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The 9 Best 11-Inch Tablets of 2024: What’s The Difference?

Android, Apple, or Chrome OS—our list of the best 11-inch tablets has you covered.

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The 11-inch tablet market segment is one of the most crowded, with almost every respectable tablet manufacturer offering. And with so many options comes confusion trying to select the best 11-inch tablet for you. While we can’t make that decision for you, we can certainly help point you in the right direction with this list.

We’ve reviewed a lot of 11-inch tablets since starting the blog in 2008, so we know what we’re talking about when it comes to tablets. Whatever you’re after from your tablet, we’re sure you’ll find something here for you.

Do check out our list of the best 10-inch tablets, too, as there are some great 10.9-inch tablets there.

The Best 11-Inch Tablets: An Overview

  • Best 11-inch tablet overall: Apple iPad Pro 11 (on Amazon*). Apple’s second-tier flagship stands head and shoulders above the 11-inch competition with a blazing-fast processor, great software support, and ultra-premium overall experience.
  • Best 11-inch Android tablet overall: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 (on Amazon*). Samsung’s latest high-end offering boasts a stunning AMOLED screen, excellent performance, and support for the company’s class-leading S Pen.
  • Best mid-range 11-inch tablet: Xiaomi Pad 6 (on Amazon*). The Pad 6 packs a 144Hz display, good mid-range hardware, and high-quality materials into a mid-range package, showing you don’t have to spend a ton to get a premium-feeling tablet.
  • Best 11-inch tablet and smart display: Google Pixel Tablet (on Amazon*). Google’s return to the tablet market stands out for being a solid tablet and a great Google Assistant-powered smart display, thanks to the included dock.
  • Best mid-range 11-inch tablet with OLED: Lenovo Tab P11 Pro G2 (on Amazon*). Lenovo’s mid-priced tablet squeezes in a vibrant OLED display into a mid-priced tablet without sacrificing build quality or performance.
  • Best 2-in-1 11-inch tablet: Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook (on Amazon*). The Duet 3 is a capable Chrome OS tablet that’s great value thanks to the included keyboard cover.
  • Best budget 11-inch tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (on Amazon*). Samsung’s newest budget-friendly tablet fits the brief for an entry-level tablet, providing a good experience for the price with the bonus of a 90Hz display.
  • Best budget 11-inch tablet with a great keyboard: Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 (on Amazon*). Lenovo’s budget-friendly tablet has one of the best optional keyboard cases in its price bracket, making it a strong option for anyone who needs a keyboard for work.
  • Best entry-level 11-inch tablet: Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (on Amazon*). Xiaomi’s sub-$200 product shows you can get great features such as an all-metal build and a 90Hz screen without breaking the bank.

Best 11-Inch Tablet Overall: Apple iPad Pro 11

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That’s the iPad Pro 11 stacked on top of the iPad Pro 12.9.

Apple’s iPad Pro 11 provides one of the highest-end and most premium experiences you’ll get from an 11-inch tablet. If money’s no object and you want the best of the best, the Apple iPad Pro 11 is the only tablet for you.

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The Apple iPad Pro 11 has an 11-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD with a 2388 x 1668 resolution, which equates to about 265 pixels per inch (ppi). It runs at 120Hz and hits an above-average 600-nit maximum brightness, alongside HDR10 and Dolby Vision support. It’s a fantastic screen, with great colors and impressive sharpness, not to mention that ultra-smooth high refresh rate. It also has Apple’s True Tone technology, which adjusts the white balance to suit your surroundings. Not everyone loves this feature, but some of you may find it beneficial.

Apple backs this top-notch display up with some appropriately high-end hardware. The iPad Pro 11 packs the company’s latest and greatest processor, the Apple M2. The M2 has an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU and is essentially a proper laptop-grade processor packed into a tablet. You get either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, with the latter reserved for the models with 1TB or 2TB of storage. The other storage setups (128GB up to 512GB) have to make do with “only” 8GB of RAM.

With that much grunt, you won’t be surprised that the iPad Pro 11 handles almost anything you can throw at it. Photo and video editing is a breeze, and the iPad will run mobile games at the highest settings without breaking a sweat. It’ll even run Capcom’s recent ports of Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil Village, although perhaps not entirely with console-level performance. Still, running AAA games on a tablet was impossible until now, so kudos to Apple (and Capcom) for making it happen.

