Apple iPad mini (Wi-Fi + LTE)

Verge Review

The iPad mini has arrived — and so has our review. Just last week, Apple introduced the world to the newest member of its wildly successful tablet line, an adorable, diminutive slate with a 7.9-inch display. It even had an adorable ad to show along with it: an iPad mini joining in with a full-sized iPad to play "Heart and Soul" on the piano. But to think of the iPad mini as a companion to the 3rd or 4th generation iPad — some kind of secondary player to the bigger version — would probably be...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .28 inches
Weight .69 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7.9 inches
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 6.0
Media streaming AirPlay
CPU brand Apple
RAM size 512 MB
Carriers Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 7.87 inches
Width 5.3 inches
Thickness .28 inches
Weight .69 pounds
Color Black, White / Silver
Speakers Stereo

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 7.9 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 1024 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
PPI 163
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 6.0
Media streaming AirPlay

Processor

CPU brand Apple
CPU model A5
Cores 2

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB

Connectivity

Carriers Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T
CDMA Yes
CDMA frequencies 1900, 850
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies 2100, 1900, 900, 850
4G Yes
LTE Yes
WWAN data standards UMTS, LTE, 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, EV-DO Rev. 0, EDGE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, GPRS
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Front Camera

Effective pixels 1.2 megapixels
Video resolution 720p

Rear Camera

Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Ports

Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Lightning

Sensors

Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 16.3 Wh
Removable No
Quoted use time 10 hr

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Allegrotechie (Currently owns)

    Needs Retina and a better camera with improved speakers. Then it'll be the perfect device. Right now it's not bad, it's an incredible device, but the display really weakens it. Body doesn't scratch as much as the iPhone 5 either, but then again, I haven't really dropped or abused it as much as I did my iPhone 5.

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    • Design 10
    • Display 7
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    • Performance 9
    • Software 10
    • Battery life 10
    • Ecosystem 10
    • Dock 10
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