Xiaomi has been expanding ever since it’s existence from smartphones to accessories and this time it releases a tablet named Mi Pad, and soon to come is the Mi watch. With new companies coming in to existence and competition coming out with better and cheaper smartphones, Xiaomi has been doing quite a pretty decent job in sustaining the hits.
- 2.2GHz Processor
- 4:3 Viewing
- 2GB RAM
- No voice calling
- MIUI Interface is a bit slacky
- Many Applications not compatible with the huge screen
The Mi Pad has a 7.9 inch wide display along with 3 capacitive button placed on the bottom. The Xiaomi Pad will be available in a variety of colors but as of now white is the only available one. One the rear panel you have the mi logo embedded near the bottom center, and below that you have two speakers placed equidistant. Left top side has the camera lens with no LED flash. Weighing at 36gms the Xiaomi tablet is just 8.7mm thick.
Nvidia designed Tegra K1 2.2 GHz Quad Core processor has an unique GPU designed for this tablet which has an amazing 192 Kepler cores to cover each and every micro inch of the 7.9 inched pad. 2GB of DDR3 RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with an additional 128GB of storage with the help of a microSD card. Dual band WiFi with 2×2 MIMO antenna has been stocked up when rolled out. A whopping 6,700 mAh battery Li-Poly Battery seems to be pretty huge and should be able to last for at least 2 days.
The 7.9 inch IPS display which is protected by the corning gorilla glass 3, is manufactured with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and has a pixel density of 326 ppi, which is pretty amazing considering that is an 8 inch display. With a viewing angle of 178 degrees, it has an aspect ratio of 4:3 thus improving the readability in portrait as well as landscape mode.
BSI based SONY CMOS rear sensor has an resolution of 8MP but does not come with LED flash but records 1080p (Full HD) videos. The front facing 5MP sensor seems to be sufficient enough for the selfies.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad is completely out of the box, with the MIUI masked Android 4.4 Kitkat running. Many complaining that the MIUI is a bit difficult to use but it’s all about getting used to the interface. The device does heat up at times and does lag but it’ll soon be fixed up with a software update. Getting common apps working on this device may be an issue due to it’s size but slowly and gradually all of it will be resolved.
Complaints have been coming in that you cannot move applications on to your memory card, even though 16GB may be sufficient to cater to several needs with the additional 128GB in the form of a memory card is more than sufficient, but if you purchasing the Mi Pad for heavy gaming it is recommended to wait for the 64GB version if that hits the markets soon.
12,999 is the price you looking for if you plan on getting your hands on to one of these, which will be once again only be exclusively only be sold on flipkart. Lenovo Idea Tab A3000 is worth looking out for if you searching for a competition, and just a head ups it may be a close battle. The Xiaomi Mi Pad will be only available in white as of date and another drawback will be it will not have a sim slot, that’s right no calling features packaged in to this bombshell unlike the Lenovo A3000 which has 3G connectivity features but lacks a bit in hardware config compared to the Mi Pad.
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