Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Review – An iPad Lookalike

Although the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is designed to be an Android tablet, you would still see its distinct design similarities to that of the iPad. The company is also in the works of creating a Windows 10 powered tablet of the same name. This time around, it is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor which allows it to run the latest Microsoft operating system. However, the company Chinese tech company did not announce any accessories included for the tablet’s Windows variant.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Review - An iPad Lookalike

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is an Android Tablet But Has Specs to Handle Windows 10

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has a full metal body as compare to the first Mi Pad’s plastic back. This is more likely to make the tablet to be a distinct competitor to the iPad Air 2. Despite the tablet having a lower-cost than Apple’s offering, the build quality was that on par of Apple’s premium tablet line.

However, the Mi Pad 2 presents itself to be thicker as it has a thickness of 6.95-millimeters than that of the iPad Air 2 or the iPad Mini 4. For comparison’s sake, both of these Apple devices come at 6.1-millimeters in terms of thickness. Xiaomi’s device is also within the lightweight regions as it only has 322-grams, or 11.4-ounces of weight. It has curved edges to make the design more ergonomic and more comfortable while on the palm. The company also states that the design is able to resist accidental presses to the Home, Menu, and Back buttons, especially when on landscape mode.

MUI, which is the company’s own Android-powered user interface, runs smoothly and the tablet does not get warm even after moderate use. Aside from the processor, other hardware specs include Intel HD graphics, 2GB of RAM, and the device is available with either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. It has a generous 6,190mAh battery cell built into its frame, and Xiaomi is claiming that users will be able to read or watch videos for up to 12.5 hours on this device. Speaking of its display, it has a 7.9-inch screen with a 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution, which is the same as the iPad Mini 4.

The tablet is only able to support Wi-Fi connectivity, and there are no LTE versions coming out. For those who are concerned about its camera, it has an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a front 5-megapixel one.

With the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, the compamny is struggling to replicate the success of their smartphone line into the tablet market. However, their latest offering is not one that you should quickly dismiss. It has the power to take on the Windows 10 OS, has a smooth UI, and all for a generously low price.


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