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Apple iPad Mini 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3092 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. Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 Opinions about the price and screen are overall positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts 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"))

May, 2017

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 Reviewers really like the screen and price. The usability and portability also get good comments, but many are critical 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

May, 2017

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: Scott Stein (

iPad Mini 4 review


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

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

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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: 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: 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: 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

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

Farewell, iPad mini 3, we hardly knew ye. Casually announced at the end of Apple's iPad Pro presentation, the iPad mini 4 replaces last year's mini 3 as the company's high-end small-screen tablet. The iPad mini 4 is a lot like its predecessor in many...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: John V. (

Apple iPad mini 4 Review


Apple's latest iPad mini, the 4th generation model to be exact, helps to diversify the company's portfolio, which recently got expanded with the introduction of the iPad Pro, but for those looking to keep it slim, compact, and simple, the iPad mini 4...

Thinner & lighter design ; Improved battery life ; Brighter & more color accurate Retina Display ; iOS 9 brings real multi-tasking ; Smooth overall responsiveness

Still light with the camera shooting modes and controls ; No 4K video capture or slo-mo at 1080p ; Pricey cost

Anyone looking for a compact sized tablet will be delighted by what the iPad mini 4 brings to the table. It’s premium in its construction, nearly flawless with its processing performance, and all the new goodies included with iOS 9 undeniably elevates...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


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


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Swivel Camera: No


Kids tablet: No


Pixel density:326
Reading mode: Yes


2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac


GPS:No / Yes
Position location:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor model:M8