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Oppo Pad Air review: You won’t need anything else as a couch tablet

Oppo iPad Air It is the company’s first tablet to arrive in Europe. A mid-range product in which the technical data sheet tells everything and the opposite: 4 GB of RAM is a little, anyone would think, and yet the Color OS of Pad by Pad Air makes the most of it; The screen is 60Hz, but if you contextualize it as a product cart it’s fine. In short, Oppo Pad Air is a must-try product. We kept it for a long time, that’s how it went.

design and construction

A modern design tablet. The the structure The Oppo Pad Air is as slim and boxy as many of the recent products in it metal (And it isn’t taken for granted) And it conveys a nice feeling of solidity: It weighs enough not to look like a cheap product. there front surface It has a perfect display due to its nature and has bezels around it that are neither large nor small but uniform in thickness, giving you the feeling of having a newly designed product in your hands.

on me Back Instead we can argue. Gray is very discreet – the only color available – and in general, the entire surface system is as well, only dotted by the two-tone Oppo logo. What does not convince the writer, but we are in the field of personal opinions, isplastic accessory Obtained in the long side of the rear camera: when you look at it as it rotates around with a nearby light source, the company says, it gives a 3D effect that is quite pleasing to the eye, and what is not convincing is the sensation to the touch.

One-fifth of the back surface of the Oppo Pad Air is made of plastic or in any case a material derived from plastic, which, besides the metal, disappoints the fingertips. I wish I had it anywhere plainness hi tech gentle touch Metal, rather than a nice looking but less touchy plastic solution. The tablet is mainly held in the hand, while the vase should be beautiful to look at. Even more regrettable is the fact that OPPO GLO treatment It’s scratch and fingerprint resistant as the company says, so it did a really good job on the metal.

The physical buttons are well placed – you can do without switching on and off thanks to the software – and the front camera, placed where you want with the tablet horizontally. Too bad we went into savings oleophobic . treatment From the screen, you may have retained fewer fingerprints.

Monitor

If I had to define Oppo Pad Air 10.36 inch screen in one word I would say honest. Despite being an IPS i the black She is enough “black”, and identification More than good with regards to the diagonal (2K resolution is 2000 x 1200 pixels, which makes a density of 225 pixels per inch) and 360 nits brightnesswhich might look a few on paper, is enough to make them legible even under the direct light of the October sun.

In this regard, I would like to point out that it is Low to minimum brightness, not secondary to the tablet which is a gadget to use even in bed, with the lights off: it doesn’t bother you, and the twilight sensor near the front camera does its thing for punctuality. very well. I don’t even touch on color accuracy because the Oppo Pad Air’s “function” is another: it’s a tablet, professionals look for color accuracy in other products.

about the question refresh rate Instead, a few more words should be spent. Oppo Pad Air has a 60Hz screen, would you have wished for more? Obviously yes, and anyone with a 90 or 120 Hz smartphone will express themselves more decisively in front of animations and scripts. it’s a Fatal mistake? numberit’s a choice stretched On a product at a price of 300 euros, in 2022, it can still be exceeded. After all, it is a tablet of a quiet nature, intended for videos, live broadcasts, video calls, and all operations, including social networks, which at the moment take place at 60 Hz.

user experience

I repeat what I just wrote at the end of the previous paragraph. Oppo Pad Air is a tablet Normal operations are preferred To do on the couch, then video calls, browsing, news, newspapers, social media, documents and, above all, video playback. Oppo’s first tablet has a ‘scary’ sound: Four full-range 1W analog tweeters with 0.8cc chambers impeccable in terms of size (very loud) and quality (for a tablet, there’s no point in imagining shaky bass).

Audio is undoubtedly the most obvious feature of the Oppo Pad Air, the best arrow in the bow. Moreover, Dolby Atmos assist puts the power of sound on the right track, and makes the multimedia experience very engaging. It’s a real pleasure to watch something on YouTube, on Netflix (there’s Widevine L1), or somewhere else comfortable on the sofa or bed, also thanks to the TÜV certification for blue light emissions.


