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Apple iPad Mini A5 16GB 7.9" Tablet

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A5 iOS 16GB 7.9" Sep 2016
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23 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

People who bought this Apple tablet computer rated this tablet 88% on average.

Good Battery Life

Several people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Antoine scored the Apple iPad Mini 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “WiFi+Cellular version 341grams ✓ Vast choice of apps which can mimic laptop/desktop programs ✓ iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote available for free ✓ Awesome battery life” in his review of the Apple iPad Mini. Antoine Camilleri mentioned on Amazon “WiFi+Cellular version 341grams+ Vast choice of apps which can mimic laptop/desktop programs+ Awesome battery life thanks to the new low consumption A7 processor” in his review. Colin scored it very highly and he said in his review of the Apple iPad Mini on Amazon “Battery life good, photos great, very light”.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 6,557 expert and owner reviews for Apple tablet computers and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its A5 processor tablets.

Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it had email functionality. Three years ago A. J. S. wrote “Do a quick email check” and scored the product very highly. Ade mentioned on Amazon “The email facility is fantastic” in their review of this tablet. I T. wrote “The IPad mini is so much faster for email and I have reconnected with many friends through Facebook” and gave it a very good review.

A few customers who reviewed this tablet thought it was wifi compatible. Daniel gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “The WiFi connection is good”. Lumps wrote “The availability of free wifi around the world highlighted the potential advantages” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A few Apple iPad Mini reviewers who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Mrs. Patricia Spiller said in his review of the Apple iPad Mini “This Apple iPad Mini is much more easy to use for internet access and still easy to download books from Amazon”. Steve At Barton mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use (better than Internet Explorer? - make up your own mind” and scored it 5 stars. Woody said in their review of the Apple iPad Mini “Most of my internet shopping is done with Amazon” .

One Apple iPad Mini reviewer thought the Apple iPad Mini had gps. 60thenew40 gave the Apple iPad Mini a rating of 5 stars and said “There are a large number of ipad versions, this one only lacks gps, which is fine by me”.

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Good Size

Eight Apple iPad Mini owners who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Two years ago Deanna said “So easy to use and very compact” in her review. Katrina-Uk said five years ago “As far as I'm concerned I prefer the iPad Mini to the iPad simply because it's more compact, easier to carry around” in their Apple iPad Mini review. Louise Dolatowska scored it very highly and she wrote on Amazon “It it more compact” in her Apple iPad Mini review.

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Three years ago Antoine said “Great colour saturation producing stunning images ✓ Super lightweight, WiFi version 331grams” in his review. Hazel Liddle scored the product 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Excellent lightweight product”. Four years ago Michael said “It is available in this smaller, more lightweight, compact and easier to carry mini form” in his review of the Apple iPad Mini.

Six Apple iPad Mini owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Three years ago Crystal Austin said “It is light and easy to use” in her review. G wrote in their review “Its a good looking piece of kit, light and easy to trasnport” and gave it a score of 5 stars. H. D. Johnstone mentioned four years ago “Excellent piece of kit Does everything you ask it easy to carry fits in pocket I prefer it to larger IPad” in their review of this tablet.

A few Apple iPad Mini owners wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Chichiwoo wrote on Amazon “Great size, not too heavy to hold” in their review. Mrs. Karen M. Tether said in her review of this tablet “So handy fits in handbags easily, not to heavy! Great”. Robert Rosenberg mentioned on Amazon “The Ipad mini would have been much heavier and bigger with Retina” in his review of this tablet.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a good weight. Jeremy Bennison said in his Apple iPad Mini review “The mini is the perfect size & weight”. Mrs D. wrote “Love the feel and weight along with the overall look” in her review of this tablet. R. Forse wrote “The aluminium chassis gives the iPad mini a premium feel straight from the box.- Light weight, comfortable and easy to hold”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “The screen quality is excellent and its very light”. Anthony Slee rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Compact and reasonable sound quality for the size”. Cynthia Samblas mentioned in her review of the Apple iPad Mini on Amazon “Not at all disappointing at a reasonable price for a good quality item”.

Easy to Use

A few people said that this tablet was easy to use. Abdul Hannan wrote in his review of this tablet “This iPad mini is perfect for everyone it's easy to use and it is fast” . Aniza mentioned in their review two years ago “Very happy! Very handy”. Ava mentioned on Amazon “Simple & easy to use!” and gave the Apple iPad Mini an excellent review.

