Apple iPad mini 2

Announced:
Oct 22, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 12, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Apple iPad mini 2

Announced: Oct 22, 2013
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 12, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6471 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

7.9 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels

Pixel density:

324 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

71.82 %

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)

Weight:

12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 17.2 oz (491 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Colors:

Black, Gray, Silver, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Apple A7

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR G6430

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

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Capacity:

6471 mAh

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

Data:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 15, 2013

FCC ID value:

BCGA1490 link

FCC measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.30 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price:

$ 829

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

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 16GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 17.2 oz (491 g)

Internal storage:

16 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 399

Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 32GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 17.2 oz (491 g)

Internal storage:

32 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 499

Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 64GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 17.2 oz (491 g)

Internal storage:

64 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 599

Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 128GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 17.2 oz (491 g)

Internal storage:

128 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 699

Apple iPad mini 2 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 629

Apple iPad mini 2 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 729

Apple iPad mini 2 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 529

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Pros

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Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

Description

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.

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