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Apple iPad mini 3

128 GB Wi-Fi Only
A1600, A1599

Apple iPad 3

16 GB AT&T
Apple iPad mini 3 Apple iPad 3
Global Score
7.866.85
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 6.1, 6, 5.1
2014-10-162012-03-07
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
11.68 ounces23.35 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack and White
Aluminium--
$ 360.00 at Amazon$ 355.00 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
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
5.72.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
32.00mm focal length35.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.05
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.79.3
Battery Life
6350mAh Battery11560mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.928.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Apple iPad mini 3 has an overall score of 7.86, which is much better than iPad 3's 6.85 overall score. Both tablets we are comparing come with iOS OS (Operating System), but the Apple iPad mini 3 has the newer 8.x version while iPad 3 has iOS 6.1 version, giving you a couple additional features. The Apple iPad mini 3 is a noticeably newer device, and it is also thinner and much lighter than iPad 3.

IPad mini 3 features a lot better processing power than iPad 3, and although they both have 1 GB of RAM memory and 2 cores, the iPad mini 3 also has an additional graphics processor and a 64-bits processor. IPad mini 3 has a slightly better looking screen than Apple iPad 3, because although it has a quite smaller screen, and they both have the same exact 1536 x 2048px resolution, the iPad mini 3 also counts with a little bit higher pixels count in each inch in the screen.

IPad mini 3 takes clearer videos and photos than iPad 3. Both of them have the same video quality, a same size camera aperture, a camera in the back with a 5 mega-pixels resolution and the same video frame rates. Apple iPad mini 3 has a way bigger memory to store more games and applications than iPad 3, because it has 128 GB internal storage.

IPad 3 has a way better battery performance than Apple iPad mini 3, because it has an 82% larger battery size.

Apple iPad mini 3 costs a little more than iPad 3, but it's still a good choice, because you can get a lot more for that extra money.