Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Full Review – Another Mi Pad?

Here is my Full Review of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, I made a long video showcasing the strengths and weakness of Xiaomi’s new Tablet. But does it live up to the hype?

You can watch my Full Review below, it is quite detailed, however, it is long though.

Honestly, I was expecting a bit much in making this review. Having used the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 for over a year, I was a bit disappointed as how this turned out. But here is my summary of the review above.

 Xiaomi Mi Pad 3
ChipsetMediatek MT8176 Hexacore 2.1GHz
GPUPowerVR GX6250
MemoryRAM: 4 GB LPDDR3
ROM: 64GB eMMC 5.0
OSMIUI 8.2.5 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Display7.9" IPS, Retina
2048 x 1536p, 326 ppi
Rear CameraRear: 13 MP
f/2.2 Aperture, 1080p, autofocus, touch to focus
Front Camera5.0 MP, f/2.0, Front Camera
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Dual Band WiFi AC (2.4/5GHz)
USB Type C
IO1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x USB Type C
Dimensions199 x 132 x 8.0 mm
Weight: 331g
Battery3.7V 6600mAh
Quick Charge (USB Type C)

Should you buy this?

That depends, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is a good budget tablet, especially now that the price has lowered. It has everything you have to go for a multimedia table, great screen, good battery life, and also adequate battery life. But if you are after gaming? Skip this, or if you already had the Mi Pad 2, you should opt for something more.

Availability?

Xiaomi Mi pad 3 retails at $239

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What is good about it?

  • The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 continues the premium build quality and design of the Mi Pad 2
  • Same gorgeous 7.9 inch IPS Retina Display, highly responsive with great image quality
  • 4 GB RAM has an obvious improvement in gaming
  • Pure Android now, based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Bloatwares are kept to a minimal
  • USB Type C with Fast Charging
  • Camera performance is similar to the Mi Pad 2c
  • Dual Band WiFi with fast and stable performance
  • Battery life around 6 hours plus, slightly better than the Mi Pad 2

Cons!

  • To put it bluntly, nothing has change from the Mi Pad 2 days
  • Not really an upgrade, especially on the Chipset, it feels more like a downgrade
  • MIUI 8.2.5 (Android 7.0 Nougat) is still very buggy, constant errors, and issues (update coming soon to fix these issues)
  • Also issues with transferring files using USB Type C

Expecting the Mi Pad 3 but got the Mi Pad 2 instead

Frankly speaking, I was disappointed upon seeing how this tablet performs. I loved the Mi Pad 2, even though it is also flawed. But overall it offered the best features of a portable Tablet and it looked like the iPad Mini. The Mi Pad 3 I would say is just a newer version of the Mi Pad 2, probably would have called it “Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 version 2”, because that is what it is. I see basically minimal changes on performance, although the added 4 gb RAM has marked improvements especially on gaming. But other than that, it is still flawed, and basically you are looking at Xiaomi Mi Pad 2’s long lost brother. Anyway, it is still a solid budget tablet, considering the price. It still has that awesome Audio Quality and Display to give it an edge.

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