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Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6664 reviews of Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The size and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The price and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, portability, price, design, screen

reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Mini 3 64GB Wifi Space GreyApple iPad Mini 3 64GB Wifi Space Grey

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 828 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The portability and size are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the storage, while there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

performance, size, portability, usability, price

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini 3 MGYE2LL/A 7.9-Inch Retina Display (16GB, Wi-Fi, Apple iOS 8) GoldApple iPad mini 3 MGYE2LL/A 7.9-Inch Retina Display (16GB, Wi-Fi, Apple iOS 8) Gold

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014, A1599, A1600) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

performance, portability, price, design, screen

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Mini 3 MGYE2LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Gold)Apple iPad Mini 3 MGYE2LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Gold)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Ivan Petkov (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

 

The iPad Air 2 may have stolen all the spotlight, but that's not because of poor marketing planning. Apple did little to change the third generation of the iPad mini so it got little stage time. But it's not our job to decide which product gets the...

Metal unibody, 7.5mm slim, 331g of weight ; Optional LTE connectivity (Cat. 4, 150Mbps downlink) ; 7.9" 1,536 x 2,048 LED-backlit IPS LCD with 324 ppi pixel density ; Apple iOS 8 ; Dual-core 1.3 GHz Apple A7 chipset, M7 motion co-processor, PowerVR...

No microSD slot ; Pricey memory upgrades, 32GB version should have been standard ; No NFC connectivity, Apple Pay has limited functionality ; Apple iOS 8 still relies on iTunes for music and file transfers

On its own, the Apple iPad mini 3 is great all-round tablet. It has everything a slate of its caliber should offer - a minimalistic design, an amazing attention to detail, an excellent display. All that backed by the fluid iOS 8 and the amazing App...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPad Mini 3 review

 

This is a fantastic iPad Mini, but it's a terrible deal. We recommend you buy a cheaper 32GB iPad Mini 2 and wait a year to get a fingerprint sensor.

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably noticed that there’s almost no incentive to buy the iPad Mini 3. In fact, it’s a much better deal to buy the second-generation Mini instead, since Apple cut its price by $100. You can get an iPad Mini 2 with...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Apple iPad mini 3 review

 

For the past few years, most of the technology world has ruled by a cold, hard truth: to get the best thing, you pretty much had to get the biggest thing. Every Android phone was bigger than the...

iPad app ecosystem ; Strong battery life ; Beautiful hardware

Last year's screen ; Last year's processor ; Last year's camera

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad mini 3

 

The Apple iPad mini 3 is a superb small-screen tablet, but you can get essentially the same experience from its predecessor for $100 less.

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

Pricey. Few reasons to buy over the less-expensive, still-available iPad mini 2.

Conclusions The Apple iPad mini 3 is a superb small-screen tablet, but the modest upgrades, combined with a healthy discount for last year's nearly identical model, make it difficult to recommend wholeheartedly. The mini 2 is 25 percent less expensive...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple iPad Mini 3 ( gold, 16GB, 3G/4G)

 

The Air 2, original Air, Mini 2 and Mini 3 will support the operating system's new picture-in-picture functionality. And yes, these are features that have been around for quite a while on competitors' tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy line and...

Though we're disappointed by the lack of upgrades, Apple's smaller iPad is still a great choice. Both the display and battery life are excellent, and the addition of Touch ID takes care of our biggest complaint from the previous version.

Other than a gold option and Touch ID, the iPad Mini 3 is identical to its predecessor. It lacks the processor and camera upgrade of its big brother, the Air 2, and it's still priced at the high end for midsize tablets.

One of 2013's best, the iPad Mini 3 is still a compelling choice despite the lack of upgrades. However, the nearly identical and significantly cheaper iPad Mini 2 is a smarter buy.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPad Mini 3

 

This is the iPad mini you've been waiting for.

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 better networking capabilities

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad mini 3

 

It's all about the gold. Apple's iPad mini 3 (starting at $399) is the latest of the company's devices to get the fever-inducing color option. It also comes with Touch ID, which makes your fingerprint into a password. Otherwise, the newest iPad is...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Anna Attkisson (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad mini 3 Review

 

The iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID and a gold color option to Apple's already great small tablet.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPad Mini 3 Tablet Review

 

Mini update. The changes of the new iPad Mini 3 are small: You only get a fingerprint reader. Otherwise, it is virtually identical with its predecessor. Our review shows why the iPad Mini 3 is still a very good tablet.

High-resolution display, Excellent build quality, Good camera under daylight, Precise touchscreen, Free office suite, Very good GPS, Fast processor, Fast graphics unit, Low temperature development, Decent speakers

Hardly any new features, Sometimes very small controls, Depending on the configuration very high price, No 802.11ac WLAN, WLAN connection sometimes with signal issues, Proprietary connector, Only LTE Cat. 3

Mini update is really the correct term here: Except for the fingerprint reader and a new color for the case, the third generation of the iPad Mini does not offer any new features or components. iOS 8.1 can also be installed on older devices via update...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Jonathan Feist (androidauthority.com)

Apple iPad Mini 3 vs Google Nexus 7 (2013): pocket-sized tablet comparison

 

When it comes to tablets that fit in your pocket, the Apple iPad Mini 3 and the Google Nexus 7 (2013), built by ASUS, are two of the best. Here is our side-by-side comparison of the two.

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:23.8
Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
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
Digital Zoom:3
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:7.9
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Energy Star certified: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
T9 text input: No

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA,HSPA,HSPA+,WCDMA / EVDO,HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard supplied: No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Position location:N
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone Features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Energy Star certified:Y

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor:A7
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor model:A7

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:AirDrop, AirPlay, Control Center, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive, iTunes Radio, Multitasking, Notification Center, QuickType keyboard, Siri, Spotlight Search, Camera, Photos, Messages, FaceTime, Mail, Music, Safari, Maps, Siri, Calendar, iTunes Store, App Store, Notes, Contacts, iBooks, Game Center, Reminders, Clock, Videos, Newsstand, Photo Booth, Podcasts, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote / FaceTime, Safari, Siri, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Game Center, Photo Booth / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:8
Platform:iOS

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295
Height:7.87
Weight:11.7 / 12
Width:5.3 / 5.31