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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB

Apple iPad mini 3

128 GB
A1600, A1599
Apple iPad Air Apple iPad mini 3
Global Score
7.847.88
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.xiOS 8.x
2013-10-222014-10-16
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches
16.86 ounces12.03 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteGold and Gray
AluminiumAluminium
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 440.00 at Amazon$ 460.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches7.9 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.17.4
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetApple A7 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
8.558.55
Storage
128 GB internal memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
5.75.7
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length32.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.49
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.68.8
Battery Life
8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery6350mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
6.325.92
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--Fingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Apple iPad mini 3 has a general score of 7.88, which is just a bit better than iPad Air's 7.84 score. The Apple iPad mini 3 construction has the same thickness than the iPad Air, but it is noticeably lighter. Both of these tablets use the same iOS 8.x OS. Apple iPad mini 3 counts with a bit better display than iPad Air, because although it has a little bit smaller screen, and they both have an equal resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, the Apple iPad mini 3 also counts with a little more pixels per display inch.

IPad mini 3 features a processing unit that's just as good as iPad Air's processor, they have a 64 bits processor, a 600 MHz GPU, the same RAM memory amount and 2 cores. IPad mini 3 has as much storage capacity to install games and applications as the iPad Air, both of them have exactly the same internal memory capacity.

IPad Air has just a little better battery duration than iPad mini 3, because it has 8820mAh of battery capacity against 6350mAh. The iPad mini 3's camera is just as good as the iPad Air one, they have a same resolution camera in the back, the same aperture, the same video frame rates and the same 1920x1080 video quality.

Although iPad mini 3 is a better device, it costs a bit more than Apple iPad Air, and it doesn't have such a good relation between it's price and quality as Apple iPad Air. If you prefer to save a few dollars, you can get Apple iPad Air, giving up a few features and specs, but you'll get the most with your money.