will get you through the week.
Oppo has priced its first budget Android tablet PC in India at Rs. 16,999 for the base model with 64GB storage. The 128GB model retails at Rs. 19,999. The tablet PC features 4GB RAM on both models and these are available for purchase from Flipkart and the company’s online and app store as well as offline retail partners. When it comes to accessories for the Oppo Pad Air, you can purchase the Oppo Life Smart Stylus Pen at Rs. 3,999 through the company’s online store. While the company does not sell a cover or case for the Oppo Pad Air, you will have to rely on third-party manufacturers.