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

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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.

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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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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


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


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


Internal storage 128 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 5 MP
Rear camera 1.2 MP


Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes
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