Narrow display edges and rounded corners: The design of the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro is clearly based on competitors like the current Apple iPad Air 4. It is similarly light at 550 grams (~19.4 oz) and almost as slim at 6.85 millimeters (~0.27 in). The Californians also serve as a model for the build quality.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro relies on a sturdy aluminum frame and a matte back cover with a silky surface finish, which makes it look and feel high-end. The same applies for the physical keys that are arranged around the corner. The power button, which also integrates the fingerprint sensor, and the volume rocker sit firmly in the chassis and please with their crisp pressure point. However, the low price requires compromises: Gorilla Glass does not protect the panel and the back is only made of plastic. The Xiaomi also lacks an IP rating.
The 13 MP camera integrated in the upper left of the back cover seen from the display side only protrudes about 2 millimeters from the casing. Therefore, the tablet practically does not wobble back and forth on the table. However, you can provoke a slight rocking when you tap on the lower left or upper right corner of the display. The speakers are distributed over the two short sides. There is a magnetic dock for the optional keyboard cover on the bottom.
The Pad 5 Pro is available in black, white and green.