Apple iPad Mini

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  • 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display
  • 5 MP rear camera | 1.2 MP selfie camera
  • li-po 4490 mAH battery
  • Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 Apple A5 Processor
  • 512 MB RAM | 16/32/64 GB ROM

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Apple iPad Mini Details

Apple iPad Mini Mobile Phone runs on ios 6, upgradable to ios 9.3.5. The phone boast a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels. Display is secured with Oleophobic coating. On accounting cameras, it has a 5 Mega Pixel main camera while 1.2 Mega Pixel selfie camera. It is also known as predecessor of Apple iPad Mini 2.

The Apple iPad Mini smartphone is fueled by a li-po 4490 mAH battery which can’t be removed. battery and promises long hours of utilization before next charge. Discussing processors, mobile phone is packed with Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 to provide efficient and effective usage without any issues.

You can also check out : iPad Mini 3 specifications and price

Apple iPad Mini mobile has 512 MB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal memory and storage expandable slot is not available. It has smooth and sharp design that make gadget look elegant and exquisite.Thickness of phone is just 7.2 mm. Make a note that it is a no mobile phone.

Apple iPad Mini connectivity highlights include WiFi, 3G, 4G, bluetooth. It has certain sensors like ambient light sensor, gyro, Accelerometer, compass. On the last note, dimension measurement are as follows : 200 mm (height) x 134.7 mm (width) x 7.2 mm (Thickness) and it weighs approximately 308 gm.

Apple iPad Mini Specs

Dimensions

Width Width is horizontal measurement of a cell phone. Wider phones generally offer better viewing experiences. It has 134.7 mm width Width Description

134.7 mm

Height Height is vertical measurement of a device. Taller devices are perfect receipe for an entertainment seeker. It has 200 mm height. Height Description

200 mm

Thickness Thickness decides slimness of a mobile phone. Slimmer mobile phones provides a perfect finish and offer premium look. This one is 7.2 mm slim. Thickness Description

7.2 mm

Weight Weight is the standard unit to calculate how much heavier a mobile is. Listing shows weight in grams. It has 308 gm weight. Weight Description

308 gm

Display and Screen

Screen Size Size of a screen is generally the length of it's diagonals usually presented in inches. It has a 7.9 inch large screen size. Larger screen size is good for better reading and cinematic experience on your phone. Always check for screen-to-body ratio which is used to state bezels of a screen. Bigger screen-to-body ratio confirms minimal bezels and large space for screen size/display on the front panel of handset. Screen Size Description

7.9 inch

Screen Resolution Screen resolution is indication of number of pixels available in a display that forms two sides of rectangle. More pixels means higher screen resolution, that offers better detailing and clarity. This mobile has 768 x 1024 pixels screen resolution. Screen Resolution Description

768 x 1024 pixels

Screen Type Type of screen used in making of mobile, it includes LCD, IPS LCD, Amolded and OLED. Apple iPad Mini has LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. Better screen type offers relatively merrier experience. Screen Type Description

LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Touchscreen It is a touchscreen smartphone. Touch screens provide easy tasking capabilities, offers direct and natural interaction with the electronic device. Touchscreen Description

Yes, Multitouch and Capacitive

Pixel Density Pixel density is presented in Pixel per inch. It's display offers 162 PPI pixel density. Pixel Density is the number of pixels on a display divided by the diagonal size of a display. Pixel Density Description

162 PPI

Other Display features

Oleophobic coating

Platform

Operating System Operating system is a base software to handle basic operations of a machine. It allow users to install third party apps for additional functions. Apple iPad Mini mobile phone runs ios 6, upgradable to ios 9.3.5 OS. Operating System Description

ios 6, upgradable to ios 9.3.5

OS version

6.0

Chipset Every mobile phone is equipped with a collection of electronic components into a circuit known as chipset. Smartphones features advanced chipsets that can perform different tasks. It packs a Apple A5 chipset. Chipset Description

Apple A5

Number of Cores Mobiles generally features multi-cores in a processor consisting of two or more independent processing units. This device features Dual Core in the processor. Number of Cores Description

Dual Core

Processor clock speed Every CPU (Central Processing Unit) is clocked at some maximum speed. CPU speed is presented in GHz. Apple iPad Mini has a chipset clocked at 1.0 ghz cortex-a9 CPU speed. Processor clock speed Description

