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Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 16 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Global Score
9.388.55
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 8.x, 7.x
2014-10-162013-10-22
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches
15.41 ounces11.68 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack, Gray and White
AluminiumAluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 281.00$ 275.00
Display / Screen
9.7 inches7.9 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.28.6
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetApple A7 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
8.919.27
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
10.14.4
Camera
8.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
31.00mm focal length33.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video--
8.477.92
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMNano SIM
6.76.5
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.765.92
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparison review

IPad Air 2 has a global score of 9.38, which is a bit better than iPad mini 2's 8.55 score. These devices come with the same iOS 8.x OS (Operating System), so you shouldn't see any differences regarding that. IPad Air 2's body is newer and a lot thinner than iPad mini 2's, although it is heavier.

The Apple iPad mini 2 has a little better performance than Apple iPad Air 2, because although it has a lower amount of RAM memory, and they both have a 64 bits processing unit, the Apple iPad mini 2 also counts with more cores (but slower) and a graphics processing unit. The Apple iPad mini 2 counts with just a bit better looking display than Apple iPad Air 2, because although it has a little bit smaller screen, and they both have the same resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, the Apple iPad mini 2 also counts with a just a bit greater screen pixels density.

Apple iPad Air 2 has just a bit better camera than iPad mini 2, and although they both have the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video quality, the same 30 fps video frame rate and the same diafragm aperture, the Apple iPad Air 2 also has a back-facing camera with a lot better resolution. The Apple iPad Air 2 has a very superior memory capacity for apps and games than Apple iPad mini 2, because it has 112 GB more internal storage.

Apple iPad mini 2 has a little longer battery performance than iPad Air 2, although it has a 12% smaller battery size.

The Apple iPad Air 2 costs a bit more money than iPad mini 2, but you can get a better tablet for that extra dollars.