The manufacturer Xiaomi is slowly making a name for itself in Germany with its inexpensive and powerful smartphones. The company from the Far East produces not only mobile phones but also other technical devices such as e-bikes and tablets. With the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, the Chinese are reissuing their fourth-generation Mi Pad with a better processor. What is in the tablet and how much does it cost? COMPUTER BILD summarizes the most important facts.
The Mi Pad 4 is equipped with an 8-inch screen in 16:10 format and resolves in sharp Full HD+ (1920×1200 pixels). This gives the display a pixel density of 283 ppi. But the predecessor Mi Pad 3 was sharper: It offered a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. At 200.2×120.3×7.9 millimeters, the Mi Pad 4 is significantly narrower than the Mi Pad 3 (200.4×132.6×6.95 millimeters), but at 342.5 grams it is a few grams heavier than its predecessor (328 grams). In the back is a 13 megapixel camera that records photos in HDR and videos in Full HD. In the front the manufacturer uses a 5-megapixel snapshot. Both sensors have an f/2.0 aperture. In addition to a USB type C connector, there is also a connector for headphones.
Instead of a six-core Mediatek processor, the Chinese opted for a Snapdragon 660 processor with eight cores. The Mi Pad 4 offers 3 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, and is an inexpensive – albeit slightly weaker – alternative to the high-end Snapdragon 835 processor. There is a second variant with 4 GB of working memory and 64 GB of data memory. The tablet establishes fast data connections via WLAN-ac and Bluetooth 5.0. Xiaomi also has an LTE version in its program, but without Band 20, which is important for Europe, and the battery with a capacity of 6,000 mAh should supply the tablet with power for a long time. The operating system used is the current Android 8.1 Oreo with its own MIUI user interface.