Review of the Xiaomi Pad 6: productivity and creativity on a budget 2023

Can Android tablets increase productivity? Most modern Android tablets come with styluses and keyboards, making them productive and creative. The Xiaomi Pad 6 has smart pen and keyboard add-ons like the others.

The Xiaomi Pad 6 is a slim tablet with an 11-inch screen that resembles the iPad and OnePlus Pad. The tablet has a power button on top and a volume rocker on the right when held vertically. Given the chassis’s 6.5mm thickness, the back square camera module protrudes.

The tablet is light and may fit in your messenger bag with the books. The review unit has a keyboard and folio cover. The latter is thicker and heavier, but still doable.

The screen stands up in this magnetic cover. The keys are well-spaced and have enough travel, but unlike the Apple Magic keyboard, there is no trackpad. The smart pen charges and clings to the tablet’s top.

This tablet’s 1800 x 2880 pixel screen is great for content consumption

I saw that the Xiaomi Pad 6 required me to stand it up vertically, reminding me of the early Android tablets and phablets, which were smartphones with bigger screens. When viewing horizontal websites like, this tablet’s UI still resembles a smartphone. Chrome displayed these pages in mobile view. This irritated me.

Snapdragon 870, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage power Xiaomi Pad 6. The tablet can handle daily duties and games. I could browse websites in the morning as YouTube played fresh music videos on the sidebar with MIUI 14. Xiaomi phone owners will be able to drag and drop stuff shortly.

The tablet performs nicely, even multi-tab surfing (I end up with a lot of tabs after a few minutes), although the charging port side becomes a little heated. Even with high screen refresh rates, gaming does not worsen this.

The keyboard makes this a terrific choice for writers and spreadsheet checkers who wish to carry a large screen. Google Sheets was easy to use with keyboard instructions, although I still think tablets struggle with huge spreadsheets.

Low-light noise plagues the 13MP camera

The Smart Pen is great for creativity and has two buttons for pen and screenshot modes. I missed Samsung’s S-Pen’s easy stylus menu. You need to download individual applications or utilize the sketch option in the notes app, which again seems patchwork and unintegrated.

The Smart Pen works best when the tablet is removed from the keyboard stand. I still had a lot of palm touches that closed the notes app. Before the next software upgrade, improve this.

If you take it to work, the 8840 mAh battery lasts two days. Netflix and gaming deplete battery quicker.

The Xiaomi Pad 6 is an Android tablet choice for Rs 26,999, plus Rs 4,999 for the keyboard and Rs 5,999 for the stylus. The hardware is good, but the software needs to be tablet-friendly.

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