Apple iPad mini (2021) specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Apple iPad mini (2021)
  • Released 2021, September 24 293g (Wi-Fi) / 297g (Wi-Fi + Cellular), 6.3mm thickness iPadOS 15, up to iPadOS 15.1 64GB/256GB storage, no card slot
  • Hexa-core (2x2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz) Apple GPU (5-core) Nano-SIM, eSIM USB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort
  • 8.3" 1488x2266 pixels
  • 8MP 1080p
  • 4GB RAM Apple A15 Bionic
  •   Li-Ion

Apple iPad mini (2021) overview

Apple iPad mini (2021) is a tablet that runs on iPadOS. It was released on 2021, September 24. Apple iPad mini (2021) has 8.3 inch, Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ), a resolution of 1488 x 2266 pixels screen with Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating. It uses Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) chipset, Hexa-core (2x2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz) CPU, Apple GPU (5-core) GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G networks with Nano-SIM, eSIM. Apple iPad mini (2021) has 8MP Single main camera, 12MP Single selfie camera. Apple iPad mini (2021) uses Li-Ion, non-removable (19.3 Wh) battery.

Score the key features of Apple iPad mini (2021) compared to the other tablets on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 92 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 35 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 82 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: N/A points
  • Price: N/A points

Apple iPad mini (2021) full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
5G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

LAUNCH

Announced 2021, September 14
Status Available

BODY

Dimensions 195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm (7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 in)
Weight 293 g (Wi-Fi) / 297 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular) (10.34 oz)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
  Stylus support (2nd gen only)

DISPLAY

Type Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)
Size 8.3 inches, 203.9 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1488 x 2266 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~327 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  Wide color gamut True-tone

PLATFORM

OS iPadOS 15, upgradable to iPadOS 15.1
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core (2x2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)
GPU Apple GPU (5-core)

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF
Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultrawide)
Features HDR
Video [email protected]/30/60fps, gyro-EIS

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC No
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
  Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

Type Li-Ion, non-removable (19.3 Wh)
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight
Models A2568

TESTS

Loudspeaker -29.7 LUFS (Average)

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