1.0 ghz cortex-a9

GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a part of chipset used to accelearte the the creation of images for output in a display. Advanced GPU is important for providing seamless platform for gamers. It has PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU installed into it. GPU Description

PowerVR SGX543MP2

Camera

Secondary Camera Primary camera is also referred as Back Camera or Main Camera in a smartphone. 1.2 Mega Pixel primary camera is useful to capture life memories through images and videos. Secondary Camera Description

1.2 Mega Pixel

Primary Camera Secondary camera is also known as Selfie Shooter or Front Camera in a smartphone. 5 Mega Pixel secondary camera is useful for taking selfies, video calling and others. Primary Camera Description

5 Mega Pixel

Dual Camera Dual Camera means featuring two lenses on a single side of device. First lens here works traditionally while second lens is used for clearing images and zooming when ever required. Apple iPad Mini do not support dual camera setup. Dual Camera Description

No

Flash Flash is like a torch that is useful for clicking pictures in bad light or low light environmental conditions. It does not support flash. Flash Description

No

Primary camera features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, autofocus

Secondary camera features

[email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi

Memory and storage

RAM It is Random Access Memory (RAM) which is responsible for storing primary data for the applications running on a phone. This one packs 512 MB RAM. RAM Description

512 MB

Internal Memory Internal memory is also known as ROM (Read Only Memory) means data stored here cannot be erased instead it can be deleted and rewritten. Higher internal memory allow users to store more photos, videos and files on their mobile. It packs 16 GB internal storage. Internal Memory Description

16 GB

Card Slot Card Slot is used to expand internal memory of a mobile. This mobile does not have card slot Card Slot Description

No

Network and Connectivity

Bluetooth

Yes

Bluetooth version Bluetooth is the wireless technology used to exchange data between mobile devices. It has Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR built-in. Bluetooth version Description

4.0, A2DP, EDR

SIMS Multiple SIMs allow users to access several network carriers in a single device. This mobile phone offers Single SIM. SIMS Description

Single

2G

Yes

3G

Yes

4G It supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. 4G network offers relaively better download and upload speed than 3G and 2G networks and so on. 4G Description

No

VOLTE VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is the latest technology that allow users to make calls over LTE network.VoLTE network is available in India through Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone (Testing Phase). VoLTE is supported by the device. VOLTE Description

No

WiFi

Yes

Wifi Version Wi-Fi is a wireless networking protocol that allow devices to communicate without internet. It supports WiFi version Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band. Wifi Version Description

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

Infrared Infrared in a cellphone is a wireless technology that allow users to control their home use devices using remote sensors. It does not have Infrared sensor. Infrared Description

No

USB USB (Universal Serial Bus) used for connection for many devices. There are several types of USB Ports on a device including support of USB-OTG. Apple iPad Mini have several USB ports. USB Description

Yes

GPS GPS (Global Positioning System) is a radio navigation system that allow users to access locational features on their cellphone. It has GPS support with additional features like A-GPS. GPS Description

Yes

GPS features

No

NFC NFC (Near Field Communication) allows two devices within very short distance to communicate and transfer data between them. Used for contactless payment systems in mobiles. It does not have NFC support. NFC Description

No

Battery and Power

Battery Capacity Higher capacity batteries offers longer hours of usage in a single charge. It has a 4490 mAH battery filled into it. Battery Capacity Description

4490 mAH

Removable It has inbuilt battery therefore battery cannot be removed. Removable Description

Non-Removable

Quick charge It's battery do not support quick charge technology. Fast charging quickly fills up your battery juice. Quick charge Description

No

Sensors

Accelerometer Accelerometer sensor is used in a mobile to detect the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. It has a inbuilt accelerometer sensor into it. Accelerometer Description

Yes

Proximity Proximity sensor is used in devices to detect the presence of nearby objects without being in physical contact with them. It does not have inbuilt proximity sensor. Proximity Description

No

Ambient Light Ambient Light sensor automatically adjust brightness of your phone to save battery power. It has a Ambient Light sensor. Ambient Light Description

Yes

Fingerprint Sensor Fingerprint sensor is an electronic device which records pattern of your fingerprint through a live scan. It is a form of biometric authentication. It is used in smartphones to secure their data by applying fingerprint lock. This device does not have a fingerprint sensor. Fingerprint Sensor Description