The iPad Pro 11 supports the Apple Pencil 2, which is a fantastic stylus. It’s great for writing and drawing, and the hover gesture is useful across the OS and in apps like Procreate. Apple’s keyboard offerings are great, too: the Magic Keyboard turns your iPad Pro 11 into a bonafide laptop replacement tablet, thanks to its good typing feel and touchpad. The Smart Keyboard Folio is cheaper ($180 vs. $300) and is still enjoyable to type on, but sacrifices the touchpad to hit that lower price.

Overall, the Apple iPad Pro 11 is an amazing tablet that has to be at the top of the list for anyone after a premium, do-it-all device. And, thanks to Apple’s excellent long-term software support, it’s a big-ticket purchase that will last you for a long time. If you have the cash to splash and aren’t wedded to a particular OS or ecosystem, this is the tablet you want.

Read: Our Apple iPad Pro review

Best 11-Inch Android Tablet Overall: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Android tablet manufacturers mostly avoid trying to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s flagship iPad Pro, but Samsung is an exception. Its 11-inch flagship Galaxy Tab S9 is a premium, high-quality Android tablet with a top-tier display that takes the fight to Cupertino’s finest—albeit with an Apple-style price to match.

Best Android Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, S9+ and S9 Ultra are the best Android tablets on the market. We get a powerful processor, really pretty AMOLED displays, the S Pen is included and it gets updates up to Android 17. We get good speakers, fingerprint readers, optional keyboard covers and much more - really great!

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Samsung’s flagship tablet handily beats Apple’s iPad Pro 11” in one particular area: the display. The Tab S9 has an 11-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x screen that supports HDR10+ and boasts a peak brightness of 750 nits. It’s a stunning screen, boasting the deep blacks and infinite contrast you expect from OLED technology. Combine that with its high 2560 x 1600 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, and you get one of the best displays you’ll ever see on a tablet.

The 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor in the Tab S9 can’t quite compete with the Apple M2, but it’s still a mighty CPU in its own right. It’ll chew through most mobile workloads without much hassle: productivity and gaming are both strong suits, and you’ll have a good time no matter your workload. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on whether you opt for 128GB or 256GB of storage. 

One of the highlights of Samsung’s higher-end tablet offerings is its S Pen support. The S Pen is among the best active styluses, mainly thanks to the company’s excellent software integration. You can take notes and annotate PDFs with the Notes app, complete regular text fields with the S Pen to Text feature, and use the S Pen to activate Air Command gestures.

Samsung also sells two keyboard covers for the Tab S9: the Book Cover Keyboard has a touchpad, while the Book Cover Keyboard Slim goes without. Both are great accessories with an enjoyable typing feel and comfortable, non-cramped layouts.

Another small bonus with the Tab S9 is its IP68 water resistance; it can endure submersion in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. While you’re not likely to be taking the Galaxy Tab S9 on a swim, the waterproofing is a welcome extra layer of protection for a very pricey device.

And that’s the only issue here: the price. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9’s $800 MSRP isn’t too far off the Apple iPad Pro 11, that’s still a hefty chunk of change compared to most Android tablets. Is it worth it? Well, yes, but only if you must have the best Android tablet in this size bracket.

If you’re platform agnostic and need help deciding where to spend your $800, you can check out our Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 vs. Apple iPad Pro comparison.

Read: Our Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 review

Best Mid-Range 11-Inch Tablet: Xiaomi Pad 6

Xiaomi Pad 6 display

At first glance, Xiaomi’s Pad 6 may appear a shameless iPad clone. Look past that, though, and you’ll find a genuinely worthy tablet that shows you don’t need to spend big bucks on an Android tablet to get a premium experience.

Incredible Value
Xiaomi Pad 6

The Xiaomi Pad 6 offers a fantastic value. Even though it's quite affordable, it offers tons of flagship features like a metal body, a pretty 144Hz display, powerful hardware, and up-to-date software. You can get it with a keyboard and pen - however, some features like a fingerprint scanner are missing.

