Apple iPad mini 3 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

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Display

Display size

7.9 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

324 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.82 %
72.80 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, 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: 32 mm
Aperture size: F2.4

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, Video sharing

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A7
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

1 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, 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

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

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, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

6350 mAh
8827 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1600 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.29 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 729
$ 559
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