Apple iPad Mini Retina: Review

Apple iPad Mini Retina: Review

Apple has improved in some important areas: screen quality, performance, graphics capabilities and storage.

It has a 2,048×1,536 panel with a 7.9-inch screen. It is supported by dual-core A7 chip, an M7 motion coprocessor, a 1.2-megapixel, 720p FaceTime camera, a 5-megapixel, 1080p iSight camera, , backside illuminated (BSI), MIMO WI-FI technology, a single radio for all bands of LTE (if you buy the 4G model) and Retina display, five-element, hybrid IR, f/2.4 aperture as the original. It has the same 1GB of RAM. The battery on the iPad mini 2 is 50% bigger than its predecessor. There’s still no near-field communication (NFC).

The Retina iPad mini maintains the same 4:3 aspect ratio as the original, as well as its fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating, its bright, LED backlight, and its admirable viewing angle, thanks to in-plane switching (IPS).

Apple has thrown on cluster of free software with the iPad mini 2 likes of Pages, Numbers, Keynote from the iWork tribe as well as iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband for free.

The Retina iPad mini comes in four capacities, 16GB at $399, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB at $699.

PROS:

  • Amazing screen
  • Cutting edge CPU
  • Brilliant design
  • Wide app selection

CONS:

  • Similar-spec rivals are much cheaper
  • 16GB too low storage

Apple has taken its landmark tablet and made it appreciably better. The iPad mini 2 is almost faultless in so many ways. The design is still the best in the tablet category. If you want a small tablet with no restrictions, that can run the best range of high-end apps, display productivity-type applications in a larger amount of screen space, and play games incredibly, the iPad Mini with Retina Display is hands-down the way to go.