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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

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 Apple tablet is 78 out of 100. This means that experts are not that keen on this A7 processor tablet.

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 6,557 expert and owner 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.

Nice Design

Some people who reviewed this tablet said that it was a good design. Gadgetspeak.com said “IPad mini 4 has better internal specs, iPad mini 3 is cheaper for same external design”. Pocket Lint rated the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) 4 stars and wrote “Excellent screen and design iOS 88.1 features, including timelapse” in their review of this tablet. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Solid design”.

Several Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Pocket Lint wrote “Beautifully built”.

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Good Battery Life

Three Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers thought the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) had a good battery life. Pocket Lint wrote “Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality” in their review and scored the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) 4 stars. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Both the display and battery life are excellent”. Pocket Lint also said “Strong battery life”.

Easy to Use

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewer who purchased this tablet thought it was easy to use.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality.

1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording modes, which is the most commonly found video recording modes on A7 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 7.9 inches) amongst A7 processor tablet computers of this age. The smallest display diagonal of tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 7.8", the largest is 9.7", and the average display diagonal is 8.5".

Alternative 7.9" tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519391_price] which is cheaper.

If this tablet computer display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the iPad Air[pl_2981411_price] (9.7" and cheaper), or the iPad Air[pl_3809771_price] (9.7" and cheaper) both from Apple.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This A7 processor tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

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

There are a number of alternative 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper tablets such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519391_price].

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

We compared this tablet to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519391_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the iPad Air[pl_2981411_price] (32GB and cheaper), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519391_price] (128GB and cheaper) both from Apple.

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Two Processor Coress

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has two processor coress. That's average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

There are a number of other 2 processor cores tablet computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519391_price] which is cheaper.

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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
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
AirPlay
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
SIM Card Type
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
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
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 (3G)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Browsing Time (4G)
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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