Apple iPad mini 2 specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Apple iPad mini 2
  • Released 2013, November 331g (Wi-Fi) / 341g (3G/LTE), 7.5mm thickness iOS 7, up to iPadOS 12.4.6 16GB/32GB/128GB storage, no card slot
  • Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) Nano-SIM About 302.4 USD
  • 7.9" 1536x2048 pixels
  • 5MP 1080p
  • 1GB RAM Apple A7
  • 6470mAh Li-Po

Apple iPad mini 2 overview

Apple iPad mini 2 is a tablet that runs on iOS / iPadOS. It was released on 2013, November. Apple iPad mini 2 has 7.9 inch, IPS LCD, a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels screen with Oleophobic coating. Apple iPad mini 2 uses Apple A7 (28 nm) chipset, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) CPU, PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G networks with Nano-SIM. Apple iPad mini 2 has 5MP Single main camera, 1.2MP Single selfie camera. It uses Li-Po 6470 mAh, non-removable (24.3 Wh) battery. The price of Apple iPad mini 2 is about 302.4 USD.

Score the key features of Apple iPad mini 2 compared to the other tablets on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 28 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 28 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 78 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 73 / 100 points
  • Price: 30 / 100 points

Apple iPad mini 2 full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 - A1490
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 38, 39, 40 - A1491
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

LAUNCH

Announced 2013, October. Released 2013, November
Status Discontinued

BODY

Dimensions 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm (7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 in)
Weight 331 g (Wi-Fi) / 341 g (3G/LTE) (11.68 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD
Size 7.9 inches, 193.3 cm2 (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~324 ppi density)
Protection Oleophobic coating

PLATFORM

OS iOS 7, upgradable to iPadOS 12.4.6
Chipset Apple A7 (28 nm)
CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 16GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 1GB RAM, 64GB 1GB RAM, 128GB 1GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Single 5 MP, f/2.4, 33mm (standard), AF
Features HDR
Video [email protected]

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 1.2 MP
Features face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Video [email protected]

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC No
Radio No
USB Lightning, USB 2.0

FEATURES

Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
  Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

Type Li-Po 6470 mAh, non-removable (24.3 Wh)
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Space Gray/Black, Silver/White
Models A1489, A1490, A1491, iPad4,6, iPad4,5, iPad4,4
SAR 1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.99 W/kg (body)
Price About 302.4 USD

TESTS

Performance Basemark X: 13286
Display Contrast ratio: 804:1 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 72dB
Audio quality Noise -93.8dB / Crosstalk -82.9dB

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