No

Gyroscope Gyro sensor or Gyroscope adds an extra dimension i.e. rotation measurement to what accelerometer does. It does not have a inbuilt gyroscope sensor. Gyroscope Description

No

Compass Compass works due to a magnetometer sensor which measures the strength and direction of magnetic fields. By this, your phone always know in which direction is North. It has capability of Compass. Compass Description

Yes

Hall Sensor Hall Effect Sensor is used to lock/disable the screen in smart phones whenever a flip cover, equipped with magnets, touches the screen. It does not have a inbuilt Hall sensor. Hall Sensor Description

No

Barometer Barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure. Barometer sensor on a mobile is helpful in better positioning/navigation and pressure drops. It does not have a inbuilt Barometer sensor. Barometer Description

No

Miscellaneous

Headphone Jack

Yes

Loud Speaker

Yes

Browser

HTML5 Safari

Messaging

iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

Music Player

Yes

Video Player

Yes

FM Radio

No

Document Reader

No

10 reviews for Apple iPad Mini
Note : **Some of the reviews are picked from flipkart, Amazon and other e-stores.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kiran Shivanna

    I am using iPad mini 16 GB Wi-Fi only model from past 11 months (since Feb 2013). I assume I can give a proper feedback on the product.

    Delivery from flipkart was as always good, well packed, received on the 2nd day.

    Product Review – Hardware
    ===========================
    1. As always Apple has built this product keeping user experience as their top priority.
    2. Premium build. No other tablet comes even closer to this in terms of build quality (Not even iPad 4, except iPad Air which was launched recently. iPad Air is similar in build to iPad mini).
    3. Lightning port is awesome. Its small and faster than the previous ones.
    4. 5 MP camera is more than sufficient for a tablet (I guess very very very few people would like to take photos with their tablets). Front camera is also good for video chat.
    5. All physical buttons gives good tactile feedback and it won’t breakdown after regular use. It will for sure lasts for its lifetime (Except Home button – Please see Useful tips and Apps section below in my review for workaround).
    6. Battery is very good. Even after using for close to a year, it is giving me 10 Hrs of back-up. I can easily watch 3 full length English movies easily plus can do few other tasks.
    7. Touch sensitivity, I guess no words required. No one can match Apple products on this.

    Product Review – Software
    ===========================
    1. Apple products always don’t have top of the line processors/ RAM available in the market (I mean lot of other tablets might have Quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM). But They exactly know how to get maximum out of the box.
    2. As always Hardware and Software made to work together by Apple.
    3. All apps run smoothly without any issues.
    4. This came with iOS6 and I’ve upgraded to iOS7 and this brought in a lot of new features like control centre, new notification centre, viewing/ switching b/w recently used apps etc. Its really good.
    5. Compared to Android this is a matured app ecosystem (I liked the Android’s Google Play store interface though). You will find less number of bugs/ blind apps. All the apps are always updated quickely to new releases.

    Few Useful tips and good app suggestion
    ========================================
    1. Constant use of home button will definitely cause an issue after 1 year or one and a half year. You can address this issue by enabling assistive touch. This acts like a home button plus lot more with iOS7.
    2. Few apps which I would suggests are (this is my personal opinion and I am not mentioning games)
    a. Pocket (To read contents offline)
    b. NDTV
    c. Snapseed (photo editing)
    d. Adobe Reader
    e. iBooks
    f. VLC (I guess no need to explain about this :P)
    g. ESPN Cricinfo
    h. facebook, gmail and twitter (The usual suspects)
    i. Chrome
    j. Google maps

    Concerns
    ===========
    There are not many. But a few
    1. Photos and videos look great, there is no doubt about that. But given the pricing, they should have provided Retina display.
    2. All the stuff needs to be transferred via iTunes. Some ways this is good since when you are using on a new computer you need to authorize it and some ways it is bad (especially for people who often format their PCs and install fresh copies of Windows). You need to keep a copy of back-up always.
    3. Using iTunes is difficult for those who are new to Apple products. This is really not user friendly unless you are very familiar with it. Also transferring via iTunes is time consuming.
    4. No memory card slot, means no expansion (like any other Apple products).

    One good thing about Apple products is that you are guaranteed with regular software upgrades/ updates. You can at least have 2 to 3 OS upgrades (In android you will hardly get OS upgrade, unless you buy their flagship product and even for those you will get only 1 upgrade).

