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Apple iPad mini 3

Announced:
Oct 16, 2014
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 24, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Apple iPad mini 3

Announced: Oct 16, 2014
Market status: Released
Release date: Oct 24, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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 6350 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: 32 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (1080p 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 18 oz (515 g)

Materials:

Main body: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Colors:

Gold, Gray

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)

Battery

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Capacity:

6350 mAh

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 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

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Proprietary

Features:

USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, 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:

Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1600 link

FCC measured SAR:

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.29 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price:

$ 729

This device is also known as Apple A1600, Apple A1599

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Apple iPad mini 3

with 16 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 529

Apple iPad mini 3

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 629

Apple iPad mini 3

Wi-Fi only, with 16 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 18 oz (515 g)

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 399

Apple iPad mini 3

Wi-Fi only, with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 18 oz (515 g)

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 499

Apple iPad mini 3

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

11.68 oz (331 g)
the average is 18 oz (515 g)

MSRP price:

$ 599

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector

Description

The iPad mini 3 is Apple's third-generation mini tablet, although technically, it is almost identical to its predecessor. The device offers a 7.9-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels. Processing power is provided by an Apple-designed A7 system-on-chip, and up to 128GB of storage are available for storing files and media. In charge is the latest version of iOS, Apple's mobile operating system. All this is housed in a lightweight, 7.5-millimeter thin body made of premium aluminium. Unlike its predecessor, the iPad mini 3 has a Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into its home button.

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