My XiaoXin Pad Pro just arrived into today and will be the next tablet up for review. This is the same model I could have bought locally for 649 Euros (Obsolete rip off) from Lenovo Europe. But I decided to hold off due to the price tag. For a Snapdragon 730G 11.5″ tablet I felt it was way overpriced.
Luckily it’s also sold in China as the XiaoXin Pad Pro. Exactly the same hardware. 2560x 1600p 2k OLED screen, 6GB of RAM, super slim premium metal build, 4 x JBL loudspeakers, 8600mah battery, 20W charging, Wifi AC, MicroSD, dual front 8MP cams with dual rear cameras 13MP and 5MP ultra.
Crazy Price difference. Import Vs local.
The only difference is this Chinese model a Chinese ROM, has No Google Play or widevine level 1 cert. But Banggood sells it with the global ROM flashed. Which solves those two issues. And the best part it’s almost 300 euros cheaper at 364 euros! Which shows how much of a price hike Levono charge for local tech. Don’t forget Banggood also adds their cut to flash, stock it and ship it.
Only my tablet has arrived, the keyboard and stylus which it supports have yet to ship but it will be this week. I’ve also ordered those from Banggood rather than Lenovo Spain or Europe due to the price.
The build quality is great as good as the Samsung Tab S5E or Tab S7+ super thin 5.8mm and yet it has a good-sized battery in it. The matte grey metal unibody and the paint job is perfect and looks great.
The 2560 x 1600, looks great deep blacks but not as sharp as I would have thought mostly due to the pixel arrangement. The max brightness is a claimed 350 nits and I’m seeing around 340 so close enough it’s bright but I wish it could do at least 500 nits.
So far the tablet feels quick and snappy the SD730G gets an Atutu score of about 260,000 points so it’s no Snapdragon 865. But decent enough for most tasks and it will game okay just not with the highest visual settings. 6GB of RAM is sufficient enough for this chipset.
It has the Global P11 Pro rom flashed with a widevine level 1 cert. Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime video all supporting FHD and they look great on this screen. One thing the typical Chinese tablet lacks is that Widevine level 1 cert. The iPlay40 the best budget tablet I’ve reviewed for the price lacks this, Netflix and Amazon Prime video is stuck as standard definition 480p which looks terrible.
There is an optional LTE version but it will cost you more of course. So stay tuned for the review in a week or so once I put this tablet through its paces. But I can tell you now it’s looking very promising, worth the 360 euro price tag if you import it. But defiantly not the absurd European price of 649 euros!
Where to buy it for almost 300 euros cheaper: Banggood (Affiliate link to help cover my time and costs!)