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The iPad Mini

March 19, 2014

The iPad MiniAs I’ve recently written about an awesome tablet from Sony, I mustn’t leave behind my personal favorite, the iPad Mini. Apple did an awesome job with the Mini, making it very thin and feather weight. Obviously, these guys know how to design their hardware. The Mini holds the record for 3 million units sold over just in the first weekend from its initial release. This factoid proves it once more : this is one popular tablet!
Now, getting back to business, this baby was released back in November 2012 and is the most comfortable fellow tablet for carrying around all day long, being always ready and happy to fulfill your needs. It’s available in two versions, the iPad Mini Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular, which is cooler, as it serves as a phone too and I’m going to be talking about it. Find out about what this cute guy brings by following the next review!
First of all, let’s take a look at its design. The guys from Apple are well known for creating beautiful devices and this one is definitely one of them. The iPad Mini stands at 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm and has a weight of 312 grams, so it’s reasonably light and compact, thus managing it is really easy. That aluminum body is as good and sexy as it gets, adding a wonderful touch of classiness and style to the tablet. Not to mention its durability, as the iPad Mini is a solidly built device and seems to be very well put together.
The frontal part of its handsome body is dominated by a 7.9 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, a pixel density of 162 ppi and is covered by the famous oleophobic clothing for protecting the screen from our dirty oily fingers. So you won’t see any unpleasant looking smudges and fingerprints on your iPad Mini’s display. The image quality is very good of course, as you would expect it to be if you’ve managed other Apple products before. Anyways, the colors are nice and bright, the viewing angles are very wide and the tablet also does a good job under direct sunlight.
The iPad Mini lapsThe iPad Mini comes loaded with the iOS 6 and is upgradeable to version 6.1.3. The user experience is very pleasant, as this little tablet is very smart and friendly, working just like it should: fast and efficient.
The tablet is powered by Apple’s A5 chipset, holding a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU and has 512 MB of RAM. As for storage, the iPad Mini comes in three versions, with 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory.
For taking pictures, the Mini holds a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus that produces photos at a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels . The camera application offers support for geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and others.
A tablet’s not exactly the perfect tool for taking pictures, nevertheless, the iPad Mini offers some nice photos, with accurate colors, good contrast and high amount of resolved detail.
The video camera is also very capable and produces 1080p videos at 30 fps, featuring image stabilization.
A 1.2MP front facing camera is also present for making video calls.
The iPad Mini offers a lot of features and I’m going to mention only some of them which I think are more important. You have the awesome Siri voice assistant, which is smarter and funnier than before, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, a deep Facebook and Twitter integration, a document viewer, iBooks, a great Safari browser for offering a great Internet experience and so on.

Use Tap4Call app to make phone calls for free on your iPad Mini.

The iPad Mini whiteMy final words about the iPad Mini? Well, I’m being a little subjective because this is my favorite Apple tablet, but believe me when I say that it’s a wonderful tool for having on your side. It’s small and comfy to carry around, you’ll never consider it as being a burden. In addition to that, it looks great and is an excellent performer, so what more can you ask from it?

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