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Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4535 reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, size, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550) from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the price and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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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"))

Aug, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the storage and reliability.

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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

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (

iPad Mini 4 review


Apple's iPad Mini 4 still works well, even if the insides are starting to get a bit dated.

The iPad Mini 4 is still among the best 8-inch tablets you can buy, although the Galaxy Tab S2 and Dell’s Venue 8 7000 give it a run for its money – especially now that they’ve been discounted to $350 each (for 32GB model). If you really want a small...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Velazco (

iPad Mini 4 review: A long wait makes for a potent upgrade


Fans of Apple's smaller iPad Mini caught a tough break last fall when the company unveiled its new tablets for the year. Although Tim Cook & co. lavished pl...

Vibrant screen ; iOS 9 is great for multitasking ; Solid performance ; Respectable battery life

Rotation lock switch is gone ; Still less powerful than the iPad Air 2 ; Base model only has 16GB of storage

After a yearlong wait, we finally have a properly upgraded iPad Mini. While it adopted the iPad Air 2's super-slim aesthetic and got a similarly great screen, the iPad Mini 4 makes do with Apple's dual-core A8 chipset. Performance is remarkably solid,...

Sep, 2015

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Apple iPad Mini 4 silver, 16GB


The iPad Mini 4 is a tinier, slightly less powerful iPad Air 2 . That's basically all you need to know about this tablet, the 7.9-inch screen model which has been available since October 2015. I started sitting down the Mini 4 again, carrying it around...

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

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Apple iPad Mini 4 ( gold, 128GB)


Now, of course, I wonder whether I even need an iPad at all, since phones are larger and laptops have gotten more versatile. But the iPad Mini 4 has caught my eye again and I've used it constantly. I like it. But I don't know if it's my favorite iPad...

Overdue upgrades add faster A8 processor, better cameras, a more vivid Retina display, slightly slimmed-down design, and the ability to run split-screen apps in iOS 9. The small size is perfect for traveling and iOS remains a superior user experience...

A lot more expensive than most 8-inch tablets on the market. Multitasking on the smaller screen isn't as useful as on the larger Air 2. Processing speed is a step below other iPads and new iPhones, and battery life takes a step down, too.

The iPad Mini 4 makes the most of iOS 9 and has a number of welcome upgrades, but its high price will have some skipping straight up to larger iPad Air models.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Apple iPad mini 4 review


Last year, Apple delivered a dud of an iPad. I'm not talking about the iPad Air 2, which set an incredible new benchmark for the type of speed and performance consumers can expect from tablets. No,...

Stunning, colorful display ; Faster performance and better camera ; iOS 9 multitasking

Old cases won't fit ; Lackluster speakers ; Jony Ive can't let go of chamfered edges

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Radding (

Apple iPad mini 4


The Apple iPad mini 4 is a top-notch small-screen tablet with unparalleled build quality and app support, but it's still hard to justify the jump in price over the iPad mini 2.

Excellent build quality. Upgraded hardware from last iteration. Good camera. Reduced screen glare. Unbeatable app experience.

Expensive. Occasional minor performance issues in testing.

Comparisons and Conclusions The iPad mini 4 is an excellent choice in a category that's slowly being replaced by larger phones like the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 5 . Starting at $399, the mini 4 attempts to warrant its hefty...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (

The Apple iPad Mini 4 Review


For a while now Apple has been holding two launch events toward the end of each year. The first event in September is used to launch new iPhones, and new products and services like the Apple Watch and Apple Pay. In October Apple then has an event where...

If you're aiming to create some word documents and spreadsheets, and maybe edit some photos or videos, then I would take a look at the iPad Air 2, or upcoming large tablets like the iPad Pro and the recently released Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Anna Attkisson (

Apple iPad mini 4 Review


For shoppers looking for a compact, wallet-friendly tablet with premium features, the $399 iPad mini 4 is a solid choice. This device has not been completely overhauled or upgraded since the previous generation mini 3 and mini 2. But Apple's 7.9-inch...

Sleek design; Good battery life; Excellent multitasking features

Unimpressive audio quality; No microSD card slot

The iPad mini 4's sharp screen, above-average battery life and new multitasking abilities are all reasons to get this small tablet.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Patrick Afschar Kaboli (

Apple iPad Mini 4 Tablet Review


There's life in the old dog yet. It has been very quiet around the small iPad lately. Some people even claimed that the Mini could be cancelled. Phil Schiller from Apple only mentioned the iPad Mini 4 with two sentences during the keynote. With that in...

Impeccable build quality, Sophisticated materials, Low weight and thickness, High performance, Excellent GPS sensor, Convenient display with usable "anti-reflective coating", Usable features thanks to iOS 9, Usable cameras

only under good lighting conditions, Proprietary Lightning connector, Bad maintainability, No NFC, High price

The most interesting feature of the Apple iPad Mini 4 is the new operating system iOS 9. The ninth version of the Apple OS not only introduces several new and useful features, it also seems to have a positive effect on the overall performance, which is...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Apple iPad mini 4


Apple iPad mini 4 tablet : Apple presents the iPad mini 4. There's more to mini than meets the eye. The new iPad mini 4 puts uncompromising performance and potential in your hand. It's thinner and lighter than ever before, yet powerful enough to help...

The iPad mini 4 Smart Cover and Silicone Case protect your device everywhere you take it. Designed to be paired, the Smart Cover attaches to the front of your device while the Silicone Case snaps on to the back. Together they provide protection...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:19.1
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
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes


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


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:7.9
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Reading mode:Y
Touch screen: 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
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G:N / Y / Yes
4G standard: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 standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 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 - 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:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
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 / Y
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 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
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
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Pro / 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
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:0.24 / 7.99
Height:0.24 / 7.99 / 8
Weight:10.5 / 10.7