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Apple iPad mini 5th Gen (7.9-inch, 2019)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Apple iPad mini 5th Gen (7.9-inch, 2019). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and design.

size, portability, performance, usability, screen

design, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad mini 5th Gen (7.9-inch, 2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPad mini review (2019): Still the best small tablet

 

It took Apple three years to update the iPad mini, and the improvements here mean the wait was mostly worth it. This time, Apple gave its small tablet the same performance as its flagship iPhone XS, an improved screen, and support for its Apple Pencil....

Plenty of power ; Solid battery life ; Improved display ; Finally has Apple Pencil support

This design was dated even the last time around ; Unexciting cameras ; Comes with a slow 12W charger

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Apple iPad mini review: no competition

 

Sometimes smaller is better.

All the same specs as the larger iPad Air in a smaller size ; Solid performance ; Headphone jack ; Buying one sends market signal that not all devices have to be gigantic

Seven-year-old exterior design with huge bezels ; First-gen Apple Pencil ; Lightning port instead of USB-C

But the decision to get an iPad mini is simple: do you want a small, capable tablet? If you do, the mini is obviously worth $399, especially when you consider how long Apple has supported iPads for in the past. There’s just nothing else like it. Let’s...

Mar, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad mini (2019)

 

Apple's iPad mini is the only small, premium tablet you should consider buying right now.

Powerful processor. Solid screen. Broad LTE options. Apple Pencil support. Light and easy to carry.

Compatible Apple Pencil isn't the better model. Aging design.

This year's iPad mini and the new iPad Air ($499) are basically bigger and smaller versions of each other. Here's how it steps up: The existing $329 iPad (just called iPad) is for all of your basic tablet needs. The $399 iPad mini is for people who...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad mini 2019

 

Great performance; Bright and colorful display; Apple Pencil support; Excellent battery life; Best app selection ; Large bezels; No USB-C; So-so cameras ; The new iPad mini is the most powerful and versatile small tablet for the money, complete with...

Large bezels; No USB-C; So-so cameras ; The new iPad mini is the most powerful and versatile small tablet for the money, complete with Apple Pencil support, though the design is a bit dated.

The new iPad mini is the most powerful and versatile small tablet for the money, complete with Apple Pencil support, though the design is a bit dated.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Apple iPad Mini 2019 review: A beloved classic with internal improvements and Apple Pencil support Review | ZDNet

 

It has a headphone jack, a Touch ID button, one camera on the back and one on the front, you don't have to think about battery life, and you can now use the Apple Pencil with it. If you want a small tablet, buy a new iPad Mini.

Diminutive size for a tablet ; Solid construction and simple design ; Lightning fast performance ; Apple Pencil support ; Long battery life ; 3.5mm headset jack

Large top and bottom bezels ; $130 cellular premium

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Cranz (gizmodo.com)

Why Would Anyone Buy an iPad Mini in 2019?

 

The iPad Mini is not the best tablet Apple makes (that's the 11-inch iPad Pro). It's not the good enough tablet either (that's the iPad Air). It's the awkward one. A little too small, but a little too big, and demanding a fairly radical change to how...

A mini tablet is great for books, and even movies.

A mini tablet is great for books, and even movies.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Leif Johnson (macworld.com)

iPad mini (2019) review: Petite, portable power

 

Apple's smallest tablet is back! It doesn't look much different than it did in 2015, but it's packing far better hardware. That makes all the difference.

Powerful A12 Bionic chip delivers remarkable performance ; Support for first-generation Apple Pencil ; Pleasantly portable size

Older design is starting to show its age

The exterior design of the iPad hasn't changed much since 2015, which means it doesn't have some of Apple's better recent tablet features. Still, the A12 Bionic chip packs a heavy punch and support for the first-gen Apple Pencil makes it a more...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Lovejoy (9to5mac.com)

2019 iPad mini review roundup: Four clear themes emerge …

 

The 2019 iPad mini reviews are out, and they are pretty consistent – with four clear themes emerging. First, this is an evolutionary device, not a revolutionary one. That's in large part because Apple wanted to hit the same price-point, one likely...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPad mini (2019) review: a tiny creative powerhouse

 

The new iPad mini is less versatile for work than the iPad Air, but it's incredible for creative endeavours and gaming

Very strong processor and graphics ; Vibrant and sharp True Tone screen ; Apple Pencil support ; Small and light, of course

Screen size limited for working ; Design is a bit outdated now ; No Smart Connector for keyboards

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad Mini (2019) review

 

The iPad Mini gets better sound and picture quality

Bright, punchy and vibrant ; Lots of dark detail ; Crisp sound

Blacks could be deeper ; Speaker placement

The looks haven't changed, but under-the-skin improvements make the latest iPad Mini even better than before

Apr, 2019

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