Design-wise, the Xiaomi Pad 5 sure doesn’t look like a plain ordinary tablet. Its style is edgy with a smooth frosted back and a square camera module with curved edges that takes its looks from the brand’s Mi 11 series—mostly the Mi 11 Lite. The unit we have is in the Pearl White color which reflects some somewhat sunset hues from different angles.
It looks clean, modern, and it’s nice that it doesn’t attract a lot of fingerprint smudges. Still, we suggest placing a case on so the camera module doesn’t wobble the device when placed on flat surfaces. It’s also available in a darker Cosmic Gray version if you’re interested.