Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Oppo Pad (2022)

Today we’re going to take a look at the latest Oppo Pad (2022) and Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) and compare them to see which is the better tablet and what you should aim for. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) – Quick Take

Apple has been churning out awesome tablets like the iPad Pro and the iPad Air lineup. However, their standard iPad is something of a bummer. The iPad 10.2 comes with, you guessed it, a 10.2-inch display that has the same bezel size, build, and design as its 2019 predecessor.

Image Credit: Apple

It still has the dated Lightning connector, and it doesn’t work with the latest Apple Pencil. The only thing going for it are the internal specs, overall performance, and the price tag. Other than that, there are little to no improvements with the latest 2021 iPad refresh.

So, if you were hoping to get iPad Air levels of performance, design improvements, and overall usability, then you’re out of luck. But, if you want a decent budget-friendly tablet with the best performance at its price, then the iPad 10.2 is the one you should get.

Oppo Pad (2022) – Quick Take

Oppo’s new tablet, the Oppo Pad, has been making quite a name in the industry. It comes with an awesome display, a modern aesthetic, USB-C for connectivity, a Snapdragon 800 series SoC and 5G capabilities.

Image Credit: Oppo

It already sounds like a great tablet. But, how does it fare compared to the big dogs from Apple? Well, two things are definitely better, design and connectivity.

Just like Apple, Oppo has released some essential accessories with their Pad. You can get a keyboard folio cover to use as a makeshift laptop, and it also has a stylus that you can buy to be able to draw and take notes on it.

However, Oppo Pad is still not released in many markets, and getting your hands on it in the US will be super difficult. Oh, and it still has the potential issue of storing your data on a Chinese server and warranty troubles.

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Oppo Pad (2022) – Specifications

DevicesApple iPad 10.2 (2021)Oppo Pad (2022)
OSiPadOS 15, upgradable to iPadOS 15.3Android 11, ColorOS 12
CPUApple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)Adreno 650
Storage64/256 GB128/256 GB
DisplayRetina IPS LCD, 10.2 inches, 1620 x 2160 pixelsIPS LCD, 11 inches, 120Hz, 1600 x 2560 pixels
ConnectivityLightning PortUSB-C Port
Cameras8MP Primary, 12MP Secondary13 MP Primary, 8MP Secondary
Battery8557mAh Li-Ion8360mAh Li-Po
ColorsSilver, Space GrayBlack, Silver, Purple
Dimensions9.87 x 6.85 x 0.30 in9.93 x 6.45 x 0.28 in
Weight487 g (Wi-Fi) / 498 g (LTE) (1.07 lb)510 g (1.12 lb)

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Oppo Pad (2022) – Performance

The A13 Bionic is an incredible processor with scores that can easily cross 526466 on Antutu. It will be able to play all games easily and run apps without hiccups. Apple’s integration and optimization are also great and make it perform much better with little to no performance degradation with time.

However, the Snapdragon 870 in the Oppo Pad easily scores 655403 on Antutu. This is a massive jump in performance and will eventually be a better performing tablet than the iPad. But, there’s a caveat – the ColorOS 12 Android implementation is not as refined as Apples, so you can expect performance drops and see that both the tablets perform similarly.

Draw – Both the tablets offer similar performance in the long-run

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Oppo Pad (2022) – Display

Again both the tablets offer great displays. However, I think that the Oppo Pad takes the lead here. The iPad comes with a 10.2-inch IPS LCD display that produces vibrant colors and offers a great movie-watching experience.

But, the Oppo comes with a larger 11-inch IPS panel and 120 Hz refresh rate, which makes the entire experience much smoother and less jittery. I always say a thing – once you go 120 Hz, you just can’t go back.

Winner – Oppo Pad with its larger and smoother 120 Hz display

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Oppo Pad (2022) – OS

Both Android and iPadOS have come a long way since their release. iPadOS now supports widgets, offers greater customization options, looks cleaner, and is generally a great OS to use if you have other Apple devices.

Android has come a long way and is updated to suit modern standards. However, it is generally less optimized than iPadOS. The extra features will take up resources, bringing down the tablet’s overall performance.

Draw – Both the tablets have a nice OS, and it entirely depends on what your preference is

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) vs Oppo Pad (2022) – Price

Apple’s iPad would cost you a total of $329 for the base 64 GB variant or $479 for the 256GB variant. You can also get the cellular version for $459 or $609 with the 64 and 256 GB variants, respectively.

The base variant offers the best value and is a great budget-friendly tablet for students or people looking to get a media streaming machine.

Oppo’s Pad will cost you around $340 for the base variant, and the highest end model will cost you a total of $500. The pricing might depend on your location and whether or not Oppo sells it directly.

I wasn’t able to find the Oppo Pad in any of the US stores, and the only way you might be able to get it is by using Chinese websites such as AliExpress. So, keep that in mind before making up your mind for the Oppo Pad.

Draw – It depends from person to person as the tablets offer nearly the same value

Final Take – which tablet should you get?

While there are hundreds of great tablets on the market, the Oppo Pad and the Apple iPad are great choices that offer great performance and a value that’s hard to beat. While the Oppo Pad is better than the iPad in many regards, it still comes with some issues.

Apple’s iPads are much more secure and robust than any Oppo device. Oppo also operates from China which might be a concern for many. Oh, and getting your hands on one might just be impossible right now.

So, if you need the Oppo Pad, I recommend you wait a while and then get it but if you really want a tablet, just get the iPad. It offers decent performance a nice experience and is readily available to purchase in most markets.

With that said, we have reached the end of our comparison today and hope that you have an easy time looking for and buying the tablet you need.

General FAQs

What is the best iPad to get right now?

There are a lot of great iPads that you can get now. But the best options are just limited to a few. If you want a budget-friendly tablet get the standard iPad. If you want the best price to performance features, get the iPad Air, and if you want a smaller tablet get the iPad Mini. The iPad Pro makes little sense to me as a buyer, but if you need the best of the best, get it without a thought.

Where can I buy the Oppo Pad?

Oppo Pad has just been released, and so it’s not available in all the countries. You can’t get it in the US, so you would need to import it from China. So, the only way you’ll be able to buy the Oppo Pad would be to use AliExpress and wait for weeks to get it delivered from China.

Does the Oppo Pad come with a stylus?

Yes, the Oppo Pad does have a stylus. The tablet box just contains the tablet, a charger, a USB-C cable, a SIM ejector tool, and some other leaflets. So, you would need to purchase the stylus or any other accessories for the tablet separately.

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