    Having said that I would highly recommend this product and if you are frequent traveller and want to use internet on the move, you can go for Cellular + Wi-Fi model (Which is little expensive).

    I would give 8.5/10 for this product.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ankit shrivastava

    I was never a big fan of apple because of its so called rules…like
    u have to use itunes to sync music,videos and other stuff
    u cant share via bluetooth
    You cant jalbrake it(obviously without voiding warranty)
    and offcourse the BIG PRICE FACTOR

    After using various android phones including note and nexus tablet..
    i decided to give apple a try…and man i was blown away by ipad mini..
    i ordered 32 gb wifi + cellular
    (dnt go for wifi only model as it has other limitations plus you dnt get wifi everywhere in india)

    Pros-
    1. Awesome display
    2. Best speaker sound..better than any other tablet in market..you can actually watch a movie with 2-3 persons in a small room.
    3.The touch is smoother than my Note 2.You can buy costliest of androids bt u cnt beat this..
    4.awesome collection of apps..(u need to buy the best ones)
    5.Incredibly user friendly.
    6.The size is perfect for typing playing games etc..it fits in ur palms quite nicely.

    Cons–
    1.Average camera..the 5 mp isight camera beats most 8 mp phones in daylight..but its terrible at night due to lack of flash..yes my 36000 tablet does not offer FLASH.

    2.Due to less ppi…videos ranging from 720 to 1080 or ultra hd looks similar..my note 2 plays better videos sometimes..

    Final Verdict-
    You may think that nexus 7 or tab 2 or even note 10.1 is better as it is too cheap…
    well all i can say is the feel of an bitten apple is unmatched…plus the design,the built of ipad mini is priceless.
    If you can shed some extra bucks go for it.you wont regret it…

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vipin Mohan

    Instead of repeated praising let me tell you some facts. Hope this will help you chose the right tab – I know a lot of people in India are confused between iPad and android tabs.

    1. If you are planning to buy nexus 7 (yes even the new one which launched on 24 july) you can’t get the battery backup and apps that apple provides.

    2. I opted for a 16gb wifi over nexus 7 32 gb+3G (remember both have the same price point ).

    3. Don’t just go for the specs as apples 800 MHz processor in iPhone 4 is still runs smooth than the unlimited number of galaxies in the tech world.

    4. There are over 3 Lakhs iPad optimised apps in the App Store but when it comes to android there are a few.

    5. I agree google did a great job with the nexus series but still it’s another 2 years behind apple when it comes to applications (you know what I mean, application in the real meaning – not that junks uploaded by all the android aspirants who make such nonsense apps which even doesn’t meet the basic security norms).

    6. In my personal opinion there’s a big competition in the smart phone field between iOS and android but when it comes to tablets iPad is the real winner.

    7. If you are planning to spend 20k or more for a tablet then be it for an iPad and feel the difference .

    8. Last but not the least : if you are on budget and only have under 20k to spend then definitely go for android tabs but be it a trusted company like Samsung and plz avoid cheap Chinese tablets which you can find everywhere but you’ll regret later; examples are tabs of micromax and other Indian as well as foreign companies

    If you have any doubt please feel free to contact me on Facebook at my given name.

    Thank you.

    Wrote from my iPad 🙂

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    sanjay chandra

    I will pick iPad Mini for many reasons :

    First , Display
    Nexus 7 does have better resolution (and hence more ppi) whereas iPad Mini has very good color saturation which means you have only one option , If u want crispiness get N7 , whereas if u want screen to pop up colors nicely , get Mini.As far as Display is concerned 163 ppi isn’t that bad for average users.For those who are using iPad 3 for a while or iPhone 4 , 4S , 5 or iPod Touch 4th would feel that this display isn’t good but remaining people would really don’t find fault in it.

    Web browsing and reading , I feel that 4:3 screen does better in web browsing as it has large screen estate and also during landscape , 3/4th screen is covered by N7 keyboard and virtual buttons.

    Not to forget that Screen area of iPad far big compared to N7 (As we all know that screen is measured in diagonal length).

    Another reason why I Pick Mini is because it is a decent screen and it already can run all apps and games without need of extra work because it carries same chip and resolution of iPad 2.So you can simply download and run all apps/games without any waiting.

