Realme Pad debuts in India: Here’s how it compares to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and Apple iPad

By Siddharth Chauhan | Published on 09-Sep-2021
Realme Pad runs on Realme UI for Pad and goes on sale from September 16

Realme has officially launched its first tablet, the Realme Pad in India. The Realme Pad is an affordable tablet as it starts at Rs 13,999 and is aimed at kids, first-time tablet users, people looking to watch videos and movies on a comfortable screen and gamers. 


Don’t let its price tag fool you though as the Realme Pad has a large 10.4-inch display offering a WUXGA+ (2000x1200 pixels) resolution which should be ideal for entertainment as it’s complemented by stereo speakers. Driving this display is a huge 7,100mAh battery that has fast charging capabilities.

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We thought of comparing the on-paper specs of the Realme Pad with those of a popular Samsung tablet, the Galaxy Tab A7 and the most affordable tablet from Apple, the iPad 2020. So, if you’re looking to buy the Realme Pad, scroll past and check out the details about Realme Pad and how it compares with the rivals.


Realme Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 vs Apple iPad 2020: Pricing

The Realme Pad is priced starting at Rs 13,999 for the WiFi-only version with 3GB+32GB storage. The LTE models are priced at Rs 15,999 for 3GB+32GB and Rs 17,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is priced starting at Rs 17,999 for the WiFi-only model with 32GB storage and 18,999 for the 64GB storage option. The 4G LTE version is priced at Rs 21,999 and has a 32GB storage capacity.


As for the iPad 2020, it starts at Rs 29,900 for the WiFi-only version with 32GB storage and Rs 37,900 for the 128GB storage option. The 4G LTE models of iPad 2020 starts at Rs 41,900 for the 32GB storage variant and Rs 49,900 for the 128GB storage.

Realme Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 vs Apple iPad 2020: Design and Display

The Realme Pad, Galaxy Tab A7 and iPad 2020 all have a metal build but the Realme Pad measures the thinnest at just 6.9mm followed by the A7 at 7mm and iPad 2020 at 7.5mm.


It is also the lightest amongst the three tablets weighing in at 440 grams where the A7 weighs around 477g and the iPad weighs around 495g.

While the Realme Pad and A7 have minimal bezels around the display, the iPad 2020 has thick bezels on the top and the bottom which also houses the Touch ID sensor.

The Realme Pad features a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ (2000x1200 pixels) resolution display with 360nits typical brightness. This tablet has an 80.2% screen to body ratio due to the minimal bezels that give it a 5:3 aspect ratio.


The Tab A7 also has a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ resolution display but it is not LCD like the Realme Pad and is instead a TFT panel. It has a 79% screen to body ratio.

Apple iPad 2020 has a 10.2-inch Retina display that offers 2160x1620 pixels resolution and 500 nits brightness. This iPad has thick bezels which lend it a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 74.4% screen-to-body ratio. The screen is also protected by a scratch and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. It also supports Apple Pencil.

Realme Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 vs Apple iPad 2020: Under the hood

The Realme Pad is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset that has an octa-core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU. There are two Cortex-A75 performance cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. 

This is paired with upto 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variants and there is a microSD card slot that supports upto 1TB storage expansion. It runs on Android 11 based Realme UI for Pad.

The Galaxy Tab A7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chip that has an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. It has four Kryo 260 Gold cores running at 2.0GHz and four Kryo 260 Silver cores running at 1.8GHz. It runs on OneUI 3.1 and is upgradeable to Android 11. It is being offered with upto 64GB storage capacity and supports upto 1TB microSD card.

The iPad 2020 is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chip and has a quad-core GPU which is paired with upto 128GB storage options to choose from. It is a 7nm SoC which makes it powerful and efficient while the iPadOS 14 brings in tons of features and support for Apple Pencil and smart keyboard.

The Realme Pad and the Tab A7 both have quad stereo speaker units backed by Dolby Atmos while the iPad 2020 has dual stereo speakers. The Realme Pad and iPad also have dual microphones for noise cancellation and more.

The iPad 2020 also has a Touch ID fingerprint reader while the other two miss out on biometric security options. All three tablets support dual-band WiFi. The Realme Pad and Tab A7 have Bluetooth 5.0 and Type-C port for charging while iPad 2020 has Bluetooth 4.2 and uses a Lightning port. 

Realme Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 vs Apple iPad 2020: Battery

The Realme Pad is equipped with a 7,100mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging while the Galaxy Tab A7 has a 7,040mAh battery with 15W fast charging. Apple has not revealed the official battery capacity of the iPad 2020 but it is a 32Wh battery claimed to last up to 10 hours for watching videos.

Realme Pad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 vs Apple iPad 2020: Camera

All three tablets have an 8MP camera on the back and can record 1080p videos at 30FPS. The Realme Pad has an 8MP selfie camera with a 105-degree field-of-view while the Tab A7 has a 5MP selfie camera. The iPad 2020 has a 1.2MP front-facing camera.

Also Read: Realme 8s teased again, colour options officially confirmed ahead of September 9 launch

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