Apple iPad mini

Announced:
Oct 23, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 02, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Apple iPad mini

Announced: Oct 23, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 02, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

7.9 inches

Resolution:

1024 x 768 pixels

Pixel density:

162 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

71.82 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Oleophobic coating

Camera

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 (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 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)

Weight:

11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 18.1 oz (518 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A5

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP2

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

OS:

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)

Battery

Capacity:

4440 mAh

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 4

Data:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 23, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCGA1454 link

FCC measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price:

$ 659

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Apple iPad mini 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 559

Apple iPad mini 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 459

Apple iPad mini A1455

Verizon / Sprint version

Differences from the main variant:

CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 13, 5, 3, 2, 1

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

10.86 oz (308 g)
the average is 18.1 oz (518 g)

Internal storage:

16 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 329

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 429

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 529

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector

Description

The iPad mini is a thinner, lighter, cheaper variant of the iPad as we know it, with a smaller screen and form factor that makes it even more portable than its larger sibling. Thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio, the iPad mini is actually superior to 7-inch tablets with a wide ratio. That is due to the more surface area available on the device's screen, which results in a richer web browsing experience.

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