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Apple iPad mini 4 (2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4596 reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The size and performance also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the GPS navigation.

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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 4 (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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

Apple iPad Mini 4 review: When less is more

 

Contradictory claims have been made about the iPad Mini 4. This tablet is thinner and lighter than the model that precedes it, and yet it is faster and more powerful. Tweaks to the display make it better at viewing content, and although the battery has...

Excellent build quality ; Fast computing hardware ; Anti-reflective screen ; Improved cameras ; Touch ID biometric finger scanner

Expensive ; Battery drains quick under heavy use

There was no better tablet to buy than an Apple tablet two or so years ago. The march of time has seen rivalling slates blossom. Samsung and Sony each offer miniature tablets that compete closely with the Mini 4. Pricing for the Mini 4 starts from...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

iPad Mini 4 review: Small-screen excellence, at a high price

 

Several years ago, I was in love with the iPad Mini. It had a 7.9-inch high-res Retina display and it wasn't much larger than a Kindle. It could handle my everyday work and was small enough to sneak along with me wherever I went. It was the perfect...

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 : Roman Loyola (macworld.com.au)

iPad mini 4 review: finally, the update that you’ve been waiting for

 

When Apple releases new hardware like the new iPad mini 4, one way to look at it is to compare the new device to the one it replaces. In this case, the replaced device is the iPad mini 3, a completely forgettable iPad. How forgettable was it? Apple...

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With the holidays fast approaching, the iPad mini 4 will be a popular gift, maybe even for yourself. 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...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

The best one yet

 

iPad mini is it is it is the best one has released yet it is small and it is amazing are use it for everything I do it is great when you get to go everywhere you go with the big wind because every think I like the little one because I like to silver...

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great present for mom

 

Bought this iPad for my mom as a birthday gift as she's not too tech savvy but at the same time have bills to be paid online. Like the iOS interface because it's user friendly and straightforward. The size of the screen is decent, easy to carry around...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Best iPad EVER

 

In 2016, my Android tablet broke at about a year of use. I began saving up money to buy this IPad Mini 4 because it was my dream iPad. I got the iPad and I haven't had a problem since! The battery life lasts 8 whole hours, the screen hasn't shattered...

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

This is the best IPAD ever

 

I upgraded from an IPAD2 which was working perfectly after 2 years. I can't be happier than this. My wife absolutely enjoys using this device and doesn't detach it from herself. The quality of this product is top notch. Really nothing negative about...

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

its a great iPad

 

its great for people with smaller hands and has many travel opitnues and cheaper then others overall great product the iPad is a cool product with cool features and it also has some other cool features and is sooooooo sooooo sooo soo so so so so so...

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

I like mini better.

 

I prefer the mini size to the normal flat plate. When traveling, when the phone screen is not large enough to carry a notebook computer inconvenient. Mini is a good choice. It's very well connected to all my devices. Occasional business trip, can work...

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Fantastic product

 

Does everything that I want it to do with ease, apps work very well. Very easy to use and really well priced and will probably buy another one for my wife for Xmas . The only complaint that I have is that the battery seems to go flat too quickly

Oct, 2018

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):19.1
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
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):8
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:20.1
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Reading mode:Y / Yes
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 / HE-AAC,AAC,WAV,AAX,M4A,AAX+,AIFF,MP3
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,KEY,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX / DOCX, PPTX, XLS, RTF, XLSX, PDF, HTM, TXT, HTML, DOC, ICS, PPT, KEY, VCF
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF / GIF,TIF,JPG
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4,M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes

Networking

2G:Y / Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSPA, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / 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:4.2
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11g,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,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

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):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / HE-AAC, AAC, WAV, AAX, M4A, AAX+, AIFF, MP3
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOCX, PPTX, XLS, RTF, XLSX, PDF, HTM, TXT, HTML, DOC, ICS, PPT, KEY, VCF
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:N / Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF, TIF, JPG / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression formats:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, M-JPEG / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 10 Education, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate / 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
Microphone in:N / No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M8
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A8

Processor special features

Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 9.3.2
Operating System Version:9
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 6.1
Height :20.3 / 203.2 / 6.1
Weight:298.8 / 304
Width:13.5 / 134.8