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Xiaomi Pad 5 (11", MIUI, Snapdragon 860, 6GB/128GB, Widevine L1) US$423.90 (~A$585.90) Delivered @ Fantacy Technology AliExpress


The long awaited Xiaomi Pad 5 is out and it's packed with features. First of all it has Widevine L1 DRM which means that Netflix will play in FHD+ which will look even better thanks to it's 11" 120Hz 2560x1600 IPS display with 600nit brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision and DCI-P3 support.

It's the official global version with MIUI 12.5 for Tablets (Android 11) that includes Google Play. Under the hood it's packing the high end Snapdragon 860 CPU and Adreno 640 so gaming will be a breeze, as well as 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage. Other features include 4 speakers with Dolby Atmos, 8720mAh battery with 22.5W USB-C PD charging, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0.

Check out reviews from Techtablets, GSMArena and xiaomify.

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  • Is there a official keyboard with this tablet?

    • +1

      Yes. In the listing they've packed it with the Xiaomi stylus so the price before discounts and GST is a whopping US$694.

      However this seller has it on it's own for US$86.99 before discounts/GST.

    • +58

      Well that's a pretty crap comment. Not really a deal…….. compared to what? A banana?

        • +56

          So which tech device you're using is Australian made?

          • +4

            @onewayhollywood: Hopes and dreams.

            • @ATangk: Hopes and dreams of paying double or probably more due to the high cost of labour in Aus?… Lol

          • +2


            So which tech device you're using is Australian made?

            I don’t use a tablet. I use a banana.

          • @onewayhollywood: "onewayhollywood" So which tech device you're using is Australian made?

            Happy to let you know if you are in the market for a range of In Vehicle 12V/24V Chargers, Redarc is Made here in

            Australia and top quality. I am verry satified with it;s top quality and proud it is Aussie Made to boot.

      • -1

        A Deal is something below MSRP? $5 isn't really a deal…

      • +10

        It's $425AUD on taobao if you convert it directly.
        Dont see how paying 160$ premium is a deal. Plus MIUI is full of bugs.
        Pretty sure just wait for it to drop to $450-470, then its a deal.

    • +11

      Please link me to that one. Your 400 USD price figure is ex GST so it's going to end up being $440 USD before we apply discounts (if any).

      • +4

        Ah you're right, totally forgot GST there.

  • +2

    This deal is clearly a bargain

  • +4

    Deal was 2 days ago…when they were selling it for 299 USD

    • Did anyone even get that price when it was for a couple hundred orders and there was over 8000?

      • +3

        I did…waiting for my tablet to arrive :)

        • +1

          That's awesome well done.

          • +2

            @Clear: 299 and 349 for 256GB model is MSRP…they are prifiting now on hype, price will come down

    • +11

      Why didn't you post it? :(

      • +1

        Everything happened rather quickly. I found that there will be a sale at 5pm on that day…showed up, manged to snach one and shortly after when I refreshed the page it was mostly sold out. At which point it was kind of pointless to post it…I should have done it during the day :(

        • All good. I'm just a bit disappointed.

  • +2

    Around $400 is reasonable price consider the price in China.

    • +1

      Well in China this device is 1999CNY which equals to 424AUD. But I would not suggest to buy this product. The MIUI for pad still not very usable these days (too much bugs).

  • -3

    Need a better reason than specs to ever choose this over the base model ipad.

    • It's Android? If you're already in one ecosystem with paid apps and all that, why change to another ecosystem? Need to a whole Android vs iOS debate for this one.

    • +4

      Spec whores get off on this; it has always been thus from the PC days to the Android times.

      Now I just use what works. That is my main concern. Self-pleasuring myself with specs comes way down the list of priorities.

  • +1

    First of all it has Widevine L1 DRM which means that Netflix will play in FHD+

    Is this true? Why all the reviews that I read said that Netflix and Amazon prime videos are limited to SD?

    • +1

      Check the Techtablets one I linked as it shows it. I hope your reviews weren't the Chinese version.

      • I see, but it seems Amazon prime still only shows SD. So the Chinese version will not be able to watch Netflix in FHD?

