Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 launched – Runs Android or Windows 10


xiaomi mi pad 2

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 also launched today, with a lighter, and thinner body, new hardware and faster processor.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is another Xiaomi product to say goodbye to plastic and hello to alloy and looks and feels all the better for it too. Ditching plastic means that Mi Pad 2 users can finally be free of the super slick rear side of the 7.9-inch tablet, while also getting something that is thinner and lighter in the hand too.

Xiaomi boasted that that Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, a flagship tablet, weighs 38g less than the original Mi Pad for a total weight of 322g, and is 18% thinner, just 6.95mm thick.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Specifications

xiaomi mi pad 2

It’s not just the appearance of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 that has improved, all of the hardware has seen a significant update too. Xiaomi are so confident in the performance of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 that they are calling it a flagship tablet, despite the low entry retail price of only 999 Yuan.

xiaomi mi pad 2

Up front the tablet retains a 7.9-inch display from Sharp with the same 2048 x 1536 resolution as the iPad Mini 4, and a pixel density of 326ppi. There is a new ‘reading mode’ feature on the Mi Pad 2 also, which reduces the backlight to prevent eye fatigue and also prolong battery life.

xiaomi mi pad 2

xiaomi mi pad 2

Speaking of the battery, the sleek metal Mi Pad 2 houses a large 6190mAh battery, which is charged via USB Type C. Xiaomi say the battery is good for 12.5 hours of video streaming or reading, 100 hours of music and 648 hours of standby.

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xiaomi mi pad 2

The upgrades continue to the cameras where we see a 5 mega-pixel camera on the front and an 8 mega-pixel sensor on the rear.

xiaomi mi pad 2

Xiaomi have moved away from Nvidia for their chipset supplier and have opted for Intel processors. The Mi Pad 2 runs a 2.24Ghz 14nmm Intel X5-Z800 chipset, with integrated Intel HD Graphics GPU. RAM is 2GB, while there are options for either 16GB or 64GB internal storage.

xiaomi mi pad 2

Pricing for the 16GB version is 999 Yuan while the 64GB model will be slightly more at 1299 Yuan. Overall these are great updates, but I feel that Xiaomi have missed a trick once again by not supplying the Mi Pad 2 with LTE access.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Android or Windows 10

Xiaomi have also announced that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will run either MIUI V7 based on Android 5.1 or Windows 10. We are waiting to learn if this option is available out of the box, if it is a dual boot option or if users need to install Windows 10 themselves.

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93 Comments

  1. Radier
    November 24, 2015

    Finally. An Atom X5-8500 tablet with proper Android MIUI 7.

    Shut up and take my money !

  2. MinusPlusDivide
    November 24, 2015

    Should be dual OS or they will have hard time against Cube Teclast Chuwi or even Huawei

    • Radier
      November 24, 2015

      Dual OS for that shitty, useless Windows 10 which is worthless as an mobile platform? No thanks.

      • balcobomber25
        November 24, 2015

        Windows 10 isn’t bad for mobile, it’s a lot better than 8 was.

      • kzm
        November 24, 2015

        worthless because of what?

      • MinusPlusDivide
        November 24, 2015

        Windows 10 for tablet is much better than Windows 8. Trust me, I have dual OS tablet and I use Windows more than android.

  3. rimakus
    November 24, 2015

    If they offering Windows option they should also offer 4GB model cause CPU supports it.

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      … and Windows needs it

    • MinusPlusDivide
      November 24, 2015

      Yeah, seeing how Teclast X98 Pro has 4GB ram, Xiaomi should done this too.

  4. Tajwar
    November 24, 2015

    Take my

    • Dante
      November 24, 2015

      I cant , it doesnt come out of the screen

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      +2gb ram extra I might double it ?

  5. lKinder_Bueno
    November 24, 2015

    Serious? Only 2gb of ram for windows??
    And the note 3 offers 3gb of ram…

    • arrowthefirst
      November 24, 2015

      Windows is useless for tablets, ir is the fact

      • Radier
        November 24, 2015

        True

      • lKinder_Bueno
        November 24, 2015

        Only windows can handle well .pdf , .doc files without any lag

        • balcobomber25
          November 24, 2015

          I never have any lag handling .pfd or .doc files on Android. For PDF’s I use Adobe and for .doc’s I use Parrot Office (also handles any MS office formats).

      • balcobomber25
        November 24, 2015

        Windows 10 has greatly improved the tablet experience. This comment brought to you by a Microsoft employee…

        • Tajwar
          November 24, 2015

          I thought you where from Gionee

          • balcobomber25
            November 24, 2015

            Haha no I am just a huge fanboy of theirs. My actual job is a working PR for MSoft Asia.

            • Tajwar
              November 24, 2015

              Hmm… Okey…

            • balcobomber25
              November 24, 2015

              I just started this job recently, they attempted to give me a Lumia phone to use. It’s sitting in my desk drawer in the box lol.

