Apple iPad 3 vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
4:3

Pixel density

264 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.03 %
70.65 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Oleophobic coating
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Software Features

Face detection, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Panorama, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, White
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

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

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A5X
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP4
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)
iOS (12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

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

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Proprietary
Lightning

Features

 
Mass storage device, Video out

HDMI

Yes
 

Charging connector

Proprietary
Lightning

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Global Roaming

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

11560 mAh
5058 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
Safari

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
 

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Vibration

Phonebook

Unlimited entries
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Yes
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 679

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 07, 2012
Mar 18, 2019
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