Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display – Review

Written by editor on November 20, 2013 – 5:20 am
Apple has come out with the new iPad Mini 2 with retinal display on November 12 with actually no big show. This second generation iPad from the mini lineage is the latest launcher by the Cupertino rooted company against all its rivals.

Features and appearance
The new baby is a bit heavier than its brothers but that is barely noticeable. The most striking thing is the display of 7.9 inch screen, so that resolution available on 9 inch of iPad Air is been clubbed down to 7.9 inch. Thus there is finer details and has truly great performance. There is substantial and noticeable improvement in the sharpness and crispness in the quality of the picture. The colors look pleasing and add to amplifying the beauty of the display. Talking about the display the newbie is just as its ancestor just the new back comes with gray finish. Though it is a bit increased in size but still it easily fits into one's hand and is easy to operate.



Performance
The iPad comes with same processor and RAM. So performance wise the earlier and this one is almost on the same lines. It provides sound isolation doing good to the experience in voice calls. The Apple's latest gadget shouts of better WiFi connectivity and very professional in processing any task that you shoot at it.

The camera though of just acceptable resolution is still not a bad show and with Apple's multi-frame recombination and some improvements here and there gives satisfactory clicks even in not so favorable light situations.

Speaking about the battery they have tried to upgrade the capacity from the earlier version but it is not so impressive though. But it is far better than Google's brand Nexus for sure and shows remarkable performance even when used extensively.

iOS 7 nothing too great to speak about it is still the latest reply to the rival Android coming out with KitKat v4.4. So much so good is all to say.

Specifications
- OS iOS 7.0.4 with chipset A7 , dual-core 1.3 GHz processor
-16/32/64/128 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM non expandable no SD card slot available
-7.9 inch display (2048 x 1536) Retina Display
-Connectivity
802.11 a/b/g/n dual channel WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, DC-HSDPA, USB v2.0
-Camera
Primary 5 MP autofocus
Secondary 1.2 MP with face detection and face time
-Battery Non-removable Li-Po 28.8 Wh
-Colors available
Space Gray/ Black, Silver/ White

Price and availability
Starts at $399 for 16GB and goes to $699 for 128GB. Available immediately

Our take
The new iPad mini 2 is a compact version of iPad Air with almost the same features. Expensive really if you would check with the value for money but if you do not mind the price tag and go with the brand value then this is a really good choice for you. Those who do not use it casually as an iPad but more like a phone should be ready to accept the disappointments you might come across.



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