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Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6658 reviews of Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The size and performance also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad mini 3 (Late 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iPad Mini 3 review: Paying top dollar for yesterday's tech

 

The iPad Mini 3 can't compete against another tablet ranged by Apple

Powerful and yet small tablet ; High resolution 'retina display ; Touch ID

Hardware is a year old ; Expensive

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com.au)

Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

 

It's a little thinner. It's a little lighter. It's a whole lot faster. All of this makes the iPad Air 2 both more of the same and better than ever.

Comes in gold and has Touch ID

Otherwise it’s the same as last year’s

All of Apple’s tablets are great performers. Having five different models – in various sizes, both Wi-Fi only and with cellular – makes them more accessible than ever, since the price points range from $299 for the original iPad mini all the way to...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:10
Continuous video playback time:10

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3
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):5
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver / White
Device Type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:20.1
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,KEY,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,KEY,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Memory

Internal Memory:1

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
T9 text input:N / No

Networking

2G:Y / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, WCDMA / CDMA,HSPA,HSPA+,WCDMA / EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO,HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
SIM card support:N / No / Y / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 16 / 64
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Position location:N / No
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported: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
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No

Power

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:A7

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:AirDrop, AirPlay, Control Center, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive, iTunes Radio, Multitasking, Notification Center, QuickType keyboard, Siri, Spotlight Search, Camera, Photos, Messages, FaceTime, Mail, Music, Safari, Maps, Siri, Calendar, iTunes Store, App Store, Notes, Contacts, iBooks, Game Center, Reminders, Clock, Videos, Newsstand, Photo Booth, Podcasts, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote / FaceTime, Safari, Siri, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Game Center, Photo Booth / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:8
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5
Height :20 / 200
Weight:331 / 341
Width:13.5 / 134.7