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Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25489 reviews of Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the price and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and size also get good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3812 user reviews of Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi (White)Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi (White)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5901 user reviews of Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and portability are generally positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the touch screen, while comments are divided on the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Apple iPad mini (1st gen 2012, A1432, A1454, A1455) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca.

90% 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)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Review: Apple iPad mini

 

Love it or hate it, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad is inarguably the archetypal 'tablet'. Harley Ogier reviews Apple's smaller, more affordable offering, the iPad mini.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):16.3 / 23.4 / 23.8 / 42.5
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:9
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous video playback time:2.38

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Grey / Silver / Silver, White / White / White, Silver
Device Type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:20.1 / 24.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1024 x 768 / 1024 x 784 / 2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal Memory:0,5 / 0.5
Maximum internal memory:0.5

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Y / Yes

Networking

2G:No / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / CDMA, HSPA+, UMTS / CDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G, 4G / No
Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 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 / Yes
Full HD: No
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / 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+, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / HE-AAC, AAC, WAV, AAX+, AIFF, MP3 / HE-AAC, AAC, WAV, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, MP3 / HE-AAC, WAV, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, MP3
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSM / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, VCF, XLS, XLSM, XLX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSM / DOCX, PPTX, XLS, XLSM, RTF, PDF, TXT, HTML, DOC, PPT, KEY, VCF / DOCX, PPTX, XLS, XLSM, RTF, PDF, XLX, HTML, DOC, PPT, KEY, VCF
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF, TIF, JPG
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, M-JPEG
Windows operating systems supported:234 x 490 x 385 / 313.5 x 35.2 x 235.5 / 66 x 66 x 360 / 665 x 295 x 500 / Carole Mortimer / Children, Cuisine, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / 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 Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 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 Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows XP Home, Windows 7 Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Basic / Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor Cores:2 / 3
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:A5 / 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):N / 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:Safari\nApp Store\nPhoto Booth\nFaceTime\niTunes\nGame Center / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nSiri\nGame Center / Safari\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center / Safari\nMail\niBooks\niBooks\niTunes Store\nApp 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
Operating system installed:iOS / IOS 7
Operating System Version:6 / 7
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.2 / 7.5 / 9.4
Height :13.4 / 13.5 / 20 / 200 / 24.1
Weight:308 / 312 / 341 / 652
Width:13.5 / 134.7 / 18.6 / 20