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Apple iPad mini 3

128 GB Wi-Fi Only
A1600, A1599

Apple iPad 4

32 GB
Apple iPad mini 3 Apple iPad 4
Global Score
7.866.9
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6
2014-10-160000-00-00
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$ 375.00 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 A6X chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor Dual-Core 1400 MHz processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUPowerVR SGX554 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
8.557.65
Storage
128 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
5.73.3
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
32.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.27
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, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.79.4
Battery Life
6350mAh Battery Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.921.36
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 iPad mini 3 has a general score of 7.86, which is better than iPad 4's 6.9 global score. These tablets come with iOS operating system, but iPad mini 3 has a more recent 8.x version while iPad 4 has iOS 7.x, so it offers some additional features. IPad mini 3's construction is way lighter and thinner than iPad 4.

The iPad mini 3 features a greater hardware performance than Apple iPad 4, and although they both have a Dual-Core CPU and the same RAM memory amount, the iPad mini 3 also has a 64 bits CPU and a much better GPU working at 600 megahertz. The iPad mini 3 has a little more vivid display than iPad 4, because although it has a little smaller display, and they both have the same exact 1536 x 2048 resolution, the iPad mini 3 also counts with a little bit higher amount of pixels per inch of display.

The iPad mini 3 counts with a lot bigger memory capacity to install applications and games or saving photos and videos than iPad 4, because it has 128 GB internal memory capacity. IPad mini 3 has a very superior battery lifetime than iPad 4. Apple iPad mini 3 features a slightly better camera than iPad 4. Both of them have a same size aperture, the same 1920x1080 video resolution, the same 30 frames per second video frame rate and a same resolution back camera.

Despite of being the best tablet between the ones we are comparing here, the iPad mini 3 is also cheaper than the other tablet, which makes it an easy choice.