Implementation of the Microsoft Windows 11 operating system on low-cost Android tablets is slow. After the first reports that Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 is running Windows appeared in November last year, the developers are gradually adding missing features and improving the overall Windows experience.
The source reminds that Windows 11 ARM on Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will not receive official support, so some pieces of equipment may never receive proper drivers. The same issue has been seen with Intel's Cherry Trail/Bay Trail SoC based on the X86 architecture, which was the basis of cheap tablets often sold with Android and Windows operating systems running in parallel with each other via dual boot options. It was often not possible to reinstall the system due to a long list of device-specific drivers that were not included in official Windows updates.
Mi Pad 5 2021 is a high-performance tablet based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SM8150-AC (Snapdragon 860) SoC with Adreno 640 GPU. It has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. The tablet is equipped with an IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.
In the Geekbench V5 test, the Mi Pad 5 scores 456 in the single-core test and 1992 in the multi-core test. Compared to X86-compatible processors, this is not a very good performance, but compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx platform running Windows, the lag is only 20-30%.