iPad Mini 4 vs Xiaomi Mi 2: Better Specs for Half the Price?

Fans of the iPad Mini 4 who were not able to get their hands on the Apple product may still be able to get hold of a product with almost the same specs but for a lower price!

The Verge reports that Xiaomi’s latest release, the Mi Pad 2, is practically an iPad Mini that offers the capacity to run on Windows 10.

The website reports that the Mi Pad 2 is one of the Chinese technology firm’s three latest releases. Other new products from Xiaomi include the Redmi Note 3 which is a low-cost smartphone and the Mi Air purifier.

The Mi Pad 2 is so similar in specifications with the iPad Mini 4 that their features can easily be compared.

Tech Times offers a list of these similarities.

In terms of display resolution, the website points out that both the Mi Pad 2 and the iPad Mini 4 have 2,048 x 1,536 at 326 pixels per inch. The two tablets also share a 2GB RAM capacity, 1080p video support and 8 MP rear camera.

However, the website also points out that a closer look at the two tablets will show where they differ–particularly in dimensions, weight and talk time with regard to battery life.

The website notes that the Mi Pad 2 measures with 7.89 x 5.22 x 0.28 inches and weighs 11.36 ounces while the iPad Mini 4 measures 8.0 x 5.31 x 0.24 inches and weighs 10.55 ounces.

Meanwhile, First Post details other features of the Mi Pad 2.

In terms of its processor, the website details that the device runs with quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor that is coupled with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM to handle applications.

First Post also shares that users are offered two choices in terms of the device’s OS. Namely, one variant of the Mi Pad 2 will run the forked MIUI while the other will run with Windows 10.

Apart from its promising features, The Verge reports that Xiaomi’s Mi Pad 2 retails at only $156 or $200 for the 64GB version.

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