Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018): Affordable tablets in 2018

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018)

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018): Affordable tablets in 2018. These days, the tablets sector of the industry isn’t getting much attention like the smartphone sector. But that doesn’t mean amazing tablets are not being manufactured. Chinese OEM company, Xiaomi recently launched the fourth generation tablet model called the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4. The new tablet is the direct successor to the 2016’s Xiaomi Mi Pad 3. And there’s a big upgrade in the new tablet as it features LTE.

Competing against the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 in this article is iPad 9.7 (2018). The tablet from Apple Inc succeeds the iPad 9.7 (2017). Despite how stagnant the tablet market is, Apple is doing quite well with their own version of tablets. The iPad 9.7 (2018) is actually named after its 9.7-inch screen size. So let’s see which of these 2018 released tablets offers better quality-price ratio.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) – The Design

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018)
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018)
iPad 9.7 (2018)

The body build of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 and iPad 9.7 is a front glass with an aluminum body. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 weighs 342.5 grams and measures 7.9 mm in thickness. I think most people don’t buy into the tablet ideology cause of its staggering weight. The iPad 9.7 measures 7.5 mm in thickness while the Wi-Fi and LTE weigh differently. The Wi-Fi only model weighs 469 grams while the LTE model weighs 478 grams. The LTE model also uses Wi-Fi too just like a regular smartphone.

The iPad 9.7 features a Stylus pen and a front mounted fingerprint sensor, which Xiaomi are yet to adopt in their Mi Pad series. Both tablets feature a single rear placed t the top left with no LED flash. The iPad 9.7 is available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray body colors. While the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 comes in only Black and Rose Gold body colors.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) – The Display

Both tablets feature an IPS LCD panel. The panel on the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 measures 8.0 inch. While the panel on the iPad measures 9.7 inches hence its name. The IPS LCD panel on iPad 9.7 features a LED-backlit.

The display of the Mi Pad 4 features 77.1% screen-to-body ratio, 16:10 ratio, 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution and 283 pixels per inch density. Whereas, the display of the iPad 9.7 features 71.6% screen-to-body ratio, 4:3 ratio,1536 x 2048 pixels resolution and 264 pixels per inch density. The iPad 9.7 features better display specs than the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) – The Camera

Tablet cameras aren’t all that sophisticated like what we are seeing with smartphones. Though, Xiaomi tries to bring some new features to their Mi Pad series. The new Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 features face unlocking system, which I think is cool. The iPad 9.7 also detects face/smile.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 features a 13MP rear camera with the f/2.0 aperture. Whereas, the iPad 9.7 features an 8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture. Up front, the iPad 9.7 packs a 1.2MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. While the Mi Pad 4 packs a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) – Hardware and Software

Powering the iPad 9.7 is Apple A10 Fusion chipset, PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics) graphics processing unit and 4-core processor. For the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, an Adreno 512 graphics processing unit, and 8-core processor.

The iPad 9.7 runs on iOS 11.3 with 2GB memory and either 32GB or 128GB storage. While the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 runs MIUI 9.0 skin, which is overlaid on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Wi-Fi model only of the Mi Pad 4 comes with a 3GB memory and 32GB storage. While the Wi-Fi/LTE model comes with a 4GB memory and 64GB storage.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) – The Battery

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is equipped with a non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery with fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W. While the iPad 9.7 packs a non-removable Li-Po 8827 mAh battery. Sadly, the iPad 9.7 (2018) doesn’t feature a fast battery charging technology.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) – The Price

The iPad 9.7 will cost you around $407 (N142,450). While the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 sells for around $210 (N73,500). Apple really made the iPad 9.7 (2018) affordable when you consider the price of its predecessor. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is quite affordable with great specs and features.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 VS iPad 9.7 (2018) Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 iPad 9.7 (2018)
Dimensions and Weight 200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 342.5 g 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm. Weight: 469 g (Wi-Fi) / 478 g (LTE)
Display 8.0 inch (77.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1200 x 1920 pixels with 283 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 9.7 inch (71.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1536 x 2048 pixels with 264 PPI density and LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB (Wi-Fi model) or RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB (Wi-Fi or LTE model) RAM: 2GB. ROM: 32/128GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with MIUI 9.0) iOS 11.3
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor Apple A10 Fusion chipset with Quad-core 2.34GHz processor
Camera 5MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + 13MP f/2.0 aperture rear camera 8MP f/2.4 aperture front camera + 1.2MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 8837 mAh battery
Additional Features Face Unlock, Fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W Fingerprint (front-mounted)

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