Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0
Average of 6 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 offers attractive fourth generation technology at an affordable price with only a few weaknesses. Find out what Xiaomi has and has not done well in this detailed review.
Source: Tech Advisor
The Mi Pad 4 is a great budget tablet, with an attractive 8in design and some competitive hardware onboard. It ticks most of our boxes, though we fear some users may find the unfamiliar MIUI operating system and lack of Google Play out of the box confusing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
In the current Internet package, the Mi Pad 4 supporting 4G LTE is inevitably popular. And in terms of price, the 4GB+64GB LTE version is only 100 yuan ($15) more than the 4GB+64GB WiFi version, which is undoubtedly the most worthy version. Breaking the price of the product, maybe it can really activate the 4G-based tablet experience. Currently the all of Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 versions available on Geekbuying and below you will find purchasing links with coupon codes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2018
Source: Blick DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2018
Source: Comprar Tec ES→EN
Positive: Good price; attractive design; metal case; great built quality; nice display; decent cameras; high performance; long battery life. Negative: No fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2018
Source: Pplware PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; nice performance; support 4G LTE.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2020
Source: Tutto App Android IT→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; compact size; high mobility. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2018
Source: Leonardo.it Tech IT→EN
Positive: Low price; large screen; powerful processor; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2018
Source: Phonandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; support USB-C; microSD card slot. Negative: No face ID.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2018
Source: Galaktyczny PL→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent autonomy; good speakers; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2018
Source: Galaktyczny PL→EN
Positive: Nice design. Negative: Weak hardware; no microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2018
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras; good display; long battery life. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2019
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; elegant design; nice display; metal case; great main camera; support 4G LTE; long battery life; USB-C; memory card slot. Negative: No fast charging; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2019
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent processor; face ID.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2018
Model: The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 belongs to the Xiaomi Mi Pad series of affordable tablets that has always provided great value in terms of specifications and pricing. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 was launched in China in June as the latest iteration of the Mi Pad series with an 8-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) IPS display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. It can be an ideal device for all types of users including casual users, gamers or professionals. The Mi Pad 4 has been made for more convenient use with one hand. As a small-sized tablet, the Mi Pad 4 is obviously easier to control. The previous generation model comes with a 4:3 aspect ratio, while the new model uses a 16:10 aspect ratio, narrowing the width of four sides. That’s why the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 becomes slenderer. The tablet is made out of a metal body and available in the two colors, which are Black and Rose-Gold. In addition, the screen share is 12.5 % higher than the 7.9-inch 4:3 Mi Pad 3’s. It is worth noting that our protagonist has been reduced to 1920 x 1200 in screen resolution. So, we have to state it is a step backwards in comparison to the Mi Pad 3’s 2048 x 1536 resolution. Of course, this also moderately relieves the pressure of processor rendering. At the same time, it is more power-efficient, and the pros and cons must be measured by users themselves. The Mi Pad 4 is featured with the 5.0 MP front camera and 13.0 MP rear camera let you capture memorable moments or chat with friends. But in the low light, it will not be able to capture good images. For the video calling, it is nice, and the picture from the rear camera is good.
The tablet is equipped with the 8.0-inch FHD display with 2.048 x 1.536 resolution. The display supports multi touch up to 3 fingers. The IPS display provides better viewing angles. There is no screen protector on the display so if users need any kind of protection they have to do it themselves. The display is almost 72 % of the body. The tablet features a proximity sensor and a light sensor. With the latest MIUI 9.5, a user can turn on the Night Mode. There is also a reading mode as well for the best and optimal brightness for the reading. This time the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 features the latest processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. This octa-core processor clubbed with the 3 GB / 4 GB of RAM. Thanks to its Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU users can easily watch movies in the HD resolution without any lagging. In addition to the hardware enhancement, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 comes with an optimized software. Moreover, it can be considered one of the most optimized Android tablets currently available on the market. First of all, users will notice the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 cancelled the virtual buttons seen on the Mi Pad 3 and supports the latest MIUI gestures. Not only that, but the user can also call out the navigation ball at the edge of the screen at any time, which is an advantage. This is obviously necessary for a large-screen Xiaomi tablet.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 512: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?). Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
660: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.
81.02%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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