Since 2021, more and more major mobile phone manufacturers have begun to enter the tablet field, and vivo is of course no exception. Now vivo Pad has launched its second generation product, which has always been designed with ultimate performance and efficient office experience as its design concept. Faced with It is more friendly to business white-collar workers, but many users want a thin, light, and affordable tablet product. Therefore, vivo has changed its policy and launched its first Vivo Pad Air, which is mainly thin and light and positioned as an audio-visual light flagship.
Snapdragon 870 chip, 11.5-inch 2.8K ultra-clear screen, 6W four-speaker, 8500mAh large battery + 44W fast charge, Origin OS3 tablet customization system, combined with the convenient control of NFC one-touch mutual transmission, constitute the first tablet of vivo Air product – vivo Pad Air, and its starting price is only 1,799 yuan.
First of all, in terms of screen, vivo Pad Air uses a relatively rare 2.8K 144Hz super-sensing primary color screen in this price range, an 11.5-inch IPS panel, a PPI as high as 291, and P3 wide color gamut coverage. At the same time, the screen is color temperature adaptive It has passed the TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification, and it is comfortable to watch the screen for a long time.
Secondly, vivo Pad Air has four built-in customized stereo speakers. Its equivalent sound cavity volume reaches a large sound cavity of 9.4cc, ultra-high power of 6W, and with Super Audio 5.0 computing sound effects, its sound quality is comparable to that of a 40-inch single speaker. The channel speakers are not only cool for playing games but also for watching movies.
In terms of performance, the vivo Pad Air uses the 7nm Snapdragon 870 mid-range Soc to form the performance iron triangle of LPDDR5+UFS3.1. 20GB RAM provides a guarantee for smooth office use.
As a tablet with less than 2,000 yuan, vivo Pad Air even inherits the efficient multi-screen ecology. The mobile phone turns on NFC and connects at the touch of a touch. The screen is directly projected to the large screen for display, and games, audio, and video can be seamlessly streamed. , truly decentralizing the flagship experience.
The vivo Pad Air is equipped with an 11.5-inch LCD screen on the front. The 3:2 ratio is more in line with our visual perception. The 2.8K resolution has a PPI of 291. The screen display is delicate when used at a normal distance. At the same time, the screen supports a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The highest touch sampling rate of 515Hz also provides the foundation for the smooth running of the game and smooth control experience.
The color color of the one we received at Kuai Technology is Brave Pink. The back of the tablet is made of aluminum alloy, and the surface is frosted. The thickness of the whole machine is only 6.67mm, and the weight is about 530g. The thin and light body, whether it is easy to hold or carry with you.
The upper left corner of the back of the fuselage is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a single-color temperature LED fill light. There are three magnetic contacts directly below the back of the fuselage, which are used to connect the smart touch keyboard.
Both sides of the fuselage are equipped with four customized stereo speakers, a 9.4cc ultra-large sound cavity, and an ultra-high power of 6W (total power). Its sound quality is comparable to the mono speakers of a 40-inch TV. The acoustic team specially created Super Audio 5.0 computing sound effects for the tablet, and its sound quality is comparable to that of a 40-inch mono speaker.
The vivo Smart Keyboard Air that comes with vivo Pad Air has dual system shortcut keys in the lower-left corner of the keyboard. The two sets of Windows/Mac system shortcut keys can be switched with one click. Double-click the Ctrl button in the lower left corner to call the floating language. A pop-up window, enter the recording state and realize the conversion of language to characters.
On the right side of the vivo Pad Air, there is a magnetic charging electric shock with the vivo Pencil2. When it is not in use, you can directly attach the pen to this position to charge it. Vivo Pad Air supports up to 44W wired fast charging and comes standard with a 44W fast charging adapter set.
Hardware and Performance
The vivo Pad Air has a built-in Snapdragon 870 chip. We have a storage version of 8GB LPDDR5 + 256GB UFS3.1. Next, we conduct a set of theoretical performance tests. During the test, the memory expansion is turned off and the performance mode is turned on for testing.