            • Tajwar
              November 24, 2015

              Which one?

            • balcobomber25
              November 24, 2015

              Lumia 640. I told them the only way I would use one is if it’s the new Lumia 950.

            • Tajwar
              November 24, 2015

              Got the wrong info from someone *cough*maxpower*cough* it seems

            • balcobomber25
              November 24, 2015

              Haha he is convinced I am a PR front man for Gionee. He doesn’t understand my love for them.

      • kzm
        November 24, 2015

        seem fine to me

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Way to copy my picture lol….

      • Dante
        November 24, 2015

        yo man ikinder bueno has dat picture before you changed it to a meizu one

        • balcobomber25
          November 24, 2015

          I think we need a ruling on this. Either way it is an epic game. Just finished the main quest last night.

          • Dante
            November 25, 2015

            if fallout 4 haf multiplayer , i would come in your game and molest your town

            • balcobomber25
              November 25, 2015

              Umm…

      • MaxPower
        November 24, 2015

        omg, i totally thought it was you!

        hehe…man, you use to have followers and now you have stalkers.
        this thing is getting weird, you better watch out!

  6. Guest
    November 24, 2015

    Finally. An Atom X5-8500 tablet with proper Android MIUI 7.

    Shut up and take my money !

  7. Guest
    November 24, 2015

    Should be dual OS or they will have hard time against Cube Teclast Chuwi or even Huawei

    • Guest
      November 24, 2015

      Dual OS for that shitty, useless Windows 10 which is worthless as an mobile platform? No thanks.

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Windows 10 isn’t bad for mobile, it’s a lot better than 8 was.

    • kzm
      November 24, 2015

      worthless because of what?

    • Guest
      November 24, 2015

      Windows 10 for tablet is much better than Windows 8. Trust me, I have dual OS tablet and I use Windows more than android.

  8. Qidamin
    November 24, 2015

    Seems that the CPU (and GPU) is more a downgrade than an upgrade. Perhaps a MiPad Pro in few months?

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      They needed an X86 capabale chipset so they could run Windows. The CPU is comparable to a SD810 in performance (without the overheating) and the GPU is about equal to an Adreno 330. Not the greatest setup but it will still handle just about everything on Android with ease. The bigger surprise is only 2 GB of RAM.

  9. rimakus
    November 24, 2015

    If they offering Windows option they should also offer 4GB model cause CPU supports it.

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      … and Windows needs it

    • Guest
      November 24, 2015

      Yeah, seeing how Teclast X98 Pro has 4GB ram, Xiaomi should done this too.

  10. yalok
    November 24, 2015

    I would’ve thought about it if it had 4GB RAM.

  11. Tajwar
    November 24, 2015

    Take my money

    • Dante
      November 24, 2015

      I cant , it doesnt come out of the screen

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      +2gb ram extra I might double it 😋

  12. lKinder_Bueno
    November 24, 2015

    Serious? Only 2gb of ram for windows??
    And the note 3 offers 3gb of ram…

    • arrowthefirst
      November 24, 2015

      Windows is useless for tablets, ir is the fact

    • Guest
      November 24, 2015

      True

    • lKinder_Bueno
      November 24, 2015

      Only windows can handle well .pdf , .doc files without any lag

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Way to copy my picture lol….

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Windows 10 has greatly improved the tablet experience. This comment brought to you by a Microsoft employee…

    • kzm
      November 24, 2015

      seem fine to me

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      I never have any lag handling .pfd or .doc files on Android. For PDF’s I use Adobe and for .doc’s I use Parrot Office (also handles any MS office formats).

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      I thought you where from Gionee

    • Dante
      November 24, 2015

      yo man ikinder bueno has dat picture before you changed it to a meizu one

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      I think we need a ruling on this. Either way it is an epic game. Just finished the main quest last night.

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Haha no I am just a huge fanboy of theirs. My actual job is a working PR for MSoft Asia.

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      Hmm… Okey…

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      Got the wrong info from someone *cough*maxpower*cough* it seems

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Haha he is convinced I am a PR front man for Gionee. He doesn’t understand my love for them.

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      I just started this job recently, they attempted to give me a Lumia phone to use. It’s sitting in my desk drawer in the box lol.

    • Tajwar
      November 24, 2015

      Which one?

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      Lumia 640. I told them the only way I would use one is if it’s the new Lumia 950.

    • MaxPower
      November 24, 2015

      omg, i totally thought it was you!

      hehe…man, you use to have followers and now you have stalkers.
      this thing is getting weird, you better watch out!

    • Dante
      November 25, 2015

      if fallout 4 haf multiplayer , i would come in your game and molest your town

    • balcobomber25
      November 25, 2015

      Umm…

  13. Muhammad Yasir
    November 24, 2015

    no lte is a childish blunder … and 3 GB ram shoulda been there !

  14. lolipop
    November 24, 2015

    no 4gb ram and no LTE, why ? WHY?! And I was ready to buy that thing…

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      I am a little surprised there is no LTE, although even if there was it would be worthless for me because it wouldn’t be US bands.

