<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Performance:</span></span><br><br> Using the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad mini, we have to admit that its <span style="font-weight: bold;">battery life </span>is more on the above average side. Charging its battery fully, we’re impressed to find it giving us at least 1.5 days of normal usage! Without question, that’s an impressive tally and whatnot, even more knowing it’s packing one sleek frame. Before getting ahead of ourselves, it’s worth noting that the results will fare less when using 4G LTE speeds.<br><br><br><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Conclusion:</span></span><br><br>In the moment that the <a title="Apple iPad mini" target="_self" href="https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPad-mini_id7523">iPad mini</a> was announced to feature a starting price point of $330, we were left wondering in confusion as to why? Factoring in its hardware specs and all, it would lead anyone to believe that this latest iPad is rather over-bloated at $330, which is still seen as a considerable investment over other highly prized tablets. Despite the less-than-stellar hardware in tow with this one, its unbelievable construction is proof enough to make us believe that its price point is every bit warranted. Looking at it, there’s no doubt that plenty of love was placed into the design of the Pad mini!<br><br>Besides seeing Apple moving in a forward momentum with the construction of the iPad mini, we can’t concretely confirm there is a diehard reason to stick to the iPad mini over other offerings. Sure, there are going to be people questioning its value for the buck, but when we think about its healthy selection of tablet-optimized apps combined with the rich functionality of its third party ones, some might be able to see pass the missed opportunities and view the value in it. Without question,, though, its svelte construction is what stands out most prominently beyond other things.<br><br><span style="font-style: italic;">Software version of the review unit: 6.0</span><br><br><span style="font-weight: bold;">Apple iPad mini Video Review:</span><br><br><object height="360" width="640"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wZBldruZzKM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wZBldruZzKM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="360" width="640"></object><br><br></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Update: </span>You can now read our <a href="https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-iPad-4-Review_id3176" target="_blank" title="Apple iPad 4 Review" class="previewtooltip" data-id="3176" data-type="review">Apple iPad 4 review</a>!</span><br>

Pros

  • Super skinny construction
  • Takes good photos & videos for a tablet
  • Stellar battery life

Cons

  • Low resolution display

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5

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