iPad Mini 4by Apple

  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 4
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A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
89%
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PROS

  • The iPad mini 4 has a fantastically vibrant Retina display.
  • Split-screen apps are a cool new feature in iOS 9.
  • Lighter and slimmer than previous models, you can't beat it for portability in the iPad family.

CONS

  • Its price comes dangerously close to that of the more powerful iPad Air 2.
  • The base model houses only 16GB of storage.
  • Old smart covers and silicone back cases won't fit, so you'll have to shell out more money for full protection.
Apple really makes an effort with the iPad mini 4 after coming off a lackluster upgrade with the previous iPad mini 3. This iPad mini boasts improvements in almost every category. It’s slimmer and lighter than its predecessors. The 7.9-inch screen is crisper and more vibrant. And the upgrade to Apple iOS 9 allows for split-screen multitasking, allowing you to do two things at once. The iPad mini 4 also features an improved 8 megapixel camera and includes a useful app “back” button that lets you retrace the app trail you've been using.
NameiPad Mini 4Galaxy Tab S 8.4Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0ZenPad S 8.0iPad Mini 3
ManufacturerAppleSamsungHuaweiAsusApple
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Everything you do – from swipes and zooms to app loading and multitasking\xc2 \xc2– feels that little bit slicker and more immediate. It’s a…

Everything you do – from swipes and zooms to app loading and multitasking\xc2 \xc2– feels that little bit slicker and more immediate. It’s a joy to use, and never kept us waiting no matter how much pressure we put it under.

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Last, but by no means least, there’s Touch ID. This can, of course, be used simply to log in to the device (and it’s a whole lot better than…

Last, but by no means least, there’s Touch ID. This can, of course, be used simply to log in to the device (and it’s a whole lot better than using a six-digit passcode). But it’s also the key to using Apple Pay on the iPad.

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I certainly found that the new display was one of the best that I’ve used.

I certainly found that the new display was one of the best that I’ve used.

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There’s no real need to worry about the mini 4’s battery life either. Even when your evening has been sucked into a Netflix-shaped hole. Str…

There’s no real need to worry about the mini 4’s battery life either. Even when your evening has been sucked into a Netflix-shaped hole. Streaming videos and gaming relentlessly over the weekend merely reduced its battery life to a third.

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One of the biggest changes of the Apple iPad Mini 4 is the ninth major release of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices.

One of the biggest changes of the Apple iPad Mini 4 is the ninth major release of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices.

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It has the best-looking screen Apple’s ever put on a small iPad, which alone is worth the step up from iPad mini 2 or 3.

It has the best-looking screen Apple’s ever put on a small iPad, which alone is worth the step up from iPad mini 2 or 3.

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If you own an older iPad—especially if it’s over two years old—you’ll be very satisfied with the iPad mini 4 as an upgrade. It’s fast, sport…

If you own an older iPad—especially if it’s over two years old—you’ll be very satisfied with the iPad mini 4 as an upgrade. It’s fast, sports a great-looking display, and it’s even lighter than its predecessors.

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Being able to run two apps simultaneously or watch my movie/TV show in a small window while I respond to an email or work in a browser is su…

Being able to run two apps simultaneously or watch my movie/TV show in a small window while I respond to an email or work in a browser is surprisingly satisfying.

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After a yearlong wait, we finally have a properly upgraded iPad Mini.

After a yearlong wait, we finally have a properly upgraded iPad Mini.

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In real-world use, the mini 4 zips along and feels every inch the premium tablet.

In real-world use, the mini 4 zips along and feels every inch the premium tablet.

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The iPad mini 4 also gets a camera upgrade. The same fantastic 8-megapixel camera that's in the iPad Air 2 is here.

The iPad mini 4 also gets a camera upgrade. The same fantastic 8-megapixel camera that's in the iPad Air 2 is here.

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Like we say, it's not that the iPad mini 3 was poor, but the mini 4 really shows its worth. Comparing the two when loading games and apps an…

Like we say, it's not that the iPad mini 3 was poor, but the mini 4 really shows its worth. Comparing the two when loading games and apps and it's noticeable how much faster everything loads with the latest model.

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There is no microSD card slot, but those who opt for a 16GB model may find themselves wishing they had one when the videos, photos and apps …

There is no microSD card slot, but those who opt for a 16GB model may find themselves wishing they had one when the videos, photos and apps start piling up.

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Apple this time around went with a fully laminated display and anti-reflective coating.

Apple this time around went with a fully laminated display and anti-reflective coating.

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The iPad mini 4 is the best iPad mini yet, and easily one of your best options in this category.

The iPad mini 4 is the best iPad mini yet, and easily one of your best options in this category.

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The iPad Mini 4 has a physically smaller battery than the Mini 2, but the more power-efficient components means that battery life actually i…

The iPad Mini 4 has a physically smaller battery than the Mini 2, but the more power-efficient components means that battery life actually increases a bit.

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The coolest part of iOS 9 on the iPad is split-screen apps. And that's the best part of the new iPad Mini 4, too, especially since it's one …

The coolest part of iOS 9 on the iPad is split-screen apps. And that's the best part of the new iPad Mini 4, too, especially since it's one of the few iPads that can take advantage of that new feature.

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It’s hard to envision a tablet gift-list without an iPad, and Apple’s latest Mini is arguably the company’s most lust-worthy model to date. …

It’s hard to envision a tablet gift-list without an iPad, and Apple’s latest Mini is arguably the company’s most lust-worthy model to date. It’s thinner and lighter than its predecessors, and it offers most of the same perks that its bigger iPad Air cousins do —including a split-screen view for multitasking, thanks to the new Mini’s upgrade to iOS 9.

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Positive Reviews
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Noticeably faster - Great Gift!
A significant upgrade for the iPad Mini 4 is it runs on the A8 processor which means it’s a lot faster! I immediately noticed a difference in speed especially when loading web pages or going back and forth between apps. The display is about the same size as the older models, but the iPad itself weighs a lot less. I think overall the image quality is also better. Would be a great gift for the holidays!
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I love my Ipad!!!
I love my Pad mini, bring it with me everywhere, school, gym, vacations trips. simple easy iPad to use, not heavy at all. Able to check all my emails, watch video, and Netflix, surf online, quick and easy no lags. basically everything in one for me
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I love my iPad!
I use it for everything.

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