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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 16GB 7.9" Tablet

A7 iOS 16GB 7.9" Oct 2014
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Average Expert Reviews

This tablet computer has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Good Gear Guide.com.au, reviewed.com and lesandroides.net.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 9 owner reviews the average owner rating of this tablet is 88%.

Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

Apple is one of the top rated tablet manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its A7 processor tablets.

Good Product Quality

A few customers said that this tablet was good quality. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Outstanding design and build quality” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Decent build quality, good battery life, iOS 6”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Solid build quality, iPad optimized apps”.

Nice Design

A few Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers who reviewed this tablet thought it was a good design. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Excellent Form Factor, design and build quality” in their review of this tablet. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “This, combined with Apples epic design, makes it a truly lustworthy”.

Several people who bought the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) wrote that it was good looking. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Beautifully designed”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Beautiful, magical to handle”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Beautiful build quality, fantastic feel, great screen, great with video, entertaining with music, easy to use”.

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Robust

Seven Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owners who purchased the product thought it was well made. Good Gear Guide.com.au gave the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) a score of 4 stars and said “Generally very solid build quality and highly attractive fit”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Extremely well made and designed”.

Good Battery Life

Several customers thought this tablet had a good battery life. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au gave the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review “The iPad mini is an exceptionally constructed tablet with excellent battery life and an unsurpassed app ecosystem that the competition simply c”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Fantastic battery life” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “10 hour battery life, awesome fit”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) “Very portable and practical”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Less practical as an allpurpose device against the larger iPad”.

Some people who purchased the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Comfortable and light” in their review and rated the product 4 stars.

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Popular Choice

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a popular choice of tablet.

Good Size

Two people who purchased the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reckoned that it was thin. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Super thin and light design” and rated it 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Very thin, very light, easy to hold in one hand”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good body shape. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this tablet “The iPad mini packs a 7.9in display into a superbly crafted body”. One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was good structurally. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned four years ago “Super skinny construction” .

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) review “Licht en compact”.

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Good for Games

One person reckoned that the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) was good playing games on. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of this tablet “More portable, still a big screen, light, great for gaming, less chunky”.

1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablet computers of this age and type.

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Very Narrow

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is quite narrow (only 134.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. The widths of comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 130mm to 200mm.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review “Lightning connector adapter is expensive”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “More expensive than Android competitors”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “More expensive than most had hoped”.

Three customers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was not good value for money. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Relatively pricey”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Price higher than anticipated”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Pricey, no expandable memory, cable”.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen), the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen). Across all the A7 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) the total storage capacities range from 16GB to 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 56GB.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Apple tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a pretty typical processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Two Processor Cores

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 cores of, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a two processor core tablet which is average.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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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…

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