Lenovo Tab P11 Plus vs Xiaomi Pad 5: Specs Comparison
Lenovo has just launched the Tab P11 Plus in the Philippines, packing an 11-inch IPS display, a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, and a 7,700mAh battery for under PHP 17K. However, how does it fare against the Xiaomi Pad 5, sporting the same 11-inch IPS LCD with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC and a larger 8,720mAh battery? Let’s see in a specs comparison.
|Lenovo Tab P11 Plus specs:||Xiaomi Pad 5 specs:|
|11-inch 2K (2000 x 1200) IPS display||11-inch WQHD+ (1600 x 2560) True Display,|
|120Hz refresh rate|
|120Hz (finger), 240Hz (stylus) touch sampling rate|
|MediaTek Helio G90T SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset|
|Mali-G76 MC4 GPU||Adreno 640 GPU|
|4GB RAM||6GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|64GB UFS 2.1||128GB, 256GB storage|
|microSD card support (dedicated slot)|
|13MP rear camera||13MP rear camera|
|8MP front camera||8MP front camera|
|WiFi 5||WiFi 5|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos||Quad speakers, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Android 11||MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)|
|Pen support||Pen support|
|7,700mAh battery w/ 20W fast charging||8,720mAh battery w/ 22.5W fast charging|
|258.4 x 163 x 7.5 mm||254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85mm|
|Slate Grey||Cosmic Gray, Pearl White|
Summary of advantages:
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
• Expandable storage via microSD
• LTE support
• IP52 rating
• Bundled with Precision Pen 2
Xiaomi Pad 5:
• 120Hz refresh rate
• 120Hz (finger), 240Hz (stylus) touch sampling rate
• Larger RAM option (6GB)
• Larger battery capacity (8,720mAh vs. 7,700mAh)
• Faster charging rate (33W vs. 20W)
Both devices come with an 11-inch display. In addition, both tablets are equipped with an IPS LCD panel, but the Xiaomi Pad 5 boasts a higher screen resolution of 2560 x 1600px. Further, it also has a smoother 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240Hz touch sampling rate.
CPU and GPU
The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T processor paired with ARM Mali-G76 GPU, while the Xiaomi Pad 5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor with Adreno 640 GPU.
Looking at the tablets’ Kimovil’s AnTuTu scores, the Xiaomi tablet outperforms its competitor at 560,000, as the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus only got 290,000. However, keep in mind that we can only determine the extent of their performance and thermals once we have both units for review.
RAM and Storage
The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus comes with 4GB of RAM, while the Xiaomi Pad 5 has 6GB.
In terms of storage, the Xiaomi Pad 5 still advances with its options of 128GB and 256GB. The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus comes with 64GB. Nonetheless, the Lenovo tablet can still expand its storage with its dedicated microSD slot. Unfortunately, there’s no microSD slot on the Xiaomi Pad 5.
For the cameras, both tablets have a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera.
Connectivity & Other Features
Both boast the same connectivity features, including WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and run on Android 11 under their custom skins. In addition, the Lenovo tablet comes with 4G LTE support, while the Xiaomi tablet is a WiFi-only tablet.
In addition, both tablets have stylus support. However, it’s an advantage for the Lenovo tablet that it already comes bundled with the Precision Pen 2.
For audio, both come with quad speakers and Dolby Atmos. However, for an added feature, Lenovo equips the Tab P11 Plus protection against splashes with its IP52 certification.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is equipped with a 7,700mAh battery with 20W fast charging, while the Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with a larger 8,720mAh battery with a faster 33W charging support.
|Lenovo Tab P11 Plus||Xiaomi Pad 5|
|4GB + 64GB - PHP 16,995|
|6GB + 128GB - PHP 17,990|
|6GB + 256GB - PHP 19,990|
Which one to get?
It is evident that the Xiaomi Pad 5 outperforms the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus in terms of display, processor, RAM and storage, and battery capacity. With that said, although it costs about PHP 1K more, it is a good choice with all of its perks.
It’s still a good move to choose the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus, though, especially if you prefer a tablet with expandable storage, LTE support, and an IP52 rating. Plus, it comes bundled with the Precision Pen 2, which is also an advantage as you won’t need to buy it separately.