Apple iPad mini 2 is a high-level iOS device launched back in 2013, equipped with a pretty large 7.9" touch-screen, a high-tech 1.3 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit processing unit, a 5 megapixels back side camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera.
This device is powered by an extremely powerful 1.3 gigahertz Dual-Core 64 bits processing unit, included in the Apple A7 system chip and only 1 GB of RAM memory which is a little disappointing for such a solid tablet. Graphic intensive tasks often uses a lot of processing power, so it has an extra PowerVR G6430 GPU speeding at 600 MHz to take some work out of the CPU. An interesting aspect of the iPad mini 2 is its 16 GB quite large internal storage memory and though it doesn't count with a slot for an SD memory card, it is enough to install a couple hundred applications, although it probably wouldn't be enough if you are fan of the largest games available nowadays.
Talking about its body design materials, this device is mainly made of Aluminium, which gives it a top level finish and high resistance. Apple appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 11.68 ounces device. The iPad mini 2 is incredibly slim, being just 0.3" thick. The iPad mini 2 is only 7.87" long, but it is able to fit a a 7.9" screen. The iPad mini 2 is available in 3 different colors, black, gray and white.
Apple designed this device with a completely amazing 7.9-inches display, and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 , giving this tablet a delightful image quality. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.
The iPad mini 2 features Wi-Fi capability (and it can be shared with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance connectivity or 3G fast connection type, supported by HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This tablet uses a Nano SIM card for GSM networks.
This tablet features two cameras, a 5 MP back camera and a 1.2 MP front facing camera. It is also able to capture 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 fps. The camera also counts with lots of interesting characteristics: digital image stabilization, auto-focus, face detection shooting, HDR mode, time lapse video and geo tagging.
The iPad mini 2 also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other tablets and accessories), GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.
This tablet counts with a big 6471 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery, enough to provide the Apple iPad mini 2 with an incredibly long battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that this tablet's battery is not replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it begins to lose its charge, although with such a huge battery size you will probably replace this tablet before that becomes a real problem.
The Apple iPad mini 2 is an incredible tablet and it is priced about 449 dollars, quite the same as other same level tablets. No matter if you want a work tablet, want this device mostly for social networks and internet browsing, will use it for gaming or are a photography fan, you will probably love this tablet. This device includes Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.
|Operating System (OS):||iOS 8.x, 7.x|
|Variant:||Wi-Fi Only 16 GB|
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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:||11.68 ouncesMetric331.12 gImperial|
|Colors:||Black, Gray and White|
|Accessories:||Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter|
|Price:||$ 449.00 at|
|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:||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|
|Technologies:||LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS|
|Sensors:||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor|