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Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18767 reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and size are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1579 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and portability also get good opinions.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple IPAD MINI Retina 16GB 16 GB 512 MB 7.9 -inch LCDApple IPAD MINI Retina 16GB 16 GB 512 MB 7.9 -inch LCD

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1832 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and screen are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the GPS navigation. Many are less positive about the touch screen and reliability.

performance, screen, usability, size, portability

reliability, touch screen

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver)Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver)Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPad mini 2 with Retina display review

 

A great tablet that still costs a little too much

Amazing screen ; Cutting edge CPU ; Brilliant design

Similar-spec rivals are much cheaper ; 16GB too low storage

Scores in depth The new iPad mini 2 (or iPad mini with Retina display, if you want to give it Apple's elongated title) is the next step in the smaller tablet wars - and with Google and Amazon stepping up their respective games, the Cupertino brand...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Peters (t3.com)

iPad Mini 2 review

 

Is the new iPad Mini 2 with Retina display the perfect all-round tablet?

Stunning Retina display ; Speed performance ; Size and weight for daily use

Price ; No Touch ID

Nov, 2013

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

iPad mini 2 with Retina display review: Yours for just £189

 

The iPad mini 2 is still the best-value iPad in the entire range, despite its old age

That's not to say that the iPad mini 2 is a bad choice: it's superbly well made, comparatively great value and has an excellent screen. If you value portability over everything else, this is the right choice.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Apple iPad Mini 2 review

 

Apple iPads are synonymous with "tablet" for good reason. Their high-end designs, fast performance, simple operating system and well-stocked App Store make them the go-to choice in the category.

The iPad Mini 2 has a sharp Retina screen, an ultraportable design, great battery life and it's the most affordable tablet with access to the iOS App Store. Upgradeable to iOS 10 later this year.

Android and Amazon tablets -- and even Windows laptops -- are available for less. Base model includes only 16GB of non-expandable storage. It's missing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and split-screen feature found on newer iPads.

It lacks the features and speed of a cutting-edge iPad, but the Mini 2 is still a solid tablet for basics, especially if you can buy it at a discount.

Jul, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iPad mini 2

 

Apple delivers exactly what everyone wanted

Great screen ; Same premium design ; Good battery life

More expensive than the competition ; Lack of Touch ID

A minor gripe is that the speaker drivers sit next to each other at the bottom of the mini. This makes the stereo effect less pronounced than if there was one at the bottom and one at the top, as is the case with the Nexus 7. Still, the sound that...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display

 

Better in every way, the new iPad Mini drops all of the compromises of its predecessor and is the best small tablet

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad mini 2

 

Samsung today unveiled its Galaxy Tab S 8.4, a compact Android 4.4 KitKat tablet with an 8.4in screen. Here we compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and key rival the Apple iPad mini 2 (aka Apple iPad mini with Retina display) to find out whether Apple...

It's difficult to decide which tablet is best without having both devices in our lab for thorough testing. I am an Android user, and would take the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4's larger, higher-resolution screen, more compact size and weight, potentially...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Video: Apple iPad mini 2 - a Retina screen arrives on the littlest iPad

 

Second, the internals have been overhauled and brought bang up to date. Essentially, this is an iPad Air, reviewed, with an 8-inch screen. It's everything the original iPad mini should have been.

Jan, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPad mini 2 with Retina display review

 

When the original iPad mini launched, plenty of people were chuffed to bits. Here was a smaller, lightweight tablet which, in Apple's own words, was “every inch an iPad”.

The iPad mini with Retina display is a fabulous tablet. The screen is excellent and more than worth the minimal weight gain. Performance is also excellent, and the 64-bit processor makes this much more future-proof than the original iPad mini. The...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display review

 

The first iPad Mini was so impressive, Apple chose it as the basis for the awesome iPad Air. So is the best tablet in the world now 7.9in sized? We spend a week with the Mini to find out.

Gorgeous build, stunning Retina screen ; All day battery life ; Much faster than the original Mini

Very expensive compared to 7/8in tablets ; No expandable storage ; Marginally inferior colours compared to Air’s screen

Small doesn’t have to mean second-rate, we’ve seen the future of tablets and it looks like the Retina iPad Mini

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8 / 42.5
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10 / 9
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:10
Continuous video playback time:10

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:20.1 / 24.6
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IGZO / IPS
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel density:326
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal Memory:0,5 / 1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / CDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, WCDMA / EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G LTE: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:LTE / No
Ethernet LAN: No
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Docking connector: No
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide:No / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3 / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AMR, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDB, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG, TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M4V, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M4V, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Windows operating systems supported:0.0650 - 0.14 / 220 x 260 x 80 / 656 x 488 x 254 / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, UKR / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Microphone in: No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:A6X / A7

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, FaceTime, Newsstand, Messages, iTunes Store, App Store, Calendar, Music, Videos, Siri, Reminders, Contacts, Camera, Notes, Photo Booth, Clock, Game Center / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center / Safari\nMail\niBooks\nPhotos\nMaps\nFaceTime\nNewsstand\nMessages\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nCalendar\nMusic\nVideos\nSiri\nReminders\nContacts\nCamera\nNotes\nPhoto Booth\nClock\nGame Center
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:6 / 7 / 8
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5 / 9.4
Height :20 / 24.1
Weight:331 / 341 / 652 / 662
Width:13.5 / 18.6