Best Price: Rs. 17,005
- iOS v6 upgradable to (8.1)
- 16 GB,
- Slim (7 mm thickness)
- Good performance
- iOS 7
- More portable than regular iPad
- No expandable storage
- More expensive than other 7-inch tablets
Display, processor and OS
The iPad mini is the first compact edition of the iPad. It sports a 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. Though it’s 0.9-inch larger than standard 7-inch tablets, it offers 35% more surface area, 50% more browsing area in portrait mode and 67% more in landscape mode, in comparison to other tablets of the same size. The iPad mini is just 7.2 mm thick and weighs 308g. Underneath the hood lies an Apple A5 chipset consisting of a dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor and 512MB of RAM.
Camera and storage
The tablet packs in a 5MP rear camera with features like geotagging, touch-to-focus, face detection, full HD recording and video stabilisation. It also features a 1.2 MP front camera which can record videos in 720p and can be used for FaceTime too. Internal storage is just 16GB, and there is no microSD card slot for expansion either.
The base model of the iPad mini offers Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and USB 2.0. Battery life is around 10 hours.
For users who wanted an iPad but refrained from buying one due to its bigger size, the iPad Mini is a good option. The feature-packed tablet is more affordable than its bigger sibling too.