A number of Apple iPad Mini reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Big Bad Tommy said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “With the iPad Mini, I find it much more comfortable to use two hands still”. Big Bad Tommy also said “Even with two it is far more comfortable to hold for longer than then iPad.I also find that typing is really easy when holding it with two hands”. Bookie wrote in their review of this tablet three years ago “It's a delight to hold, more convenient for using away from home than the full sized iPad as it's smaller”.

Eight Apple iPad Mini owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Bobbyg wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up and use” and scored the Apple iPad Mini 5 stars. Three years ago Mai-X mentioned “Very easy to set up” in their review of this tablet and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mrs. Patricia Spiller wrote in his Apple iPad Mini review on Amazon “Found it compatible with all our Apple products and easy to set up with cloud” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good experience. John mentioned on Amazon “You navigate around with your finger by pointing and gently swiping the screen makes the whole experience a lot easier - a lot more fun”. Pearl2walker wrote on Amazon “On my experience I would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of buying one”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Ade scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review “With its control centred on the use of application with no messy menus to navigate it really is simple to master”.

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Robust

Several Apple iPad Mini reviewers reckoned that the Apple iPad Mini was reliable. Antoine mentioned in his review “IPad is also targeted for professional environments - Stable and reliable iOS platform - Applications are only available through the App Store” . Antoine also said “Highly recommend to anyone on the move wanting an ultra portable, fast and reliable alternative to its larger sibling”. Antoine Camilleri said on Amazon “Are virtually virus free○ Stable and reliable iOS platform○ iPad is also targeted for professional environmentsPros” in his review.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago Antoine said in his review of this tablet “✓ Blazing fast, low consumption A7 (64bit) processor ✓ Premium build quality sporting ever so stylish looks thanks to the precision engineered aluminium housing ✓ Retina display” and rated the Apple iPad Mini 5 stars. Elena Walsh said on Amazon “It feels so solid and of good quality that I think it's worth the money” and rated it 5 stars. Five years ago Graham mentioned on Amazon “Still feels solid”.

One Apple iPad Mini owner concluded that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Good Free Game wrote on Amazon “Already wire from plug to ipad is broke”.

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Nice Design

A few people agreed that this tablet was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Beautiful made tablet.I really like it” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Antoine Camilleri mentioned “Super slim, stylish and blazing fast” in his Apple iPad Mini review and rated the product as very good. Arty said on Amazon two years ago “The update to iOS 8.1 (in my case from iOS 6) turned a beautiful piece of kit into a complete dog” in their review of this tablet.

Several people who reviewed it mentioned that it was neat. Bookie wrote “I love this neat little device and would recommend it without hesitation” and scored the Apple iPad Mini 5 stars. Groovy Grandma said on Amazon three years ago “It's quite neat to carry around”. Pamiejo from Stockport mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon in the same month “It fits neatly into my bag so is easily portable”.

One Apple iPad Mini reviewer thought the product was aesthetic. Jb mentioned on Amazon “Yet again Apple have managed to produce a product with that indefinable something which makes it highly desirable, on aesthetic grounds alone” in their Apple iPad Mini review.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Apple iPad Mini owners who reviewed the Apple iPad Mini reckoned that it had good sound quality. D. Eves wrote in their review of this tablet “Stereo sound is excellent and better than the iPad in my experience” . Jpf scored the Apple iPad Mini 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The display is very capable and the sound quality top notch, making the hours spent listening to music while reading a book or browsing the web are just a joy”. Mr S. Anthony said on Amazon “The speakers are of a good enough quality”.

Good for Games

Four Apple iPad Mini owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good playing games on. Bobbyg said in their review of the Apple iPad Mini on Amazon “Facetime calls; the Kindle is generally suitable for games, books”. Daniel scored it very highly and he said “If you are thinking about buying this for the same things I did; Laying in bed on YouTube, Gaming and relaxing” in his review.

Best Seller

The iPad Mini is one the top selling tablet currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Support

Four Apple iPad Mini reviewers agreed that the product had good technical guidance. Three years ago I T. said on Amazon “The set up instructions were easy to follow” in their review of this tablet. Jo G wrote in her review of this tablet on Amazon “Every step has clear instructions and I am loving the fact that I can access emails”. Malcolm Hunt wrote “Instruction book would be useful”.

Good Picture Quality

Two Apple iPad Mini owners said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.

A number of Apple iPad Mini reviewers who bought it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Doris Cowell gave it a very good review and she said “It is easy to use, easy to understand how to use and graphics are really clear”.

