Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
The Mi Pad 2 is designed as an Android tablet, Xiaomi also announced a Windows 10 version.The new Mi Pad 2 has an all-metal construction that's much more similar to the iPad mini. Xiaomi says the Mi Pad 2 is lighter and thinner than the first-generation Mi Pad, and comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of internal storage, and a 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 resolution screen. The company has also swapped out the Mi Pad's original Nvidia Tegra K1 chip that powered the first Mi Pad for Intel's 64-bit Atom X5-Z8500 processor, which allows it to run Microsoft's new operating system. Xiaomi did not, however, announce any accessories, such as a keyboard or stylus for use with the Windows 10 version of the tablet, and given the tablet a reversible USB Type-C port, making it one of the few available devices to sport the new connector. This may actually be a slight inconvenience, since you won't be able to charge the tablet with the more widely used micro-USB cables. and it comes with 2GB of RAM.It packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 runs Android and is powered by a 6190mAh non removable battery. The Mi Pad 2 is a bit thicker, It measures 200.40 x 132.60 x 6.95 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 322.00 grams. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is a single SIM () smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. THE BOTTOM LINE: The body is made from metal but is thinner and lighter than the MiPad. It’s 322 grams and 6.95mm thick, which for comparison is slightly thicker and heavier than the 298 gram, 6.1mm thick Apple iPad Mini 4 — the device which Xiaomi is likely targeting with the MiPad 2. The price is a very reasonable $155 respectively. Price: $155 VS Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact It's a stunningly thin and light, premium Android tablet that gets almost everything right. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact stuffs a heap of power and a good display into an extremely slim, waterproof body. There's no doubt the Z3 Tablet Compact looks great. It's amazingly slim at just 6.4mm and weighs just 270g, While its ability to act as a screen for a PlayStation 4 can be shaky at times, it's a novel feature not found on other Android tablets. The tablet comes with a 8.00-inch display with a resolution of 1920 pixels by 1200 pixels. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The tablet packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact packs a 8.1-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a 4500mAh non removable battery. It measures 123.00 x 213.00 x 6.40 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 280.00 grams. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC. Touch to connect your Xperia Android™ device with your NFC-enabled SmartWear. Get notifications, control your music and more directly from your SmartWear, while life logging everywhere you go. Battery life when playing video at normal brightness levels is fantastic, making it perfect for making any long-haul flights more bearable.
THE BAD Value isn't top-notch when the second-teir iPad mini is so much cheaper, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 offers extra features at the same price. Sony has filled the interface up with so much pre-loaded software that it looks cluttered before you've even downloaded your first app. Opting for a higher resolution display would help it compete against many of its rivals.
THE BOTTOM LINE The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is an attractive and powerful Android tablet which comes with some neat exclusive features The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's wealth of power, its skinny, waterproof body and decent screen make it a good option to consider if you're after a portable tablet. Although its screen resolution doesn't put it over its competitors, its ability to play games from your PS4 -- although not perfect yet -- gives it a unique selling point. Price:$499
VS Nexus 9 The Nexus 9 is a bit of a weird one - it's both the replacement for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, without really being a sequel to either thanks to the all-new 8.9-inch screen.
For the eagle eyed among you, you may notice it's jumped up a place in our rankings. That's because it can now be picked up for around £210, making it super affordable. It'll likely be replaced in the next month when Google launches a new slate - but for now it's a steal.
It's mimicking the iPad range by going for a 4:3 screen ratio (which means wider viewing for web browsing, but annoying black bars above and below when watching movies) so you've got a wider device that's not quite able to be gripped in one hand.
But that doesn't mean it's not a great tablet, helped by the fact it's made by HTC. The brand has brought over its Boomsound speakers for greater front facing audio, and the screen is certainly high resolution too. Weight: 425g | Dimensions: 228.2 x 153.7 x 8mm | OS: Android 5.0 | Screen size: 8.9-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Dual-core 2.3 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 6700 mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.6MP