Apple iPad mini

Announced:
Oct 23, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 2, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

7.9 inches

Resolution:

1024 x 768 pixels

Pixel density:

162 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

71.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

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

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format:

H.264, MOV

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A5

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP2

RAM:

0.5 GB DDR2

Internal storage:

64 GB

Device type:

Tablet

OS:

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device

Charging connector:

Lightning

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4, 17

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

4440 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet browsing

Browser:

Safari

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 23, 2012
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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:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 13, 5, 3, 2, 1

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

10.86 oz (308 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Internal storage:

16 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 329

Scheduled release:

(Official)

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

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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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