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Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 16 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489

Apple iPad 3

32 GB Verizon
Apple iPad mini 2 Apple iPad 3
Global Score
7.496.95
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.xiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1
2013-10-222012-03-07
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
11.68 ounces23.35 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 275.00 at Amazon$ 270.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches9.7 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
324 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.47
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetApple A5X chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU
8.556.75
Storage
16 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.53.3
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length35.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.16
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.69.3
Battery Life
6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery11560mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.928.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad mini 2 is a little bit better than the Apple iPad 3, getting a 7.49 score against 6.95. IPad mini 2 is a newer device, and it is also a lot lighter and somewhat thinner than the Apple iPad 3. Both of these devices come with iOS OS (Operating System), but iPad mini 2 has 8.x version while Apple iPad 3 has iOS 7.x, so it offers some additional features.

IPad mini 2 has a bit more vivid screen than Apple iPad 3, because although it has a bit smaller display, and they both have an equal resolution of 1536 x 2048px, the iPad mini 2 also counts with a just a bit more pixels per inch in the screen. Apple iPad mini 2 features a much better performing processor than iPad 3, and although they both have 1 GB of RAM and 2 cores, the Apple iPad mini 2 also has a graphics processing unit and a 64-bit CPU.

Apple iPad mini 2 has a slightly better camera than Apple iPad 3. Both of them have the same resolution back-facing camera, the same aperture, the same (Full HD) video quality and the same 30 fps video frame rate. IPad 3 has a much bigger memory for games and applications than Apple iPad mini 2, because it has 32 GB internal memory capacity.

IPad 3 features a much longer battery life than Apple iPad mini 2, because it has 11560mAh of battery capacity instead of 6471mAh.

The iPad mini 2 is a bit more expensive than Apple iPad 3, but you can get a better tablet for that few extra dollars.