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Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18874 reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, performance, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1567 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and screen. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple IPAD MINI Retina 16GB 16 GB 512 MB 7.9 -inch LCDApple IPAD MINI Retina 16GB 16 GB 512 MB 7.9 -inch LCD

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1831 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touch screen and reliability. Reviews are divided on the GPS navigation.

performance, screen, usability, size, portability

reliability, touch screen

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver)Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 (Late 2013 / Early 2014, A1489, A1490, A1491) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver)Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.co.nz)

Apple iPad mini with Retina display review

 

In our review of Apple's original iPad mini last year, we remarked that its exceptional iOS app catalogue, outstanding build quality and super light weight were only let down by a mediocre screen. Fast forward almost 12 months later, and Apple has...

Excellent battery life ; Retina screen a big upgrade ; Fast, snappy performance

More expensive than predecessor ; Screen can't match iPad Air

While its screen can't reproduce colours with the same punch as Apple's larger iPad Air, the high resolution display and excellent performance make the iPad mini with Retina display a hugely enticing option for any tablet buyer.

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8 / 42.5
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10 / 9
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:10
Continuous video playback time:10

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:20.1 / 24.6
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IGZO / IPS
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel density:326
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,HTML,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,XLS,XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4

Memory

Internal Memory:0,5 / 1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / CDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, WCDMA / EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G LTE: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:LTE / No
Ethernet LAN: No
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Docking connector: No
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide:No / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3 / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AMR, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDB, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG, TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M4V, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M4V, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Windows operating systems supported:0.0650 - 0.14 / 220 x 260 x 80 / 656 x 488 x 254 / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, UKR / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Microphone in: No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:A6X / A7

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, FaceTime, Newsstand, Messages, iTunes Store, App Store, Calendar, Music, Videos, Siri, Reminders, Contacts, Camera, Notes, Photo Booth, Clock, Game Center / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center / Safari\nMail\niBooks\nPhotos\nMaps\nFaceTime\nNewsstand\nMessages\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nCalendar\nMusic\nVideos\nSiri\nReminders\nContacts\nCamera\nNotes\nPhoto Booth\nClock\nGame Center
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:6 / 7 / 8
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5 / 9.4
Height :20 / 24.1
Weight:331 / 341 / 652 / 662
Width:13.5 / 18.6