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Good Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad Mini had good features. Michael wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “I find that taking this with me on a business or personal trip makes the bag much lighter and for equivalent features”.

Good Webcam

One Apple iPad Mini owner who reviewed the product thought it was good for making skype calls. Amazon Customer wrote “Skype works well on it” in their review of the Apple iPad Mini.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Apple iPad Mini owner who purchased the Apple iPad Mini said that it was noisy. Four years ago Mr S. Anthony said “Can go to a decently loud volume”.

Just Released Five Months Ago

This A5 processor tablet is one of the latest tablet computers to be released.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablet computers that are a similar age to it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

New tablet computers have battery life (max)s of between 5h and 18h. The iPad Mini has a quite long battery life (max) (10 hours) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec tablets.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 7.2 millimeters, the iPad Mini has one of the thinner depths amongst tablets of this age. The thinnest depth of tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini is 5.5mm, the thickest is 250mm, and the average depth is 75mm.

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Very Light

The lightest new comparable spec tablet is 240g heavy, the heaviest is 1.7kg, and the average weight is 550g. At only 308 grams, the iPad Mini is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Most similar spec tablets that came out in the last 12 months are not 4G. The Apple iPad Mini is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3330912_price].

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Not 3G

The iPad Mini is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released in the last year are also not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth considering include the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3330912_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Apple iPad Mini has a fairly small display diagonal (only 7.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini. Newly released comparable spec tablets have display diagonals of between 4.7" and 14", and the average display diagonal is 9.1".

Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the DELL 3840[plb_3303248_price] (8"), or the Apple Air[plb_4012093_price] (9.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Coress

Most tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini have between two and seven processor coress, including the iPad Mini which has two processor coress.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with more processor coress then you might also want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3330912_price] (4 processor coress), or the Hannspree 133 Titan 2[plb_3351380_price] (8 processor coress).

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other latest tablets. Across all the tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Mini the internal storage capacitys range from 4GB to 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 58GB.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Zenpad S3 10 Z500M[pl_3773277_price] (32GB), or the Z500M-1H010A[pl_3834313_price] (32GB) both from Asus.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The iPad Mini has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 66% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 8MP. At only 1.2 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other new comparable spec tablet computers.

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Only 720p Video Recording Modes

The Apple iPad Mini has a 720p video recording modes which is higher than the 1080p video recording modes found on most latest comparable spec tablets.

A 720p video recording modes is actually the worst video recording mode across all tablets that were launched in the last year.

A 2160p video recording modes is the best video recording mode across similar types of tablet.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other recently released tablet computers.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Zenpad S3 10 Z500M[pl_3773277_price] (8MP), or the Z500M-1H010A[pl_3834313_price] (8MP) both from Asus.

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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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Expert Reviews

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Best for portability, the iPad Mini was the second-highest scoring tablet tested. Ousting the iPad in thinness and lightness (even in relation to its screen size), the iPad Mini is the ultimate... Read more…

4 December 2014

Video games are welcome at the table of popular art, alongside movies, music, and television. Home consoles get a lot of attention, but portable gaming has done the heavy lifting when it comes to... Read more…

20 August 2014

Winner: The iPad Mini 2 with Retina display Having won four rounds to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4's three, the iPad Mini 2 with Retina display is the winner of this versus review. Featuring robust...

7 August 2014

Excellent) Steve Jobs famously said that Apple would never ship a 7-inch tablet because it would need to include sandpaper for users to sand down their fingers in order to tap on the screen...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 March 2014 by Coastflyer
Coastflyer would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Excellent product! Quickly delivered. iPad was in brand new condition with original box & all accessories. I am very pleased...

Reviewed 22 May 2014 by Cpetewin
Cpetewin would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

The box had greasy finger prints on it when opened the iPad had greasy finger prints on it the screen cover was hard to tell if screen was scratched or just plastic .. Walmart Store was very... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Kita81
Kita81 would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

The iPad mini I purchased is a refurnished one, It is like new, it looks and works great! Loved the price, I also got a warranty for a good price too...

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by Jess1599
Jess1599 would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this for my 9 year old and it is perfect for him! Size of product and variety of apps keeps him entertained and always learning...

Reviewed 27 October 2012 by Norm F.
(Verified Purchase)

I am the first to review this board, and I was hesitant to buy it with no existing reviews to base my decision upon. Let me be the first to say - this is a good quality board so far, no unexpected... Read more…

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