Apple iPad mini 3 is a great iOS device released some years ago, in 2014, featuring a comfortable 7.9 inches display, an extremely powerful 1300 megahertz Dual-Core 64-bits CPU, and 2 cameras, a 5 MP back facing camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front camera.

Apple decided to power this tablet with an exceptional 1300 MHz Dual-Core 64-bits processing unit, bundled in the Apple A7 system chip with only 1 GB RAM memory which is a bit disappointing for a tablet of this level. To help with graphic calculations, this tablet also uses a PowerVR G6430 graphics processing unit ticking at 600 megahertz. A good point of this tablet is its big 128 GB internal storage and whereas it doesn't come with an SD extension slot, it it is more than enough to install hundreds of apps without having to worry about filling the tablet.

Regarding its body design materials, this tablet is mainly created with Aluminium, giving it a top level feel and better resistance. Apple offers the iPad mini 3 in two different colors, gray and gold. Although the iPad mini 3 is only 7.87" long, it's still able to fit a a 7.9 inches screen. This device is incredibly thin and comfortable, with a thickness of just 0.3". This tablet isn't very light for a tablet of this size, weighting 12.03 oz.

Apple designed this tablet with a spectacular 7.9 inches display, and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 , which makes everything look brightful and colorful. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This tablet counts with Wi-Fi connectivity (and it can provide it to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance internet connection or fast 3G connection type, over HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This tablet uses a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers and it can connect using both CDMA and GSM networks.

This tablet features two cameras, a 5 MP back facing camera and a 1.2 megapixels front camera. It also films 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 fps. The camera also includes many valuable features like digital image stabilization, auto-focus, face detection shooting, time lapse video, HDR mode and geo tagging.

This tablet also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth, Fingerprint ID, GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The iPad mini 3 packs an amazing 6350 mAh non-removable battery that can keep it running for many hours without having to charge it at all. An issue to take into account is that the iPad mini 3's battery isn't replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to have trouble holding its charge, even though with such a huge battery size you will probably buy a new tablet before that happens.

Apple offers this tablet for only 409 dollars, which is quite a low price for a tablet this level. If you want a social tablet, will use it as a gamer tablet, are looking for a work device or want this tablet to take lots of photos, you will definitely love this device. The iPad mini 3 is sold with USB Power Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x
Variant:128 GB
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Product code:A1600, A1599
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:Gold and Gray
Accessories:Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2014-10-16
Price:$ 409.00 at Amazon


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


Chipset:Apple A7
Processor:Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Capacity:6350 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
    Focal length:32mm (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


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 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

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor