I had Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, but the product was briefly supported by Chinese giant programmers. The main culprit was the processor, unfortunately it was not Snapdragon and MediaTek. Xiaomi.eu has suspended the updates to the Mi Pad 3 for over half a year ago, which is why I stated that you have to sell it. In the meantime, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with a diagonal 8 inch and Snapdragon 660 appeared on the horizon. I have written for a long time that I am waiting for a tablet with a larger screen, preferably 12 inches. Xiaomi listened and presented Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus with the 10.1 inch screen. I found that I will buy and check. I decided on a model with the 4G module and the smallest capacitive variant of 4GB RAM + 64 GB ROM. I bought the tablet in the store Gearbest.com and on equal days 14 received a parcel from the courier. I chose Priority Line shipping which provided no additional fees.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus 4G [unpacking]
First impressions are positive, I like 4 and plus on the front of the box. The basic specification of the tablet is on the back. After opening, you can see the tablet in all its glory, with a charger and a charging cable under it. Shop Gearbest.com added a charger adapter to the package.
Until now I used only the iPad and were more square, the Xiaomi product has a rectangular proportion. The first moments were strange with such a square device in the hands. Similarly in previous models, the new device has to be praised for the quality of workmanship. I can say that you write it, paint an iPad from Apple. The housing is entirely made of metal, it is very comfortable in the hand. In the Home button at the bottom is a fingerprint reader, in my opinion Xiaomi could cancel the lower button and further enlarge the screen or reduce the device. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 supports full-screen gestures, so why do you need a button?
Bootloader and Xiaomi policy
Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is only available with the Chinese version of MIUI, although it is English, but has a lot of useless applications installed. What I did was immediately started to unlock the bootloader. Here's the problem, recently Xiaomi has extended the time and now it is 30 days, only after this time we can unlock the tablet and upload any software. Apart from the temporary problem with the software, I am happy with the purchase and the first impressions are the most positive.