[GizPoll of the Week] Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Vs Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) – Take Your Pick

From our last week poll, the popularity of the rear fingerprint sensor is still high amongst our voters as 32% opted for it while the recent tech, on-screen fingerprint sensor got 32%. Fingerprint scanners located on the side and front managed 12% and 23% votes respectively while 3% voted for FaceID.

Today, we are looking at 8-inch tablets from two Chinese manufacturing giants, Xiaomi and Huawei. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 and Huawei MediaPad M5 will be doing battle today. These devices are both 2018 tablets although the M5 arrive much earlier. These tablets have some things in common Рsimilar size (8 inches), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Android Oreo, and aluminum body. However, there are a whole lot of differences between them.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is an 8-inch tablet which was released in June 2018. This device is considered to be one of the best tablets for watching videos because it is equipped with a rich content support.  It debuted with a 1099 yuan ($166) price tag for the 3GB+32GB WiFi while the 4GB+64GB WiFi model and the  4GB+64GB LTE version costs 1399 yuan ($211)  and 1499 yuan ($226) respectively.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has dimensions of 19.90 x 13.20 x 0.80 cm and weighs 320 grams. The screen uses a 16:10 aspect ratio, a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a pixel density of 283ppi, and a contrast ratio of 1200:1. In terms of key features, the tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 660 AIE processor coupled with various memory options as stated earlier. The memory is expandable via a TF card up to 256GB. In the camera department, it is equipped with a 5MP front-facing snapper and a 13MP rear-mounted cameras. Under the hood, it carries a 6000mAh battery supporting 5V/2A charging and this battery life is one of the attractive features of this device. According to the official statement, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 can provide up to 12 hours of video playback, 15 hours of reading, 8 hours of playing games, and 10 hours of shooting.

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Huawei MediaPad M5  (8.4-inch)

The Huawei MediaPad M5 is an 8.4-inch tablet which arrived in February 2018. It has other 10-inch siblings but for this contest, we are using the 8-inch variant. The MediaPad M5 has dimensions of 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 mm and weighs 316 grams. The screen uses a 16:10 aspect ratio, a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32//64/128GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB via a TF card. In the camera department, it is equipped with a 13MP front-facing snapper and an 8MP rear-mounted cameras. This tablet is powered by a 5100 mAh battery with fast charge support. It also comes with a front mounted finger[rint sensor, a feature that is lacking in the Mi Pad 4.

Personally, I am a Xiaomi fanboy so I will definitely pick the Mi Pad 4 over the MediaPad M5. However, your choice is probably different from mine. Which is your pick?

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