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The Pad 6 is a well-built tablet that feels much pricier than its roughly $350 price (in the US) would suggest. It’s sleek and well put together, with excellent material quality. It also has the hardware to match, with an 11-inch 2880 x 1800 IPS LCD running at 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10 and Dolby Vision support. The display is also very sharp (around 309 PPI) and bright (550 nits), both of which help it stand out even further from its mid-priced competition.

Qualcomm’s 8-core Snapdragon 870 5G processor powers the Xiaomi Pad 6, paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM depending on storage. You can opt for 6GB or 8GB if you go for 128GB of storage, while the higher-capacity 256GB version only comes with 8GB of RAM. Sadly, Xiaomi went one step too far in copying Apple: you don’t get a microSD card slot on the Pad 6, which is disappointing.

Performance is solid overall, with the Snapdragon 870 5G easily good enough for a mid-range tablet like the Pad 6. Daily tablet tasks pose no issues, and you can even run four apps simultaneously via MIUI’s multi-app support without massive stuttering. Gaming is good, too, with games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 running with decent framerates at maximum settings. 

The Xiaomi Pad 6 supports Xiaomi’s active stylus, the 2nd generation Xiaomi Smart Pen. The Smart Pen equals the Apple Pencil 2 and Samsung S Pen on a hardware level. However, Xiaomi lacks a Samsung Notes equivalent, so the software experience isn’t quite as good. You can also buy a keyboard cover for the Pad 6, although Xiaomi’s offering is nowhere near as good as Apple and Samsung’s. That said, the keyboard case is also much cheaper, so that’s not surprising. You’ll have an OK experience, but don’t expect anything special.

Xiaomi’s Pad 6 is a genuinely impressive tablet, offering a high-end experience at a mid-range price. While there are minor annoyances (like the lack of a microSD card slot), we think anyone seeking a great value 11-inch tablet will appreciate and enjoy the Xiaomi Pad 6.

Read: Our Xiaomi Pad 6 review

Best 11-inch Tablet and Smart Display: Google Pixel Tablet

Google Pixel Tablet with Dock

Google’s Pixel Tablet is a multi-purpose device, combining a decent upper-midrange tablet experience with AI-assisted smart display functionality. It’s not the most powerful tablet ever, but its versatility makes it worth considering if you need a do-it-all tablet that works at home and on the go.

Great 2-in-1 Tablet
Google Pixel Tablet
$499.99 $399.00

The Google Pixel Tablet is a good tablet with a nice design, a good display, and powerful-enough hardware. While it cannot compete with high-end flagships from Apple and Samsung, it can be a very a great choice if you're also looking for a smart display since a speaker dock is included. It's a great Google Assistent tablet.

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Let’s discuss the Pixel Tablet as a tablet first. It has a 10.95-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS LCD screen that, sadly, only has a 60Hz refresh rate. It’s sharper and brighter than most tablet displays, with 276 pixels per inch and 500 nits of maximum brightness, so it’s undoubtedly a good screen with great colors. But 90Hz would have made it an even better experience.

As with all of Google’s recent devices, the Pixel Tablet runs a custom Google CPU. In this case, it’s the Google Tensor G2 mated to 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of non-expandable storage. The Tensor G2 is a decent enough octa-core CPU that’s a cut above CPUs like the Snapdragon 870 5G. It still lags behind Samsung’s higher-end processors and every Apple CPU, but that shouldn’t surprise you. That said, you still get enough processing power to run the usual apps and games, including popular current titles like PUBG Mobile and Genshin Impact.

Google includes a dock with each Pixel Tablet, and you can buy additional ones for around $130. The dock is essential to the Pixel Tablet experience, turning a good, if unexciting, tablet into a handy home assistant. The dock charges the Pixel Tablet and turns it into a smart display capable of all the usual Google Assistant features. It even has a great speaker that competes with Bluetooth speakers for volume, bass, and clarity, which is a nice bonus.

The Pixel Tablet doesn’t have an official keyboard cover, but it does have USI 2.0 pen support. USI 2.0 pens aren’t quite as responsive or precise as Samsung’s S Pen or the Apple Pencil, but they’re still very usable. Occasional note-takers will be fine.

