Apple iPad Mini 2 is probably the best small tablet. It looks fantastic with a 7.9” retina display. It has a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, that’s about four times higher than the pixels of its predecessor. Photos and videos look very sharp and show incredible detail. The screen is also equipped with Scratch resistant glass, Oleophobic coating, Multitouch support, Accelerometer and Gyroscope. The Mini’s design is quite attractive. It’s still sleek and slim, but more comfortable to hold with one hand due to the smaller size.
The iPad Mini 2 runs on iOS 7.0.4 with the support of Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor, PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) GPU and 1 GB RAM DDR3. It feels more responsive and fun to use. Apps can run faster and games are even more enjoyable. The storage sector is mind blowing. This tablet offers 16/32/64/128 GB of internal storage (optional) to accommodate your files. With that storage capacity, the absence of memory card shouldn’t be a big problem. For the connectivity, it includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band); Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR; and USB v2.0.
The 5 MP iSight camera is embedded on the back of the tablet. It can produce great photos and 1080p HD video. It has some supporting features like autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and video stabilization. On the front panel you can also find a secondary 1.2 MP camera that can be used for video calling.
- iMessage, Instant Messaging
- HTML (Safari)
- GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- Audio/video player/editor
- Image viewer/editor
- Document viewer/editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Dimensions: 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm (7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 in)
Weight: 331 g (Wi-Fi) / 341 g (3G/LTE) (11.68 oz)
The tablet is available in two versions:
- Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular with 3G/LTE support
- Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi only and no GPS support