Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Xiaomi Pad 5: Both the Xiaomi Pad 5 and Apple iPad 10.2 are really good tablet devices. But, if given the choice, which one should you buy? Between the Apple iPad 10.2 and Xiaomi Pad 5, which is better?

Well, this specifications comparison post is meant to help you know which of these tablets is good for you. The comparison shows the specifications of these devices including their strengths and weaknesses.

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Xiaomi Pad 5

SpecificationsiPad 10.2 (2021)Xiaomi Pad 5
Display10.2-inch11-inch, 120Hz
Storage64GB / 256GB128GB / 256GB
Back Camera8MP13MP
Front Camera12MP8MP
ChipsetA13 BionicSnapdragon 860
SoftwareiPadOS 15Android 11
Battery8,557 mAh (32.4 Wh) 8,720 mAh


The display of the Apple iPad 2021 is 10.2-inch FHD+, IPS LCD panel with standard refresh rate. Its peak brightness is 600 nits which means you can use it under sunlight.

Xiaomi Pad 5 also comes with an IPS LCD panel but with improved display features. This device has a bigger 11-inches display, FHD+ with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 feature.

When it comes to display, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is better. It gives you bigger display and also offers a smoother refresh rate when using the screen. The display of the iPad 2021 is good but that of the Pad 5 is better.


Both the iPad 2021 and Pad 5 comes with a single rear and front camera. Apple iPad comes with an 8MP rear camera and 12MP front camera. While the Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera.

These devices were not specifically designed to be camera devices. But, the cameras of the Apple iPad 2021 appears to be better in real life usage. There is no special feature such as OIS, gimbal system inside anyone.

However, using the cameras of the iPad 2021 seems to provide more details. The Xiaomi Pad 5 can shoot 4K videos which is really good. With the Apple iPad 2021, you can record steady video. If you’re very interested in camera over display features, then you might want to buy the iPad 2021.

Performance | Storage | RAM | Network

Apple iPad 10.2 2021 is powered by the Apple A13 Bionic. And this chipset offers better performance when compared with the Qualcomm snapdragon 860 that powers the Xiaomi Pad 5.

The storage options of the Xiaomi Pad 5 is 128GB and 256GB and it comes with 6GB of RAM. While the storage options of the Apple iPad 10.2 2021 is 64GB and 256GB and it comes with 3GB of RAM.

iPad 10.2 2021 has support for network up to 4G but the Xiaomi Pad 5 is a Wi-Fi only device. The Apple iPad 10.2 is the more powerful device here and it also supports network connectivity. However, the Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with better RAM and storage options and if you have steady Wi-Fi connection, you really don’t need network.


Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) runs the latest iPadOS 15 out of the box. While the Xiaomi Pad 5 runs Android 11 out of the box. Both devices will get future software updates and monthly security patches.

The Xiaomi Pad 5 and Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) supports the use of stylus. Which means you can use PEN to improve your level of creativity with both devices.


Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with 8,720 mAh battery inside while the Apple iPad 10.2 2021 comes with 8,557 mAh battery inside. The Xiaomi tablet supports 33W fast charge technology.

As far as battery goes, both tablets are very close. The battery inside the iPad 10.2 can take you up to 10 hours when using media. Pad 5 on the other hand will give you a little below 10 hours.


The starting price of the Xiaomi Pad 5 is $399 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage. While the starting price of the Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) is $329 for the 3GB RAM + 64GB of storage. Xiaomi Pad 5 might appear to be more expensive but it also give you double the storage and double the RAM.


So, between the Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) and Xiaomi Pad 5 which one is better for you?

  • Buy the Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) if you need a better camera, you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, power performance and fast GPU.
  • Buy the Xiaomi Pad 5 if you need faster display, bigger screen, more RAM and storage options, and you have access to steady Wi-Fi.

So if I’m to score these two devices by percentage. I’ll score the Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (48%) while the Xiaomi Pad 5 gets (52%).

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