The biggest stumbling block for the Google Pixel Tablet is likely the price. Its $500 MSRP is high if you only need a tablet, especially considering the specs. However, it’s not too bad if you also want to use it as a smart display. In that case, the Pixel Tablet’s versatility is probably worth the asking price. 

Read: Our Google Pixel Tablet review

Best Mid-range Tablet with OLED: Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 review

Lenovo’s Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 is a great mid-range tablet by any standard, but it stands out from the rest of the mid-priced Android pack with its OLED screen. Consider this tablet first if you want an entertainment tablet that won’t break the bank.

Great OLED Tablet
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 gets fantastic results in my review. It offers a great 10.2-inch OLED screen, powerful hardware, lots of storage, as well as a solid pen and good keyboard cover. I also like its long battery life, its loud speakers, and the productivity mode with external screen support. However, while it's supposed to get two major updates, it probably won't be updated as long as the flagships from Samsung and Apple.

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The Tab P11 Pro Gen 2’s 11.2-inch OLED is one of the best displays on a sub-$400 tablet. It has a resolution of 2560 x 1536, a relatively uncommon 5:3 aspect ratio. The panel has a 120Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. Brightness is good, too, with a 420-nit typical brightness and a peak brightness of 600 nits. It’s not the brightest OLED screen out there, which betrays the Tab P11 Pro Gen 2’s mid-range pricing. However, it still has the vivid colors and fantastic contrast you expect from an OLED—and is miles ahead of the average IPS panel in this price bracket.

We like that Lenovo didn’t sacrifice the tablet’s other specs to squeeze an OLED display into the P11 Pro Gen 2. To be clear, the octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 1300T isn’t a high-end processor. However, it’ll still do a good-to-great job in gaming and daily tasks and can even turn its hand to some photo editing if you opt for the version with 8GB of RAM. That model has 256GB of storage, but those of you on smaller budgets can opt for the 4GB/128GB or 6GB/128GB versions. All three models come with a microSD slot for storage expansion.

The Lenovo can also do a decent job as a productivity device thanks to its pen support and Lenovo’s optional keyboard cover. Lenovo’s Precision Pen 3 is decent enough but far from Samsung or Apple’s implementations from a hardware and software perspective. However, the keyboard cover is genuinely great, boasting proper key travel and a reasonably sized touchpad that’s similar to the keyboard folio for the iPad 10.

The Lenovo’s productivity credentials get an even further boost thanks to the video output options. While many tablets have USB ports that can output video, the Lenovo is one of the few that let you extend your tablet screen, not just mirror it. So you can genuinely multi-task here, displaying one app on your tablet’s screen and another on an attached monitor. This is a neat feature that we wish was on more tablets.

All in all, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 is a great mid-range tablet. Thanks to its HDR-capable OLED display, the Lenovo is a fantastic choice for bingeing all your favorite Netflix and YouTube shows. But the Lenovo isn’t all play and no work: the keyboard cover and screen extension features make it a valid option for more “serious” tasks, too.

Read: Our Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 review

Best 2-in-1 11-inch Tablet: Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3

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Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet 3 is a dual-purpose Chrome OS device that works great as a tablet and a laptop, thanks to its included keyboard cover. Those who want a versatile device for typing and productivity and don’t mind Chrome OS might find that the Duet 3 ticks all the critical boxes.

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Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook

The Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook is an 11-inch tablet with Chrome OS and a keyboard cover. Its highlights are its operating system because it'll get updates until 2030 and the desktop version of Chrome is preinstalled. The built quality, performance, display, and especially the keyboard are good. However, the USI Pen 2 is a bit disapointing and the battery life could be longer.

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The Duet 3 has solid fundamentals, with a reasonably sharp 11” 2000 x 1900 pixel display powered by an 8-core Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor. The display isn’t anything special, as it tops out at 60Hz and has a mediocre 400-nit maximum brightness. However, the screen is decent enough for content consumption and productivity.

You get up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage, which are similar specs to many budget-oriented Chromebooks. Since Chrome OS is a cloud-oriented operating system, the lack of storage (compared to most laptops) isn’t a huge issue. Even then, a microSD card slot would be welcome for added safety.

