Apple iPad 3 User Reviews
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Everyday usage7.9/10UI speed8.1/10Camera7.3/10Multimedia8.5/10Internet8.9/10Call quality6.8/10Battery6/10Reception8.1/10Display9.4/10Build quality8.5/10Text input7.8/10
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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:45 (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
me0613 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The screen is bright and displays crisp details. The battery is average and can last for about 5 days of normal usage. The loudspeaker and the microphone is good. The aluminium back and glass panel on the front give it a good build quality and hefty feel.Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Text input.
- Browsing the Internet.
- Camera is great.
- Smooth performance, no lag at all.
- Average battery life.
posted on 18 Mar 2013, 16:09 (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Not the best tablet money can buy !
NokiaFTW has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I used to own the iPad 3 but I found the UI very limiting so sold it and bought a Nexus 7
I must say , the Nexus 7 the best tablet i have owned to date and it is much better than the new iPad. The iPad is a good tablet , but its not the best tablet . Its quite a massive tablet and pretty heavy.Sure the display is great and there is a healthy ecosystem of optimized apps but other than those 2 reason , I cant really find a compelling reason to buy the iPad and honestly , your better off with an Android tablet.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 1/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Great build quality and premium choice of materials.
- Best tablet display currently available
- Healthy ecosystem of third party iPad optimized apps
- Decent rear camera
- Very limiting and outdated looking OS.
- Average battery life
- Quite an expensive tablet
posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:30 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)
Nice tablet but still needs some work to do.
samsungapple has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Apples first ipad was a big hit. so as the second one and they got up to the "The New Ipad." I personally think that that was too much. Apple did awesome job until the 2nd Ipad but not after that. Nothing have really changed except the display and the faster processor. It still is a great tablet but apple should work more and then they should release the revolutionary tablet.Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 5/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 3/10Display 10/10Battery 2/10
- beautiful, wonderful, and awesome display
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posted on 12 Aug 2012, 15:22 (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
No surprises here
TheLibertine has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Best tablet out there and one of the best consumer products overall. Say what you want about Apple, this is a fantastic piece of Technology. The limitations of iOS is the only drawback, but also it's strength. The App Store and Apple user expierence on tablets still blow away Android. There really is a reason why this thing is so crazy popular.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Display: color saturation, pixel density, resolution, contrast, brightness
- Eight to twelve hour battery life
- Size and form factor, still thin at 9mm and not to heavy
- The quality of the software in the App Store
- Design and build quality
- Overall usability and user experience
- Fast, responsive, never once lagged
- Ultimate portable gaming device
- Incredible attention to detail in the intuitive user interface
- Incredible LTE speeds
- Some limitations in the OS
- The models with LTE and more storage are expensive
- Could be a bit lighter, but is by no means heavy
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posted on 04 Aug 2012, 06:57 (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
tggoulart has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The interface is just AWESOME! The iOS 5 is just incredible with iMessage and notification center. In fall the iPad 3 will have Siri which is awesome! The camera is very good like the video quality. The retina display is amazing and it's the major feature on this iPad. The processor is very fast and make the experience of browsing the web and playing games even more fun. Unfortenely, the battery is not quite good, does not support flash and it has no memory expansion.... However the build quality is good, not amazing, it could be slimmer and lighter. Overall, this is a great tablet and I recommend to all of you buying this amazing tablet.Build quality 7/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 6/10
- Dual core processor and quad core gpu
- Retina display
- Awesome os
- Fluid graphics
- Siri dictation
- Giant app store!
- Great camera
- Internet browsing super fun
- No memory expansion
- No flash support
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posted on 31 Mar 2016, 19:16 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Mar 2016)
The average iPad
MKFlame7 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The iPad 3 is not a tablet you would go crazy about but you wouldn't throw it in the trash either. It has it's pros and cons to balance out what is probably the worst iPad out of the first four. It works, just not as well as the other iPad's.Build quality 6/10Reception 5/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 9/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 4/10
posted on 17 Aug 2012, 19:47 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Good tablet, a little overhyped
hnlperbt has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Overall it's a great tablet. There are a bunch of little things that bother me, but the apps are useful on a great display. For my next tablet, I would probably go with a smaller one, something like the Blackberry Playbook or the Google Nexus 7. For now, this is an excellent entertainment device.Build quality 8/10Reception 6/10Call quality 4/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 3/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 5/10Display 8/10Battery 4/10
- Beautiful display
- Good quality
- UI is pretty smooth
- Lots of useful apps
- Battery life bad
- Camera is weak
- No flash
- No memory expansion
- iTunes is terrible to work with
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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 14:54
nwright94 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Just came from an android tablet which had its merits but I couldn't get pass the horrendous tablet optimized app selection. This device has its flaws, but it is a better experience than what I had on android.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Amazing display
- Fast and responsive
- Great app selection
- Itunes makes it easy to aggregate media
- Rear camera takes nice pictures
- Loud, clear speaker
- Great software keyboard
- Battery dies pretty fast
- A Little heavier than past iPad
- Cameras usefulness is questionable
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