No cooling aids were used during the test, and the temperature only rose by 2.2 degrees Celsius. In the CPU single test, the GeekBench6 single-core score was 1316 points and the multi-core score was 3435 points.
Facing the ultra-high refresh rate of 144Hz, vivo has specially adapted a variety of ultra-standard games for the Pad Air. The 144-frame native screen output game adaptation is as high as 21, and the touch sampling rate will be increased to the standard during the game. 4 times the sampling rate, that is, the highest touch frequency of 515Hz, brings a dual smoothness of the screen and sliding to the game.
We also conducted relevant tests on the gaming performance of vivo Pad Air.
In an office environment with an indoor temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, we used three games: Kart Racing (144Hz), Honor of Kings (120Hz), and Bad 3 (90Hz) to conduct tests on different native frame rate outputs. During the test, we Prioritize high frame rate output. In this state, select the highest image quality that can be run for testing, and record the frame rate, temperature, and power consumption performance in the game.
1. Go Kart
In the running karting mobile game test, with the highest image quality + ultra-high frame rate turned on, after a game, the average frame rate is stable at 144FPS, directly running at full frame, and the average fluctuation is only 0.1FPS.
In terms of power consumption, the average power consumption is about 4.8W, the frame energy consumption is 33.4mW, and the energy efficiency ratio reaches 30 frames/W, so the power consumption is higher than that of mobile phones.
In terms of temperature, the maximum temperature on the front of the fuselage is 37.8 degrees Celsius, and the maximum temperature on the back of the fuselage is 36.5 degrees Celsius.
2. Glory of Kings
The Honor of Kings mobile game can run at 120 frames under high-definition quality + ultra-high resolution. After a game and nearly 15 minutes of testing, the game as a whole did not fluctuate significantly, and the average frame rate stabilized at 118.9 FPS. The average fluctuation is only 0.6FPS.
Due to the higher picture quality, the power consumption also increases accordingly. The average power consumption is about 5.34W, the frame energy consumption is 44.9mW, and the energy efficiency ratio reaches 22.3 frames/W, which is also normal for the Snapdragon 870 chip. level.
As the power consumption increases, the temperature will naturally rise. The highest temperature on the front of the fuselage is 39.1 degrees Celsius, and the rear is 39.8 degrees Celsius. When you hold the phone, you will feel some heat in your right hand, but it is not hot.
3. Honkai Impact 3
Then there is the high-load Honkai 3 test. The vivo Pad Air has been adapted to the 90-frame mode and runs under high rendering. It can be seen that the fluctuation of the game frame rate is relatively large, but the minimum frame rate will remain above 50FPS. After one game, the average frame rate stabilized at 72.5FPS.
Although the frame rate in the game is a bit like a roller coaster, there is no particularly obvious lag on the screen during the game.
In terms of power consumption, the average power consumption reached 8.6W, the frame energy consumption was 118.8mW, and the energy efficiency ratio was 8.43 frames/W.
It can be seen that for the Snapdragon 870, the 90-frame Honkai 3 is still a bit difficult to run at full frame, but there is no problem in terms of fluency. If it is changed to 60 frames, the power consumption and energy efficiency ratio are theoretically better. on many.
Due to the high power consumption, we naturally think that the heat must be high, but after testing, the temperature of the front of the fuselage is only 41 degrees Celsius, and the temperature of the back of the fuselage is 41.7 degrees Celsius. The temperature is not too high, so the large tablet The advantage of heat dissipation is reflected here, and mobile phones still cannot compare with it.
The vivo Pencil 2 equipped with vivo Pad Air is adsorbed on the top for non-inductive charging. You can use it directly after you pick it up. Double-click the screen to quickly call Atomic Notes and directly write out the content that needs to be recorded. This function is used when recording meetings. It is always faster to take notes. One step at a time.
vivo Pad Air supports writing with vivo Pencil2. The pen supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and a built-in linear motor. Writing on the tablet is as consistent as writing on paper.
