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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 16GB 7.9" 4G 3G Tablet

A7 iOS 16GB 7.9" Dec 2015
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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 and iOS 8, and a new gold nish, there's even more about... More
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11 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple tablet computers and also specifically for Apple A7 processor tablets and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on new comparable spec tablet computers.

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4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) which are not 4G compatible, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) which are not 3G compatible.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on new tablet computers.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Short 4G Browsing Time

The shortest 4G browsing time of recently released similar spec tablets is 9h and the longest is 13h. With a 4G browsing time of only 9 hours, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the shorter 4G browsing times amongst tablet computers of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many recently released similar spec tablet computers.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest tablet computer that has been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 74mm wide and the widest is 340mm. At only 134.7 millimeters, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is quite narrow compared to most of the other recently released tablet computers.

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Very Thin

Across all the new tablet computers the thicknesses range from 5.5mm to 250mm, and the average thickness is 61mm. With a thickness of only 7.5 millimeters, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched in the last year. Tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have screen sizes of between 4.7" and 14", and the average screen size is 9.1".

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 7.9" tablets and we think the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a tablet with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer B1-830[plb_3826369_price] (8").

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a two processor core tablet computer. Most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have between two and seven processor cores.

Other 2 processor core tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini[pl_3809795_price], the New iPad[pl_3883773_price], or the iPad 64GB Wi-Fi[pl_3875525_price] all from Apple.

If you would prefer a tablet with more processor cores then you might also want to look at the DELL 5130[plb_3584853_price] (4 processor cores and higher rated).

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Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time

Across all the new comparable spec tablet computers the continuous audio playback times range from 10h to 200h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 120h. With a continuous audio playback time of only 10 hours, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite short continuous audio playback time compared to most of the other latest similar spec tablets.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of latest comparable spec tablet computers range from 3x to 8x. The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 3 times zoom factor) amongst tablets of this age.

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

Released Twelve Months Ago

Apple released the iPad Mini (3rd gen) twelve months ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other recently released tablets.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini[pl_3809795_price], and the New iPad[pl_3883773_price] both from Apple or the Asus Transformer Pad TF701T[plb_3017099_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the DELL 5130[plb_3584853_price] (8MP and higher rated).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other new similar spec tablet computers.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price], or the Lenovo Tab 3[plb_3753168_price].

If you would prefer a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to consider the SM-T810N Galaxy Tab S2[pl_3425134_price] (32GB), or the SM-T813N[pl_3691657_price] (32GB) both from Samsung or the Asus Zenpad S3 10 Z500M[plb_3773277_price] (32GB).

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Specification

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Platform
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Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
AirPlay
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
SIM Card Type
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Phone Features
Video Calls
Voice Calls
Messaging
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Supported Archive Format
Design
Size
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
4G Browsing Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi
SIM Card

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
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Button Configuration
Charging time
Lacks Power

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