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Apple iPad mini 3

128 GB Wi-Fi Only
A1600, A1599

Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Apple iPad mini 3 Apple iPad mini 2
Global Score
7.867.84
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 8.x, 7.x
2014-10-162013-10-22
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches
11.68 ounces11.68 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack, Gray and White
AluminiumAluminium
$ 360.00 at Amazon$ 370.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches7.9 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
324 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.47.4
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetApple A7 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 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
32.00mm focal length33.00mm 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, GPRS and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.78.6
Battery Life
6350mAh Battery6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.925.92
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Apple iPad mini 3 is a little bit better than iPad mini 2, having a 7.86 score against 7.84. Both tablets in this review come with the same iOS 8.x OS (Operating System), so you shouldn't perceive any difference in that aspect. Apple iPad mini 3's body has the same weight and thickness than iPad mini 2.

IPad mini 2 counts with a screen that's very similar to the Apple iPad mini 3 one, both of them have a screen of the same size, the same number of pixels in each display inch and the same exact resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. Apple iPad mini 2's processing unit is very similar to the processing unit in Apple iPad mini 3, both of them have a 64-bits processing unit, 2 CPU cores, the same RAM memory amount and a 600 MHz graphics processing unit.

Apple iPad mini 2 features as much storage capacity for games and applications as the iPad mini 3 one, both have exactly the same 128 GB internal memory capacity. IPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 feature quite similar cameras, both have the same resolution camera, the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video quality, the same camera aperture and the same video frame rate.

Apple iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 both have extremely similar battery durations, although the Apple iPad mini 2 also has 6471mAh of battery capacity instead of 6350mAh.

The iPad mini 3 not only is the best tablets between the ones we are comparing here, but it's also the cheapest one.