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iPad 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen

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Apple released the iPad mini (5th gen) in March 2019 and the iPad mini (6th gen) in September 2021. The iPad mini (6th gen) features several upgrades as compared to the iPad mini (5th gen), including an upgraded exterior design. Key features of the iPad mini (6th gen) include an 8.3” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, up to 256GB of storage, USB-C, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera with Center Stage, support for the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, and an Apple A15 Bionic chip.

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iPad 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen Pricing

iPad 5th Gen prices start at $69, which is cheaper than the iPad Mini 6th Gen low price of $309.

Specs Comparison

The iPad mini (6th gen) is more advanced than the iPad mini (5th gen) and it also has a new exterior design. The 6th gen iPad mini features the squared-off design first introduced with the iPad Pro lineup and includes new colors and support for the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil. Key specs for the iPad mini (6th gen) include an 8.3” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A15 Bionic chip, a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, USB-C, Touch ID in the top power button, landscape stereo speakers, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and 5G cellular connectivity on the WiFi + Cellular model. In comparison, the iPad mini (5th gen) specs include a 7.9” Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A12 Bionic chip, a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera, a Lightning connector, Touch ID in the home button, stereo speakers, WiFi 802.11ac, 4G cellular connectivity on the WiFi + Cellular model, and support for the 1st-generation Apple Pencil.

Size

Size iPad 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Width 170 mm 6.7 inches 135 mm 5.3 inches
Height 240 mm 9.5 inches 195 mm 7.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 6 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 478 g 16.9 ounces 293 g 10.3 ounces

The iPad mini (5th gen) measures 8.0” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.24” (D) and features a 7.9” display size. The iPad mini (6th gen) measures 7.69” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.25” (D) and features an 8.3” display size. The WiFi-only iPad mini (5th gen) weighs 0.66 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.68 pounds. The WiFi-only iPad mini (6th gen) weighs 0.65 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.66 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448 4000x3000

The iPad mini (5th gen) features a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera and an 8MP wide-angle rear camera. In comparison, the iPad mini (6th gen) features a 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera with Center Stage and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera.

Screen

Display iPad 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Resolution 1536x2048 1488x2266
Screen Size 246 mm 9.7 in 210 mm 8.3 in
Pixels Per Inch 264 ppi 327 ppi

The iPad mini (5th gen) features a 7.9” Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 326 pixels per inch, and the iPad mini (6th gen) features an 8.3” Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2266 x 1488 at 326 pixels per inch. The 5th and 6th gen iPad mini displays feature True Tone and support an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, wide color (P3), and are fully laminated with an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

Battery

Battery iPad 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Capacity 8827 mAh 5034 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB Lightning USB-C

The iPad mini (5th gen) is powered by a 19.1-watt-hour battery and a 19.3-watt-hour battery powers the iPad mini (6th gen). The 5th and 6th gen battery capacities can provide up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours when on cellular. The iPad mini (5th gen) uses the Lightning connector and a Lightning to USB charging cable, and the iPad mini (6th gen) uses the USB-C connector and a USB-C charging cable.

Processing

Processor iPad 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
CPU Apple A9 APL0898 (S8000) Apple A15 Bionic APL1007 / APL1W07

Color Choices

iPad 5th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad 5th Gen color should you buy?

iPad Mini 6th Gen

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Starlight

Which color iPad Mini 6th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen Colors

The iPad 5th Gen and iPad Mini 6th Gen have completely different color choices. The iPad 5th Gen offers three color choices: Silver, Gold, and Gray. The iPad Mini 6th Gen sports four different color choices: Starlight, Pink, Gray, and Purple.
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The iPad mini (5th gen) is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The Space Gray model features a black bezel around the display, and the Silver and Gold models feature a white bezel around the display. The iPad mini (6th gen) color options include Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, and Purple.

Storage Options

iPad 5th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad 5th Gen storage should I buy?

iPad Mini 6th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

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iPad 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen Storage

The iPad 5th Gen and iPad Mini 6th Gen have completely different storage options. The iPad 5th Gen offers two storage sizes: 64 GB and 256 GB. The iPad Mini 6th Gen sports different storage sizes: 32 GB and 128 GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad mini (5th gen) and the iPad mini (6th gen) are available with 64GB or 256GB of storage.

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