OPPO Pad Air Review

Top Features 

  • Thoughtful metallic design 
  • Long lasting battery 
  • Immersive sound quality 
  • Sharp display  

The Android tablets market in the UK is currently flooded with numerous options, but most of the competitive technology devices either cost you hefty bucks or they lack certain desirable features. On the other hand, lockdown during Corona pandemic turned these budgeted devices from being just portable media consumption devices to essential work companions for students as well as business professionals.  

Hence, there was a lot of room for an affordable yet features-packed Android tablet. And to capture this market, OPPO has announced its first ever tablet named OPPO Pad Air. The recent debutant from OPPO comes jam-packed with certain features yet is available at quite a reasonable price.  

Design and Display 

As the name indicates, OPPO Pad Air is quite lightweight and thin in size. This OPPO tablet features a weight of 440g and a thickness of 6.94 mm only. One of the most noticeable and appealing features of OPPO Pad Air’s design is its Sunset Dune 3D texture featuring OPPO Glow. The OPPO tablet is currently available in only Grey coloured metallic body which is a treat to the eyes. The Android tablet from OPPO features quad speakers’ setup with two speakers situated on the top of body and another two on the bottom side of the chassis. In addition, you can find a power button on the top corner while a USB-C on the bottom side. While volume buttons are located on the right edge of OPPO Pad Air.  

The display of the OPPO tablet brings you a 10.36-inches large 2K Eye-care display. The display of the tablet is well-designed to offer you a tantalizing and bright view while watching movies and doing other working tasks. The OPPO Pad Air offers you an interesting feature to customise the colour temperature to either cooler or warmer tone. You may find the 60Hz refresh rate of the display to be a bit upsetting, but it doesn’t seem an issue when you are watching your favourite seasons on Netflix and other OTT platforms. 

Hardware Performance and Storage Capacity 

The OPPO tablet carries out to you an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor. The performance of the chipset is considerably good if we compare it with the price bracket of the device. The Android tablet is well-aligned to tackle any sort of day to day working tasks ranging from sending emails to drafting presentations to browsing the web, there is nothing that this portable machine can’t do. You can do multi-tasking on the OPPO Pad Air as far as the tasks are not that much resource intensive. Being a budgeted option, this Android tablet by OPPO shackles a bit whenever you pass on a heavy task to it.  

The features-powered Android tablet comes with the ColorOS, the UI that you know better due to featuring in OPPO smartphones. It offers several software alterations that greatly enhance the user interface for multi-taskers. The ColorOS presents split screen, dual windows, and flexible windows as well as a sidebar which you can use to add your most liked apps into a quick access menu. If you are interested to know about the gaming performance of the OPPO Pad Air, then you will be glad to know that you can play most of the low-graphics games on the tablet. You may encounter problems when you try to play modern heavy games which is pretty fine, after all it is a cost-effective machine. Dolby Atmos powered speakers of the Android tablet are smooth enough to deliver you a fair voice quality with a bit less bass.  

You may expect occasional lags in the several economical tablets, caused by the RAM limitation. Thankfully this is not the case with OPPO Pad Air, all becomes possible with the RAM Expansion Technology of OPPO tablet. This feature employs 3GB extra RAM in addition to 4GB standard RAM whenever it felt the need to do so. While 64GB UFS 2.2 ROM is good enough to store your critical data. If you want to store more data into your Android tablet, OPPO Android tablet gives you an external MicroSD card support up to 512GB. While USB OTG feature of the tablet supports reverse charging. 

Battery Life and Camera Quality 

The 7100mah battery of the OPPO Pad Air performs way better and provides a power backup of around two days. This happens when you use the tablet, mainly for entertainment purposes like watching movies and operating light working applications such as Gmail. Moreover, you can enjoy up to 15-hours long video calls on OPPO Pad Air owing to its amazing power backup. However, using the OPPO tablet on maximum brightness results in a fall in the performance of the device. When it comes to charging speed, the OPPO Pad Air overruns its several competitors, thanks to the 18W fast charging of the OPPO device.  

Coming to the camera setup of the tablet, you get a primary camera of 8MP and f/2.0 aperture on the back of the OPPO Pad Air. The tablet is well-engineered to capture much of the scene through panorama support provided by the rear camera. Moreover, you can record a 1080p high-definition video at a speed of 30 frames per second. While the secondary camera of the phone comes with a 5MP lens, featuring an aperture of f/2.2. It can also record smooth videos at a frequency of 30 frames per second at a resolution of 1080p.  

Wrapping It up 

Android tablets are very popular nowadays due to their portability and relatively cheaper prices than a laptop. If you are a bit tight on budget, but still want to enjoy some of the prime features of a high-end tablet, then OPPO Pad Air is made for you. Plus, cherry on the cake is the lightweight and stylish chassis of the OPPO tablet. You can buy this feature-packed Android tablet from OPPO Official UK Online Store for just £239.