Oppo recently unveiled their new Oppo Tablet which they have been working on since late last year. Known as the Oppo Pad Air, it features a massive 10.36-inch display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is one of the first tablets to be powered by this particular processor and also one of the most significant devices to feature it. The device also comes with 12GB of RAM and offers 256GB of internal storage.
When it comes to design, the Oppo Pad Air looks very similar to the iPad Air. It has a unibody aluminum design with curved edges and a flat back. The front of the device is all glass with a small bezel around the display. The back of the device has a slightly raised camera module that houses three cameras, an LED flash, and a microphone. Oppo Pad Air is available in two colors, Space Grey and Silver.
When it comes to the display, the Oppo Pad Air sports a 10.36-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is extremely bright and vibrant with great viewing angles. It also gets very bright in direct sunlight which makes it great for outdoor use. One thing to note about the display is that it is not HDR10+ certified which means you will not be able to take advantage of HDR content on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.
Under the hood, the Oppo Pad Air is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset which is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. When it comes to performance, the device handles everything you throw at it with ease. Games like Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile run smoothly on high settings without any issues. The device also comes with 5G connectivity which means you will be able to take advantage of extremely fast download speeds when connected to a 5G network.
In terms of software, the Oppo Pad Air runs on Android 11 out of the box with Oppo’s custom UI skin on top. There are some useful features like dark mode, gesture navigation, split-screen multitasking, and more. The UI skin does not look too different from stock Android which is a good thing in my opinion as it does not add any unnecessary bloatware or slow down the device.
When it comes to cameras, the Oppo Pad Air sports three cameras on the back including a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera takes some really good photos in well-lit conditions with plenty of detail and accurate colors. The ultra-wide angle camera is also decent but I would not recommend using it as your primary camera as images tend to look quite soft. Low-light performance is decent but there is quite a bit of noise in images. The front-facing camera takes some good selfies but I would not recommend using it for video calls as there is quite a bit of beauty mode enabled by default which smoothens out your skin tone quite a bit