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iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 3

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The iPad mini was released in November 2012, and the iPad mini 3 was released two years later, in October 2014. The iPad mini 3 has several improvements over the iPad mini, including a Retina display, more available internal storage, and a more powerful processor chip.

Price Comparison

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 3 Pricing

iPad Mini prices start at $30, which is cheaper than the iPad Mini 3 low price of $80.

Specs Comparison

The iPad mini (1st gen) specs include a 7.9-inch display, a dual-core Apple A5 chip, and up to 64GB of storage. Additional specs include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a Lightning connector, a built-in speaker, a microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a home button. The iPad mini (3rd gen) specs include a 7.9-inch Retina display, an Apple A7 chip with an M7 motion coprocessor, and up to 128GB of storage. Additional specs include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a Lightning connector, a built-in speaker, dual microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a home button with Touch ID. The 1st and 3rd generation iPad mini both feature a 5MP iSight rear camera and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera.

Size

The iPad mini and the iPad mini 3 are similar in size and weight. The iPad mini measurements are as follows: 7.87” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.28” (D). The iPad mini 3 measures 7.87” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.29” (D). The WiFi-only iPad mini weighs 0.68 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.69 pounds. In comparison, The WiFi-only iPad mini 3 weighs 0.73 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.75 pounds.

Camera

The iPad mini and the iPad mini 3 both have a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera and a 5MP iSight rear-facing camera.

Color Choices

iPad Mini

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Silver

Which iPad Mini color should you buy?

iPad Mini 3

Available in 5 colors:

  • White
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPad Mini 3 is the most popular?

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 3 Colors

The iPad Mini introduces three new colors not found in the iPad Mini 3 color palette: Gold, Gray, and Gray. Both the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 3 share two colors: Silver and White. However, the iPad Mini does away with Black, previously seen on the iPad Mini 3.
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The iPad mini is available in Slate with a black bezel on the front and Silver with a white bezel on the front. The iPad mini 3 is available in three different colors, including Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The Space Gray model has a black bezel on the front and the Silver and Gold models have a white bezel on the front.

Storage Options

iPad Mini

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB

Which iPad Mini storage should I buy?

iPad Mini 3

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage iPad Mini 3 is the most popular?

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 3 Storage

The iPad Mini 3 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPad Mini: 128GB. Both the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 3 share three storage options: 32GB, 64GB, and 16GB.
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The iPad mini is available with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of storage. In comparison, the iPad mini 3 is available with 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB of storage.

Reviews

iPad Mini

16 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Mini 3

4 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 3 Reviews

Users rate the iPad Mini with 4.9 stars, compared to the iPad Mini 3 with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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