        • Prime is SD until Amazon whitelist the device as the required DRM is there. No FHD in Netflix for the Chinese version as Widevine DRM is Google and we all know no Google Services are allowed there on devices.

      • -2

        The MiPad 5 doesn't have a global version now. So the firmware is designed for CN market only.

        • No that's the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro. Pad 5 is available globally.

          • @Clear: Will there ever be global version of the pro? Just thinking if it's worth it to but the pro one instead..

            • @Taro Milk Tea: No news yet on the global version of the Pro. It would certainly be amazing if there was as it packs a lot more punch than this one.

  • Hmmm, I am curious on the smart pen tech. It does look at least promising?

  • This is a good price for a well rounded tablet.

  • +3

    I wanted to get the pad 5 pro, but it doesnt come with a micro sd reader which is pretty annoying for photo editing. Unsure if I buy a second hand tab s7 or wait till tab s8 comes out so the price of s7 drops

    • -4

      Are you from 1950s, daddy ?

      • Last time I checked, all mainstream dslr cameras still use SD card. And film is still in use, for those that do film photography :)

  • +1

    Bit of a shame that if you want a keyboard cover combo it's $973.50, which at that point I'm not really considering it a deal.
    For the tablet by itself though - I think it's a banger.

  • Features seem pretty good. I am getting a tablet for drawing. Will the stylus be good enough? comparing to an ipad… Any guess?

    • Compared with which iPad? Depends on your budget and use case.

    • +1

      I'm looking at s6 light for this exact reason. Should be on sale again soon by end on Oct. Probably $400 or lower if lucky

  • this or new ipad?

    • +2

      How much apple stuff do you have already?

      If heaps then get an iPad.

  • For gaming, is this comparable to the M1 iPad Pros? I know it's half the price so prob not.

    • +6

      I think iPads are better than Android tablets because they could optimise the games much better for iOS.
      At least that's what I have heard from someone comparing Kartrider Rush+ on both os, so different games might end up with different results.

      That's not considering the fact that Apple has been basically winning the SoC performance race for awhile as well.

      I think you'd be much better off with an iPad if you are going for gaming. I think even iPad Mini 6 (A15 Bionic) would have a better chipset if you compare the benchmarks compared to Snapdragon 860?

    • +4

      M1 blows this away all day everyday, but the question is if all you do is gaming and casual use you don’t even need the M1.

    • +2

      An M1 iPad Pro would wipe the floor of this, while having better battery life to boot. The 860 Chipset is reviewed in phone format here:

      Sure, it's not bad. But you are dealing with a higher resolution here, so it's working much harder.

      Overall if you want this for gaming, you'd still be better to get an ipad if you can stretch for it.

  • +2

    No GPS, no 3.5mm, no micro sd, wifi only. Coming from Mi pad 4. I'll pass.

    • It should have GPS as the SD860 has GPS built in. Probably not activated for some reason but could be in a future update.
      What do you use GPS for on a tablet?

      • Xiaomi only enable it on the cellular models unfortunately. Found out the hard way with my mi pad 4.

  • No plans for a smaller sized version?

  • +1

    Pretty much normal price, no deal. And cheaper here: https://www.giztop.com/xiaomi-mi-pad-5.html (convert to AUD)

    • +1

      Giztop however are selling the Chinese version with Google sideloaded which means things like Netflix will be in standard definition.

      Pretty normal for Xiaomi global editions to be marked up more for that reason.

  • Guessing this is pretty good for a Snapdragon tab. Not many others use Snapdragon right?
    How's this for bloatware and dial home ware and stuff like that?

  • +4

    Wow, for this price its better to get a base level iPad instead.

    Better value over a few years.

  • Any thoughts on this vs the Samsung Tab S7 FE?

    • This is superior.

    • The only thing the S7FE has over this would be the screen size and more polished software

  • is there a headphone jack?

    • Nah

      • bruh moment

  • +2

    So much rage in the comments. OP is basically Gandalf riding down from the hills in Helm's Deep.

  • How does warranty work for this ?