Xiaomi released its new tablet called Xiaomi Mi Pad 4. To be honest, it was a big surpise for many people, because tablets are not so popular today. Moreover, since the release of the previous generation tablet, there were many rumors that Xiaomi is not going to produce tablets. The smartphones are increasing in size, so the tablets are gradually losing their relevance.
However, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has been officially introduced. In this article we will talk about main features of the new tablet from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Specifications
- SIZE: 200,2×120.3×7.89 mm;
- WEIGHT: 342 g;
- MEMORY: RAM – 2/4 GB, internal memory – 32/64 GB;
- DISPLAY: 8-inch, Full HD (1920 x 1200 px), 283 ppi, 16:10;
- PROCESSOR: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 2.2 GHz;
- CAMERA: Main 13 MP, front 5 MP with aperture F/2.0;
- BATTERY: 6000 mAh, quick charge Quick Charge 4.0;
- USB: Type-C;
- DATA TRANSMISSION: Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2.4G, 5G and MIMO technology support);
- Bluetooth 5.0.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Design
It’s not surprising that Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is completely made of metal. Only from the upper side of the rear panel you can find a small plastic insert, under which the antennas are located.
The height of new Xiaomi tablet 2018 is 200.2 mm, width – 120 mm, and thickness – 7.9 mm. The tablet weighs 342 grams. The tablet has pretty compact dimensions thanks to new aspect ratio.
Real fans of the Chinese brand will immediately notice the difference of Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 from the previous model. The new tablet is much more compact than its predecessor. Now it can be used with one hand. The tablet really is much more convenient to use!
On the top of the tablet is traditionally placed microphone noise suppression and IR blaster. The power button and the volume rocker are on the right side. The slot for microSD memory card is located on the left side. By the way, it is another advantage of Mi Pad 4 over the previous model – now it supports microSD memory cards.
From the bottom there are two speaker grills. This is not just an element of design.
Xioami Mi Pad 4 has dual speaker, which means that the sound is really loud and high quality. So if you buy a tablet for watching movies, then you will not need an additional speaker.
Also, there is USB Type-C port. However, the tablet still doesn’t support fast charging technology.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Display
New Xiaomi tablet received updated display. It has 8-inch IPS screen with 16:10 aspect ratio. The screen to body ratio was increased by more than 10% compared to Mi Pad 3.
From other side, the screen resolution has dropped to Full HD, 1920 x 1200 pixels. However, it also has a positive side – the tablet has longer battery life, because of lower screen resolution and energy efficient processor. In addition, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has excellent viewing angles.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Performance
The hardware of Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 was also improved. Now the tablet has mid-range chipset Snapdragon 660. It provides excellent balance of performance and power consumption. Together with graphic accelerator Adreno 512, you can play the latest Android games.
The tablet scores about 140 000 points in AnTuTu, and 1638 points in single core test and 5717 points in multi core test of GeekBench 4.
You can easily run any Android games on Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with the maximum graphics settings. The bigger display makes gameplay even more interesting.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Camera
Although the cameras in tablets are not so important, as in smartphones, they are still neccessary.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has 13MP rear camera. As for the photo quality, it can be compared with Redmi 5 Plus.
As for video recording, Mi Pad 4 can record video in Full HD resolution at 30 frames per second. The front camera has only 5 megapixels. This is not enough even for tablet in 2018.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Battery
As for the battery, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has a capacity of 6000 mAh. It allows the tablet to work for more than 12 hours on a single charge. It is very good result for tablet.
However, Mi Pad 4 also has a drawback – it doesn’t support fast charging. The full battery charge takes more than 3 hours.
Finally, let’s talk about the price. Right now you can buy the basic model of Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (3GB/32GB) for $289.99, while the most advanced version will cost $355.55. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
As you can see, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is budget tablet for every day use. It perfectly shows itself in games. Another advantage of new tablet is 16:10 aspect ratio of display. It provides more compact size and thinner bezels around the screen, compared to Mi Pad 3.
The main disadvantage that we found is the lack of fast charging. However, the battery life should be enough for two days.