eo4063, 27 Dec 2016Do not buy this device unless you are ok to live without Google apps. Even Google Play Store i... moreThe MiPad 2 (Android version) I purchased from AliExpress had the Global MIUI (Global 188.8.131.52.0 LACCNDA, Android Version 5.1 LMY47I) pre-installed. I've had no problems downloading and installing apps, including YouTube and the Google Now Launcher, from the Google Play Store. There were reports of the YouTube app crashing when installed on earlier versions of the Global MIUI, but I have not encountered this problem with the Global MIUI installed upon my MiPad 2. I've had for well a month now and it's continues to operate without any problems or glitches whatsoever.
eo4063, 27 Dec 2016Do not buy this device unless you are ok to live without Google apps. Even Google Play Store i... moreThe play store is available, not sure where you are getting your information.
It is an android tablet, I've used Xiaomi phones for the past 3 years.
Do not buy this device unless you are ok to live without Google apps. Even Google Play Store is not installed in the Chinese version. The device is sold only in China so if you need any support with it the only way to get help is to speak Chinese.
Bullwinkle, 13 Dec 2016Although I encountered the infamous "black screen" (i.e. failure to power-up) problem with the... moreIf you install an app such CPU-Z, it will list all the specs of your MiPad-2 and confirm that it has 1910 MB -- virtually 2GB -- of RAM installed. You're probably confusing "available RAM" with total RAM. Any time you're using a tablet, a large portion of the installed is going to be used and is therefore unavailable.
Although I encountered the infamous "black screen" (i.e. failure to power-up) problem with the Xiaomi MiPad-2 (Windows 10 version) I purchased from AliExpress, I decided to take a chance and purchase the Android version of this tablet. I've been using the Xiaomi MiPad-2 (Android version 5.1 LMY47I, MIUI Global 184.108.40.206.0) daily for over three-weeks now and haven't encountered any problems (i.e. failure to power-up, YouTube app crashing). As an owner/user of the highly regarded Google Nexus 7 (2013), I find the slightly larger 8-inch screen of the MiPad-2 to be superior when it comes to browsing the Internet. Although Xiaomi's MIUI user interface works well, I opted to replace it with the Google Now Launcher. The Google Now Launcher has integrated perfectly with the MiPad-2 and allows for better Google voice-command functionality. I use this tablet daily to access my Google email account, social media apps, and view downloaded 1080p movies and TV shows. For the preceding uses, the MiPad-2 has performed superbly. However, from what I've read online, if you're interested in playing games -- particularly ones that are graphically demanding -- the 8-inch Apple iPad mini would be a better option.
I have the 64 gb rom (android) and realized that its 2 gb ram is actually 1 gb.
Does anyone have this problem? Does anyone have a solution?
mohd5rose, 11 Nov 2016Intel? Pffffttttttttt!!!!why ? did u know the performance quality from x5-z8500 ? that SoC is used in many 2-in-1 laptops, many netbook, and many tablet. but that not mean this is the best SoC at this range, so, i think that a bad SoC.
It's a good device..
Display is great. It's slightly poor then my so mini display brightness. I think super ambled does that trick.
OTG works fine with Fat32 pen drive.
Battery last 7 hours of continous use with everything on.
Rubel, 01 Jun 2016No cellular connectivity!!! what a joke!!!Compare it to iPad Mini 2 that does not have cellular and sd card slot with massive price.
Unfortunately Xiaomi fails to take advantage of the decent cpu/gpu within this device. The MIUI version of Android is clunky and bloated which detracts from smooth operation of the device. In addition, the lack of image stabilization makes use of the 8MP/5MP cams precarious at best.
If Xiaomi would scrap their pseudo-iOS paradigm and create a lean, very upgradable version of Android they could produce some sweet devices (provided they also increase by several iterations, their mfg quality.)
They offer very good price points with decent HW specs but I fear that's due to a serious lack of test engineering, overall quality of all hardware parts and some failures in their service/repair system.
Would like to be able to recommend their phones and tablets but I've had 2 failures in the past year along with one serious failure by their repair system.
Am a big fan of their power banks and the Piston Series of ear buds. Just can't say the same of their "sort of" Android devices.
collector, 09 Oct 2016the quality is high, when will mi pad 3 be announced. I want 9.7inches or 10 inches+ https://... moreWith the decline in tablet sales, I doubt that you'll be seeing Xiaomi release a version of the MiPad with a larger screen. A 9.7 inch MiPad running Windows would be great -- as long a it worked properly.
the quality is high, when will mi pad 3 be announced. I want 9.7inches or 10 inches+
I purchased this MiPad 2 (Windows 10 version) from a AliExpress seller called Shenzhen Pophong Store. There are feedback comments from 62 buyers of the MiPad 2. Of these 62 buyers, only one states that the MiPad 2 received was defective. So it appears as though this "black screen issue" isn't as widespread as the articles on the internet suggest.
Visa has credited my card and is processing the chargeback to AliExpress' merchant account. To be fair and transparent, I've contacted the AliExpress seller and advised them that Visa has approved the chargeback. Once again, I've offered to return the defective MiPad 2 -- if and only if -- they provide me with a prepaid return shipping label that includes tracking. AliExpress' merchant should be debited in about a week. We'll see how they react when faced with the reality of losing $300.00 Canadian.
Bullwinkle, 02 Oct 2016Update: Purchase of Defective MiPad 2 (Windows 10 version) from AliExpress
Visa has authorize... moreGreat News !!
So they have agreed to pay for the shipping of the defective item or they have simply issued the charge back amount keeping the defective item with yourself ?
Update: Purchase of Defective MiPad 2 (Windows 10 version) from AliExpress
Visa has authorized the chargeback. Expect it to be within a couple of business days.
What started out as being a terrific little 7.9 inch Windows 10 tablet quickly turned into the 7.9 inch tablet from hell. Greatly disappointed! There's a lot like about the MiPad 2 tablet. But any electronic device that can't be relied upon is only good for recycling (i.e. the trash can).
What's I've been reading online, the problem I've encountered is extremely common. Does it effect 50 percent of the MiPad 2's Android and Windows tablets? Does it effect 75 percent of MiPad 2's tablets? Or does it effect 100 percent of the MiPad 2's tablets?