Xiaomi has suddenly released Xiaomi MI Pad 3 which makes us surprised, when we are speculating its design and performance. We may also be very curious about what’s the main difference between Xiaomi mi pad 3 and mi pad 2. In fact, in terms of design, we can hardly see their difference.
First, Xiaomi mi pad 3 uses the same 7.9 inch LD screen with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, 326 PPI, which are same as iPad MINI. Compared 16:9 screen, 4:3 screen will bring larger displaying zone, better for reading. It is worthwhile to know that Xiaomi MI Pad 3 uses OGS craftsmanship, which makes the screen look more clear. In fact, Xiaomi MI Pad 3 overall performance in screen is between ipad mini 2/3 and iPad MINI 4 with OGS screen.
In design, Xiaomi mi pad 3 has no difference from Xiaomi MI Pad 2.
Both adopts metal unibody, sandblasting craftsmanship, this kind of price is very incredible.
The back camera has 13MP without standing out.
The bottom uses USB C port, equipped with 5V 2A power adapter.
The earphone uses 3.5mm jack.
Under the screen, it still uses three touch buttons.
In thickness and weight, Xiaomi MI Pad 3 has nice control, it has 328 weight,while iPad MINI 4 has 300g weight, and 6.95mm thickness while iPad MINI 4 has 6.1mm thickness.
In all, Xiaomi MI PAD 3 is totally same as Xiaomi mi pad 2 in design.
Compared with Xiaomi MI Pad 2, Xiaomi MI Pad 3 has four aspects that are different from MI Pad 2.
- The Intel Atom X5-Z8500 has been replaced with MediaTek MT8176 SoC.
- The RAM of 2GB LPDDR3 has become a 4GB LPDDR3.
- Built-in storage has been upgraded from 16 / 64GB eMMC 4.5 to 64GB eMMC 5.0.
- The battery capacity has been upgraded from 6190mAh to 6600mAh.
MT8176 processor is the Android device SoC which is designed in October 2016, which is the most high-end SoC for tablet PC.
This SoC has two Cortex A72 cores clocked up to 2.1 GHz and four Cortex A53 cores. The GPU carries a model name of Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6250 and it’s clocked at 600 MHz. Thanks to it the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 supports 4K H.265 video decoding. If compared to other chips, the MediaTek MT8176 is close to the Snapdragon 650. But the latter comes with a slightly weaker CPU and a slightly stronger GPU. However, compared the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, the third-gen device should provide the way better performance.
In Antutu Benchmark, Xiaomi MI Pad 3 has got 80,000 points , similar to that of Snapdragon 650, lower than Snapdragon 653.
In Geekbench 4 CPU test, its Cortex A72 big core has got over 1600 points, which is similar to that of Snapdragon 820 and 821. In GPU it runs 2100 points (Figure 3) , which is slightly lower than the Snapdragon 650, but similar to the Kirin 950.
In real experience, Xiaomi MI Pad 3 can run Weibo, Weichat and other apps, play such games as King of Glory, the RAM 4GB means you don’t have to clear up the apps on the background all the time.
More importantly, it adopts ARM SoC, when you use MI PAD 3, it will not face the problem of compatibility like MI Pad 2 with Intel SoC.
But it is not necessary to run Windows 10 OS on a 7.9 inch tablet pc, because there is no USB-A, HDMI port, etc. So this time Xiaomi mipad 3 runs MIUI 8 OS instead of Windows 10.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 runs MIUI8.2 based on Android 7.0 pre-installed which allows you to enjoy latest features and convenient operations, you can also customize your UI.
Xiaomi MI Pad 3 continues the design of mi pad 2, but upgrading its hardware, RAM 4GB ROM 64GB, right now MI Pad 3 starts to sell from Gearbest at $316.9, but you can use this coupon code: VIPTableta13 to catch one at $275.70. Hurry up before Xiaomi raises the price.
Update on Sept.11, 2017
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