Apple iPad mini 3

Released October, 2014
  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
Honestly, the results are quite similar to last year’s model, as well as the original – meaning it produces sharp details, natural colors, and proper exposure.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
7.3 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Apple iPad mini 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

iPad mini 3
6.0
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

iPad mini 3
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

iPad mini 3
7.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

iPad mini 3
9.0
Reviews from phonearena.com

7.3

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

iPad mini 3
7.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Apple iPad mini 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPad mini 3
1,896

Reviews Word on the street for the Apple iPad mini 3


8.0
If wider connectivity is something you crave, the iPad mini 3 is offered with 4G LTE connectivity (support for 14 LTE bands) as well to keep you connected just in case there’s no Wi-Fi hotspot around.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Strangely, the brightness potency of the display has dropped, but all of its other qualities remain the same.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
A sigh of relief came with last year’s iPad mini 2, mainly because it was accompanied with a Retina Display – one that surely proved to be more detailed and attractive than the original’s display.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
The experience is ideal for multimedia consumption, but it’s not really meant for productivity work – mainly due to its smaller sized screen.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Resolution

Well folks, that same display is present here in the iPad mini 3, a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 Retina Display.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Taking it indoors where lighting is sparse, the details are softer and colors appear a bit more washed out.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Of course, its pixel density count of 326 ppi matches its predecessor, continuing to make it extremely sharp and detailed, but for some odd reason, its brightness potency has dipped to 312 nits – down from the 450 nits produced by the iPad mini 3.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Camera

Meaning, it features the same five-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, BSI, and 1080p video recording.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Aside from that, the camera app remains identical to what we’ve seen before.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
In all fairness, it’s a pricey investment considering that the only notable new addition is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor – while the rest of the tablet largely remains the same.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Touch

Well, the home button has technically changed, seeing that it now incorporates Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor – a useful and handy tool that provides us an alternative way of unlocking the tablet.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Although, we’re just baffled as to why continuous auto-focus continues to be non-existent – leaving us to rely on touch focus instead.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
It exudes the exactly same premium design, with the only notable improvement being the addition of a Touch ID finger print sensor.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Brightness

Also worth mentioning is its almost perfect color temperature of 6656 K, which closely reaches that ideal reference mark of 6500 K. Overall, the Retina Display continues to be a delightful treat, but we’re just irked by its lower brightness output.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7.9"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2048 x 1536
PPI 324 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 341 g
Size 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 7.5 mm
Battery life 10 hour

storage

Internal storage 128 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 5 MP
Rear camera 1.2 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes
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