50,000 Xiaomi MiPad tablets sell in less than four minutes
0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2014, 18:30 posted on
On Thursday, we told you how Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that his company was ready to take on the Apple iPad. And to prove it, earlier this week the manufacturer released the Android powered Xiaomi MiPad in China. A challenger to the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, the MiPad features a 7.9 inch IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. That works out to a pixel density of 326ppi. The NVIDIA K1 is under the hood with 2GB of RAM on board. 16/64GB of native storage is available, and for those requiring more storage, a 128GB capacity microSD slot is on board. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively, and a 6700mAh battery keeps the lights on...
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1. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Shame there isn't a 10" screen variant to go witg the impressive specs otherwise I would go for this tablet straight away!
23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3131; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
just keep patience... xiaomi is just entering in the tablet territory... soon they will cater all segments.... how great it might be if xiaomi used samsung's Super Amoled in mipads... then it would be an everything killer
2. ForgedMemories (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jul 2014)
Yesterday, here in the Philippines, where there are many haters of China Phones (but many also uses it because they have no choice. lol) , thousands ordered Mi3 in 4 hours. What's good is that they have already received their phones only few hours later.
4. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Local blog sites in the Philippines say that xiaomi has plans to launch the device here so it should also be launched on other markets xiaomi has presence in like Singapore Malaysia and India
5. Busyboy (unregistered)
Would have been a beast if it hadn't had an 8MP rear facing camera and 2GB of RAM. Otherwise it's one of the best tablet bargains you can buy!
17. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
What do you want it to have that's realistic then
19. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1105; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Yeah, why not a 41MP Pureview camera and 4 GB of RAM on a 240$ tablet?
Comparing this to the closest Samsung alternative the Tab 4 8.0 which retails for 269$ on Samsung's US website (16 GB version) you get much better set of cameras (8mp + 5mp vs 3mp + 1.3mp), much better screen (2048x1536 vs 1280x800), arguably better design, more RAM (2GB vs 1.5GB), much bigger battery (6700mAh vs 4450mAh) and a MUCH MUCH FASTER processor (TK1 vs Cortex A7 1.2 GHz joke) and it is still 29$ cheaper. This is a beast.
20. Ashoaib (Posts: 3131; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
exactly, certain people dont know how to appreciate... they just keep complaining out of a habit... these type of people like expensive andunder specs ipads
24. Busyboy (unregistered)
I said it would have been a beast, never said it was a bad tablet. Did you not read my last comment?
6. Totse2k15 (Posts: 417; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Very nice tablet. Would love to see it irl at my local BB.
7. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Nividia K1 Gpu with Tegra4 A15 Cpu. This can't be true.
Powerful Soc at this price. .?
8. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Surprised? Why so? They launched mi3 with sd800 & 2gig ram for $270 last year. There are companies beyond HTC, lg,Sony,samsung. And xiaomi is the best,far better than 1+1.
11. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
The K1 costs around $50+ to buy.
15. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Well, this is Xiaomi.
In other words, revolutionary business model with razor thin margins and products sold for close to their real price. It is similar to what Google does with the Nexus line over the play store.
18. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
Now in singapore MI3 costs 300$ singapore dollars which is just 240 USD
9. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Can't wait to try it. Soon we will have it here in India.
25. JJOPQ (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)
does xiaomi mipad is released in India?
12. GreekGeek (Posts: 1236; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Meanwhile, OnePlus has yet to sell 500 units
13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Looks like it's not for-real...?
21. Ashoaib (Posts: 3131; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
it is for real... I know you will feel it real when it will be only from samsung/apple/htc/lg, which infact its not... pitty on you
14. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Most powerful ARM tablet on the market that absolutely crushed the iPad Air in benchmarks, for almost half its price.
Can't wait for the reviews
22. Ashoaib (Posts: 3131; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
whatever... you should say typical nokia by microsoft video
26. gardiner (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)
I would never own an android tablet ever again. I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad 8 tablet and it's perfect. It's super fast, Runs on Windows 10, uses real software instead of crappy ad-filled apps. And gets updates all the time.
With Android, you get 1 maybe 2 updates and then you have to buy a new tablet every 1 or 2 years. lol
My Thinkpad Tablet is over 2 years old and there is no need to buy a new tablet. It can let me for a while. And it does everything an android tablet can do and more.
It also has "apps" that you can download if you really want to have all those spywhere collecting data.
I do have an android phone. Which is BETTER than any Windows phone.
Basically, for tablets, get Windows 10. For phones, a Samsung premium phone will do perfectly. Tons of Windows and iCrap users are upgrading to Samsung.