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Apple iPad mini 2 (Retina)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18825 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 really like the price and portability. The performance and size also get good reviews.

usability, size, performance, portability, price

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. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and portability also get good comments.

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 mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation. The touch screen and reliability get critical opinions.

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: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple iPad Mini Retina Tablet

 

Small device, giant resolution. The new version of the little iPad now has a Retina display, but it is also thicker than its predecessor. Apple also bestowed their 64-bit A7 processor on the little tyke, so it is on equal footing with its big brother....

Bright, high-contrast display; Good touchscreen; Lightning-fast SoC; Excellent battery life; First class manufacturing; Good browser performance; Great speakers

that are poorly positioned; No current data transfer standards; Limited color space coverage; Poor color accuracy; Somewhat heavier and thicker than its predecessor; Expensive

The competition is currently mostly Android devices: Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Bullman Tab 8 AQQI and the Windows tablet Acer Iconia W3.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad mini 2

 

The iPad mini 2 is the best value iOS product on the market today, letting you into the Apple app world without breaking the bank.

Beautifully built. Fast. Sharp screen. Excellent app options.

Not the latest Apple tech. Not as easy to hold with a single hand as narrower small-screen tablets.

Comparisons and Conclusions Let's dispatch the iPad mini 3 first. It costs $100 more and all you get out of it is Touch ID. No, we don't understand it either. But the iPad mini 2 is by far Apple's best tablet value at the moment — all the iPad app...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: es.engadget.com (engadget.com)

iPad mini con pantalla Retina, análisis

 

iPad mini allá por noviembre del 2012. Un año más tarde Apple nos ha concedido ese capricho, y por fin podemos encontrar en las tiendas una nueva generación de este "casi 8" pulgadas con una mejor resolución. No es el único cambio que introduce la casa...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Orlin Milinov (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks

 

The iPad mini with Retina screen is everything the little tablet deserved to be - a more compact equal of the bigger iPad with no compromises made. And unfortunately, it's just one thing short of what we all thought a compact tablet should be - cheap....

7.9" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 1536 x 2048 pixels, ~ 324 ppi, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity with MIMO dual antennas ; Optional 2G/3G GSM, CDMA, LTE connectivity (data only, separate models) ; Optional GPS with A-GPS...

Expensive for a compact tablet ; Non expandable memory, extra storage is largely overpriced ; Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content ; No standard USB port ; No GPS receiver in the Wi-Fi-only version

Ever since we saw the original Apple iPad mini, we've been hoping for a Retina screen for this wonderful compact tablet. Now that it has it, it's everything we expected it to be. A high-quality screen with immaculate sharpness makes a world of...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Apple iPad mini with Retina Display: Reviewed

 

I suppose there's only one way to start this review, and that's by looking back at last year's iPad mini review . In that review I had a section dedicated to the possibility of an iPad mini with Retina Display. The low resolution display and slow SoC...

While Apple has the 10-inch tablet market more or less locked up with the iPad Air, the mini faces stiff competition. The biggest comes from Google with the $229 2013 Nexus 7. You get an incredibly affordable device and a display with full sRGB gamut....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

iPad mini with Retina display review: as good as the Air, just smaller

 

Last year Apple introduced the iPad mini, a second size option for its tablet lineup. In addition to being, well, miniature, it featured a beautiful desi

Stunning display ; Solid performance ; Long battery life

No Touch ID ; Relatively expensive

The iPad mini matches the full-sized iPad Air in display quality, design and performance. Just be prepared to pay more than you would have for last year's model.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

Small Grows Up

 

This is the iPad mini we've all been waiting for. When the first generation iPad mini debuted last year, it was a terrific product. Apple's first stab at a smaller tablet looked more far more elegant than the competition, managed to squeeze a larger...

Gorgeous 2048 x 1536 pixel display. 10-plus hour battery life will more than serve your cross-country plane flight, or close to a week of casual daily use. A7 processor (with M7 co-processor) offers more power than you may ever need on a 7-inch tablet....

Pricey — similar sized and specced tablets go for closer to $200. Stereo speakers both located on one end of the device. Would be nice if it had TouchID like the iPhone 5s, but with the problems cropping up related to that feature lately, we’re...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

iPad mini with Retina display review

 

Every inch an iPad. Last year, the overwhelming message of the iPad mini was simple: the iPad mini was smaller, but it was still an iPad. Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Jony Ive all reminded us...

Gorgeous display ; Great battery life ; Hugely improved performance ; Unbeatable ecosystem

iOS 7 has problems ; Expensive for a small tablet ; I miss the black color

Part middle-ground, part no-compromise

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad mini With Retina Display

 

The new iPad mini has a super-sharp Retina display and packs all of the power of the iPad Air into a more portable package.

Beautifully built. Fast. Sharp screen. Excellent app options. Cellular version works on all carriers

Expensive. Not as easy to hold with a single hand as narrower small-screen tablets

The new Apple iPad mini With Retina display ($399 to $829) is just a shrunken iPad Air. It's so similar to Apple's flagship tablet that your decision will pretty much be completely based on size and price. Like the Air, this is one of the slimmest and...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Design

Kids tablet: No

Display

Pixel density:326

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n

Performance

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: No
Position location: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor model:M7

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No