Apple iPad 4 vs Apple iPad mini 2

Display

Display size

9.7 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.03 %
71.82 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A6X
Apple A7

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR SGX554
PowerVR G6430

RAM

1 GB
1 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity

 
6471 mAh

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

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

Software Features

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
H.264, MOV

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Keys

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Other

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gray, Silver, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 4(AWS-1), 17(700 b)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

2G Data

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

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

TV-out
TV-out

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

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

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
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
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
Safari

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Flight mode, Silent mode

Phonebook

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

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

Messaging

 
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Yes

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Apr 15, 2013

 
FCC ID value: BCGA1490 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.30 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price

$ 799
$ 829

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 23, 2012
Oct 22, 2013
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