Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Windows Review

I’ve updated the Mi Pad 2 Review to now include the Windows 10 model and benchmarks. The score hasn’t changed, despite its flaws, no MicroSD, USB 3 or HDMI* support. It’s easily the best (and most expensive) mini tablet out of China. The build is A-Class, the screen is fully laminated, super responsive and the cameras and sound are on of the best after my Surface Pro 4. Battery l...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Windows Unboxing and First impressions

It’s been a long wait, but finally Mi Pad 2 Windows models are now shipping out from Xiaomi after the first batch sold out in hours. I received mine yesterday. The build is as expected, like an Apple product and exactly the same as the Android version I reviewed. Even the backlit home keys are in the Android configuration and no Windows icon for the home button to be seen. Maybe cost cutting...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Android Review Online

My Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review is now online. It’s a great tablet and it has to be the best 7.9″ to 8″ tablet currently out from China. Nothing will match the quality offered by Xiaomi at this price point. Sure it’s not a perfect tablet missing a MicroSD card slot, but damn it’s good for the $185 price. You can read my full review here with benchmarks, gaming tests and cam...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Review

This Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 review was updated to include the Mi Pad 2 Windows version. (3rd March 2016) The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is the successor to the Nvidia Tegra K1 powered Mi Pad, this time around Xiaomi ditched the Nvidia chipset instead opting for Intel’s Atom X5 Z8500. The main reason behind this move is Xiaomi’s plan to release a Windows version of the tablet and dual OS, which the Nvidi...[Read More]

How to install Google Play Store on the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

My Mi Pad 2 originally came with a custom Rom that had Play already installed and multi-language support. Unfortunately, for me when I updated to the latest stable release, I lost Google Play functionality. I had to reinstall it to get it to work pass the connection issue. It’s not hard to do, just download and install the following GApps apk’s in the order outlined 1-4. If you do alre...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Downloads

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Downloads. Android Play Store files. Windows 10 drivers and images. How to install Google Play on Mi Pad 2 Android guide here. Please note if you do a clean Windows 10 install like I did the drivers will work. But using doubledriver to restore the drivers you have to later manually install the sound and camera drivers for them to work. Otherwise you have no sound or cameras after t...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Review (Video Review Android Version)

I’ve just finished my Mi Pad 2 review video, I have to say I’m impressed with this tablet. Xiaomi’s quality is unmatched for this price range. I’ve already seen this with their mobile phones I have reviewed. The Mi Pad 2 is no exception, the build with its metal unibody, fully laminated display matches even Apple’s iPad Mini offerings. Here’s the review. It̵...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

Xiaomi's second-generation Mi Pad, the Mi Pad 2 ditches the Nvidia Tegra ARM chipset for Intel's Atom X5 Z8500 and 2GB of Ram. There's a reason behind this move, the Mi Pad 2 comes in two versions an Android 5.1 MIUI 7 version with 16GB or 64GB and a Windows 10 version with 64GB of storage. Other changes include a full metal unibody housing that is only 6.9mm thin and weighs only 333 grams. The on...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Images

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Videos

Here are some videos of the Mi Pad 2 in action:

Daily Deal: Teclast X2 Pro $359, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 $185.99

Gearbest has some more limited quality sales on again, the Teclast X2 Pro has been dropped to $359, but only 50 units at this price. It’s powered by a Core M 5Y10, with 4GB of RAM and 2 x USB 3.0 ports. It’s the fastest Chinese tablet I’ve reviewed to date and you can read my Teclast X2 Pro review here. It’s a good option for those that want full sized USB 3 ports, a larger...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Unboxing And First Impressions

I received my Mi Pad 2 (Android 16GB version) today It’s powered by an Atom X5 Z8500, 2GB of Ram and has a fully laminated 2048 x 1536 7.9″ iPad mini screen that’s super sharp. I’ll be putting this tablet through its paces over the next few days seeing just how this $194 iPad mini clone performs. My first impressions: Excellent build quality for the price – As good as...[Read More]

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