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Clash of Two Siblings: Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Vs Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus – Too Close To Call

When it comes to releasing tablets, Chinese manufacturers have been very careful because Apple iPad has a strong grip on the seemingly “small” tablet industry which has forced many Chinese manufacturers to record losses in the tablet market. However, recent performances show that the tablet market is growing stronger by the day. Xiaomi released two tablets in as many months while another Chinese manufacturer, Lenovo, released 5 new Android tablets to prove that tablet devices are not dead. Today, we will look at two of Xiaomi’s finest and most recent tablets, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 and Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus.  The Plus model of this tablet wasn’t really anticipated and it dropped like a bomb. However, which of these amazing tablets appeals to you

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is an 8-inch tablet which was released in June 2018. This device is considered to be one of the best tablets for watching videos because it is equipped with a rich content support.  It debuted with a 1099 yuan ($166) price tag for the 3GB+32GB WiFi while the 4GB+64GB WiFi model and the  4GB+64GB LTE version costs 1399 yuan ($211)  and 1499 yuan ($226) respectively.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has dimensions of 19.90 x 13.20 x 0.80 cm and weighs 320 grams. The screen uses a 16:10 aspect ratio, a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a pixel density of 283ppi, and a contrast ratio of 1200:1. In terms of key features, the tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 660 AIE processor coupled with various memory options as stated earlier. The memory is expandable via a TF card up to 256GB. In the camera department, it is equipped with a 5MP front-facing snapper and a 13MP rear-mounted cameras.

Under the hood, it carries a 6000mAh battery supporting 5V/2A charging and this battery life is one of the attractive features of this device. According to the official statement, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 can provide up to 12 hours of video playback, 15 hours of reading, 8 hours of playing games, and 10 hours of shooting.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus

Before we start discussing the details of the Mi Pad 4 Plus, its quite important to state that there are two major differences between the Mi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 Plus – Display Size & Battery. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is a 10.1-inch tablet which was released in August 2018. There are many users who prefer a larger screen and a longer battery life device, that’s why Xiaomi decided to bring the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus. Actually, the internals of both models are almost identical. The Plus model of Xiaomi new tablet is priced at 1899 yuan ($275) and 2099 yuan ($305) for the 64GB and 128GB models, respectively. It is available in two variants  – black and gold.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chip coupled with 4GB LPDDR4X dual-channel RAM and 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage.  The screen is one of the major selling points of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus. It is equipped with a 10.1-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1920×1200. The screen ratio is 16:10, pixel density is 224PPI, while the contrast is reduced from 1200:1 to 1000:1. However, it still supports Eye mode, standard mode, enhanced mode, luminous screen, and color temperature adjustment in a smart adaptive mode. Nothing changed in camera configuration – the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is equipped with the same configuration as the 8-inch variant – a 13-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel camera that supports AI face recognition. This new tablet comes with a huge 8620mAh battery which according to the official introduction, can provide up to 16 hours of video playback. Unfortunately, it still supports 5V/2A charging.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus

The dimensions have changed as well. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus still uses an integrated metal body with dimensions of 245.6 x 149.08 x 7.99mm. At the same time, the weight reached 485g. Unlike the previous model, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus carries a fingerprint recognition button on the front and can also be used as Home button.

Conclusion

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 Plus are two great tablet that are quite suitable for diffrent users. While the large display may not really make much impact for the Plus model, its huge battery certainly will beccause every body loves more usage time. However, the price tag is in the favour of the Mi Pad 4 because the Plus model is at least $100 more expensive.

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Richie

I have been a strong follower of Android devices since the release of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Right now, Chinese tech completely fascinates me because they are probably the only manufacturers who tries to merge budget and specs.

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