A few years ago, whenever we heard phrase Tablet, we would first think of the Apple iPad and Android or Windows Tablets. In almost two years of experience with tablets, many things have changed, from shapes to styles with keyboards.
On November 25th, The Xiaomi published first full-metal phone Redmi Note 3 and also at the same time brought a new Xiaomi Mi Pad 2. At Press Conference, Mr. Lei presented cell phones, flat-panel TV’s, and routers.
At the time when he introduced TV Boxes, routers, and cell phones, a tablet was not yet ready. The tablet was planned to be released in 18 months from this conference. It was supposed to be in full-metal design, equipped with Intel processor, 64GB of storage with the option of upgrading system to Windows 10.
This tablet has brought us some interesting things. We’ve got 16GB Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, in gray color.
In the Past, the Box of Redmi was built from a light brown recycled paper. They changed and released the new style since the Conference, and it was the red Redmi Note 3 packaging. Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 also used a white box and the actual appearance of the product on the front of it.
Equipment includes 5V/2A plugin, Type-C USB cable, manual and warranty card.
Compared to the first generation of Xiaomi Mi Pad, a new generation changed a lot in design, by turning the whole frame into the metal. Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 also offers gold and silver color scheme, which is convenient for users who do not like to choose a lot.
It is worth mentioning that Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 have a weight of 40g. Also, the thickness of the tablet is only 6.95mm, which is thinner than the previous generation for 1.5mm.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 1 on the left and Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 on the right side
Compared to the first generation of Xiaomi Mi Pad body with the new generation, they have significantly narrowed the edges as we can see in those two pictures above.
There are three touch buttons at the bottom of Xiaomi phone, from left to right – multitasking, Home menu and return button, all three are supported with backlight. From the moment u tap at the screen, the backlight will turn on so you could avoid the embarrassment of not knowing the exact location of buttons.
We can see that the camera is located on the upper left corner, and the microphone holes in the middle have inbuilt noise reduction.
Power and the volume button are positioned on the right side of the frame design, quite crispy to the touch.
A new generation of Xiaomi flat 2 is designed with dual speakers.
With the Type-C USB slot at the bottom of the layout, and with set screws on both sides, we can say for sure that it adds a hint of delicate feeling.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 doesn’t support memory card expansion like the previous generation. So this new generation comes out in two versions, 16GB and 64GB as optional.
To summarize it, with metal frame, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has increased its texture, and it is almost similar to iPad mini. Also, it is even thicker than the previous version. Because of the slightly rough Type-C interface, Xiaomi Note 2 is missing the soft sides on the edges.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 have a 7.9-inch screen, optical zoom, 4:3, resolution that goes up to 2048×1536. At the conference, Mr. Lei also said that this version is convenient for APP developers to use.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 also has slightly softer color contrast, which make him look more striking unlike the iPad mini 2.
Comparing to the previous version, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 have a lot of improvements.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 supports color enhancement, eye pattern, and color temperature adjustment function. But it is officially said that these features are only available on MIUI system and not on the Windows 10.
For users who read electronic books, eye pattern is a nice feature. It can effectively remove the blue screen, which makes it more comfortable than reading APP that comes with a brown paper background. So users can read books for a longer period without having any discomfort in the eyes.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is powered by Android MIUI 7 system, version 5.1. We can tell for sure that there are no big changes between the new and the previous generation of Xiaomi system.
Application system supports silent APP installation.
Tools plugin have default arrangement
“L-1” screen also comes with a complete set of desktop plug-in tools, such as the calculator, even though we use these functions rarely.
Also, space on the display is wide; it has 6X6 grid. Even after we start the music plug-in, we would still have enough free space to put up the gallery.
Immersive notification bar.
While playing video games, many users are worried that the touch key can ruin their score. Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 provides shield function that can be reached through “The desktop button + Power key”. So we won’t be able to leave the game until we turn off that option.
Xiaomi Note 2 size and resolution are very balanced. Hardware is based on similar design as the one of iPad mini. Android tablet is not the best choice if we decide to play games, but Xiaomi made some small positive achievements on that field.
Xiaomi 2 have built in “Game Center”, which includes games categories such as, Shooters, Arcade, Racing, Tower Defense, Sport, Chess and many others. Also, it offers us a download list and theme selection feature, so we don’t need to worry about finding a fun game for us.
It is worth mentioning that, Xiaomi is also excellent for mobile games, such as the COK battles, SOK song of the Paladin, and more.
Song of the Paladin.
Kings of Disputes, right in the middle is Lei level 26 castle; others can’t hold a candle when they compare their castles to his.
When we create a game account on “Xiaomi Mutual Entertainment”, whenever we open a game, the number of our account will appear at the top of the screen. That means, whenever we enter some game and see that number, our score will be directly saved to it.
