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iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 4

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Apple released the iPad mini in November 2012. The iPad mini 4 was released in September 2015. The iPad mini and iPad mini 4 feature a similar design, and both have a 7.9” display. The iPad mini 4 features several improvements such as a Retina display, an Apple A8 chip with an M8 motion coprocessor, and up to 128GB of storage.

Price Comparison

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 4 Pricing

iPad Mini prices start at $26, which is cheaper than the iPad Mini 4 low price of $108.

Specs Comparison

The iPad mini (1st gen) spec list includes a 7.9-inch display, a dual-core Apple A5 chip, up to 64GB of storage, and a home button. 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 rear-facing 5MP iSight camera. The iPad mini (4th gen) spec list includes a 7.9-inch display, an Apple A8 chip with an M8 motion coprocessor, up to 128GB of storage, and a home button with Touch ID. Additional specs include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, a Lightning connector, built-in stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a rear-facing 8MP camera. Both models have a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front.

Size

The iPad mini measures 7.87” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.28” (D). The WiFi-only iPad mini weighs 0.68 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.69 pounds. The iPad mini 4 measures 8.0” (H) x 5.3” (W) x 0.24” (D). The WiFi-only iPad mini 4 weighs 0.65 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.67 pounds. The iPad mini and the iPad mini 4 both have a 7.9” display.

Camera

The iPad mini features a 5MP iSight camera on the back and the iPad mini 4 features an 8MP camera on the back. The iPad mini and the iPad mini 4 have a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front.

Color Choices

iPad Mini

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Silver

Which iPad Mini 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 vs iPad Mini 4 Colors

The iPad Mini introduces two new colors not found in the iPad Mini 4 color palette: Gold and Gray. Both the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 4 share one color: Silver. However, the iPad Mini does away with Black and White, previously seen on the iPad Mini 4.
Swappasaurus

The iPad mini is available in two colors and the iPad mini 4 is available in four colors. The iPad mini colors are Slate with a black bezel on the front and Silver with a white bezel on the front. The iPad mini 4 colors include 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 4

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage iPad Mini 4 is the most popular?

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 4 Storage

The iPad Mini 4 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPad Mini: 128GB. Both the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 4 share three storage options: 32GB, 64GB, and 16GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad mini and the iPad mini 4 are available with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage space. The iPad mini 4 is also available with 128GB of storage space.

Reviews

iPad Mini

16 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Mini 4

30 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 4 Reviews

Both the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 4 earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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