Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 breaks cover: slim and stylish 8" tablet at a killer price

Long after bringing its original Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet, one of the fastest growing Chinese device makers, Xiaomi, has officially lifted the cover off its successor: the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2.

With a sleek aluminum construction, a killer price and the signature feature-rich MIUI experience, the Mi Pad 2 offers great value for the money. Unfortunately, like most Xiaomi gadgets, it will not be sold officially in the Western world (at least not initially), as the launch will happen in China and some other Asian markets.

With this in mind, here is a quick overview of the specs of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2:

Size: 132.6mm x 200.4mm x 6.95mm
Screen: 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, 326ppi
SoC: 14nm Intel Atom X5-Z8500 quad-core processor running @ 2.2GHz
Storage: 16GB, 64GB versions
Battery: 6010mAh with fast charge support
Cameras: 8-megapixel main shooter, 5MP selfie camera

A notable new feature for the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is the fact that you can purchase versions not only with varying amounts of storage, but also with different operating systems: Xiaomi offers it with either Android, or Windows 10 (the latter is only offered in a 64GB storage model).

This is clearly a device made for video consumption and gaming: Xiaomi says it can play back up to 12 hours of online video on a single battery charge, and it advertizes it as powerful enough to handle even the most demanding mobile games.

All of that is achieved with a very refined sense of style. The tablet features a metal construction and measure just 6.95mm thin. Take a look at the prices for the various versions right below (keep in mind that those are the official prices in China, if you import the device, the cost will be slightly higher):

  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 16GB price: $156 (999 yuan)
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 64GB: $203 (1,299 yuan)
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 64GB version running on Windows: $203 (1,299 yuan)

source: Mi.com (translated)



36. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

All i want is Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with a thicker body supporting more mAh-s and Exynos 8890.

33. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

but no celluler connnection.. a no go then...

32. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

I got acer one 10 with 2GB ram and it is fluid for web browsing and simple task like watching videos and editimg documents...

30. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Still a good deal. Heck I wonder if Xiaomi will make any profit from selling at such price

26. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Well, Tegra K1 on the original Mipad is better than this except 14nm process. Rofl

25. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

So why don't they make a 12-13" version? This would be amazing!!! An 8" tablet dows not make much sense in my eyes.

28. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

i think 32 inch version will suit your eyes much better...

29. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Hahaha probably will.. +1

24. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Wut. so cheap!!! Must buy one when it released!

21. Zylam

Posts: 1827; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow that thing Xiamoi isn't even shy about ripping off Apple, even the angles of the tablet in its official pictures is near identical to Apple. If only it had an ARM processor. I've heard intel chipsets cause some issues with certain apps on Android. Can't confirm myself as I've never had an Atom Android, but I've heard some people complain about the non ARM chip. Wish the regular OEM's like LG and HTC would return to making decent tablets at killer prices, they've all but given up.

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This might use the Samsung S5K3H2 image sensor.

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I really wanr to know how that chipset performs!

20. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Works pretty well to browse web and for media consumption! Games from Windows store Works amazing along with some real PC games like Minecraft, Dota 2 , CS GO on low settings!

9. swole_Nerd

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

every tablet dose not need 4GB would you guys just stop besides more Ram the higher the price then you guys complain on how its so expensive this would be a perfect gift for someone without breaking the bank

12. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Looks like majority of the users on here are kids. I'd ask one to be with 8gb ram.

13. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

This is not iOS which needs only 1gb ram, but Android certainly does.

15. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Windows 10 is capable under half gigs RAM on Lumia so I see no problem on 2GB version

18. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Sorry, but this just isn't true. On the Lumia there is a Win10 MOBILE version, but on this there is (must be, otherwise it doesn't make any sense) a FULL version Win10. The same as on your PC or your Windows notebook. And that requires definitely mor RAM, than 2 GB. I would say, that even 4 GB is only just enough...

8. Saioofi

Posts: 350; Member since: May 23, 2014

Stylish and iPadish

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Windows with 2GB of ram? lol

17. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Works better than Android!

6. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I'll probably get Windows version. But, WHY ONLY 2GB RAM? Must be 4 GB. Atom X5 supports upto 8 GB!

11. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Agree, no 4gb Ram, and Nvidia-K4 quad soc.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

It might be a cautionary measure..4gb version will spell doom for Dell,hp Acer and Lenovo

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Agreed, RAM has been use to price Windows Tablet into different price brackets. Remember Microsoft own Surface 3, could Microsoft allow XiaoMi to cannibalize their sales? MiPad originally is Android which is open source and most MiPad sales are from China without Google Play. Its a different ball game altogether for XiaoMi.

4. deanylev

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Why only 2GB RAM? RAM is dirt cheap, should've been 4GB especially with a Windows version.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Damn, if it had 4GB of ram I would be all over windows version.

10. Kumar123 unregistered

Agreed. Bring a 4GB ram version. I am willing to pay 50 dollar more for that version. It would be such a amazing deal.

14. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Bring an 8gb Ram, I would pay even more. And a 3x better CPU, GPU.

22. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

i was thinking of 32 gb RAM and 1TB ROM....

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