Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet in India alongside Redmi 2 smartphone. The Mi Pad is priced at Rs. 12,999 and will go on sale exclusively through Flipkart starting 24th March 2015 without prior registrations. Xiaomi Mi Pad in the Indian market, will compete with the likes of Google Nexus 9 and Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet. Read on to find out how Xiaomi Mi Pad vs Google Nexus 9 vs Lenovo Yoga 2 compare with each other in terms of price, specifications and features.
Specifications and Features Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Pad vs Google Nexus 9 vs Lenovo Yoga 2 Tablet
|Device/Features||Xiaomi Mi Pad||Google Nexus 9||Lenovo Yoga 2 Tablet|
|Price||Rs. 12,999||Rs. 28,699||Rs. 21,190|
|Display||7.9 inch IPS||8.9 inch IPS LCD – Gorilla Glass 3||8.0 inch IPS LCD|
|Resolution||2048 x 1536 pixels – 326 ppi||2048 x 1536 – 288 ppi||1920 x 1200 pixels – 283 ppi|
|SoC||Nvidia Tegra K1||Nvidia Tegra K1||Atom 23745|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.2 GHz||Dual-core 2.3 GHz||Quad-core 1.33 GHz|
|GPU||NVIDIA Kepler||192-core Kepler||Intel Gen 7|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Memory||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|MicroSD||Yes – up to 128 GB||No||Yes – up to 64 GB|
|Battery||6700 mAh||6700 mAh||6400 mAh|
|Rear Camera||8 MP, with Sony BSI sensor||8 MP, OIS, AF, LED Flash||8 MP, AF|
|Front Camera||5 MP||1.6 MP||1.6 MP|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Dimensions & Weight||202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 mm, 360 grams||228.2 x 153.7 x 8 mm , 425 grams||210 x 149 x 7 mm, 419 grams|
Processor & RAM
Both Xiaomi Mi Pad and Nexus 9 are powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with former featuring a 2.2 GHz Quad-core CPU and latter with Dual-core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz. Yoga 2 tablet is powered by 1.33 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom3745 processor. All the tablets are coupled with 2 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Mi Pad and Yoga 2 tablet run on Android 4.4 KitKat. Mi Pad further comes with MIUI 6 wrapped over its top. Google Nexus 9 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
All the three tablets differ in display sizes. Nexus 9 sports the biggest 8.9 inch IPS display while Mi Pad comes with a 7.9 inch IPS display, both with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Pixel density of the former is 288 ppi and that of Mi Pad is 326 ppi. Lenovo Yoga 2 features an 8.0 inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and 283 ppi pixel density.
There is an 8 mega pixel rear camera on all the three devices. Mi Pad sports a 5 mega pixel front facing camera while other two tablets sport a 1.6 mega pixel front shooter.
Storage & Battery
Again there is a tie between the three devices on storage front. All the three tablets house 16 GB of inbuilt storage. Xiaomi Mi Pad and Lenovo Yoga 2 feature a microSD slot for further expansion up to 128 GB and 64 GB respectively. Nexus 9 lacks a microSD card slot.
Xiaomi Mi Pad and Google Nexus 9 pack 6700 mAh batteries. Yoga 2 tablet is fueled by a 6400 mAh battery.
Xiaomi’s Mi Pad is priced the lowest at Rs. 12,999 whereas the other two tablets are priced above Rs. 20,000. Google Nexus 9 carries a price tag of Rs. 28,699 while Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet is priced at Rs. 21,190.
All the three devices look great on spec sheet with high-end specs. None of tablets fails to impress us on any front however Xiaomi Mi Pad has an upper hand since it comes with better front camera resolution, massive expandable storage at an impressive price tag of Rs. 12,999 which is nearly half as that of the other two tablets.
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