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Apple iPad mini 4 Review

    See other variants reviews Score: 9/10

Apple iPad mini 4 is a breath-taking portable tablet launched in 2015, provisioned with a great 1500 megahertz processing unit, a 7.9 inches multi touch screen, and 2 cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back side camera and a 1.2 MP front facing camera.

Apple ships this tablet with a Apple A8 chip, holding an extremely powerful 1.5 gigahertz processor with a great 2 GB of RAM. The Apple iPad mini 4 counts with a 128 GB large internal storage memory and whereas it doesn't come with an SD card slot, it is still enough to install hundreds of apps and even the heaviest games available nowadays without even thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

The Apple iPad mini 4 feels much lighter than what you expect from a tablet of this size. This tablet is just 0.24 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest devices out there. Even though the iPad mini 4 is only 8" long, it still manages to hold a 7.9" display. The iPad mini 4 is sold in 2 different color options, gray and gold. Talking about its body design materials, the iPad mini 4 is majorly made of aluminum.

This tablet includes a completely amazing 2048 x 1536 7.9 inches screen, which makes it impossible to even see the pixels in the screen. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This tablet features two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. It is capable of filming videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second, and slow motion videos up to 1280x720 (HD) at 120 frames per second. Additionally, the camera has a few nice features like digital image stabilization, auto-focus, face detection shooting, time lapse video and geo tagging.

This tablet packs a big 5124 mAh non-removable battery, enough to provide this tablet with an amazing battery duration. An issue to take into account is that this tablet's battery is non-removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins losing capacity, even though with such a great capacity you will probably replace this device before it becomes an issue.

This device features Wi-Fi connectivity (which can be shared with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast data connection and 3G fast data connection, over HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. The iPad mini 4 uses a Nano SIM card for GSM networks and it can use both GSM and CDMA carriers.

The iPad mini 4 also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.2) and GPS Navigation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The iPad mini 4 may be a little bit overpriced considering it is sold for 288 dollars, and many similar tablets are being sold cheaper than that. The iPad mini 4 is probably the correct choice for you no matter if you are looking for a social tablet, want it for playing games, are a photography fan or are looking for a device for work.



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Specifications

Device Type:Tablet
Brand:Apple
Operating System (OS):iOS 9.x
Variant:See other variants reviews
Dimensions:8.00 x 5.30 x 0.24 inchesMetric20.32 x 13.46 x 0.61 cmImperial
Weight:10.72 ouncesMetric303.91 gImperial
Colors:Gold and Gray
Materials:Aluminum
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-09-09
Price:$ 288.00

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:7.9 inchesMetric20.1 cmImperial
Resolution:1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density:324 pixels per inchMetric127.56 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Apple A8
Processor:Typhoon ARMv8-A, 64-bit (Single-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR GX6450
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Removable:No
Capacity:5124 mAh

Camera

Back camera:8 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, Slow Motion Video (4 times slower) and Time Lapse Video

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 700 (band 29), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.2
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor