Xiaomi Mi Pad 3
Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 review. This device was released quite some time ago and I’ve been using it for quite some time. There are few things that I like and there are a few things that I don’t like. SO, let’s find out-
The tablet’s design and build quality are one of the main selling points. The Mi Pad 3 is made entirely of metal. The buttons are tactile and they don’t rattle. It just feels like you hold an expensive piece of hardware. Well, I didn’t take a good car of it so I managed to scratch it alone but I would say that the tablet is still in a pretty good condition after using it for more than one month. We have the LED notification light, the capacitive keys are nicely backlit. On the backside top left, there is a 13-megapixels camera but there is no LED flash. And front side, there is 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
The 7.9-inch display makes the tablets really compact just like the apples iPad Mini. Speaking of that display is sharp, vibrant and punchy. However, it could be slightly less reflective especially if you use it outdoors. It is very crisp. It has good contrast and viewing angles are nice. Well, the one thing that surprised me about the display in a bad way is its backlight bleed, I don’t usually see backlight bleed this bad on an expensive display. But you can see towards the left-hand side there is a lot of glowing going on there.
When it comes to the Image quality that Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 can take some decent pictures of a tablet and good lighting conditions. Sure, there could be more detail and sharpness but usually, tablets have worse cameras than smartphones. The low-light camera performance is kind of poor. As for the video, it looks pretty good but in the footage is kind of shaky as there is no optical image stabilization.
The selfie image quality is not very impressive but there should be enough quality for social media needs. As for selfie video, it’s not the best but it’s usable for video chats and the sound recording quality is actually decent.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 has pretty good specs but I can’t really see a huge upgrade over the Mi Pad 2, to be honest. The tablet ships with a Hexa-Core MediaTek 8176, 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigs of storage which is, however, not expandable. The gaming performance is pretty good. I was able to play all the 3D games on the highest graphics settings without any issues. Well, there were a few skipped frames but I can’t really complain. Also, the tablet does not have any overheating issues. However, I was not able to launch some games like asphalt extreme, I think It has something to deal with a buggy software.
User Interface: –
The MIUI 8.2 global ROM is built on top of Android 7.0 and it runs quite smoothly most of the time. However, you may see some random from time to time but what bothers me, some basics apps just crash for no reason. For Example, I cannot even show you the exact screen on time. In the battery life section as the entire settings app just stops responding.
On a positive note, there are quite a few features and customization options to play with my favorites include the Monochrome mode of the display that saves the power. The ability to customize the buttons or make the best of the display real estate by using fast and responsive widgets.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is pretty good when it comes to connectivity. The Wi-Fi range and speed are good and the Bluetooth works fine. However, I don’t understand why the tablet does not have a built—in GPS so you won’t be able to use it for navigation. Mi Pad 3 does not support SIM card. It’s worth mentioning that the tablet has it built-in FM Radio.
The sound quality via the headset jack is pretty good. No distortions, no static and decent volume output. Dual stereo speakers are just great and the sound quality is actually one of the best in class.
The 6600 mAh battery performs quite well. I was able to use the tablet for a couple of days but obviously, your mileage may vary depending on the usage. I did notice however that the battery drains a little bit faster than usual on standby but keep in mind that tablet with three Google accounts and a lot of social media apps running in the background all the time. Finally, it takes about 4 hours to fully charge the tablet with a supplied charger. The result was pretty much the same with some fast chargers.
So, there you have it the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 after more than one month of using it. I have to tell you that I still like this tablet for a lot of reasons but there are a few shortcomings to consider for the price of just about 259 dollars you’ll get aa premium metal built high quality, yet a bit reflective display, decent camera for your tablet, pretty good specs ad good gaming performance.
However, the main issue is that MIUI8.2 global romp still has quite a few bugs and it seems to be unstable. Also, there is no microSD slot, no GPS receiver and no LED flash for the main camera. At the end of the review, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is still solid for the price but we still need to wait for that software update to make the best out of great hardware that is back into a beautiful and premium metal show.
So, what you guys think which buy the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 or maybe you already have the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 or would you by any other tablet.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Xiaomi Mi Pad 3||Rs. 14,999|
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