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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 64GB 7.9" 4G 3G Tablet

A7 iOS 64GB 7.9" Dec 2015
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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 and iOS 8, and a new gold nish, there's even more about... More
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11 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Apple has excellent average ratings for its A7 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) which are not 4G compatible, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 4G compatible.

There are a number of other 4G compatible tablets currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujitsu Stylistic Q665 which has better reviews.

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3G Compatible

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 3G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for the last year are not 3G compatible.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that have been on the market for the last year.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on new comparable spec tablet computers.

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Very Short 4G Browsing Time

At only 9 hours, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly short 4G browsing time compared to most of the other new comparable spec tablets. The 4G browsing times of new comparable spec tablets range from 9h to 13h.

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Very Light

Across all the tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) the weights range from 190g to 1.4kg. With a weight of only 331 grams, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is fairly light compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 134.7 millimeters, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is one of the narrower similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have widths of between 74mm and 340mm, and the average width is 200mm.

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Very Thin

The thicknesses of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 5.5mm to 250mm. With a thickness of only 7.5 millimeters, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other newly released tablet computers.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the shorter continuous audio playback times (only 10 hours) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Latest similar spec tablet computers have continuous audio playback times of between 10h and 200h.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen). The smallest digital zoom of similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 3x, the largest is 8x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x.

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

Released Twelve Months Ago

Apple released the iPad Mini (3rd gen) twelve months ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released tablet computers.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 64GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL 5130.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 (128GB).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly average rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini ($172.99).

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might be worth looking at include the DELL 5130 (8MP), or the Apple iPad Mini (4th gen) ($604.00) (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is two. That's average compared to the other 80 new tablets that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2 processor core tablets currently available including the Apple iPad Mini ($172.99) which has better reviews.

If you want more processor cores then you might want to consider the DELL 5130 (4 processor cores) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other latest comparable spec tablet computers.

Alternative 7.9" tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini ($172.99).

If this A7 processor tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL 3840 (8"), or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (8") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Platform
Storage
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Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Digital Zoom
Audio
Frequency Range
Built-In Speaker
Networking
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
SIM Card Type
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Supported Archive Format
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
4G Browsing Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(6)
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
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
23 December 2014

Die neuesten Top-Tablets von Apple, Google oder Samsung sind zweifellos Kaufmagneten. Doch es gibt auch coole Tablet-Schnäppchen, die sich im CHIP Preisvergleich tummeln und bei unseren Usern... Read more…

Undeniably attractive design
Touch ID fingerprintsensing authentication
Carrierswitchable SIM on cellularcapable models
Good handling
Great finish
Not a compelling value for many buyers, with iPad Mini 2 at 100 less
No improvements whatsoever, except for the addition of TouchID
A reduced weight and a smaller border wouldn't have gone amiss
Holds less appeal than the iPad Mini Retina (iPad Mini 2), and the latter is still available
Processeur Apple 7 de l'anne dernire
2 November 2014

For en gangs skyld har Apple skutt seg selv i foten. Den ?nye? Minien har bare fått en fingeravtrykkleser og en ny farge. Ellers er det akkurat likt forrige års modell. Og det har man senket...

Still great, now with more storage options and Touch ID
The addition of Touch ID for securing the tablet Apple Pay
Premium design that's solidly constructed
Very snappy with its performance
Continues to take some excellent photos and videos
You should save your cash and get the iPad Mini 2
No notable changes with the hardware
399 cost doesn't seem appropriate given the changes
The display's brightness output is less than the iPad mini 2
Shorter battery life than the iPad mini 2 in our battery benchmark test
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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 January 2015 by B
B would recommend the Apple iPad mini 3 (Verified Purchase)

As a longtime kindle user, I finally made the switch to ipad. Of course it's great and better, but downloading books from @ takes FOR EVER and it constantly stopped. I had to watch it and refresh... Read more…

Speaker
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Printing
Battery Life
Button Configuration
Charging time
Lacks Power

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