Redmi Pad SE Now Launched In The US

Redmi Pad SE, the second tablet ever from Xiaomi's subsidiary Redmi, is now being sold directly by Xiaomi in the US:

It was launched on August 15, and we knew it was launching in Europe straight away, but not that it was launching in North America so soon to.

But the real question is, should you buy it? Well the first Redmi Pad has proven very popular, but personally I think there are better options to the Redmi Pad SE.

Redmi Pad SE
Redmi Pad SE

As an 11-inch mid-range Android tablet starting in the $225 range, it has some very close rivals. The main one is the Lenovo Tab P11 (2nd gen).

It's the same category, size, and price, but has a lot more power, and can be used with both an optional keyboard and pen too.

When judged solely by power, the Geekbench 6 benchmark scores for the Redmi Pad SE are 415 in single-core, and 1411 in multi-core scores.

By comparison, both the first Redmi Pad and the Lenovo Tab P11 (2nd gen) are in the near identical 730 range in single-core, and up to 2000 in multi-core scores.

So both the first Redmi Pad and Lenovo's alternative have a 75% higher performance when compared against the one-core performance, which is a lot.

So with that in mind, all the other specs becomes generally irrelevant for just about everyone. If only the price had been a lot lower, then it would have been an interesting tablet to consider.

Redmi Pad SE Benchmark Scores
Redmi Pad SE Benchmark Scores

– Tom Bowen