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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" 4G 3G Tablet

Trusted Reviews Recommended igen.fr 8.5 Out Of 10
A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Oct 2014
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So Many Innovations, But It Still Ts Perfectly In Your Hand.We made iPad mini small. We made it fast. We made it incredibly capable. And now we made it even better. With advancements like Touch ID... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Pocket Lint, gadgetspeak.com and Lydogbilde.no the average expert rating of this A7 processor tablet computer is 78%.

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Apple has excellent average reviews for its A7 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other brands.

Nice Design

A number of Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owners concluded that it was a good design. Gadgetspeak.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) review “IPad mini 4 has better internal specs, iPad mini 3 is cheaper for same external design”. Pocket Lint said two years ago “Excellent screen and design iOS 88.1 features, including timelapse” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Pocket Lint also wrote “Solid design”.

Some Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Pocket Lint mentioned “Beautifully built” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Battery Life

Several Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers wrote that it had a good battery life. Pocket Lint wrote two years ago “Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality”. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Both the display and battery life are excellent”. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Strong battery life”.

Robust

Some Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers who bought the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) concluded that it was well made.

Easy to Use

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner who reviewed the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) considered that it was easy to use.

Good Picture Quality

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality.

4G Compatible

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 4G compatible, unlike most of the other tablet computers that have been available for more than two years which are not 4G compatible.

We compared this tablet to all the other 4G compatible tablets and we think cheaper tablets such as the iPad Air ($492.63), and the iPad Mini (3rd gen) both from Apple is also worth considering.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Air ($449.00).

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3G Compatible

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablets of this spec and age are not 3G compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3G compatible tablet computers currently available including the iPad Air ($492.63), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen) both from Apple which is cheaper.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Air ($449.00).

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablet computers of this age and spec.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen). The internal storage capacity of A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 49GB.

If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) (128GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have total storage capacities of between 16GB and 130GB. With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Apple released the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

There are a number of alternative 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to consider including the Apple iPad Air ($492.63) which is cheaper.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets to this tablet computer and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Air ($492.63) is also worth considering.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is two. That's average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared all the other 2 processor core tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Apple iPad Air ($492.63) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a pretty average screen size (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

We compared all the other 7.9" tablet computers to this tablet and we think cheaper tablets such as the iPad Mini (3rd gen), and the iPad Mini (3rd gen) both from Apple is also worth considering.

If this Apple tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Air (9.7").

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Specification

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2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended igen.fr 8.5 Out Of 10

Expert Reviews

(15)
29 November 2015

The iPad Mini 3 is 20x13.5x.6cm it weights 339grams. The viewable screen is 16x12cm with the diagonal measurement being just less than 8inches.Going round the sides of the unit you have the... Read more…

IPad mini 4 has better internal specs, iPad mini 3 is cheaper for same external design
Battery, life camera
Touch ID, new gold color
Still a capable tablet
Gorgeous design
IPad mini 3 has slower performance and will age faster
None
No longer the Air's equal
Same chassis as before
No antireflective screen
13 October 2015
Retina display
Same, speedy 7 chip as iPad Air
Stunning design
Portable
Suveren hyopplst skjerm kombinert med fet lyd, lekker design og massevis av prosessorkraft
Slightly heavier more expensive than original iPad mini, iPad mini 3 offers Touch ID (but not much else)
4GLTEmodellen blir for dyr og den fs kun med 16 eller 32 gigabyte lagerkapasitet som ikke kan utvides
29 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.For sometime now, tablets have been bridging the gap between laptops and smartphones. There has... Read more…

23 October 2014

Put simply the iPad mini 3 demands an extra £80 for TouchID and the option to choose the gold colour finish. That's a significant premium over the iPad mini 2, which is the better buy. If you...

