XIAOMI MI PAD 4 PLUS REVIEW: GREAT TABLET & ONE OUTSTANDING FEATURE

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Should you get the Xiaomi mày Pad 4 Plus? In my review, you’ll get lớn know all positive & negative sides of this exciting đài loan trung quốc tablet with 4G.

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Let’s start this reviews with the design and build quality. Xiaomi mi is offering the mi Pad 4 Plus in black và gold. While we bởi vì get an almost full metal body, there is a slim plastic frame around the screen. And there is a small cover on the back for the antennas which is made of plastic. The tablet is 7.9mm thin & weighs 485g.

Because of its metal body, the Xiaomi mi Pad 4 Plus feels and looks high-end. One reason for that is its slim bezels around the screen. We get a power button and the volume controls on the left side. On the right side, there are thẻ slots for a Nano SIM & a MicroSD card. Yes, all versions of this tablet have 4G LTE built-in. Just keep in mind that the Band đôi mươi is not supported which is important for some European countries.

There’s a standard tai nghe jack on the top & a USB C port on the bottom. Using that one you can connect accessories lượt thích external hard drives. Next lớn the USB C port are two speakers. The sound quality is fine but tablets in this price range from Huawei, Lenovo, & Samsung have better speakers & four of them.

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Fingerprint scanner & cameras

Xiaomi wants us to lớn hold the tablet in portrait mode. If you vày that, there is a fingerprint sensor underneath the screen. Using that you can unlock the ngươi Pad 4 Plus very fast & securely.

In theory, you could unlock the tablet using facial recognition too. However, it is using the standard webcam for that. There is no additional sensor which means it’s probably not that secure.

The 5-megapixel front-facing camera sits right above the screen and the 13-megapixel main-camera on the back sticks out a bit. As you might expect, the picture quality is not outstanding. But it’s totally fine –, especially for a đài loan trung quốc tablet.

Display

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The Xiaomi ngươi Pad 4 Plus has a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200. Yes, quite a lot of china tablets offer a much higher resolution. However, those are much slower and more famous brands have full HD screens too. And as with those, I always think that full HD on 10 inches is totally fine. Texts và photos look sharp enough.

Pretty much all other aspects of the display are good too. While it is bright enough to use inside và outside in the shadows, it’s a bit too dark for direct sunlight. Contrast and màu sắc reproduction are good. Và you can adjust the screen đầu ra in the settings.

By the way, the Xiaomi mi Pad 4 Plus does not tư vấn any active stylus.

Hardware và Performance

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Let’s take a look inside the tablet. The Xiaomi mày Pad 4 Plus features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC which is a middle-class processor. It consists of eight cores that clock with up lớn 2.2GHz. Additionally, we get 4GB of RAM & a 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The tablet supports bluetooth không dây 4.0, LTE, and GPS.

In the Geekbench 4 and AnTuTu benchmarks, the Xiaomi mày Pad 4 Plus gets better results than all other middle-class tablets I reviewed. It’s almost as fast as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. And yes, the performance is better than the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 & Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 which cost about the same.

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While some other Chinese tablets get great benchmark results, the real-life performance of the Xiaomi mi Pad 4 Plus is much better. In fact, you can play PUBG di động with HD graphics & high framerate without any stuttering. Only very few tablets are capable of that.

Other games lượt thích Asphalt 9 and Shadow of Death run fine too. & I played Shadowgun Legends without any issues. Into The Dead 2 runs with high graphics settings as well. So… while the performance is not as good as with the much pricier Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, it is capable of playing pretty much all games with nice graphics.

As you might expect, other apps lượt thích Chrome, YouTube, và Lightroom run great too. Và that is the case for the operating itself. In total, the performance of the mi Pad 4 Plus is excellent at this price.

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Android Oreo & MIUI

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The Xiaomi mày Pad 4 Plus is shipped with app android 8.1 Oreo. For a tablet, that sadly is up-to-date software because there are none with game android 9 yet. Will this one ever get a major update? I have no idea. With that being said, mi did release two smaller updates already. So, at least they are improving the software.

On top of app android runs the MIUI in version 10.2. That’s the own interface from xiaomi and, as with its smartphones, the UI is heavily customized. For example, there is no ứng dụng drawer anymore & all apps are installed onto the home screen. The thiết kế is customized too và looks more colorful.

I would prefer vanilla game android but I can live with it. Standard app android features like the split-screen-view are supported.

However, it’s a bit annoying that there are tons of apps pre-installed. A lot of them are in Chinese. You can uninstall some but not all. And, out of the box, there is no Google Play Store pre-installed. Instead, xiaomi mi is using a different one & even their own browser.

Don’t worry though. It is very easy to install the Google Play Store & then you can install Chrome, Gmail và YouTube. That works without any problems.

By the way, like with most trung quốc tablets, you can watch Netflix in standard definition only và not in HD. The necessary DRM standards are not supported.

Battery Life

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Inside the Xiaomi mày Pad 4 Plus sits a battery with a capacity of 8620mAh. In my battery test, it got a result of 17 hours. That is outstanding. As you can see in my comparison, the battery lasts longer than the ones of all apk tablets I reviewed recently.

For my battery test, I’m always looping & HD video at medium brightness and turned-on WiFi.

In real life, the battery life is very good too. I also like that not much energy is lost while in standby. If you use it normally, you probably won’t have khổng lồ charge it for several days. But even if you use it a lot, it will last you a whole working day or a long-haul flight with heavy use.

Xiaomi mi Pad 4 Plus Review: Final Verdict

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So, is the Xiaomi mi Pad 4 Plus a good tablet? Yes, it certainly is. Especially when considering the price, its performance and battery life are outstanding. Other aspects lượt thích the screen and build chất lượng are pretty good too. Và I also like that we get a fingerprint scanner và 4G. One of its few downsides are the two speakers. Most competitors in this price class offer better ones. But still, it’s the best china tablet I ever reviewed.

I can recommend the Xiaomi ngươi Pad 4 Plus especially when you can find a khuyến mãi for around 300 US Dollars. Again, especially for that price, the battery life is outstanding.

Let’s check out some potential alternatives. Similarly priced ones are the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 and Lenovo Tab P10. The screens of those four tablets are very similar – but all of them offer better speakers than xiaomi does. However, the mày Pad 4 Plus is noticeably faster. So, it’s up to you what’s more important khổng lồ you.

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A very interesting alternative is the Huawei MediaPad M5 10. While it’s suggested price is more expensive, you often can get it a bit cheaper. That one has a better performance và better speakers than the Xiaomi. In this case, the mi Pad 4 Plus has a longer battery life only.

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Also, please compare the prices locally. I’m most familiar with German & US prices, but prices vary a lot by country.