Apple iPad mini 2 is a high quality device launched back in 2013, provisioned with an extremely powerful 1.3 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit processing unit, a quite big 7.9 inches screen, and two cameras, a 5 megapixels back camera and a 1.2 MP front side camera.
This tablet is powered by a Apple A7 system chip, including an extremely powerful 1300 MHz Dual-Core CPU with only 1 GB of RAM which is a bit poor for a tablet this powerful. Handling graphic intensive tasks, this tablet also counts with a PowerVR G6430 graphic processing unit working at 600 MHz. A great aspect of this tablet is its large 64 GB internal storage and although it doesn't have a slot for an SD memory card, it it is more than enough to store hundreds of apps and even the heaviest games currently available without thinking about running out of space at all.
The iPad mini 2 is offerred in 3 different color options, black, gray and white. Although the iPad mini 2 only has 7.87 inches long and 5.3" wide, it manages to hold a 7.9" display. This tablet is very slim, with a thickness of just 0.3 inches. About its design materials, this tablet is mostly created with Aluminium, giving it a premium feel. Apple appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 12.03 oz tablet.
The iPad mini 2 has two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back side camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. It is capable of filming videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. In addition, the camera has a large number of great characteristics: auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, time lapse video and geo tagging.
Apple packed this tablet with an absolutely amazing 7.9" display, and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 , which makes it impossible to even see the pixels taking part of the display. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.
The iPad mini 2 features a big 6471 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery that provides the iPad mini 2 a great battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that the iPad mini 2's battery is not replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, while with this big battery you will probably buy a new tablet before it becomes an issue.
This tablet provides Wi-Fi connectivity (and it can be provided to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connection type or fast 3G connectivity, over HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a Nano SIM card to use GSM services and it can use both GSM and CDMA.
The Apple iPad mini 2 also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.
Apple is offering the iPad mini 2 for just 250 dollars, which is an incredibly low price comparing with other similar devices. No matter whether you will use it as a gaming tablet, are looking for a device for work, want this tablet to take lots of pictures or want a device to mostly use social networks, you will definitely be very satisfied with this device. If you buy this tablet you also receive Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.
|Operating System (OS):||iOS 8.x, 7.x|
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|Also Known As:||Apple iPad mini with Retina display|
|Product code:||A1490, A1491, A1489|
|Dimensions:||7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inchesMetric19.99 x 13.46 x 0.76 cmImperial|
|Weight:||12.03 ouncesMetric341.04 gImperial|
|Colors:||Black, Gray and White|
|Accessories:||Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter|
|Screen Type:||IPS LCD (16M colors)|
|Size:||7.9 inchesMetric20.1 cmImperial|
|Resolution:||2048 x 1536 pixels|
|Pixel density:||324 pixels per inchMetric127.56 pixels per cmImperial|
|Touch screen:||Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Processor:||Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz)|
|RAM Memory:||1 GB|
|Graphics Processor:||PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz)|
|Internal Memory:||64 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, 1900|
|GSM Bands:||850, 900, 1800, 1900|
|UMTS Bands:||850, 900, 1900, 2100|
|LTE (4G) Bands:||700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)|
|Technologies:||LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA|
|Sensors:||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor|