There’s no denying that Chinese OEM Xiaomi makes some awesome products. While the company doesn’t have well-established retail channels in the country, Avechi Kenya, despite not enjoying the best of relationships with a good number of people, has time and again proven to be the major destination when in search for most Xiaomi products and the story isn’t different with respect to the company’s latest slate in town, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.
Launched in China back in June, the Mi Pad 4 can easily be termed as the best Android tablet you can buy at its price. Yes, most tablets are usually pronounced DOA, but in the Mi Pad 4, you are getting a gizmo that is powerful and promises a lot for the kind who relish this type of technology, yet available at half the price or maybe less than what other top tablets from Apple and Samsung will cost you.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 specs
|Dimensions & weight||200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9 mm, 342.5g|
|Display||8-inch 16:10 FHD LCD screen|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|RAM||3GB or 4GB|
|Storage||32GB or 64GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Camera||Main: 13MP, f/2.0
Front: 5MP, f/2.0
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9|
|Extras||Bluetooth 5.0, Face unlock, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Fast charging, etc.|
It’s worth noting that Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has two variants – Wi-Fi only and LTE variant. So far, only the latter model is available on Avechi Kenya. This model is the superior variant, coming in with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage compared to the Wi-Fi-only variant’s 3GB and 32GB memory options. Also, the LTE variant gets extra features like GPS, GLONASS, proximity, and gyro sensors.
Keep in mind that the Mi Pad 4 hasn’t been officially launched in Kenya, meaning the device you are getting was originally intended for another market. For this reason, you won’t come across support for band 20 for LTE connectivity on Safaricom, the biggest telco in Kenya, but 3G is available.
To walk away with one of these, Avechi wants you to part with Sh 30,999, a price tag that got me wanting to try out this slate. While at it, feel free to check out the latest episode on 24bit (below) where the guys talk about the current state of tablets in Kenya.