Scam attempts are common in some online stores and today looking for news on AliExpress we stumbled upon the Pad 5 Max tablet in several stores.
This is a tablet that already surprises us with its design, very similar to the Xiaomi Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro. The thing does not end here and is that in terms of specifications, the Pad 5 Max is even superior to the Xiaomi, as we see that according to advertising includes a powerful SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, my goodness.
The thing does not end here, since its specifications continue to be top in other aspects, because we have nothing less than 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage memory, 5G connectivity and a 10.1-inch screen with 2.5K resolution.
Pad 5 Max specifications (fake)
As we have seen we have some dizzying specifications for a price of only $179, a special price for the unwary, since it is IMPOSSIBLE to buy a tablet with these specifications for this price. No doubt we will receive a tablet with much lower specifications, the system will be modified to show missing data from its SoC (possibly an old Mediatek at 28nm), RAM, storage and operating system.
Misrepresentation of data is a very common technique to deceive buyers with little technical knowledge who get carried away by a great price and misleading advertising.
The best way to avoid these frauds is to detect them before buying, but if we get something fake it is best not to talk to the seller and directly open a claim to AliExpress, attaching all kinds of videos and screenshots. This is the best way to proceed, because with AliExpress policy against fakes we can receive up to 100% refund of the product received.
Price and availability
- Aliexpress removed some stores but appears more, if anyone has been scammed they can contact customer service and claim their money back to recover 100%.
- The Pad 5 Max/Pro with Qualcomm SOC are scam DON’T BUY IT.
- Any tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC with no brad like Xiaomi, TCL or Lenovo… is an SCAM.