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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 128GB 7.9" Tablet

A7 1.3GHz iOS 128GB 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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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Based on 6,557 user and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its tablet computers. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its A7 processor tablet computers range compared to other brands.

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 48GB. At 128 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 16GB to 130GB. With a total storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording modes, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 331 grams, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is quite light compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen). Tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have weights of between 330g and 480g.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Most tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) are not 3G. The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Most A7 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) are not 4G. The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7.9 inches, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen). The smallest display diagonal of tablets of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 7.8" and the largest is 9.7".

Other 7.9" tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include the iPad Mini (3rd gen) ($319.25), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen) both from Apple which has better reviews.

Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Gigaset QV830 ($94.99) (8"), or the Apple iPad Air ($279.99) (9.7").

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Apple tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

We compared this tablet to all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) ($319.25), and the iPad Mini (3rd gen) both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is two. That's average compared to the other 25 tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

There are a number of other 2 processor cores tablets currently available which you might also want to consider including the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) which has better reviews.

If this A7 processor tablet has too few processor coress then you might want to consider the Gigaset QV830 ($94.99) (4 processor coress).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Co-Processor
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Coprocessor Model
Coprocessor
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
AirPlay
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
T9 Text Input
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Archive Formats Supported
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
SIM Card Support
Total Storage Capacity

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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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