Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple iPad Mini 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4163 reviews of Apple iPad Mini 4. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The size and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, size, portability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Mini 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Apple Tablet Computers

Review analysis

(Based on 4163 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 3538 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 129 of 3538 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (607)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPad Mini 4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Apple iPad Mini 4 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

performance, portability, design, screen, price


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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini 4 16GB Silver - tablets (Apple, A8, M8, 16 GB, Flash, 20.066 cm (7.900"))Apple iPad mini 4 16GB Silver - tablets (Apple, A8, M8, 16 GB, Flash, 20.066 cm (7.900"))

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPad Mini 4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Apple iPad Mini 4 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on People really like the screen and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the storage and reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, screen

reliability, storage

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi, iOS 9, GoldApple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi, iOS 9, Gold

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

iPad Mini 4 review


It's smaller, thinner – are mini tablets back?

Brilliant screen ; Sleek design ; Great app library

Older processor ; No 3D touch

If this was the iPad mini launched alongside the Air 2, it would have been an easy five stars. However, even as an ageing tablet, it still performs very well for a smaller slate.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

iPad mini 4 review: why has Apple hidden this great tablet away?


What do you do when you've made a massive tablet that's got tongues wagging? You slip out a well-made teeny one and don't really tell anyone about it, apparently.

Great screen ; Compact dimensions ; Thinner chassis

Old chipset ; Camera unimpressive

The iPad Air 2 is one of the best tablets ever made, and we wish this had been launched at the same time rather than the huge disappointment of the iPad mini 3. The power of the A9 chip is curious here, as it would have been amazing to have the exact...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Apple iPad mini 4 review: Compact without compromise


The iPad Mini 4 replaces the iPad mini 3 and with it closes the book on one of Apple's laziest upgrades in recent years. The iPad mini 4 is faster, slimmer and more accomplished than its iPad mini 3 predecessor. This time around the mini succeeds in...

Smaller and slimmer design, decent performance, Touch ID fingerprint scanner, anti-reflective screen

Screen is a bit small for Split View in iOS 9, not as powerful as the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 far cheaper

The iPad mini 4 is faster, slimmer and more accomplished than its iPad mini 3 predecessor. This time around the mini succeeds in finding is place, despite not being as altogether powerful as the iPad Air 2.

Oct, 2015

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Thomas McMullan (

Apple iPad Mini 4 review: Still a fantastic tablet


Faster and with a better screen, Apple's iPad Mini 4 remains a definitive small tablet

There's also the similar-sized Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, which is the only Android to come close to the iPad Mini 4, although it's a touch slower and the build quality isn't as good. If you're looking for something a little larger, check out our Best...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

iPad Mini 4 review


Last refreshed in March 2017, Apple's thinnest and lightest iPad, the Mini 4, now comes equipped with 128GB of storage capacity, a terrific display, solid performance, and a resilient battery. But, starting at $399, £419 and AU$579 for the Wi-Fi model...

Compact size, vivid display, works with split-screen apps in iOS 9. Basically, a shrunken-down iPad Air 2. Perfect hand feel for vacations.

Price is high for an 8-inch tablet. Slower graphics mean some apps and games don't feel as zippy. Small screen makes for cramped typing and multitasking.

Unless you're absolutely in love with the iPad Mini 4's smaller size, opt for the faster, larger, identically priced, and still pretty portable iPad Air 2.

Jul, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Max Parker (

iPad Mini 4


Often the unloved tablet in Apple's lineup, the latest mini-iPad is pretty much an iPad Air 2 with a 7.9-inch display.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

iPad mini 4 vs iPad Pro 9.7 comparison review


Asking yourself 'which iPad should I buy'? Well we're here to help by comparing the iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro 9.7.

Although the iPad Pro 9.7 is clearly a superior tablet here, it's only worth spending the extra on if you really need that better screen and you'll make use of the performance for proper work tasks. Then there are the additional costs of accessories...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Apple iPad mini 4 review


Best tablet under 8in, Awards 2015. The fourth generation of Apple's iPad mini is still the small tablet to reckon with...

Sharp, vibrant screen ; Excellent colour balance ; Fast, slick performance ; Detailed, refined sound ; Gorgeous design ; Strong app selection

Storage is non-expandable

With its tweaks, upgrades and plenty of attention to detail, the iPad mini is better than ever in its fourth generation

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Apple iPad Mini 4 review


Finally, the upgrade you've been waiting two years for

Subtle display tweaks make it easier on the eyes ; Super portable form factor ; Longevity in battery life

FaceTime camera is still a measly 1.2MP ; No 3D Touch

The iPad mini 4 is the tablet the mini 3 should have been – and also the best small tablet on the market

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

iPad mini 4 review


It's expensive, but a great tablet for those that can afford it

There are cheaper tablets - cheaper iPads even - but if you can afford to buy the iPad mini 4 you won't be disappointed. It finally has a great screen and while it can't match the more powerful iPad Air 2, it's got more than enough poke to satisfy...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):19.1
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Silver / Silver, White
Device Type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No


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


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


2G:Y / Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 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:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard supplied:N / No


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / HE-AAC, AAC, WAV, AAX, M4A, AAX+, AIFF, MP3
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF, TIF, JPG / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression formats:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, M-JPEG / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 10 Education, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate / Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M8
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A8

Processor special features

Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N


Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 9.3.2
Operating System Version:9


Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 6.1
Height :20.3 / 203.2 / 6.1
Weight:298.8 / 304
Width:13.5 / 134.8