Apple iPad mini is a mid-end tablet, featuring a good performance 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, a big 7.9 inches multi-touch capacitive display, and two cameras, a 5 megapixels back facing camera and a 1.2 megapixels front facing camera. But let's get into much more detail.
Apple decided to build the Apple iPad mini using a Apple A5 chip, packing a powerful Dual-Core processing unit speeding at 1 GHz with 512 MB RAM memory. Graphic calculations generally consume lots of processing power, so it counts with a PowerVR SGX543 MP2 graphics processing unit speeding at 200 MHz to help the CPU with those tasks. This tablet has aquite big 16 GB internal storage and although it doesn't count with a slot for an external memory card, it is enough to store a couple hundred apps and games, although it may not be enough if you are fan of the heaviest games available nowadays.
Apple made a very nice job making this tablet weight just 11.01 ounces. While this device is only 7.87 inches long, it's still able to fit a a 7.9" display. The iPad mini is just 0.28 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest tablets nowadays. About its materials quality, this tablet is mainly built with Aluminium, giving this device a high quality finish and improved resistance. Apple sells this device in two different colors, black and white.
The iPad mini features two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. It is capable of filming 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. Additionally, the camera features a high number of useful characteristics like auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, time lapse video and geo tagging.
Apple packed this tablet with an average 7.9" display, and a resolution of 768 x 1024 , which makes everything look quite colorful and brightful. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.
This tablet has WiFi connectivity (which it can share with other devices around, acting as a wireless router), 4G (LTE) high performance connection type and also HSPA+ connection type, that is a lower speed 4G network or 3G fast connection type, supported by HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services and it works with both CDMA and GSM networks.
The Apple iPad mini has a 4440 mAh huge Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery providing this tablet an amazing battery duration. An issue to evaluate is that the Apple iPad mini's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins losing capacity, though with such a great capacity you will probably replace this device before that becomes an issue.
This device also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other bluetooth tablets and accessories), GPS Navigation and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.
Apple offers this tablet for 235 dollars, which is quite the same as other similar tablets. No matter if you are looking for a tablet to mostly use social networks, will use it as a gamer tablet or are looking for a work device, you will probably be very happy with this tablet. This tablet includes Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.
|Operating System (OS):||iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6|
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|Dimensions:||7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inchesMetric19.99 x 13.46 x 0.71 cmImperial|
|Weight:||11.01 ouncesMetric312.13 gImperial|
|Colors:||Black and White|
|Accessories:||Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter|
|Screen Type:||IPS LCD (16M colors)|
|Size:||7.9 inchesMetric20.1 cmImperial|
|Resolution:||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Pixel density:||162 pixels per inchMetric63.78 pixels per cmImperial|
|Touch screen:||Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Processor:||ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz)|
|RAM Memory:||512 MB|
|Graphics Processor:||PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz)|
|Internal Memory:||16 GB|
|SD Card Slot:||No SD card slot|
|Back camera:||5 megapixels|
|Focal length:||33mm (35mm equivalence)|
|Front camera:||1.2 megapixels|
|Max video resolution:||1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)|
|Camera features:||Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Time Lapse Video|
|SIM Card Type:||Nano SIM|
|CDMA Bands:||800, 1700/2100, 1900|
|GSM Bands:||850, 900, 1800, 1900|
|UMTS Bands:||850, 900, 1900, 2100|
|LTE (4G) Bands:||700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4)|
|Technologies:||LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA|
|Sensors:||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor|