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

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Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
48GB larger internal storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini has an internal storage capacity of 64GB, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is only a 16GB internal storage capacity tablet (48GB smaller). 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.

10% lighter Edit
The Apple iPad Mini is a 312g heavy tablet. That's 29g lighter than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (341g).
Slightly thinner Edit
The Apple iPad Mini has a thickness of 7.2mm, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 7.5mm thick tablet (0.3mm thicker).
Docking connector Edit
The Apple iPad Mini has a docking connector, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) does not have a docking connector.
Bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini is a 64GB total storage capacity tablet. That's 48GB bigger than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (16GB).
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Twenty-four more awards
The Apple iPad Mini has 26 awards from expert review sites, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has 2 awards.
6 Reasons For
Faster processor clock speed Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a processor clock speed of 1.3GHz, but the Apple iPad Mini is only a 1GHz processor clock speed tablet (0.3GHz slower). Read more

The processor clock speed is a measure of the number of calculations that the processor can complete every second.

A faster processor clock speed means that applications on the tablet will run faster.

0.5GB larger internal memory Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an internal memory of 1GB, however the Apple iPad Mini is only a 0.5GB tablet (0.5GB smaller). Read more

The internal memory is the amount of storage space the tablet has to load programs into. This is not the same as the storage capacity of the tablet, which is normally much bigger and is used to save apps and data.

The larger the internal memory on the tablet the faster apps will run.

Cheaper by £180
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) costs £180 less than the Apple iPad Mini.
Better selling
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranks No. 55958 by number of sales, however the Apple iPad Mini ranks No. 108211.
A bit better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 87% based on 10 reviews, however the average rating of the Apple iPad Mini is 84% (based on 245 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 97% based on 71 reviews, however the average rating of the Apple iPad Mini is 88% (based on 868 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
0.3GHz slower processor clock speed Edit
The Apple iPad Mini has a processor clock speed of 1GHz, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet (0.3GHz faster). Read more

The processor clock speed is a measure of the number of calculations that the processor can complete every second.

A faster processor clock speed means that applications on the tablet will run faster.

Smaller internal memory Edit
The Apple iPad Mini has an internal memory of 0.5GB, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 1GB tablet (0.5GB larger). Read more

The internal memory is the amount of storage space the tablet has to load programs into. This is not the same as the storage capacity of the tablet, which is normally much bigger and is used to save apps and data.

The larger the internal memory on the tablet the faster apps will run.

More expensive by £180
The Apple iPad Mini is £180 more expensive than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen).
Older by ten months
The Apple iPad Mini is ten months older than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen).
Less popular
The Apple iPad Mini is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 108211 by number of sales in our tablets, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranks No. 55958.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Apple iPad Mini has an average expert score of 84%, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 10 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Apple iPad Mini has an average user score of 88%, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average user rating of 97% (based on 71 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller internal storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an internal storage capacity of 16GB, but the Apple iPad Mini is a 64GB internal storage capacity tablet (48GB larger). 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.

9% heavier Edit
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 341g heavy. That's 29g heavier than the Apple iPad Mini (341g).
A little thicker Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 7.5mm thick tablet, whereas the Apple iPad Mini is a 7.2mm thick tablet (0.3mm thinner).
Does not have a docking connector Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) does not have a docking connector, however the Apple iPad Mini does.
Three times smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 16GB total storage capacity tablet. That's 48GB smaller than the Apple iPad Mini (16GB).
Less retailers
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is only stocked by 3 sellers, whereas the Apple iPad Mini is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this tablet remaining in stock.
Twenty-four less awards
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has only received 2 awards, whereas the Apple iPad Mini has received 26 awards.

Awards

26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
allaboutphones.nl: Silver
bondfaro.com.br: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dinside.no/data: Recommended
hardwareheaven.com: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
igen.fr: 7.5 Out Of 10
ilounge.com: Highly Recommended
itpro.co.uk: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ixbt.com: Original Design
journaldugeek.com: Highly Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
macworld.idg.se: Good Buy
mobi-test.de: Recommended
Mobil.se: Recommended
PC Advisor.co.uk: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
shiftdelete.net: Editor's Choice
tabletzona.es: 9 out of 10
techradar.com/au/: Recommended
toptenreviews.com: Gold
2 Awards
igen.fr: 8.5 Out Of 10
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 36 months Ago

Processor

Processor Model
 A5
 A5
Co-Processor
 M7
 M7
Processor Clock Speed
1GHz 1.3GHz
BEST
Processor Core
2 2
Processor Brand
 Apple
 Apple
Processor Family
 Apple
 Apple
Coprocessor Model
 M7
 M7
Coprocessor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Coprocessor

Memory

Maximum Internal Memory
0.5GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Memory
0.5GB 1GB
BEST

Software

Operating System
 iOS
 iOS
Bundled Software
Safari,App Store,Photo Booth,FaceTime,iTunes,Game Center Safari,iBooks,FaceTime,iTunes Store,Siri,Photo Booth,Game Center
Operating System Version
6 7
Platform
 iOS
 iOS

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
64GB
BEST
16GB
Storage Medium
 Flash
 Flash
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
Storage Medium
 Flash
 Flash

Display

Screen Size
7.9" 7.9"
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
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
 1024 x 768
 2048 x 1536
 1024 x 768
 2048 x 1536
BEST
Pixel Density
Unknown - Click to provide data 326ppi

Camera

Rear Camera Resolution
5MP 5MP
Geotagging
 Geotagging
 Geotagging
Second Camera Resolution
1.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Front Camera Resolution
1.2MP 1.2MP
Second Camera
 Second camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Front Camera
 Front camera
 Front camera
Video Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video stabilizer
Video Capturing Speed
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Recording Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Main Camera Resolution
5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Rear Camera
 Rear camera
 Rear camera

Audio

Frequency Range
20 - 20000 20 - 20000
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 GSM
 EDGE
 GSM
 EDGE
3G Standard
 HSPA+
 UMTS
 EVDO
 HSPA+
 UMTS
 EVDO
4G Standard
 LTE
 LTE
AirPlay
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AirPlay
Data Network
 3G
 4G
 LTE
 3G
 4G
 LTE
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
4G WiMAX
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4G WiMAX
SIM Card Type
 NanoSIM
 SIM
 NanoSIM
 SIM
4G LTE
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n

Ports & Interfaces

Lightning Connector
 Lightning connector
 Lightning connector
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Combo headphone / microphone port
Headphone Jack Size
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Microphone Input
 Microphone input
 Microphone input
Headphone Output
 Headphone output
 Headphone output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Phone Features

Video Calls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video calls
Voice Calls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 HTM
 KEY
 VCF
 DOC
 DOCX
 HTML
 PDF
 PPT
 PPTX
 RTF
 TXT
 XLS
 XLSX
 HTM
 KEY
 VCF
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M4V
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
 Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
 Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
 GPS
 GPS
Supported Archive Format
 ZIP
 ZIP
GPS
 GPS
 GPS

Design

Size
 mini
 mini
Form Factor
 Slate
 Slate
Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Processor Special Features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology
 Intel Anti-Theft technology
 Intel Anti-Theft technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
 Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
 Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
 Intel vPro technology
 Intel vPro technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
 Intel Smart Connect technology
 Intel Smart Connect technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
 Intel Hyper-Threading technology
 Intel Hyper-Threading technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
 Intel Smart Response technology
 Intel Smart Response technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel Turbo Boost technology
 Intel Turbo Boost technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
 Intel Identity Protection technology
 Intel Identity Protection technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
 Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology
 Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
 Intel My WiFi technology
 Intel My WiFi technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
 Intel Rapid Start technology
 Intel Rapid Start technology

Battery

Browsing Time
9h 9h
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
16.3Wh 23.8Wh
Battery
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
3G Browsing Time
9h 9h
WiFi Browsing Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10h
4G Browsing Time
9h 9h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
312g
BEST
341g
Height
200mm 200mm
Thickness
7.2mm
BEST
7.5mm
Width
134.7mm 134.7mm

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 3000
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
 USB
 Lightning
 USB
 Lightning
AC Adapter
 AC adapter
 AC adapter
Keyboard Included
 Keyboard included
 Keyboard included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Docking Connector
 Docking connector
BEST
 Docking connector
Kids Tablet
 Kids tablet
 Kids tablet
Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 64-bit computing architecture
WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
SIM Card
 SIM card
 SIM card
Total Storage Capacity
64GB
BEST
16GB
Video Playback
 Video playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
MP3 Bit Rate
8 - 320 Unknown - Click to provide data
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