Apple iPad mini 2 vs Apple iPad mini 3

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Display

Display size

7.9 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels

Pixel density

324 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.82 %
71.82 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
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 20.4 oz (582 g)
12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Colors

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A7
Apple A7

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6430

RAM

1 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

6471 mAh
6350 mAh

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

TV-out
TV-out

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 15, 2013
Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value: BCGA1490 link
FCC ID value: BCGA1600 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.30 W/kg
1.29 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 729
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