Xiaomi also provides us with the ecological services that include welfare and many others.
Also, worth mentioning is that the Xiaomi Center that we connect to when we are playing games is similar to “Plug-in” tools, called “Game speed” it can provide us ten times faster speed regulation. For now it gives us the support for only three-click games.
With apps that are well created for reading E-books, watching episodes of our favorite TV shows and map navigation. What else can we expect from Xiaomi Mi Pad 2?
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 built-in e-book application can be seen on home screen; it have a plenty online books and notes, sharing features and our favorite one, local upload for e-books and cloud sync. Thanks to the cloud sync, we can download a book that we are reading at the moment, and continue to read it later from the other device, which is convenient.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 support video playback in 4k, H265 decoding, and video formats such as MP4, M4V, MKV, XVID, ASF and many others.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 volume is high. When watching a movie or playing a video game, it can provide us with such a realistic surrounding quality that can make us feel like we are the part of the film or a game. Which previous versions failed to do.
4K video player
Forced full screen
By selecting a “Forced full screen” on Xiaomi Mi Pad Panel 2, we will vertically lift screen more and by that the characters that we can see on screen will be much slimmer.
System Video APP provides us from artistic, youku to Mango TV.
Including video providers such as Sohu, Popular, and PPTV, and have over more than 29,000 free original television content.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 also supports Online TV Live feature, Live CCTV, and Local TV Channels. Image quality is exquisite, and, of course, we are all aware of the current video quality.
Also, you should know that the model with 16GB will be full after installing several games on it. Even though the second generation does not support the storage extension, if you love to play video games and watch HD videos, one with the 64GB is clearly a better choice.
Some Car owners want to install some navigation software on a Xiaomi Plate to use them as car navigation system. Unfortunately, Xiaomi Mi Pad 1 and 2 doesn’t support any navigation system app except the normal GPS option.
Maps APP will be correctly positioned if the Wi-Fi is ON.
Maps APP will be unable to find our location if the Wi-Fi is OFF
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 have integrated HD Graphics, Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor, this is a Xiaomi’s first processor powered by Intel products. Z5-Z8500 is a quad core processor that works on 1.44 GHz and can be boosted up to 2.24GHz. This processor is common in Windows Tablets. Xiaomi Tablet 2 can be upgraded to Windows 10.
Specification information, click to enlarge.
Bunny 6.0Beta, was tested on both 81327 Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, and Xiao long 810. Both of them had the same level of performance, which was good for Android Tablet.
Also, we can use 3DMark to test the Android version. 3D Mark is leading application in that operation.
For the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Android System, 2GB of memory are enough. But we know that Windows 10 requires a minimum of 1GB memory (32-bit version), 2GB of memory (64-bit version). From this point of view, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 can run Windows 10 without any problems on its 7.9-inch screen.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has built-in 6190mAh large battery capacity that is slightly smaller in size than the previous generation of 6700mAh, because of the limited body thickness. Administrators said that it can provide up to 12hrs of online video playing, which is 1hr more than the Xiaomi Mi Pad 1 could. Also, the same power could achieve 7hr internet access or 100 hours of playing music.
The actual test revealed that playing some Online TV Show for 30 minutes with 50% brightness and 30% of volume dropped power from 100% to 95% While Xiaomi Mi Pad 1 dropped down to 93%.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has a lot of progress in heating control which is in the relatively moderate range.
Official parameters for Xiaomi Mi Pad Panel 2 charging are 5V/2A, 6190mAh. But when we made a charging test for Xiaomi Mi Pad Panel 2, we found out that it supports 12V/1A, which means it can charge 17% of battery in 20 minutes, those were excellent results.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 can be presented as a tribute to the iPad mini product – it has 7.8-inch, 2048×1536 resolution, and full aluminum body.
The interface has reached the point of resemblance with the iPad mini.
After being compared with iPad mini, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 screen appears to be redder transparent, which is visually more pleasing to the eye. It also supports the color temperature adjustment, eye-patterns, etc. Which makes him more suitable for reading electronic books, watching videos and other applications. Now with Xiaomi we can have the similar experience in game system as we could have it with the iPad mini.
Also, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 maintained a higher ratio; 16GB Edition costs only 999 Yuan while Xiaomi Plate 1 costs 1499 Yuan, which is the drop of 1/3 compared to the price. This makes it the most cost-effective Android tablet.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 gave us a thrilling experience; its 64GB version will also support a Windows 10. Many PC programs will be able to get installed, and it will provide us with better playability with games such as LOL, HoN, Dota2 and many more. So with 2GB +7.8-inch screen and Windows 10 that can currently have, it remains for all of us to wait patiently and to see what kind of experience will next generations bring to us.