Too bad there is no fingerprint reader: You resort to unlocking your face so you don’t have to constantly type the unlock code or the classic Android sequence. but it’s a file Two-dimensional recognition of its ‘physical’ limitsinevitable: it works well during the day or in a well-lit room, but when the light goes down, in the dark and generally when the light or perspective isn’t ideal to allow the camera to see well, you have to resort to the “old ways”.

With Oppo Pad Air, you can do it all: You can open heavy documents, enjoy fairly demanding games, visit poorly optimized pages, and therefore difficult to digest for devices that, however, do not have standard resources. 4GB RAM and 8nm Snapdragon 680 can’t do wonders, so the more you ask, the more you’ll have to forgive, just as after several hours of standby time you have to give them a few seconds to rub their eyes . The average casual user plays great, but I ToysLike other difficult operations, it is not his bread.


It’s a relaxation tablet Which are best approached without expecting immediate answers, although they are fun to use and free from obvious or annoying lags. In the many days of testing, I had no problems with background apps or with web browsing. I wasn’t expecting anything different from a product in this price range. I was surprised independence: Never less than 4-5 days with a recharge with classic use from the sofa with commuting and a lot of airing, on standby it consumes about 5% per day. Charging is partially fast: 18W, but you’re unlikely to struggle with the battery. Excellent wifi reception.


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software

I tried the Oppo Pad Air with the latest firmware available at the time of writing i.e. Color OS 12.1 for Pad (Build A.16) With Android 12 and the September 2022 security patch. Unlike the Reno8 Lite 5G, the Pad Air almost entirely lacks bloatware, an aspect that I appreciate a lot, as well as having Patches are not very “seasoned”: No manufacturer – in an ideal world, unfortunately – should ignore corrective hardware release that shuts down hardware, at least when it’s new.

The Oppo Pad Air comes standard with Google Kids Space, a platform for kids’ apps, books and videos with integrated control over Family Link, Google Home apps, and classic Color OS apps. The inexplicable deficiency has not diminished: there is no way – or at least, during several days in his company, I have not found – to obtain Battery percentage in hand. It’s not inside the icon and that’s fine, but the rest doesn’t show up even when the notification curtain is pulled down. You have to open Settings and go to the section battery: uncomfortable to say the least.

Color OS for Pad is the perfect alternative for larger screens. Nothing changes the game, keep in mind, but there is no shortage of possibility Split the screen in half To put two apps side by side, there floating windows With an easy-to-use smart sidebar that lets you swipe open a floating app of your choice at any time (screen above). in addition to The screen turns on with a double tap and turns off the same way: The power button may not be present.

It holds up despite the 4GB of RAM, which is a sign that a good optimization job has been done on the interface. We have to understand How will performance evolve over time?: Oppo Pad Air is expected to support four years, so how will the device stand up to time and fill up storage?

cameras

The camera on the tablet is only one, the front camera. Keep in mind: the rear is present (8 megapixels) and they all give good results, but on a product of this type, unlike smartphones, it cannot be considered the main one. And I’ll be brief anyway, because in general, even the front end is of relative importance: a 5-megapixel sensor in Forehead takes secret photos and videosThey can be dispensed with for video calls and more, as long as there is no shortage of lighting.

In difficult circumstances the noise The video increases significantly, but fortunately the increase is less than the loss the details. More can be done.

Conclusions

If you are looking for a tablet to relax in, then the Oppo Pad Air is perfect. It doesn’t have a high refresh rate display, but for its profession, it’s not a flaw in the red pen, forgiven (albeit cool) with price range reference soundThis greatly enhances the multimedia experience. It’s well built and at a cost, if you don’t need a runner’s performance, Recommended. Council, take it with a storage capacity of 128 GB: a tablet is a product that will last on average for a long time, and it is better if it is “widescreen” with space.

OPPO Pad Air Display 10.36?, 10bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, 7100mAh battery, Dolby Atmos, RAM 4+128 GB (Exp. up to 3 GB), Weight 440g, 6.94 mm, Color Gray, 6650233

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