However, none of these are what makes the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 the great buy that it is. For that, you have to turn to the included keyboard. The Duet 3’s touchpad-equipped keyboard feels good to type on, and the fact that it comes included in the Duet 3’s roughly $400 MSRP is excellent value.

Another advantage of going with the Duet 3 is the long-term support from Google. Google controls Chrome OS updates directly, so you get around 8 years of software updates. For the Duet 3, that means updates until 2030. You won’t get that with Android tablets, not even Samsung’s priciest models.

The downside, of course, is that Chrome OS isn’t Android. It will run some Android apps, but the Chrome OS build on the Lenovo Duet 3 uses Android 9. That’s veritably ancient as of 2024 and means that apps requiring Android 10 and above won’t run on the Lenovo. Whether that’s a massive problem will depend on the Android apps you like to use.

If you’re OK with Chrome OS and don’t need to run the latest Android apps, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 is a great value-for-money option as far as 11-inch tablets go.

Read: Our Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 review

Best Budget 11-inch Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+

samsung tab a9 plus review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ is one of the Korean giant’s newest budget-minded offerings and one of its best. The Tab A9+ is a solid sub-$250 tablet that ticks most of the essential boxes, ideal for someone seeking their first tablet or a backup device without too many compromises.

Great Budget Pick
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
$219.99 $169.99

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ is a good entry-level tablet whose processor performance has improved significantly compared to its predecessor. We also get a good 90Hz display, comparatively large storage options and up-to-date software. Samsung's long software updates are particularly great. It is a pity that the S Pen is not supported and the build quality could be better.

  • Good 90Hz display
  • Improved hardware
  • Large storage options
  • Long software updates
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  • Weak build quality
  • No S Pen
  • Short battery life
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It starts with the 11-inch TFT LCD screen, which runs at 1920 x 1200 pixels and 90Hz. This resolution and refresh rate combination is fast becoming the new standard on lower-end tablets, and it’s a change that we appreciate. A higher refresh rate panel helps a lot for perceived smoothness in use, and 90Hz allows for that without demanding too much from a tablet’s CPU.

Speaking of the CPU, Samsung opted for the  Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G to power the Tab A9+. This octa-core part is an OK processor well-suited for a budget device, where you’re more likely to be doing basic tablet tasks and consuming content such as movies on Netflix. It’ll game fine, too, although you’re going to be turning down the settings in more demanding games. Still, most popular games are playable here, which isn’t something you can always say about budget tablets.

Samsung ships the Tab A9+ with 64GB or 128GB of storage, paired with 4GB and 8GB of RAM, respectively. The 128GB model is the one to go for, but those of you who can only afford the 64GB will be pleased to know that the Tab A9+ supports expandable storage via a standard microSD slot.

As you might expect for a budget device, the Tab A9+ doesn’t support Samsung’s amazing S Pen. We would have loved to see Samsung bring the S Pen experience to a budget device, but we understand that that’s not likely to happen any time soon. Samsung also doesn’t sell a keyboard cover for the Tab A9+, so this isn’t the budget tablet you want if you’re trying to get some typing done.

While that may seem like an issue, this is broadly par for the course in this price bracket. As long as you’re OK with that, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ is a great option if you’re on a budget.

Read: Our Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ review

Best Budget Tablet with a Great Keyboard: Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2

Lenovo Tab P11 display

Many budget-friendly tablets in the $200 to $300 range are only really suited for entertainment and basic tasks. However, that’s not true with Lenovo’s Tab P11 Gen 2. The Lenovo is one of the few tablets in this price bracket with a genuinely great optional keyboard case, making it an excellent Android tablet for productivity on the cheap.

Good & Affordable
Lenovo Tab P11 (2nd Gen)

The Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 is a great choice if you're looking for an inexpensive Android tablet with keyboard or a good but affordable entertainment tablet. It offers a large 120Hz screen, a good build quality, almost pure Android and it's well made overall. However, if you need a great pen, Samsung's competition is a better choice.

