Excerpt: The Apple iPad mini is a smaller iPad with 7.9-inch 1024x768 pixels display, 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back, front-facing camera for video calls, and 16, 32 or 64 GB of built-in storage. Additionally, can choose between Wi-Fi only model, 3G (CDMA or GSM-based) and 4G (LTE) one.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: The iPad mini is a very difficult device to describe to someone. On paper, it’s not all that impressive. There are some numbers that are lower than other devices’ number, some specs that mostly look two years old, and a price that doesn’t exactly make it the most budget friendly device in the Nexus 7 world. However, it’s much more than the sum of its parts.
Conclusion: There are hardware compromises, the smaller screen has a lower resolution than rivals, but in use it doesn’t feel like a compromise and the wide selection of apps makes it more enticing than Google’s tablet. The iPad Mini is likely to appeal to a generation of iPhone and iPod Touch users who have bought into Apple’s ecosystem, yet never justified the £329 price for the 9.7-inch tablet.
Pros: Light and portable, Fantastic app selection, Intuitive UI suitable for first tablets
Summary: The new number one? Apple has now introduced a smaller tablet featuring a 7.9-inch IPS screen called iPad Mini besides its iPad 4. The older Apple A5 dual-core SoC and a lower screen resolution reduce costs. But will this also have an impact on performance and quality?
Pros: Workmanship, feel, choice of materials and stability, Light and compact, State-of-the-art wireless technologies, Extensive range of accessories, Excellent touchscreen & pleasant keyboard, The IPS screen's good rates, Outdoor use made possible by high luminosity, Good application and graphics performance despite older hardware, The installed speakers' good sound, Low consumption and good battery life, The high-end, elegant, stable, light and thin aluminum unibody; the ...
Cons: Case susceptible for fingerprints, Limited connectivity, Subsequent memory expansion not possible, EUR 140 extra for 3G or LTE, Screen only supports 1024 x 768 pixels, Current movies only with black bars due to the 4:3 format, Only 12 month warranty ex-factory, Suboptimal positioning of the stereo speakers, GPS and Glonass only in the 3G/LTE model, Relatively high entry-price, A higher screen resolution and/or pixel density; an LED camera light and the option to recor...
Excerpt: The Good - Extremely well made and designed - Thin and light - Larger, more useful display area than the 7-inch Android competition - Great for content consumption and gaming on the go - Unbeatable tablet app selection The Bad - Lower resolution than the Android competition - Non-resolution independent UI results in more zooming in on text - Less practical as an all-purpose device against the larger iPad It's hard to believe that Apple released the original iPad in...
Pros: - Extremely well made and designed - Thin and light - Larger, more useful display area than the 7-inch Android competition - Great for content consumption and gaming on the go - Unbeatable tablet app selection
Cons: - Lower resolution than the Android competition - Non-resolution independent UI results in more zooming in on text - Less practical as an all-purpose device against the larger iPad
Excerpt: The iPad created the modern tablet market, so had a huge head start. Early Android-powered tablets just couldn’t compete with the already-established iOS App store or Apple’s extensive iTunes content library. However, Google has now caught up, with a whole host of 7in devices running newer versions of Android providing fantastic value for money and eating into iPad sales. Apple hasn’t taken this lying down, so has fought back with the iPad Mini.
Excerpt: Despite the late Steve Jobs’ pronouncements that Apple would never release a 7-inch tablet, Apple unveiled the iPad mini , a shrunk-down version of the 9.7-inch iPad. The general consensus around the Web is that the iPad mini is an excellent compact tablet. But many reviews concur that the 7.9-inch iPad mini lacks the “wow factor” found in the iPhone 5 or the third-generation iPad.