Apple iPad Mini 4 – review

The Air was thinner and lighter, now so is the new Apple iPad Mini 4. The screen too has come up the curve so are the aesthtics. And in case you happen to be owner of an older iPad, you are gonna be delighted. iPad Mini 4 is no where like more than 2 years older iPads with touch and feel of the device.

In a nutshell, the iPad mini 4 is a top-notch, compact screen iDevice with an outstanding finish.

The same existing A8 chipset has been repacked into a slimmer iPad mini 4 and there is no dearth in its robust performance. The iOS 9 performance doesnt leave the user bereft of power anywhere. The mini version has always been aimed to being pocket-friendly literally. The iPad mini 4 fits well into pocket and doesnt feel bulky in it.

If you fancy portability with iPad type versatility, this is the one for you. Looks good, fits into pocket, best display yet, good sound, overall a good package to vapourise the competition. Its has the look and feel of iPad mini with perfromance punch of iPad.

Apple iPad Mini 4 Full Specs:

  • CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon
  • GPU: PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Display: 7.9 inches (~70.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1536 x 2048 pixels (~324 ppi pixel density)LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
  • Camera Rear: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
  • Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
  • Storage: 16/64/128 GB internal
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB v2.0 (reversible connector), A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Data: 3G / 4G LTE
  • OS: iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
  • Weight: 299 g for Wi-Fi model, 304 g for 3G/LTE model
  • Dimensions: measuring 8.0 (203.2mm) x 5.31 (134.8mm) x 0.24 (6.1mm) inches
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5124 mAh battery, battery not removeable
  • Expansion slot: Nil
  • Speakers: Stereo Speakers at the bottom
  • Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold

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The Design

Holding the iPad Mini 4 is a lot similar to iPad Air 2. The front panel consists of a big display, 1.2MP front-facing camera at the top and single button towards the bottom which also acts as a finger-print reader. The most unique intelligent thing you notice is that the glass is elevated. This has not been the case in any of the previous iPads. The elevated glass screen continues towards the edges untill it touches the metal body, thus giving a smooth sliding surface all through on the surface.

While the back side has the rear facing 8MP, the Apple logo is centered at the middle and there is “iPad” written towards the bottom with lot of regulatory stuff written on it. The cellular models of the iPad Mini 4 carry a plastic feel strip on top which is colored white on Silver & Gold models while it is black in the Space Grey model.

There volume up/down button on side with no lock button. There are holes at the bottom for stereo speakers.

The Display

The Apple iPad Mini 4 sports compact sized 7.9 inch screen which delivers an overwhelming 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. The pixel desnity is striking at approx 324 ppi pixel density. The touchscreen is capacitive.

When the brightness is turned up it becomes very very bright which has never been witnessed in any of the older iPad models.

The Camera

Camera for iPad isnt usually something which catches up with every iPhone which is parallely launched. iPad mini 4 camera is similar to the one of the iPad Air 2. It has 8 MP F/2.4 aperture which deliveres decent image quality. Still miles ahead of most of its comeptition. The lens ahs 4:3 sensor with focal length of 3.3mm focal length.

The Battery 

Battery is good! Despite of squeeze in thickness the battery life is no less than the older iPads. the iPad mini 4 has a Li-Ion 5124 mAh battery which is not removable.



Apple iPad mini 4 is thinner than its predecessors, it is lighter, has better screen resolution and brightness, has similar camera and performance and battery life. All these positives lead to a much more portable iPad leaving competition in dust.

It is a must have for those ‘on the move’ guys and for couch potatoes who keep wishing iPad to get thinner and lighter all the time.

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