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Apple iPad mini Review

Verizon and Sprint (A1455)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.05/10
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Apple iPad mini is a little bit outdated tablet, featuring a powerful 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, a good size 7.9-inches capacitive display, and 2 cameras, a 5 MP back side camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front side camera. That's everything we have to say? Not at all, it's only the beginning of this in-depth review.

Apple decided to power this tablet using a Apple A5 chip, including a powerful 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit and 512 MB of RAM. Graphic intensive applications often uses lots of CPU time, so it uses an additional PowerVR SGX543 MP2 GPU speeding at 200 megahertz to help with that calculations. The iPad mini has a 64 GB awesome internal memory and while it doesn't count with a slot for SD memory cards, it it is more than enough to install tons of apps, games, songs, photos and videos without even thinking about running out of space.

Regarding its construction quality, the iPad mini is mainly created with Aluminium, which gives a top level look and an extra resistance. The iPad mini is offerred in two different color options, black and white. This device is thin and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.28 inches. Whereas the iPad mini is only 7.87 inches long and 5.3 inches wide, it manages to pack a 7.9" screen. Apple did an amazing job making the iPad mini as lightweight as 11.01 oz.

The Apple iPad mini has two cameras, a 5 megapixels back side camera and a 1.2 megapixels front-facing camera. It can also shoot videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. To complete the camera, it also has multiple interesting features like digital image stabilization, auto-focus, HDR mode, face detection shooting, geo tagging and time lapse video.

Apple designed this tablet with a good 7.9" display, and a 768 x 1024 resolution, which makes everything look good. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This tablet features an amazing 4440 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery, enough to provide this tablet with a marvelous battery duration. An issue to consider is that the iPad mini's battery is non-replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to live shorter, even though with such a huge battery size you will probably discard this tablet before it becomes an issue.

The iPad mini offers wi-fi connection (which it can provide to other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G fast internet connection and also HSPA+ connection type, which is a bit slower 4G variation or the fastest 3G connection type, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a Nano SIM card to use GSM services and it can connect using both GSM and CDMA networks.

This tablet also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Apple offers this tablet for $ 440, which is quite a high price for a tablet this level. This tablet is the right one for you it doesn't matter whether you want a device for playing games, are looking for a social tablet or need a device for work. This tablet is packed with USB Power Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable.





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Specifications

Device Type:Tablet
Brand:Apple
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6
Variant:Verizon and Sprint
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Product code:A1455
Dimensions:7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inchesMetric19.99 x 13.46 x 0.71 cmImperial
Weight:11.01 ouncesMetric312.13 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Materials:Aluminium
Accessories:Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Price:$ 440.00

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:7.9 inchesMetric20.1 cmImperial
Resolution:1024 x 768 pixels
Pixel density:162 pixels per inchMetric63.78 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Apple A5
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:512 MB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Battery type:Li-Polymer
Removable:No
Capacity:4440 mAh

Camera

Back camera:5 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
    Focal length:33mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Time Lapse Video

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1700/2100, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor