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

Amazon UK
Checked 2 days ago
Standard delivery: £8.55
In stock
Communications Solutions
Checked 3 hours ago
Out of stock
SVP UK
Checked 11 hours ago
Out of stock
Amazon UK
Checked 5 hours ago
Standard delivery: £7.99
In stock
Novatech
Checked 14 hours ago
Out of stock

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
£123 cheaper
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) costs £299.00, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is £422.47.
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this tablet, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
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 79% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Larger internal memory Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a 1GB tablet. That's 0.5GB larger than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (1GB). 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.

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.

4G Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 4G, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G. Read more

Fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communication technology standards. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with USB wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Conceivable applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television, and cloud computing.

A 4G compatible tablet will be able to download data across a mobile network more quickly.

Fingerprint reader Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fingerprint reader, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) does not have a fingerprint reader.
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).
Significantly bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a total storage capacity of 128GB, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is only a 16GB total storage capacity tablet (112GB smaller).
More popular
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 55512 by sales volume in our tablets, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranks No. 73764.
User reviews are a bit better
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average rating of 97% (based on 71 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 0.5GB tablet. That's 0.5GB smaller than the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) (1GB). 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.

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.

Not 4G Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 4G. Read more

Fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communication technology standards. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with USB wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Conceivable applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television, and cloud computing.

A 4G compatible tablet will be able to download data across a mobile network more quickly.

Does not have a fingerprint reader Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) does not have a fingerprint reader, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fingerprint reader.
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).
112GB smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a total storage capacity of 16GB, however the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is a 128GB total storage capacity tablet (112GB bigger).
One year older
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is older than the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) by one year.
Worse selling
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranks No. 73764 by sales volume, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) ranks No. 55512.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average user rating of 97%, but the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
£123 more expensive
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is more expensive than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) by £123.47.
Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen), whereas 3 retailers sell the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen). Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this tablet and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower expert review Score
The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)'s average expert rating is only 79%, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)'s is 87% (based on 10 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
igen.fr: 8.5 Out Of 10
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 28 months Ago

Processor

Processor Model
 A7
 A7
Co-Processor
 M7
 M7
Processor Frequency
1.3GHz 1.3GHz
Processor Cores
2 2
Processor Family
 Apple
 Apple
Coprocessor Model
 M7
 M7
Coprocessor
 Coprocessor
 Coprocessor

Memory

Internal Memory
0.5GB 1GB
BEST

Software

Operating System Installed
 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
7 8
Platform
 iOS
 iOS

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
16GB 128GB
BEST
Compatible Memory Cards
 Not supported
 Not supported
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
Storage Media
 Flash
 Flash

Display

Display Diagonal
7.9" 7.9"
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Touchscreen Type
 Capacitive
 Capacitive
Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
Display Resolution
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
Pixel Density
326ppi 326ppi

Camera

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

Audio

Frequency Range
20 - 20000 20 - 20000
Number of Built-In Speakers
2 2
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)

Networking

4G
 4G
 4G
BEST
3G
 3G
 3G
2G
 2G
 2G
2G Standards
 EDGE
 GSM
 EDGE
 GSM
3G Standards
 UMTS
 CDMA
 EVDO
 HSPA+
 WCDMA
 UMTS
 CDMA
 EVDO
 HSPA+
 WCDMA
4G Standard
 LTE
 LTE
AirPlay
 AirPlay
 AirPlay
Data Network
 LTE
 LTE
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi Standards
 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
 4G WiMAX
Unknown - Click to provide data
SIM Card Type
 NanoSIM
 SIM
 NanoSIM
 SIM
4G LTE
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Top Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n

Ports & Interfaces

Lightning Connector
 Lightning connector
 Lightning connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
 Combo headphone/mic port
 Combo headphone/mic port
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
SmartCard Slot
 SmartCard slot
 SmartCard slot
Headphone Out
 Headphone out
 Headphone out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Phone Features

Video Call
 Video call
 Video call
Voice Call
 Voice call
 Voice call

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM)
 Instant messaging (IM)
 Instant messaging (IM)
E-Mail
 E-mail
 E-mail
T9 Text Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 T9 text input

Performance

Document Formats Supported
 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 Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M4V
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M4V
Video Compression Formats
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 GIF
 TIF
 JPG
 GIF
 TIF
Audio Formats Supported
 AIFF
 MP3
 M4A
 WAV
 AAX+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AIFF
 MP3
 M4A
 WAV
 AAX+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
 Electronic compass
Gyroscope
 Gyroscope
 Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
GLONASS
 GLONASS
 GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
 Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
 Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Archive Formats Supported
 ZIP
 ZIP
Position Location
 Position location
 Position location

Design

Device Type
 mini
 mini
Form Factor
 Slate
 Slate
Fingerprint Reader
 Fingerprint reader
 Fingerprint reader
BEST
Colour of Product
 Grey
 Grey

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
 Intel® vPro™ Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Smart Connect Technology
 Intel Smart Connect Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology

Battery

Browsing Time
10h Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Audio Playback Time
10h 10h
Continuous Video Playback Time
10h 10h
Battery Life (max)
10h 10h
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
23.8Wh 23.8Wh
Battery Technology
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing Time (3G)
9h 9h
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
10h 10h
Browsing Time (4G)
9h 9h

Power

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 95 5 - 95
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 45 -20 - 45
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 35 0 - 35

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 Lightning
 USB
 Lightning
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Keyboard Supplied
 Keyboard supplied
 Keyboard supplied
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Docking Connector
 Docking connector
 Docking connector
64-Bit Computing
 64-bit computing
 64-bit computing
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
SIM Card Support
 SIM card support
 SIM card support
Total Storage Capacity
16GB 128GB
BEST
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