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The Tab P11 Gen 2 has an 11.5-inch IPS LCD screen that runs at 2000 x 1200 and 60Hz. It’s not a particularly exciting or feature-packed screen, but most users should find it decent enough. One minor issue may be the 400-nit maximum brightness, which is definitely on the low side. You probably won’t have much luck using the Tab P11 Gen 2 outdoors.

The CPU situation is broadly similar. The octa-core Mediatek Helio G99 isn’t an outstanding processor by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s good enough for the Tab P11 Gen 2’s target audience. Combine the CPU with either 4GB (64GB and 128GB of storage) or 6GB of RAM (128GB storage), and you get a tablet that’s OK for basic tasks, content consumption, and light gaming. Nothing special, sure, but that’s all you should expect at this price point.

So far, so standard. But what sets the Tab P11 Gen 2 apart is the optional keyboard case that Lenovo sells. The roomy layout, decently-sized touchpad, and pleasing typing experience make it one of the best keyboard cases for a tablet in this price range. Sure, the plastic build isn’t necessarily inspiring, but Lenovo’s only asking $90 for the keyboard case. That’s an acceptable compromise.

Given the keyboard case’s reasonable price, you can get the P11 Gen 2 and keyboard case for around $300 if you wait for a sale on the tablet. That’s a great deal for one of the best typing experiences in that price bracket, ideal for writers who want an affordable Android device for mobile productivity.

However, those not interested in the keyboard case should check Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A9+ first. The 90Hz display on the Samsung is significantly smoother than Tab P11 Gen 2’s 60Hz offering, making it a more appealing buy in 2024.

Read: Our Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 review

Best Entry-level 11-inch Tablet: Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE

Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE review

Xiaomi’s Redmi Pad SE echoes its bigger brother, the Xiaomi Pad 6, by offering excellent value for money. The Redmi Pad SE isn’t nearly as fancy. However, it’s still a brilliant example of providing users with a great experience without asking for much money.

Affordable Media Tablet
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE is an affordable tablet with an 11-inch 90Hz display and a Snapdragon 680 processor. While the hardware is sufficient for everyday tasks, it lacks the graphical power for demanding games. It's less suitable as a gaming tablet or for work, but due to its good display and solid speakers, it's a great and inexpensive entertainment tablet for Netflix and YouTube.

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Most of you may assume that an entry-level tablet has to be a cheap-feeling, plasticky mess, but the Redmi Pad SE is the complete opposite. The Redmi Pad SE is an all-aluminum device with pleasing build quality. You’re not getting Apple iPad levels of quality here, but the build quality is better than some of you might expect from a sub-$200 device.

The 11-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS screen is decent enough, although its 207 ppi and 400-nit maximum brightness aren’t anything to write home about. The refresh rate is a different story, though: unlike many budget tablets from years prior, the Redmi Pad SE rocks a 90Hz display, which is great to see on a sub-$200 tablet. It still isn’t a fantastic display, but the improved refresh rate kicks it up a notch compared to other entry-level devices.

The story is much the same with the CPU. The Snapdragon 680 4G won’t blow your socks off, but this lower-end octa-core CPU does a decent job. It’s capable enough for everyday tasks like browsing the internet and watching YouTube. Gaming is not one of the CPU’s strong suits, but you can get by if you’re willing to turn down the graphics settings for 3D games. Casual games, as on most tablets, will run fine.

Xiaomi offers the Redmi Pad SE with several RAM and storage combos. The lowest-end variant has 4GB and an impressive 128GB of storage, while the priciest model has 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. You can also opt for 6GB or 8GB on the 128GB version.

Unfortunately, the Redmi Pad SE doesn’t support any Xiaomi keyboard covers or active styluses, so it’s strictly an entertainment and casual gaming tablet. That’s not a huge issue, but it is one you should bear in mind if you’re trying to find a productivity tablet on the cheap. Beyond that, however, there’s not much to dislike about the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE. For less than $200, you get an 11-inch tablet that feels good to use and handles basic tablet tasks perfectly.

Read: Our Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE review

Lots to Choose From, What’s The Difference?

If you’re still feeling a bit confused trying to narrow down your choices, maybe some of our comparisons can help. These pit two (or more) tablets head-to-head so you can decide which is best suited for your needs.

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