Great size, good screen
TouchID integrated
Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality and variety
Excellent screen and design iOS 88.1 features, including timelapse and Apple Pay Touch ID fingerprint scanner adds convenience
Though we're disappointed by the lack of upgrades
Same as last year, iPad mini 2 offers far better value for money
The addition of TouchID and gold colour option just doesn't seem to justify such a premium over the iPad mini 2
Cameras and processor not improved in line with other iPads
Minimal updates over last model
Relatively pricey
15 May 2014

After the fanfare that heralded the new iPad Air, Apple was rather less effusive about the new, upgraded edition of its compact tablet ? the iPad mini with Retina display. Yet, while it shares the... Read more…

Finally, a small formfactor iPad with Retina display Unmatched build quality
Fast 7 processor for a firstclass experience
Pretty light and thin by today's standards, very powerful hardware, excellent screen, excellent audio, pretty good camera, games look fantastic, all the productivity you need with associated apps, And
Highquality display
Smooth, fast performance
Display is slightly less bright than the iPad Air
Colors look washed out when compared to iPad Air and iPhone 5 5c
Are all things we can live with, without regretting the purchase, that's why this is a very solid slate
The iPad Mini Retina gets from us a 9.6 out of 10 for design, a 9.7 for hardware and a 9.5 out of 10 for OS and UI
The final grade is a 9.6 out of 10
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User Reviews

(72)
Reviewed 5 August 2014 by Suz63

We bought this for a holiday abroad, to keep in contact with our children. There are so many places to connect up to free wifi which helps. I also took a camera which has stayed in my bag as his... Read more…

Looks nice
75 with rebate
Heatsinks look nice and work
Seems pretty tough
Hasn't given me any weird problems
These are all pretty minor
Okay BIOS, a bit confusing for overclocking(I have never overclocked before, just kinda messing around
The back panelshield was slightly annoying(very minor
The box makes it look cheesy. (Again, very minor. Just want Gigabyte to change that on their new boxes
I overclocked my 3.5GHz FX 6300 to 3.8 or 3.9GHz, and my computer would have to boot a few times before it actually started properly
Reviewed 17 December 2013 by Beth65

Replacement for iPad Great service for John Lewis came just when promised...

Easy to use
Perfect size
Adequate Storage
Compact Design
Easy To Use
Was quite expensive
Not expandable memory
Nothing
Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Pets2

I am still learning about all the facilities on this I-Pad but very useful, especially when my husband is using our main home computer! It is also just the right size to fit my handbag so can... Read more…

App Availablity
Easy To Customize
Screen
Has so Many things to do
It was very good when it worked
It discharges fast
Stopped working. .. wouldn't do anything
I sent it in to Gigabyte assuming they would repair it or send a replacement. They sent it back about three weeks later, without any explanation of the problem
I assumed it was fixed, but after reinstalling the machine again it powers the fans, but won't boot up
Now I am stuck with a dead mother board. I've been without a computer for a month. Thanks Gigabyte. Or is Gigabad
Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Oakseyairfield

When the iPad first came out I wasn't convinced of its usefulness, but the mini is great. I can do all my office work on the go. A great bit of kit Also very useful if you are into flying,... Read more…

Easy to use it
Works great. great speeds with fast boot times. stable. I left an earlier review that was 1 egg, but it was my error
Small compact size
Fast And Fun
Well-featured motherboard with dual VRMs and 6 SATA ports. I planned to run AMD FX 8320 but ended up with 8320E. I haven't done any overclocking, I left the computer on for several days and haven't ha
Home button has always problem
Can't be used as a cell phone should be able to
Does Not Have Instruction
I had some issues installing Debian Testing on this board, I ended up installing through UEFI, had to disable IOMMU in bios or mouse and keyboard wouldn't work during OS install
Another issue I had with the motherboard is VIA V 805 USB 3 controller chip, and I suspect it's the same issue other people reporting in Windows -- system freezes when trying to send bulk data over US
Reviewed 11 July 2015 by GNSSGUY
GNSSGUY would recommend the Apple iPad Mini 2 (Verified Purchase)

The iPad mini other than its size has all the features of its larger sized counterpart. The features differentiating the two are not worth the price to pay for the larger version. Again it depends... Read more…

Easy to navigate and find your way around
Great tablet. To only one to have
Just needs LTE to be 5
An 8 year old can use this device
All the feature of regular iPad in a smaller size
A little expensive
No mobile service
Nothing
Price
Some of the print is too small
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