Mi Pad 2by Xiaomi

  • Mi Pad 2
  • Mi Pad 2
  • Mi Pad 2
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
85%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Mi Pad 2 is smoother and faster than its predecessor.
  • The tablet is available with either the Android or Windows 10 operating system.
  • The new USB Type-C port is included.

CONS

  • There's no LTE version. The tablet only supports Wi-Fi.
  • The camera's user interface is low on features.
  • The tablet gets hot during intensive gaming.
Xiaomi swapped out processors for its Mi Pad 2. The new tablet replaces NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chip with Intel’s quad-core 64-bit Atom X5-Z8500 processor. The change makes it possible to choose a model with either the Android or Windows 10 operating system. The Mi Pad 2 features a 7.9-inch display with a 2,048 X 1,536 resolution screen. It has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing one. The Mi Pad 2 comes with 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 64GB of storage, though Windows 10 is only available on the 64GB configuration. Battery life is 12.5 hours. The Mi Pad 2 is available in dark gray or champagne gold.
NameMi Pad 2iPad Mini 4Galaxy Tab S 8.4Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0Fire HD 8
ManufacturerXiaomiAppleSamsungHuaweiAmazon
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List Price$155$399$300$159$150
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Whether Xiaomi intended to or not, the Mi Pad 2 is an Android tablet disguised as an iPad mini. This may disgust you or be exactly what you'…

Whether Xiaomi intended to or not, the Mi Pad 2 is an Android tablet disguised as an iPad mini. This may disgust you or be exactly what you're looking for. Either way, we can't deny that this is a well-made, stylish tablet with decent specs for the price.

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86%

The Mi Pad 2 is a pleasure to use, the build quality you get for the price is nothing short of amazing. ... Overall I can fully recommend th…

The Mi Pad 2 is a pleasure to use, the build quality you get for the price is nothing short of amazing. ... Overall I can fully recommend this tablet for those that want something as close as possible to an iPad Mini, without the price tag or OS.

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80%

From my experience with the tablet, Xiaomi really nailed it with the Mi Pad 2. Such a premium device available for less than $180 is almost …

From my experience with the tablet, Xiaomi really nailed it with the Mi Pad 2. Such a premium device available for less than $180 is almost unbelievable. The lack of some features like microSD card slot, 4G and 3G support, is a compromise that customers must accept if they want a cheap, but powerful tablet.

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Xiaomi opted to include the new USB Type-C as the power and data transfer port for the Mi Pad 2.

Xiaomi opted to include the new USB Type-C as the power and data transfer port for the Mi Pad 2.

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It’s 322 grams and 6.95mm thick, which for comparison is slightly thicker and heavier than the 298 gram, 6.1mm thick Apple iPad Mini 4 — the…

It’s 322 grams and 6.95mm thick, which for comparison is slightly thicker and heavier than the 298 gram, 6.1mm thick Apple iPad Mini 4 — the device which Xiaomi is likely targeting with the MiPad 2.

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Xiaomi mentions that the tablet is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, and that the 6,190mAh battery is able to deliver up to 648 hours…

Xiaomi mentions that the tablet is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, and that the 6,190mAh battery is able to deliver up to 648 hours of standby time.

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Customers can choose if they want to install Android or Windows 10 on it. Note that you will have to choose a model at the start as this is …

Customers can choose if they want to install Android or Windows 10 on it. Note that you will have to choose a model at the start as this is not a dual-booting tablet.

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The new Mi Pad 2 has an all-metal construction that's much more similar to the iPad mini.

The new Mi Pad 2 has an all-metal construction that's much more similar to the iPad mini.

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The MiPad 2 comes with a special reading mode that reduces the amount of blue light emitted from the screen to ease the amount of strain on …

The MiPad 2 comes with a special reading mode that reduces the amount of blue light emitted from the screen to ease the amount of strain on the user's eyes during long periods of usage.

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With a sleek aluminum construction, a killer price and the signature feature-rich MIUI experience, the Mi Pad 2 offers great value for the m…

With a sleek aluminum construction, a killer price and the signature feature-rich MIUI experience, the Mi Pad 2 offers great value for the money.

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While the Mi Pad 2 is designed as an Android tablet, Xiaomi also announced a Windows 10 version for December.

While the Mi Pad 2 is designed as an Android tablet, Xiaomi also announced a Windows 10 version for December.

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Overall, the Mi Pad 2 tablet is a great value for money device. It’s got great build with high-end display and a premium design at reasonabl…

Overall, the Mi Pad 2 tablet is a great value for money device. It’s got great build with high-end display and a premium design at reasonable price, though looks have been borrowed from iPad mini.

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