Xiaomi's latest Pad 5 Series include the Mi Pad 5, Mi Pad 5 Pro (Wi-Fi), and Mi Pad 5 Pro (5G) – three affordable but powerful tablets designed to rival the premium slates of Apple and Samsung with specs such as 120Hz displays, stylus and keyboard support, 8K+mAh batteries, and (up to) the Snapdragon 870 processor.

The trio originally released in China on 16 August, but the base Pad 5 reached the rest of the world at Xiaomi's 15 September global launch.

Xiaomi also announced new 11T and 11T Pro handsets at the global launch, budget variants of its Mi 11 handset. See where to buy those handsets and the flagship Mi 11 in the UK.

While the base-level Pad 5 doesn't offer the Pad 5 Pro's 5G connectivity or Snapdragon 870 chip, you do get solid internals including a bigger 8,720mAh battery (with 33W fast charging), quad surround-sound speakers with Dolby Atmos, and an 11in 120Hz LCD display with a 2.5K resolution (2560x1600) – the same as the Pro's.

The Pad 5 is powered by the very capable Snapdragon 860 too, which you'll find on the beastly Poco X3 Pro.

Here we're looking at where you can buy the Xiaomi Pad 5 in the UK and how much it'll cost you.

If you want to dive into all the technical nitty-gritties, here's everything there is to know about the Pad 5 series - or read our Pad 5 review to find out what we think of it.

When did the Mi Pad 5 release?

The Pad 5 released worldwide on 23 September via Xiaomi following a launch on 15 September (just a day after Apple announced the new iPad 9, iPad mini 6, iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7).

Where to buy the Xiaomi Pad 5 in the UK

Right now, the Pad 5 is available to buy directly from Xiaomi, currently at a £10 reduction from its full price of £369.

The Pad 5 is also sold out at Xiaomi Spain and Xiaomi Germany.

There is some availability over at eBay but we would recommend buying directly from Xiaomi when possible, as it's cheaper and less risky.

We'll update this article with more retailers if UK availability grows.

Pricing: How much does the Mi Pad 5 cost? 

  • Pad 5: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage - £369

The Pad 5 Pro aren't releasing in the UK, but you can see approximate pricing below:

  • Pad 5 Pro (Wi-Fi): 6GB RAM + 128GB storage - ¥2499 (around £280/€330/$385)
  • Pad 5 Pro (Wi-Fi): 6GB RAM + 256GB storage - ¥2799 (around £310/€370/$430)
  • Pad 5 Pro (5G): 8GB RAM + 256GB storage - ¥3499 (around £390/€460/$540)

For on the international launch of the Pad 5, as well as everything else Xiaomi and Apple announced in the same week, check out episode 83 of our weekly podcast Fast Charge:

Also, why not check out our full review of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4. We're also looking at the best tablets of the year if you want to see how the competition stacks up.