Apple iPad mini 3  vs

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Released October, 2014

Apple iPad mini 3

  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
View of Apple iPad mini 3
7.3 Out of 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)
VS
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
7.3 Out of 10
However, it's the layout that impresses us, as Apple has taken some time to go through and really make use of the extra screen size.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of iPad mini 3 vs 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

iPad 4
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Apple iPad mini 3 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini 3  based on its performance.

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

iPad 4
0.4

Apple iPad mini 3 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini 3  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of iPad mini 3 vs 4

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPad mini 3
1,920
iPad 4
440

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Apple iPad mini 3

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad mini 3

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More processing power 1,920 vs 440 More than 4.2x better passmark score
Much more storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much better performance per dollar 42.45 pt/$ vs 1.21 pt/$ Around 35x better performance per dollar
Lighter 341 g vs 652 g Around 50% lighter
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Sharper screen 324 ppi vs 263 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Newer Oct, 2014 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 20% thinner
Smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm 2.1x smaller
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

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Apple iPad 4

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Supports multitasking Yes (iOS 6) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 7.9" Around 25% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Slightly longer battery life 11 hour vs 10 hour 10% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Slightly faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

iPad mini 3  vs

8.0
8.5
Armed with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, we have to admit, the iPad 4 produces some pleasant photos that are worth saving for the memories.
iPad 4

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

iPad mini 3  vs
Size 7.9" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 TFT LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 324 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 341 g 652 g
Size 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 7.5 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 10 hour 11 hour

storage

iPad mini 3  vs
Internal storage 128 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 5 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 1.2 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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