Tablet at a bargain price: Chinese manufacturer attacks iPad

Does it always have to be Apple’s iPad? The tablet from Cupertino already costs 379 euros. A manufacturer from China shows that it can also be much cheaper: Realme. The new Realme Pad starts at around 240 euros and offers features that are sometimes even superior to the iPad. When it comes to PR material, Realme has to get a little more creative.

“Imitation is the highest form of recognition,” they say. If you go after that, the PR officers at Realme have eerie admiration for Apple’s iPad, because their promotional material for the new Realme Pad is almost a 1: 1 copy of the iPad Air 2020.

Above the Realme Pad, below the iPad Air 2020. The similarities cannot be denied. Images: Realme / Apple.

Realme Pad offers better features than the iPad – at least partially

Apart from this, let’s call it a “faux pas”, it can Realme Pad at a price of 239.99 euros but refer to an attractive equipment. The highlights include:

  • 10,4-Zoll-Display (2.100 x 1.200 Pixel)
  • Helio G80 processor (eight cores with up to 2 GHz)
  • 3 to 6 GB RAM (depending on the variant)
  • 32 to 128 GB memory (depending on the variant)
  • Aluminum fading
  • 4 speakers
  • 7.100-mAh-Akku (inkl. Reverse Charging)
  • 8 MP camera (front and rear)
  • 440 grams heavy, 6.9 height

Information about the Android version used is not yet available.

This is what the Realme Pad looks like. Image: Realme.

The most eye-catching ones here four loudspeakers which, according to Realme, should ensure a “cinematic sound experience”. The iPad, on the other hand, only has two speakers. Reverse charging is also remarkable for a tablet in this price range. This allows the Realme Pad to charge other electronic devices wirelessly.

Of the The Helio G68 should ensure a brisk everyday performance. However, we would not recommend the entry-level model, but the version with 4 GB of RAM – especially the The jump is comparatively moderate at just 20 euros.

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Realme Pad comes in three configurations

Realme’s iPad competitor is available in stores now. The colors gold and gray are offered. The version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage costs 239.99 euros, the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage costs 259.99 euros and the top version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage can be Realme Cost 289.99 euros.