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Apple iPad 3

32 GB Verizon
Apple iPad mini Apple iPad 3
Global Score
6.936.95
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6iOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1
0000-00-002012-03-07
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
11.01 ounces23.35 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 269.00 at Amazon$ 270.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches9.7 inches
1024 x 768 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
162 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.17
Performance
Apple A5 chipsetApple A5X chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
512 MB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPUQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU
7.296.75
Storage
32 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
3.33.3
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+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
9.49.3
Battery Life
4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery11560mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.368.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The iPad 3 has a general score of 6.95, which is a little bit better than the iPad mini's 6.93 global score. These tablets work with iOS OS (operating system), but iPad 3 has the previous 7.x version and iPad mini has iOS 8.x version. The iPad 3 construction is incredibly heavier and way thicker than the iPad mini.

The iPad mini features just a little better performance than Apple iPad 3, because although it has a lower amount of RAM, and they both have the same number of cores, the iPad mini also counts with an extra GPU. The Apple iPad 3 features a sharper display than Apple iPad mini, because it has a way higher resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, a larger display and a way better screen density.

IPad mini features a slightly better camera than iPad 3. They have the same diafragm aperture, the same video frame rates, the same resolution back camera and the same 1920x1080 video quality. The Apple iPad 3's storage for games and applications is very similar to Apple iPad mini's one, they have equal 32 GB internal memory capacity.

Apple iPad 3 has a way better battery life than Apple iPad mini, because it has a 160% bigger battery capacity.

IPad 3 costs a bit more than the iPad mini, but it's still a great choice, as you can get a lot more for that extra money.