    Second is Processor ,
    Most would be thinking Mini RAM is only half gig whereas N7 has 1 GB RAM , but in real world usage , iPad Mini offers very smooth experience compared to N7.One may find that N7 is lagless but if u are coming from Windows Phone or iOS , N7 doesn’t feels ‘right’ , it feels as if something is missing and those stutters really give bad experience because u are spending 20k but not 5 or 6k.

    Recent 4.2 Jellybean update literally crippled N7 , everything runs slow and lot of users say its unbearable now (don’t believe me ? google it) and not to forget that Tegra 3 is bad in GPU.

    Third is Apps ,
    This is the ultimate reason why anyone will pick iPad over any other tablet.Most of the time , I spend inside apps but I don’t waste time with custom ROMs or tinkering with wallpapers or widgets and end up “setting the device” more than “using it”.

    Apps are awesome , if u are coming from bigger iPad or from iPod Touch , all those old apps u bought will work easy and Cloud sync option in games transfers all ur scores , achievements through iCloud (assuming u use same account during activation).

    Everything works seamlessly and Mini has gyroscope as well (N7 too).

    Fourth is camera ,
    There is nothing wrong with using tablet’s camera , I use it all time and Mini has a HD camera for video calling and back has 5 MP camera with 1080p recording.
    Quality of footage is awesome and I am sure , its one of the best cameras around , to shoot 1080p video if u want it handy.

    Using photo stream , all photos will be gone to ur PC and other Apple devices (assuming u have Wifi since this model doesn’t offer cellular)

    Fifth is Updates ,
    Apple is always on time with updates , no delays and N7 too but iPad has edge because I am sure it will be supported longer (As an example , Google stopped supporting Nexus one with 2.3 , Nexus S with 4.1 and Galaxy Nexus surely won’t get 5.0 , especially after 4.2 update which almost made GN die)

    Sixth is Battery ,
    iPad is by far the best device overall in battery department , reliability is high whereas N7 battery will become shorter and shorter as u increase using widgets , flash (unofficial) and more apps run background.At first both devices get same battery but as time passes most android devices end up with shorter and shorter battery lives due to heaviness of Android.

    Seventh is Build quality ,
    Once hold both devices and u will automatically know it.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Manjeet Dhiman

    Flipkart delivered much before the delivery date.

    Before purchasing this tablet I read a lot of reviews.

    Pros of ipad
    1 Small, thin and lighter than any tablet and its predecessors.
    2 Easy to carry which is the main reason for me buying this ipad
    3 iCloud storage – 5 gb
    4 Rich quality hardware used
    5 premium look
    6 camera quality is amazing during day time.

    Cons of ipad mini
    1 No retina display
    2 little over priced though far better than any other android tablets.
    3 no options to extend ipad storage. (Basically tablets are not recommended for storage purpose and they are made for easy browsing. You must have a good Internet connection to enjoy all the features to fullest.)

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jyasveer Patro Gotta

    I got my ipad mini on 8th march 2013 thanks to flipkart for quick delivery,i opened the box with a lots of excitement the first look of the ipad is just WOW!…apple have done really a good thing to launch a lower range ipad series..As this is my first apple product so i did not find much cons in the ipad.But frankly the pros which i got to know..
    1. no lags at all while playing any game or using any app(as a gaming freak)
    2. 5 stars for battery life
    3. it is fast even if it is having A5 dual core same as ipad 2.
    4. Display is good don’t expect retina eye display in this price range.
    5. Light in hand
    6. App store got hell lot of apps
    7. wifi connectivity is good
    8. sound is brilliant.
    9. for lightening cable you will get the data transfer faster than previous generation ipads with 30 pin cable.
    10. iOS 6.1.2 update.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hemakumar N R

    It’s well known that any apple products are always costlier than an equivalent product of the other brand. However, I personally feel that this product is justified for what I paid. (With flipkart 10% cash back offer)

    What driven me to buy this (Pros)

    1. A clean Operating System.
    2. Longer Battery Life (more than 12 hrs, wifi on).
    3. Large no. Of apps (2,75,000 + ).
    4. Faster and better gaming Experience.
    5. Optimised screen size and beautiful design.

    What made me to think thrice

    1. Obviously price for the spec.

    You can get a tablet with better specs than this, also for atleast 30% lesser price of this one. However, after youtubing some video comparison between ipad vs nexus 7 n kindle fire, I have finally chosen this… The gaming graphics and experience in ipad is far better than the other tablets with better specs…

    Thanks,
    Hemanth

  8. Rated 1 out of 5

    IP Singh

    I haven’t purchase this product from Flipkart yet, Although i felt something difference in the the price of iPad mini cellular 16 GB (i.e.without Exchange offer) as compare to other vendors are selling. Or Exchange offer should be same with all the vendors….

