Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has been introduced by the company as its latest tablet and an upgrade to the Mi Pad 3. This is coming after tablet sales really declined in the past year, with Smartphones being equipped with 6.5-inch or more.
However, Xiaomi kept to its tradition by releasing the Mi Pad 4, an affordable tablet that packs a bunch. It’s also the first tablet to house the Snapdragon 660 chipset. Let’s see what the device has to offer.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Key Specs and Features
・8-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1200 x 1920 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 3GB/4GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
・32GB/64GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・6000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Design
It as an all-metal body and this reflects light in the most subtle way. The only real feature is the camera, which can be seen at the top left corner, while the Mi logo is at the bottom. There’s a 3.5mm jack on top and a USB Type-C port underneath.
When you turn to the sides, you’ll see the volume keys and power button on one side and a SIM tray on the other side. It measures 7.9mm in thickness and weighs 342.5g overall. It will be available in Black and Rose Gold colours.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Display
This tablet offers a full-screen display as well, the screen dishes out a unique 16:10 ratio and has super minimal bezels. The top bezels still house the selfie camera as well, while the other bezels are vacant.
This massive 8-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is all about displaying your videos and games in high quality. It has a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels and 283 pixels per inch density. The screen also stretches up to 77.1% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
This is the first tablet to house the Snapdragon 660 chip from Qualcomm. It was built on a 14nm process technology, so power efficiency should be great. There’s an octa-core processor that reaches the normal speed of 2.2GHz underneath as well. While the Adreno 512 graphics card dominates graphics.
In terms of storage and RAM, you get to choose between two variants. There’s the standard version with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, while the cheaper variant has 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. Overall, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.0.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Camera
It comes with a 13MP rear camera with no LED flash. However, the camera has f/2.0 aperture lens, this should allow more lights in even in dark places. There’s another 5MP selfie camera that has f/2.0 aperture as well.
Network Connectivity, Battery and Price
The Mi Pad 4 supports for 4G LTE, although there’s a cheaper variant that doesn’t support it. The device can only accommodate a single Nano SIM, with support for Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 6000mAh battery with fast charging technology. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is available on shopping stores, starting from $169 to $249, that’s about (N60,000 – N85,000).
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Full Specs
・Announced: June 2018
・Status: Available. June 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 1 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Metal
・Dimensions: 200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9 mm
・Colour: Black, Gold
・Screen Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels
・Pixel Density: 283ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 77.1%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.2GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 512
・Memory Card slot: No
・Internal storage: 64GB/32GB
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: No
・Front Flash: No
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes