Xiaomi’s Mi Pad series has now reached its fourth generation. The 8-inch Android tablet is available in three variants: 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, or the second option but with LTE and GPS modules too.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is the successor of the Mi Pad 3 with a lot’s of modifications and up-gradation. The RAM, ROM is increased and featured with the latest software MIUI 9.5. The display is a bit of New and wide, now you can enjoy your movies on a big display. The Battery and camera is very much improved and perform better. Now let’s take a look at the depth review of the Mi Pad 4 and see how much it is improved.
The device is particularly well-crafted for an affordable mid-range tablet and leaves a good first impression visually. The power button and volume rocker are the only hardware buttons, and both can be found on the right-hand side of the device. The buttons have a good pressure point and sit firmly within the device’s frame. The tablet is made out of the Metal body and available in the two color as Balck, Rose-Gold. The Rose Gold color is impressive. There is no physical button on the body for the navigate the menu.
The charging port and 3.5mm audio jack are available on the bottom of the tab. Mi Pad 4 also has a variant of 4G LTE support, In that model, the SIM tray is available on the left. The rounded edges of the tablets make it more easy to handle.
The Mi Pad 4 has an 8-inch IPS display with a 1,920×1,200 native resolution and a pixel density of 283 PPI. The display supports the Multi-touch up to 3 fingers. The IPS technology display provides the better viewing angle. There is no screen protector on the display so if you need any kind of protection then do it your self.
The Mi Pad 4 uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to control brightness at and below 10% luminosity. The Mi Pad 4 has an ambient light sensor too, which allows the device to adjust display brightness automatically according to ambient lighting conditions. The display has the almost 72% of the body.
This time Xiaomi has improved its battery life. The 6000mAh battery provides you the backup of the One day easily. It takes up to 4-5 hours to be fully charged and it does not support fast charging.
Tablets are rarely used for photography given that most people will also own a smartphone with better camera sensors, the Mi Pad 4 has a 13 MP rear-facing camera should you need it. Xiaomi has equipped the device with an OV13855 PureCelPlus sensor made by Omnivision.
The sensor has a 1.12 μm pixel size and a relatively bright f/2.0 aperture but no image stabilization. The lack of stabilization makes it difficult to take photos completely free of blur.
The 5.0MP of the front camera can also capture the images at 2K and record videos 720P. For video calling, this is the best camera you can get. Now apart from the specification there are many modes like Auto Focus, Digital Zoom, Light sense, HDR, Face recognition and many other modes are available.
Software and hardware
The Mi Pad 4 is running on the Android 8.1 with the Custom ROM MIUI 10. The Mi Pad 4 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC that integrates an octa-core Kyro 260 CPU. The CPU can reach up to 2.2 GHz across four performance cores and 1.8 GHz on the four-remaining power-saving cores.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is manufactured on 14 nm FinFET processes, which makes the chip significantly more energy efficient compared with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 625. Additionally, the GPU can clock up to 650 MHz. To provide the extra benefits it has the Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU unit. With the help of the GPU unit, you can easily watch movies in the HD resolution without any lagging. This octa-core processor clubbed with the 3GB/4GB RAM. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 comes with a 32/64 GB ROM, which may not be enough for the storage of your pictures, videos and applications. To get more space, you can insert one Micro SD card up to 256GB. Now, this is more than enough space to store any data.
- solidly constructed
- impressively good value for money.
- Long battery life
- Fast Wi-Fi
- low-contrast display
- Outdated SoC
- PWM display flickering
- Below-par camera
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is perfect for the business purposes, you can watch movies, do you work and conference call as well. It will perform all the task without any lagginglagging. Xiaomi has succeeded in creating a surprisingly good tablet with a strong price to performance ratio.