  15. Qidamin
    November 24, 2015

    Seems that the CPU (and GPU) is more a downgrade than an upgrade. Perhaps a MiPad Pro in few months?

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      They needed an X86 capabale chipset so they could run Windows. The CPU is comparable to a SD810 in performance (without the overheating) and the GPU is about equal to an Adreno 330. Not the greatest setup but it will still handle just about everything on Android with ease. The bigger surprise is only 2 GB of RAM.

  16. yalok
    November 24, 2015

    I would’ve thought about it if it had 4GB RAM.

  17. Sere83
    November 24, 2015

    As per usual hardware looks nice, such a shame it will run laggy buggy, ram hogging MIUI. MIUI for tablets is laughably bad. At least it dual boots windows I suppose

  18. balcobomber25
    November 24, 2015

    I am actually in the market for a new tablet, still using original Nexus 7 but that 1GB of RAM is finally becoming a bottleneck. On a recent trip to a local retailer (Best Buy for those in the US) I found the following 8 inch or under tablets (anything else is too big for me):

    Galaxy Tab S2 (32 GB) – $349
    Ipad Mini 4 (64GB) – $499

    This Mipad is a steal for the price.

  19. Guest
    November 24, 2015

    no lte is a childish blunder … and 3 GB ram shoulda been there !

  20. Guest
    November 24, 2015

    no 4gb ram and no LTE, why ? WHY?! And I was ready to buy that thing…

    • balcobomber25
      November 24, 2015

      I am a little surprised there is no LTE, although even if there was it would be worthless for me because it wouldn’t be US bands.

  21. alan4195
    November 24, 2015

    I personally don’t have a problem with 2GB of RAM or the lack of LTE. At least, not at the asking price. 2GB of RAM is sufficient if you limit your background processes (even in Windows), and I can easily tether the tablet to my phone for LTE (who leaves the house without their phone, ayway?)
    In my opinion, the no-brainer was not to launch the base model with only 16GB of storage. 16GB (or around 10-12GB usable depending on MIUI’s footprint) is woefully low for an Android tablet, and pretty much makes Windows 10 use an exercise in futility.
    Why on earth would they just not eliminate the rear 8MP camera and instead up the internal storage to 64/128GB, at the same asking price? I mean, is there anyone out there who can honestly say that their tablet camera is their primary camera?
    It’s a shame, because at 999Y a 64GB model would have been an impulse buy for me. Heck, even a 32GB model would have been. But at 1299Y (plus the cost to import to Canada) it’s a bit harder to swallow, especially when I know I’m paying for an 8MP camera module I’ll literally NEVER use.
    Le Sigh…

  22. jauling
    November 24, 2015

    3GB RAM or more… or go home!!

  23. Sere83
    November 24, 2015

    As per usual hardware looks nice, such a shame it will run laggy buggy, ram hogging MIUI. MIUI for tablets is laughably bad. At least it dual boots windows I suppose

  24. AJ_74
    November 24, 2015

    I personally don’t have a problem with 2GB of RAM or the lack of LTE. At least, not at the asking price. 2GB of RAM is sufficient if you limit your background processes (even in Windows), and I can easily tether the tablet to my phone for LTE (who leaves the house without their phone, ayway?)
    In my opinion, the no-brainer was not to launch the base model with only 16GB of storage. 16GB (or around 10-12GB usable depending on MIUI’s footprint) is woefully low for an Android tablet, and pretty much makes Windows 10 use an exercise in futility.
    Why on earth would they just not eliminate the rear 8MP camera and instead up the internal storage to 64/128GB, at the same asking price? I mean, is there anyone out there who can honestly say that their tablet camera is their primary camera?
    It’s a shame, because at 999Y a 64GB model would have been an impulse buy for me. Heck, even a 32GB model would have been. But at 1299Y (plus the cost to import to Canada) it’s a bit harder to swallow, especially when I know I’m paying for an 8MP camera module I’ll literally NEVER use.
    Le Sigh…

  25. jauling
    November 24, 2015

    3GB RAM or more… or go home!!

  26. Mesterio
    November 25, 2015

    Am I the only one who thinks 7.9″ is too small for a tab? At least 9.7″ please. Besides in a couple of years time we will call that a phone ?

    • Rob
      December 2, 2015

      No, you are not.

  27. Mesterio
    November 25, 2015

    Am I the only one who thinks 7.9″ is too small for a tab? At least 9.7″ please. Besides in a couple of years time we will call that a phone 😳

    • Rob
      December 2, 2015

      No, you are not.

  28. QwE43
    November 25, 2015
  29. QwE43
    November 25, 2015

    Review

  30. Bility
    November 27, 2015

    Will it be possible to use dongle on this thing with OTG?

  31. Bility
    November 27, 2015

    Will it be possible to use dongle on this thing with OTG?