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandeep Sajan

    This is an awesome ipad with exclusive features. No one will be disappointed.
    Pros:
    Good face time camera
    Excellent picture quality
    Memory is great
    Cool brightness
    Light weight
    Handy
    Good for playing any games
    Subway surfers and temple run work like a charm
    Back camera is good
    Photobooth a spirit of excellence
    Good battery
    Good speakers
    Good memory
    No lags and hang
    Works smoothly if a hundred background apps are running
    Fingerprint resistant screen
    Scratch resistant body
    AND thanks to the lightning connector one can easily charge the ipad
    Good standby time
    Cons:
    Cannot put sim….
    GO FOR IT FOR SURE…..
    A good run for all the samsung haters like me….!!!
    Hope you like my review

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pavitr Kumar

    Hello all, let me share with you people my experience using an ipad mini with some ratings. I had a Spice stellar before and have also tried Ipad 2,3 and 4. all below mentioned ratings are for the ipad mini with 10 being the maximum:

    Display 8.5 : having used a spice stellar pad before, the display is very good, may not be as good as ipad 4 though.

    Design 9 : It makes the ipad 4 look massive and outdated in the design department, seriously, why the original ipad design in the latest ipad? The build quality and looks are simply amazing! always go for a black, because white borders are too distracting, on the other hand, black borders seems to blend with the display.

    Gaming 8 : the gaming experience is very good, the graphics is superb, it can easily handle nova 3, but, you might feel the need for a little more real estate. But, no way it is congested, very comfortable to hold for long hours.

    OS 7.5 : iOS 6 is one of the most criticised mobile OS and I agree with it. ..having used android 4.2 I can clearly notice the lack of options to customise. Ex: no widgets, no custom keyboard, no file manager, the iOS 6 is not really bad, the experience is still very good, the 5 finger pinch app exit feature is superb! The user interface is silk smooth, and you can feel the richness of the jitter free interface.

    Browsing 6 : this is a bit of a disappointment, the biggest culprit here is flash, it simply ruins your browsing experience. It is also very hard to read in the portrait mode, as you have to double tap every time you open a web page. What is the point in going for a large display when you have to double tap every time?

    Movie experience 4 : simply too small to watch movies, the display quality may be good, you can almost forget watching movies on this.

    Battery 9 : continuous gaming the battery lasts for upto 6.5 hours. a bit of gaming and browsing continuously it lasts for upto 8 hrs!

    Multitasking 10 : I run several apps together and it does not lag one bit. I can safely say that iOS 512MB RAM = Android 1GB RAM all apple softwares are so well written unlike android and windows, there are practically no bloatwares.

    I would try to answer some of the questions springing in the minds of a prospective customer:

    Wifi or cellular?
    Wifi! I wirelessly tether from my android phone and the speed is very good! I have gps in my android phone, so I do not need it either.

    Black or white?
    Black! as mentioned before, white borders are too distracting, it makes your display look smaller, but the back silver panel on the white is incredibly sexy!

    Ipad mini or ipad 2/3/4?
    Ipad mini! The ipad 2/3 and 4 are too big, the weird 4:3 aspect ratio, very difficult to carry around. Those thick bazels! the original ipad design even now in the ipad 4 th generation? What is apple thinking? Ipad 2 display is very bad, ipad 3 hardware not good enough to handle retina display, that is why ipad for was quickly released within a span of 6 months.

    16GB or 32GB?
    16GB is good enough for apps and games. I do not store music and videos in my ipad mini.

    I still give the ipad mini a 4 star rating for the sheer pleasure of possesing an apple product, the promising iOS7 update in the future, some complete and solid fix for flash in the near future. ..come on what are your options? Samsung is selling overpriced garbage, Nexus 7 display is too small and 10 is overpriced. The reliabilty of Indian and chinese tablets are questionable, I returned my spice stellar within 1 month of purchase. Amazon kindle 8 inch and 9 inch are yet to be released in India, at the momment I think ipad mini is the best your money can buy:) use it now and resell later in future if you find a better product, apple products have a good resale value:)

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