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

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Apple iPad Mini
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
One more processor cores Edit
The Apple iPad Mini is a three processor cores tablet, whereas the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) only has two processor coress. Read more

The number of processor cores is the number of individual cores that the processor has.

The more cores the processor has, the faster it will be, meaning that applications run more quickly on the tablet.

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.

4G Edit
The Apple iPad Mini is a 4G tablet, however 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.

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 depth 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).
Twenty-nine more awards
The Apple iPad Mini has 31 awards from expert review sites, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has 2 awards.
7 Reasons For
Faster processor frequency Edit
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 1.3GHz processor clock speed, 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.

Combo headphone/mic port Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a combo headphone/mic port, whereas the Apple iPad Mini does not have a combo headphone/mic port.
1h longer browsing time Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a browsing time of 10h, however the Apple iPad Mini is only a 9h browsing time tablet (1h shorter).
Cheaper by £150
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) costs £150 less than the Apple iPad Mini.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this tablet.
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 83% (based on 243 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 89% (based on 894 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
0.3GHz slower processor frequency Edit
The Apple iPad Mini is a 1GHz processor clock speed tablet, 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.

Does not have a combo headphone/mic port Edit
The Apple iPad Mini does not have a combo headphone/mic port, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a combo headphone/mic port.
Shorter browsing time Edit
The Apple iPad Mini has a browsing time of 9h, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a 10h browsing time tablet (1h longer).
More expensive by £150
The Apple iPad Mini is £150 more expensive than the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen).
Not as many stockists
The Apple iPad Mini is only stocked by 3 sellers, however the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is stocked by 4 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this tablet.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Apple iPad Mini has an average expert score of 83%, 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 89%, but the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has an average user rating of 97% (based on 71 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
One less processor cores Edit
The number of processor coress on the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is two, but the Apple iPad Mini only has three processor coress. Read more

The number of processor cores is the number of individual cores that the processor has.

The more cores the processor has, the faster it will be, meaning that applications run more quickly on the tablet.

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.

Not 4G Edit
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G, however the Apple iPad Mini is. 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.

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).
Older by over one year
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 13 months older than the Apple iPad Mini.
Twenty-nine less awards
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has only received 2 awards, whereas the Apple iPad Mini has received 31 awards.

Awards

31 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
allaboutphones.nl: Silver
altomdata.dk: Recommended
bondfaro.com.br: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dinside.no/data: Recommended
donanimhaber.com: Editor's Choice
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardwareheaven.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
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
M3.idg.se: Recommended
macworld.idg.se: Good Buy
Mobil.se: Recommended
muycomputer.com: 4.5 Star
notebookjournal.de: Good Value for Money
PC Advisor.co.uk: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
shiftdelete.net: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
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

27 months Ago 40 months Ago

Processor

Processor Model
 A5
 A5
Co-Processor
 M7
 M7
Processor Frequency
1GHz 1.3GHz
BEST
Processor Cores
3
BEST
2
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 0.5GB

Software

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

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
64GB
BEST
16GB
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
 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 (numeric)
5MP 5MP
Geotagging
 Geotagging
 Geotagging
Second Camera Resolution
1.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
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 Modes
 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 (numeric)
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
BEST
 4G
3G
 3G
 3G
2G
 2G
 2G
2G Standards
 EDGE
 GSM
 EDGE
 GSM
3G Standards
 UMTS
 CDMA
 HSPA+
 EVDO
 UMTS
 CDMA
 HSPA+
 EVDO
4G Standard
 LTE
 LTE
AirPlay
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AirPlay
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 3G
 4G
 LTE
 3G
 4G
 LTE
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4G WiMAX
SIM Card Type
 NanoSIM
 SIM
 NanoSIM
 SIM
4G LTE
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Top Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n

Ports & Interfaces

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

Phone Features

Video Call
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video call
Voice Call
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice call

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM)
 Instant messaging (IM)
 Instant messaging (IM)
E-Mail
 E-mail
 E-mail

Performance

Document Formats Supported
 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 Formats Supported
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 M4V
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 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
 WAV
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAX+
 M4A
 AIFF
 MP3
 WAV
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAX+
 M4A
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 (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
Colour of Product
 Silver
 White
 Grey
 Silver
 White
 Grey

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® 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® 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)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology

Battery

Browsing Time
9h 10h
BEST
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10h
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10h
Battery Life (max)
10h 10h
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
16.3Wh 23.8Wh
Battery Technology
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing Time (3G)
9h 9h
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10h
Browsing Time (4G)
9h 9h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
312g
BEST
341g
Height
134mm 200mm
Depth
7.2mm
BEST
7.5mm
Width
200mm 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
 Lightning
 USB
 Lightning
 USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Keyboard Supplied
 Keyboard supplied
 Keyboard supplied
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Docking Connector
 Docking connector
BEST
 Docking connector
Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital
64-Bit Computing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 64-bit computing
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
SIM Card Support
 SIM card support
 SIM card support
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Storage Capacity
64GB
BEST
16GB
Video Playback
 Video playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
MP3 Bit Rates
8 - 320 Unknown - Click to provide data
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