Today our guest Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review – tablet in a metal housing, equipped with a new processor Intel Atom X5-Z8500. Externally it is very similar to the Apple iPad mini, has the same high-resolution display, but it is cheaper. In this review, we describe in detail about its capabilities.
Appearance: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
In the world of tablets is difficult to make a unique, device looks pretty and it does not look like the competition. In our case, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is not a sample of a unique design. When viewed devaysa immediately evident that rubbings tablet iPad mini. It was drawing, because the differences between them, even to the minimum.
If we talk about the differences between the first and second generations of Mi Pad, it is worth noting that the second generation was 1.5 mm thinner and 38 grams lighter. At this rear side is now covers the metal rather than plastic panel.
Like its predecessor, the new model is made in several colors – gold, silver and pink. It got us to the test plate in gold color.
On the front panel Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review above the screen is a line of logo Mi, the sensor automatically adjust the brightness of the display, the front camera of 5 megapixels and LED. Under the screen with a diagonal of 7.9 inches are located three touch-sensitive keys, which are equipped with lights.
The faces and the rear side of a single sheet of aluminum covered. On the right side are integrated in a volume rocker and a power button. The keys are made of metal. At the top end Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is only 3.5 audio jack, and the lower port USB Type-C and two screws. On the back side of the left upper corner of the main facility is located an 8-megapixel camera and two microphones. At the bottom of the logo of Mi and two stereo speakers.
Processing of the material quality, in three weeks of testing on the cover there was not a single scratch. Protective glass screen also proved reliable. On the whole, the quality of the enclosure leaves only positive impressions.
Display: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is equipped with a 7.9 inch IPS screen c 2048 × 1536 pixels. Features screen similar to those of the iPad mini 4. The density of dots per inch is equal to 324, which is an excellent indicator. There are also oleophobic coating that makes it easy to remove the display typos fingers.
Maximum screen brightness – 364 cd / m2, and the minimum – 2.1 cd / m2, contrast ratio is 1: 763. I liked the low value of the minimum brightness, which is useful for fans to read from a tablet the night.
As smartphones Xiaomi, the tablet Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review has a color tone adjustment, in which you can change from warm to cold. There are also two modes of contrast. When measuring screen calibration, we used natural color tone and a standard contrast.
The color gamut is only slightly wider than sRGB, and the color temperature of virtually the entire range of brightness is set to 6200K, which is only slightly below the reference value. The gamma curve is above 2.2, but within limits. By and large screen the tablet is excellent, but if you complain, the picture on it looks warmer than necessary. I would also like to see greater saturation.
Hardware Platform: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is equipped with a 4-core processor Intel Atom X5-Z8500 with a frequency up to 2.2 GHz. This chip is made on 14-nm process technology, and also includes graphics HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) with an operating frequency of 600 MHz. RAM Mi Pad is 2 GB, and the built-in 16 or 64 GB. When empty Task Manager 1.2 GB of available memory. As for the built-in storage, in our version of 16 GB of memory available after turning only 12 GB.
Overall, Intel Atom X5-Z8500 for computing power is only slightly inferior Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. But accelerator was not the complete solution. It is much less used in Tegra K1.
If we talk about the behavior of the tablet in the games, then it is worth noting that the first Mi Pad is better for gaming than the second generation. This is indicated by the results of our tests.
Need for Speed No Limits shakes cache is not of the highest quality. But with Modern Combat 5 there is no problem. During the game, a decrease fps is not observed. The tablet heats up noticeably in the games, but not as much as the device on the Snapdragon 810.
Because there is support for wireless networking Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1, they work flawlessly. Besides, it would not prevent the availability of GPS and slots for SIM-cards, but the models Mi Pad 2 in this configuration there.
Autonomy: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is equipped with a battery capacity of 6190 mAh, which is 510 mAh less than the first generation. With an average load plate has 2 days with the index of the active screen to 7 hours.
Pleasantly surprised by the result of the test of autonomy PCMark, where Mi Pad 2 lasted almost 10 hours at brightness of 150 cd / m2. We also measured the time in different modes and compared it to its predecessor.
Battery life: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
Support for fast charging is not, so you can charge the device only in the normal mode, 5V / 2A. Bad moment was the fact that the battery is completely discharged and then off, the tablet can not be involved. As a result, we have to keep it on charge for about 8 hours to play. Perhaps this is the problem early firmware or specifically our test sample, but check out the other is not yet possible.
Cameras: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
The tablet Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is equipped with a basic 8-megapixel front camera and an additional 5 megapixels. Both of them have a minimum configuration but, despite this, the show is good, both for the tablet, the quality of images.
Results: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review – is almost complete copy of the Apple iPad mini 4 on the platform Android. The main advantages of this model: quality housing assembly, a good screen, and overall system performance. Unfortunately, in terms of gaming performance of the new chip from Intel gives Tegra K1, which is used in the Xiaomi Mi Pad first generation. This is evident not in all games, but for the uncompromising gamer, this fact will be a disadvantage. Therefore, if you need a tablet primarily for gaming, it is worth paying attention to Xiaomi Mi Pad. As for autonomy, even in spite of the decrease in battery capacity, compared to the first model, the device can run for two days with average load – it is quite a good result for the Android tablet.
The disadvantages of this model can be partly attributed secondary design in this regard in Xiaomi not bother, as well as the absence of at the time of writing firmware global localization. But this is compensated by relatively affordable cost of Mi Pad 2, which is significantly lower than iPad mini 4. If you look for a compact tablet to Android, be sure to take a look at this model from Xiaomi. The problem with the firmware required to be resolved soon, as it was with other devices of the company, and the secondary design is unlikely to be greatly disturbed, the more it looks Mi Pad 2 really cool.
Pros Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review:
- Body Materials
- Build quality
- Dimensions and weight
Cons Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review:
- There is a global firmware localization
- There is a version that supports 3G
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