Apple iPad mini 2 Specs



The iPad mini with Retina Display kicker? That amazing 7.9" display carries the same resolution as the larger iPad. That's right, 2048x1536 pixels amounts to 326ppi pixel density, a record feat on a device that is basically all screen. Neither Nexus 7, nor the G Pad 8.3 can match this, but it's up to you if the premium design and the extra pixel density are worth the $399 starting price Apple is commanding for the iPad mini with Retina Display. Bear in mind that it is also incredibly thin and light, and all of that is achieved from an aluminum-crafted chassis that comes in the trendy Space Gray color now.

This device is also known as Apple iPad mini with Retina display, Apple A1490, Apple A1491, Apple A1489


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Size: 7.9 inches
Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels, 324 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD
Screen-to-body: 71.82 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Features: Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor


System chip: Apple A7
Processor: Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
GPU: PowerVR G6430
Internal storage: 128GB
OS: iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x) Screenshots
Device type: Tablet


Capacity: 6471 mAh
Type: Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable


Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Front: 1.2 MP
Video capture: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
Weight: 12.03 oz (341.0 g)
Materials: Back: Aluminum
Keys: Right: Volume control, Other
Colors: Black, Gray, Silver, White


4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE, HSPA, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Multiple speakers
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: TV-out
Additional microphone(s): Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
USB: Lightning
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Notifications: Flight mode, Silent mode
Other features: Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Apr 15, 2013
FCC ID value: BCGA1490
Measured SAR:
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.30 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 829
In The Box: Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter


Oct 22, 2013
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 16GB
Wi-Fi only
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 16GB
Weight: 11.68 oz (331.0 g)
Location: Wi-Fi positioning
Price: $ 399
Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 32GB
Wi-Fi only
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 32GB
Weight: 11.68 oz (331.0 g)
Location: Wi-Fi positioning
Price: $ 499
Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 64GB
Wi-Fi only
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 64GB
Weight: 11.68 oz (331.0 g)
Location: Wi-Fi positioning
Price: $ 599
Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 128GB
Wi-Fi only
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 128GB
Weight: 11.68 oz (331.0 g)
Location: Wi-Fi positioning
Price: $ 699
Apple iPad mini 2 32GB
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 32GB
Price: $ 629
Apple iPad mini 2 64GB
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 64GB
Price: $ 729
Apple iPad mini 2 16GB
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 16GB
Price: $ 529

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User Reviews

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Rating breakdown (out of 10)
Best Ipad with the Ipad 2
Phone owned for more than a year

My grandpa bought me this Ipad Back in May 2014, and i still use it today and im not changing it. Why? It does everything that i need and i want. I recieved it on IOS 7.1.1 and i upgraded it to 10.0.2! The camera is awesome at 5 megapixels, but the battery life is starting to get worse over the years. I have the 16 GB version witch is good for me, because i take pictures, play games, and watch videos on Youtube. I dropped it and nothing happened!
The best Ipad ever

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Tablet Very Good!
Phone owned for more than a year

This iPad For Me , Is The iPad More Better For Me We I Have , The Retina Display Are Any New For The iPad Mini , Is Very Fast Of The Chip A7 With 64 Bits , The Battery Are So Good , Hard Me All The Day , Apple Thanks Of This iPad Of The 2013

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Great tablet.
Phone owned for more than a year

The iPad Mini 2 is a great tablet. I'm writing the review with it right now. It is perfect for people who want a tablet that can fit in a small compartment, but still want a display that is large and clear enough to get work done. The battery life is excellent, I get 9-13 hours with screen brightness about a quarter to half way up. The display is very clear, but the colors aren't as accurate as an iPhone screen. The camera is decent if you have nothing else to shoot with. It is definitely capable of shooting good pictures, but is nothing compared to an iPhone or a real camera. Performance is decent, there is some minor lag in the menu but nothing really major. The speakers are good, they aren't extremely loud but loud enough and they are very high quality. The device is very thin, but if you drop it on its front, even with Apple's Smart Case Mini, the screen will shatter. (I know from experience.) Overall, for $300, this device is a steal. It has a powerful processor, great display, great battery life, decent camera and speakers, and is great for web browsing. I would recommend the 32GB model. I got the 64GB when it was out in 2013, and I have used around 24GB of space.

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