OPPO also launches in Europe in the world of tablets with OPPO Pad Air. It is a light and handy tablet, with good general performance and certainly an attractive price compared to the many competitors on the market. Here are the main features and our impressions.
The main features
OPPO Pad Air with its 10.36-inch display weighs 440 grams and is light and comfortable to hold, whether we’re watching a movie or reading a book, thanks also to the upper part of the back panel that combines a grooved three-dimensional texture with OPPO Glow finish. The remaining part, they explain from OPPO, “has been sandblasted with 0,15 mm grains in order to create a shiny and non-slippery surface”. The OPPO Pad Air operating system is ColorOS for Pad 12.1 based on Android 12, obviously very similar to the ColorOS present on OPPO smartphones which however supports various “particular” functions specific to the tablet: in particular, the possibility of dividing the screen into two parts to use two applications at the same time, the ability to have flexible and floating windows that can be placed anywhere on the screen, and an intelligent sidebar that quickly launches apps or features. There are also two “multi-display” functions that help users maintain continuity between devices: dragging and dropping files and sharing notes with another OPPO smartphone or tablet. OPPO Pad Air is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Octa-core processor, has a 4 gigabyte Ram memory (expandable on the software side up to 7 gigabytes) and a storage space of 64 or 128 gigabytes. Good 2K HD display equipped with blue light protection that reduces eye strain (there is also a setting – Sleep Mode – which mutes sounds and changes the color of the screen to black and white before going to sleep ); the four speakers installed are also good.
Using OPPO Tab Air is really very simple both for study or work, for entertainment and for gaming. The impression he made on us – knowing OPPO smartphones well – is of finding ourselves in front of a smartphone … bigger. The system is fast and responsive and thanks to the Play Store it is possible to install practically any application. The experience of online meetings and video calls with the 5 megapixel front camera is good and normal (on OPPO Pad Air there is also an 8 megapixel rear camera). The 7,100 mAh battery is very good: a really large battery that gave us the opportunity to work and watch videos even for 3-4 days before running out of power (with intense use from morning to evening, however, the day is brilliantly overcome). Through the included charger it is fully recharged in an hour and a half. Finally, there is the parental control system that allows you to set the time of use and also which apps can be opened.
Verdict, availability and prices
OPPO Pad Air costs 300 euros in the version with 64 gigabytes of storage and 350 in the one with 128 gigabytes: in our opinion, an interesting price because it is a tablet suitable for most domestic and daily uses: reading, taking notes, watching videos , listen to music, study, work. At least for the moment, there is no provision for an LTE version that allows – by inserting a SIM – to navigate using the cellular network.
Pros and cons
- There is no LTE version