As we all know, the market for Android tablets is not worth mentioning compared to the market for Apple tablets. But in 2018, as one of the representatives of the Android tablet, Xiaomi still insisted on a tablet product – yes, it is Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.
This product can be said to be an important part of the first half of the millet and the second half of the product connection, but also this year Xiaomi tried to recover the tablet market. Of course, as a half-meter rice noodle, I naturally purchased a black 4 64G lte version of the matching machine to support Xiaomi. After a few days, I introduced the characteristics of this Android tablet.
The bezel is increasingly a thing of the past in new Android devices, but while Xiaomi has taken steps to reduce it on the Mi Pad 4 it’s still very much there with half an inch top and bottom and 1/5in left and right.
The slimmer body is one of the first things you’ll notice when you lift the Mi Pad 4 from its box. Though the screen is actually a tiny bit larger – 8in versus 7.9in – it’s also taller, now adopting a 16:10 aspect ratio.
As we mentioned above Xiaomi has fitted a new taller screen on the Mi Pad 4, ever so slightly larger at 8in and adopting a 16:10 aspect ratio.
This is still an IPS panel, which makes for excellent, life-like colours and very good viewing angles. It’s a very good-quality screen, although the resolution has dropped from 1536×2048- to 1920×1200 pixels, resulting in a pixel pitch of just 283ppi compared to the previous 326ppi – the magical number Apple claimed was ‘Retina’ quality, back when it was actually worth copying the iPad mini.
Although this is a mid-range chip, the Mi Pad’s benchmark results aren’t far off those of last year’s flagship phones. And in real-world use we found no issues with lag when opening apps and navigating menus.
Storage is very good if you opt for the 64GB Mi Pad 4, especially now that you can add a microSD card up to 256GB in capacity.
Mi AI is also on this device – Xiao AI is Xiaomi’s own voice assistant, but it’s not optimised for English language. You can install the Google Assistant once you’ve configured Google Play, of course.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is equipped with MIUI9. At present, there is no MIUI10 adaptation. At present, there are small love students, but there is no system tool on the mobile phone such as Security Center. This is extremely inconvenient. I hope that in the next few versions of the update, I can add tools such as the Security Center and Personality Themes.