Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 Review: Great Display, Excellent Performance

By on Email @exolete

Xiaomi Mi Pad offers great specs at a great price. It has a brilliant 2K display, unheard-off in this price point alongwith the very powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset. But that power comes at a price, the Mi Pad does heat-up while gaming but not in general use. There's a microSD Card slot to expand storage but this is just a WiFi tablet. Its a good tablet for anyone looking to get some work done, watch movies or play games. But the 4:3 aspect ratio causes letter-boxing in videos, moreover a few apps are not compatible with this aspect ratio and you see a bit of non-uniform stretching. The build in general is good, but you do see a bit of creaking towards the sides. Generally I stay away from taking images with a tablet, its plain awkward holding such a huge device, but the Mi Pad has some competent cameras even though the camera interface is too rudimentary. Overall, the pricing, display, battery-life and performance make the Xiaomi Mi Pad a good choice for a non-voice calling tablet. You can have a look at the detailed review above with gaming, camera samples and performance as well as issues. Pros/cons as well as review scores follow.


If you are looking for a tablet in the sub Rs. 15,000 price bracket, the Xiaomi Mi Pad is a good contender with a good display, excellent performance but no mobile-data support.


  • Sharp, Vibrant Display
  • Good Performance, Gaming
  • Good Battery-life
  • USB OTG Support, Expandable Storage
  • Decent Cameras
  • Loud, Clear Speakers


  • Build Quality is just Average
  • No Cellular Connectivity
  • Gets Hot While Gaming
  • MIUI for Tablet Needs Work

Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
  • Display
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
  • Camera(s)
  • Music & Video Playback
  • Gaming
  • Performance
  • Battery-life
  • Software
  • Total Score
    7.7 10.0
Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 Specs and Photos
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