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Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro vs Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)

Xiaomi is finally back in the tablet market with two new devices: the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro. They are both high-end tablets and perfect rivals for the latest iPad Pro released by Apple, but they come at a more affordable price. Despite that, they pack a great hardware department and a stunning specs sheet: is that enough to beat the latest iPads or you can get more from Apple devices? This comparison will highlight the differences between the specifications of the iPad Pro 11 2021 and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro vs iPad Pro 11 2021


The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro is a very thin and lightweight device with a thickness of just 6.8 mm and a weight of just 515 grams. But the iPad Pro M1 is even thinner and lighter! It weighs just 470 grams and it is 5.9 mm thin: one of the thinnest tablets out there. Both the devices are made with an aluminum back and an aluminum frame and they have a very similar screen-to-body ratio. The iPad Pro M1 wins the design comparison simply because it has a sleeker design. The tablets support both a pen and a physical keyboard you can attach through magnetic connectors. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro supports a Nano-SIM in the 5G variant, while the iPad Pro has both Nano-SIM and eSIM support.


Apple iPad Pro M1 and Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro are equipped with stunning displays. They have a diagonal of 11 inches, the HDR10 certification, the Dolby Vision standard, a Quad HD+ resolution, and even a 120 Hz refresh rate, as well as a very high brightness. On the other hand, they both come with IPS panels instead of those brilliant AMOLED displays you can usually find on flagship smartphones. But you should not worry so much about it because these tablets have excellent IPS panels. On the iPad Pro, you can authenticate through 3D facial recognition by using Face ID, while you can only rely on the old password if you get the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro.

Specs & Software

Apple iPad Pro M1 and Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro are equipped with flagship-class hardware. The iPad Pro M1 has the same processor as the latest iMacs: the custom Apple M1 with an octa-core architecture, paired with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of native storage. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro has the Snapdragon 870 mobile platform paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Despite they are both flagships, the iPad Pro M1 is able to offer higher performance thanks to its superior hardware department. Further, the iPad Pro M1 has a more advanced operating system for tablets: iPadOS, which is able to maximize the user experience in multi-tasking.



Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro and Apple iPad Pro M1 are two of the best tablets in terms of camera performance. Overall, the iPad Pro M1 is superior with its 12 MP main sensor including OIS, a 10 MP ultrawide camera, and a TOF 3D LiDAR scanner for AR appliances. But the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro is still a great camera tablet with its 50 MP main camera (only available in the 5G variant) and a 5 MP ultrawide sensor.


The battery capacities of these two tablets do not differ too much: 7538 mAh for the iPad Pro M1 and 8600 mAh for the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro. Despite the iPad Pro M1 has a smaller capacity, the battery life should not be so far due to the great optimization of iPadOS. But the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro has a much faster-charging technology with a power of 65W instead of the 18W found on its rival.


Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro debuted in the Chinese market with a €330/$387 starting price, while iPad Pro M1 starts from €780/$915. The iPad Pro M1 wins the comparison as it is a much better tablet than the latest Xiaomi flagship, but its price is more than twice superior to the Mi Pad 5 Pro. That is why the Xiaomi tablet offers a way higher value for money.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro vs Apple iPad Pro 2021: PROS and CONS

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro



  • Faster charging
  • More variants
  • Great 50 MP rear camera
  • One billion colors


  • No eSIM


Apple iPad Pro 11 2021


  • eSIM
  • iPadOS
  • Amazing cameras
  • LiDAR scanner
  • Face ID


  • Price
Product Name

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)

Product Image Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Price $499.00 $1,045.00
Our Rating 9.4 9.0
Brand Xiaomi Apple
Category Tablets Tablets


Announced 2021, August 2021, April 20
Status Available. Released 2021, August Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, May


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - 5G model only
CDMA 800 - 5G model only
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - 5G model only
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - 5G model only
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 - 5G model only 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 - A2301, A2459, A2460
5G NR bands 1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78 Sub6 - 5G model only 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - A2301
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - A2459, A2460
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, 5G
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


Dimensions 254.7 x 166.3 x 6.9 mm (10.03 x 6.55 x 0.27 in) 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 in)
Weight 515 g (1.14 lb) 466 g (Wi-Fi), 470 g (5G) (1.03 lb)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
Others Stylus support (magnetic)
Keyboard support (magnetic)
Stylus support (Bluetooth integration; magnetic)


Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 600 nits (typ)
Size 11.0 inches, 350.9 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio) 11.0 inches, 366.5 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~274 ppi density) 1668 x 2388 pixels (~265 ppi density)
Multitouch Multi-touch refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently.
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Features Wide color gamut
Wide color gamut


OS <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11, MIUI 12.5 iPadOS 14.5
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) Apple M1
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585) Octa-core
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650 Apple GPU (8-core graphics)


RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB, 8 GB 8 GB, 16 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128 GB, 256 GB UFS 3.1 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No No


Main Camera <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Dual

50 MP, 1/2.5", 0.7µm, PDAF - 5G model
13 MP, f/2.0, AF - Wi-Fi model
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
10 MP, f/2.4, 125˚ (ultrawide)
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Selfie Camera Single

8 MP, f/2.0

12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultrawide)
Camera Features Panorama, HDR Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Image 1080p
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS


Audio Playback Yes Yes
Video Playback Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes
Ring Tones Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers (8 speakers) Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
Handsfree Yes Yes


Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation


WLAN <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.2, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (5G model only) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C USB Type-C 4 (Thunderbolt 4), DisplayPort; magnetic connector
Infrared Port <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Headphone Jack No No


Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 8600 mAh Li-Po 7538 mAh (28.65 Wh)
Fast Charging 67W
Quick Charge 4
Power Delivery 3.0
Placement Non-removable Non-removable


Colors Black, White Silver, Space Gray
Model A2301, A2459, A2460
Price $499 $1,045.00



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