In addition, when writing in the system’s built-in Atomic Notes and multiple third-party apps, you can switch between pencil and eraser by double-clicking the pen barrel. When we write something wrong, we can switch to the eraser with one click, further improving our recording efficiency.
The vivo Smart Keyboard Air has a large key travel of 1.3mm, a large key distance of 18mm, and a large keycap of 15x15mm. Its tapping feel is no less than that of a notebook keyboard.
Double-click the Ctrl button in the lower-left corner of the keyboard to bring up the floating pop-up window. We can directly speak the text content, and the system will automatically convert the speech into text. With this keyboard, not only is typing convenient, but voice input is also more convenient. It requires a little bit of tedious operation on the tablet.
When the phone turns on NFC and touches the sensing area in the upper right corner of the tablet, the screen of the phone can be seamlessly transferred to the tablet for display, realizing a seamless connection between the two devices. The tablet can be used to control the phone, without even using any communication means. Drag files from your phone to your tablet to realize cross-platform file transfer.
Not only can you transfer files, but you can also project videos from your phone to the tablet for viewing, and cast games to the tablet to control. Watching movies and playing games on the big screen is just a pleasure.
The vivo Pad Air has a built-in 8500mAh large-capacity battery, supports 44W ultra-fast flash charging, and can also perform wired reverse charging for mobile phones or other devices.
We tested the charging speed of the vivo Pad Air. The battery was tested from 1%, charging to 14% in 10 minutes, 36% in half an hour, 61% in 1 hour, 88% in 1.5 hours, and it took 119 minutes to fully charge.
For the battery life test, we adjusted the power of the vivo Pad Air to 50% turned off the automatic brightness, and watched 1080P 60 frames of online video for an hour for testing.
Before watching the video, the battery of the tablet was 55%. An hour later, the battery reached 45% and 10% was consumed. Based on this calculation, when fully charged, the vivo Pad Air can continue to watch 1080P online videos for nearly 10 hours.
Judging from the naming, vivo Pad Air seems to be positioned in the mid-range, but after the experience, the 11.5-inch high-spec large screen, four speakers, and even the one-touch mutual transmission function that is only equipped with the flagship tablet gave us a real feeling. It’s not like a mid-range product, but a cost-effective tablet with a lot of stuff.
Vivo Pad Air is equipped with an 11.5-inch large screen with a 144Hz high refresh rate and 2.8K resolution. With customized four speakers, you can experience the strongest viewing and visual experience in this price range with a 6.67mm body. experience.
In terms of performance, although the Snapdragon 870 is not a flagship chip now, thanks to the fact that it is not limited by size, the performance in the vivo Pad Air is very radical, and it is still more than enough for our daily entertainment and office use. For all kinds of mainstream large-scale mobile games, it can fully consume the full frame rate. When facing high-load games such as Honkai Impact 3, the 90-frame mode performs better than most mobile phones using the same SoC on the market.
Finally, there is its ecological experience. The 4096-level pressure-sensitive stylus and full-size smart keyboard, as well as the NFC one-touch mutual transmission function, allow this mid-range tablet to enjoy interconnection and interoperability with mobile phones and PCs, and content synchronization and cross-functionality. The experience of screen collaboration, the content on the small screen is synchronized to the large screen for display, and the same screen flows smoothly, which is very valuable for this mid-range tablet. In other words, vivo Pad Air has delegated the flagship experience to this Among mid-range tablets.
The only regret is that the smart keyboard with the vivo Pad Air does not have a touch panel, and the control experience may not be particularly perfect.
Taken together, vivo Pad Air is the mini model of vivo Pad2, but it has almost no shortcomings in terms of film and television, productivity, and performance, especially the near-perfect cross-screen ecology. The price starting at 1,799 yuan is no less than a 2-3K flagship tablet, No matter what the scenario, vivo Pad Air is the best among Android tablets in the same price range in terms of performance, experience, and price.