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iPad Mini 3 vs iPad Mini 4

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Apple released the iPad mini 3 in October 2014 and released the iPad mini 4 in September 2015. The iPad mini 4 has a few upgrades over the iPad mini 3, but overall, they are rather similar. Some of the iPad mini 4 improvements include an anti-reflective coating on the display, an Apple A8 chip, an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, and WiFi 802.11ac.

Price Comparison

iPad Mini 3 vs iPad Mini 4 Pricing

iPad Mini 3 prices start at $91, which is cheaper than the iPad Mini 4 low price of $113.

Specs Comparison

The iPad mini 3 and the iPad mini 4 share many of the same specs, including a 7.9” Retina display, up to 128GB of storage, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera, a Lightning connector, stereo speakers, two microphones, and a home button with Touch ID. The WiFi + Cellular versions of the iPad mini 3 and mini 4 support 4G speeds and have a nano-SIM card slot. Differences are as follows: The iPad mini 3 is powered by an Apple A7 chip and features a 5MP wide-angle rear camera, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0, and the iPad mini 4 is powered by an Apple A8 chip and features an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Size

The iPad mini 3 and the iPad mini 4 feature a 7.9” display size, but the measurements and weights vary from model to model. Measurements for the iPad mini 3 are 7.87” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.29” (D), and measurements for the iPad mini 4 are 8.0” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.24” (D). The WiFi-only iPad mini 3 weighs 0.73 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.75 pounds. In comparison, the WiFi-only iPad mini 4 weighs 0.65 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.67 pounds.

Camera

The iPad mini 3 and the iPad mini 4 both have a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front. The iPad mini 3 features a 5MP wide-angle camera on the back, and the iPad mini 4 features an 8MP wide-angle camera on the back.

Color Choices

iPad Mini 3

Available in 5 colors:

  • White
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad Mini 3 color should you buy?

iPad Mini 4

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPad Mini 4 is the most popular?

iPad Mini 3 vs iPad Mini 4 Colors

Both the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 4 share three colors: Silver, Gold, and Gray. However, the iPad Mini 3 does away with Gray and White, previously seen on the iPad Mini 4.
Swappasaurus

The iPad mini 3 and the iPad mini 4 are available in three different colors. The colors include Space Gray with a black bezel around the display, Silver with a white bezel around the display, and Gold with a white bezel around the display.

Storage Options

iPad Mini 3

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad Mini 3 storage should I buy?

iPad Mini 4

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage iPad Mini 4 is the most popular?

iPad Mini 3 vs iPad Mini 4 Storage

Both the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 4 share four storage options: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 16GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad mini 3 and the iPad mini 4 are available with 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage space.

Reviews

iPad Mini 3

No reviews at this time

iPad Mini 4

19 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Mini 3 vs iPad Mini 4 Reviews

Users rate the iPad Mini 4 at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for iPad Mini 3 are not currently available.

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