Apple iPad mini 3  vs Pro 9.7-inch 

Released October, 2014

Apple iPad mini 3

  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
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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)
Released March, 2016

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
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8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of iPad mini 3 vs iPad Pro 9.7-inch


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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

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 Pro 9.7-inch

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Apple iPad mini 3

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Much more storage capacity 128 GB vs 32 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much better performance per dollar 42.45 pt/$ vs 2.26 pt/$ More than 18.8x better performance per dollar
Sharper screen 324 ppi vs 263 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 341 g vs 444 g Around 25% lighter
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Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

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Significantly more processing power 5,405 vs 1,920 More than 2.8x better passmark score
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 7.9" Around 25% bigger screen
Much faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 75% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 5 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
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
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Mar, 2016 vs Oct, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Thinner 6.1 mm vs 7.5 mm Around 20% thinner

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 2.26 GHz

form factor

Weight 341 g 444 g
Size 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm 167.6 x 238.8 x 6.1 mm
Thickness 7.5 mm 6.1 mm
Battery life 10 hour 10 hour


iPad mini 3  vs
Pro 9.7-inch 
Internal storage 128 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 5 MP 12 MP
Rear camera 1.2 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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