Apple iPad Mini (2nd Gen) vs Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen)

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Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)

Top Prices

eBay
Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Communications Solutions
Out of stock
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £4.31
In stock
Kingsfield
Out of stock
9 to 5 Supplies
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
£210 cheaper
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) costs £209.95, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is £419.49.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 10 expert reviews, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average review score of 87%, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has an average rating of 78% (based on 13 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 71 user reviews, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average review score of 97%, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has an average rating of 88% (based on 10 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Larger internal storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a 128GB internal storage capacity tablet. That's 112GB larger than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (128GB). Read more

The internal storage capacity is a measure of the capacity of the tablet to store applications and documents.

A bigger storage capacity means that you will be able to download more apps and save more documents, music, video and photos on the tablet.

10g lighter Edit
Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 331g heavy, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 341g heavy tablet (10g heavier).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this tablet remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 14400 by sales volume in our tablets, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranks No. 27363.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
7x smaller internal storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 16GB internal storage capacity tablet. That's 112GB smaller than the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) (128GB). Read more

The internal storage capacity is a measure of the capacity of the tablet to store applications and documents.

A bigger storage capacity means that you will be able to download more apps and save more documents, music, video and photos on the tablet.

A little heavier Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 341g heavy tablet, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a 331g heavy tablet (10g lighter).
Not as many stockists
Only 4 sellers sells the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen), however 5 shops sell the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen). Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this tablet remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranks No. 27363 by sales volume, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) ranks No. 14400.
3 Reasons Against
£210 more expensive
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is more expensive than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) by £209.54.
Lower expert review Score
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)'s average expert rating is only 78%, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)'s is 87% (based on 10 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)'s average user rating is 88%, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)'s is 97% (based on 71 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
igen.fr: 8.5 Out Of 10
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
2 Awards
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 26 months Ago

Processor

Processor Model
 A7
 A7
Co-Processor
 M7
 M7
Processor Clock Speed
1.3GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
2 2
Processor Family
 Apple
 Apple
Coprocessor Model
 M7
 M7
Coprocessor
 Coprocessor
Unknown - Click to provide data

Software

Operating System
 iOS
 iOS
Bundled Software
FaceTime,Safari,Siri,iTunes Store,App Store,iBooks,Game Center,Photo Booth Safari,iBooks,FaceTime,iTunes Store,Siri,Photo Booth,Game Center
Operating System Version
8 8
Platform
 iOS
 iOS

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
16GB 128GB
BEST
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
Storage Medium
 Flash
 Flash

Display

Screen Size
7.9" 7.9"
Touch Screen Technology
 Capacitive
 Capacitive
Multi-Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
Display Resolution
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
Pixel Density
326ppi Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Rear Camera Resolution
5MP 5MP
Geotagging
 Geotagging
 Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution
1.2MP 1.2MP
Front Camera
 Front camera
 Front camera
Video Stabilizer
 Video stabilizer
 Video stabilizer
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Recording Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Digital Zoom
3x 3x
Rear Camera
 Rear camera
 Rear camera

Audio

Frequency Range
20 - 20000 20 - 20000
Built-In Speaker
2 2
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker

Networking

4G Compatible
 4G compatible
 4G compatible
3G Compatible
 3G compatible
 3G compatible
2G Compatible
 2G compatible
 2G compatible
2G Standard
 EDGE
 GSM
 EDGE
 GSM
3G Standard
 HSPA+
 HSDPA+
 UMTS
 EVDO
 CDMA
 WCDMA
 HSPA+
 HSDPA+
 UMTS
 EVDO
 CDMA
 WCDMA
4G Standard
 LTE
 LTE
AirPlay
 AirPlay
 AirPlay
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
WiFi Standard
 802.11a
 802.11b
 802.11g
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 802.11a
 802.11b
 802.11g
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
SIM Card Type
 NanoSIM
 SIM
 NanoSIM
 SIM
Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n

Ports & Interfaces

Lightning Connector
 Lightning connector
 Lightning connector
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
 Combo headphone / microphone port
 Combo headphone / microphone port
Headphone Jack Size
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Headphone Output
 Headphone output
 Headphone output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Phone Features

Video Calls
 Video calls
 Video calls
Voice Calls
 Voice calls
 Voice calls

Messaging

Instant Messaging
 Instant messaging
 Instant messaging
E-Mail
 E-mail
 E-mail

Performance

Document Format
 DOC
 DOCX
 HTML
 PDF
 PPT
 PPTX
 RTF
 TXT
 XLS
 XLSX
 KEY
 VCF
 HTM
 DOC
 DOCX
 HTML
 PDF
 PPT
 PPTX
 RTF
 TXT
 XLS
 XLSX
 KEY
 VCF
 HTM
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 M4V
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 M4V
Video Compression Format
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Image Format
 JPG
 GIF
 TIF
 JPG
 GIF
 TIF
Audio Format
 AIFF
 MP3
 M4A
 WAV
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAX+
 AAC++
 AIFF
 MP3
 M4A
 WAV
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAX+
 AAC++
Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
 Windows operating system
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
 Electronic compass
Gyroscope
 Gyroscope
 Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
GLONASS
 GLONASS
Unknown - Click to provide data
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
 Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
 Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Archive Format
 ZIP
 ZIP
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Size
 mini
 mini
Form Factor
 Slate
 Slate
Fingerprint Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Fingerprint reader
Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Battery

Continuous Audio Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10h
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10h
Maximum Battery Life
10h 10h
Battery Capacity
23.8Wh 23.8Wh
Battery
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
3G Browsing Time
9h Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Browsing Time
10h Unknown - Click to provide data
4G Browsing Time
9h 9h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
341g 331g
BEST
Height
200mm 200mm
Thickness
7.5mm 7.5mm
Width
134.7mm 134.7mm

Operational Conditions

Relative Operating Humidity Range
5 - 95 5 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 45 -20 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35 0 - 35

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 Lightning
 Lightning
AC Adapter
 AC adapter
 AC adapter
Keyboard Included
 Keyboard included
 Keyboard included

Other Features

64-Bit Computing Architecture
 64-bit computing architecture
 64-bit computing architecture
WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
SIM Card
 SIM card
 SIM card
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