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Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks

22 November 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks - read the full textThe iPad mini with Retina screen is everything the little tablet deserved to be – a more compact equal of the bigger iPad with no compromises made. And unfortunately, it’s just one thing short of what we all thought a compact tablet should be – cheap...


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U wana knw the quality of an ipad just hold it once in ur palms nd try not to get blown away by it.

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  • 2015-02-23 19:26
  • uvc9

when ipad came I bught it
it is so fast and intekigent first I think to buy a galaxy note 3 but I bught ipad mini
i am so happy for this selection it is so great
i tell again it is veryvery great

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  • 2014-05-21 17:18
  • HI3x

i don't understand the people who infinitely emphasising on how overpriced ipad is, it is overpriced, but it's not like it'll make you broke for the coming 50 years if you bought one. LOL.

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  • 2014-04-04 18:40
  • ibjN

Coming close to three months since I got the iPad mini, and loving it for games, video and books and magazines,
For those who complain about breakages, then get a case. There are thousands out there, and you can get cheaper equivalents of the official one. I've got one that does everything the official case does and provides adequate protection.
It's replaced my Kindle as e-reader due to the variety of apps available.

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  • 2014-02-15 16:16
  • sXGw

I wanna know about the performance of its speakers..are they as good as the ipad 4?? B'coz music is what i live for!

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  • 2014-02-08 07:49
  • KIFy

I would suggest stay away from any of the new products from apple.If you drop it by accident, the screen will shatter like common house glass, and do not attempt to take it back you will walk away even more disappointed and more angry. Ask me done that got the t-shurt

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  • 2014-01-28 06:42
  • fXXj

I was planning to buy mini 2 but I wanted know weather I will be able to make phone call from my normal airtel sim or not ??

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  • 2014-01-13 16:49
  • rKJe

> In reply to James.W @ 2013-12-15 15:00 from LaRM - click to readI suppose people who shop at Walmart will never understand why other people pay more for quality and design.

But the iPad also has 4x3 screen ratio, which for a tablet is way more usable than the 16x10 Android screens.

The iPad is still the best tablet, both in terms of UI and design.

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  • 2014-01-12 04:54
  • IiEY

For me ipad mini 2 is better in android tablets because im a gamer i can use this while charging without affecting the battery unlike androids

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  • 2014-01-11 11:19
  • v0qJ

> In reply to xyz @ 2013-12-08 04:12 from XN4b - click to readAnd their maps will take you to the desert or make you drive over a cliff. Please continue using Apple maps. And what is this obsessive compulsive fascination with maps & GPS that I see from lots of comments all over the internet?

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  • 2013-12-23 00:22
  • U2CZ

great review here.

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  • 2013-12-21 14:47
  • N9@S

> In reply to GG @ 2013-12-09 21:33 from y$2u - click to readActually in benchmarks the quad core snapdragons and tegra's out perform all the A series chips.
Admittedly the single core performance is slightly better in some benchmarks but with multithreaded apps and games I think I would rather a quad core tegra or snapdragon.

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  • 2013-12-15 15:08
  • LaRM

I still don't understand why people buy iPad's. Yes, Apple make quality products, I own a still working iPod touch 2nd gen but they are really overpriced. I'll give an example here (prices are GBP from Amazon UK):
Class 10 MicroSDHC 32GB - £17.12
Class 10 MicroSDHC 64GB - £38.33
(these are from Apple Store UK)
iPad Air 32GB (WiFi only) - £479
iPad Air 64GB (WiFi only) - £559

Why such a big price increase? The MicroSD cards are SanDisk and production memory is cheaper than retail memory. Why a nearly £100 difference for only double storage?

Simple solution, get a decent android tablet (not a nexus) and stick a 32/64/128GB SD in it (depends on how much it supports). More storage for cheaper and a opensource OS. I'm not even going into the fact than even the cheaper nexus devices have 802.11G,N,AC MIMO rather than just "G,N" (im not sure about 802.11B support but hardly any wifi hotspot outputs 802.11B)

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  • 2013-12-15 15:00
  • LaRM

GG tablet.. dual core but the benchmark score say the point is almost same with quad core android tablet..

how u can make this tablet apple? i want your technic secret pls.

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  • 2013-12-09 21:33
  • y$2u

I thought iPad Mini 2 has 326ppi? Apple said it levels to the screen resolution of the iPhone 5S.

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  • 2013-12-08 14:11
  • wHrS

Apple has offline maps…..there is a common app on android as well as apple…
- High quality maps stored on the phone
- Works with GPS only, internet is not needed
- Turn-by-Turn voice guided navigation
- Free Updates: maps, premium POIs, speed cams

Link on app store ---­tion-all-regions/id585193266

I had tried it on my android phone way back….in airplane mode and navigation worked. Same thin on IOS… won't/don't need internet for turn by turn navigation once u have the offline map.

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  • 2013-12-08 04:12
  • XN4b

> In reply to Ravi @ 2013-12-02 23:31 from sSV4 - click to readI think it does whatever a tablet does, which can be considered as useful.

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  • 2013-12-03 02:43
  • nEUs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-28 18:34 from nEUc - click to readDoes it do anything useful?

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  • 2013-12-02 23:31
  • sSV4

Got mine. Awesome.

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  • 2013-11-28 18:34
  • nEUc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-26 18:02 from xU9j - click to readStop insinuating and come right out and say it.

You think I'm an Apple fan. You also think it might bother me if my iPhone doesn't have offline maps.

Sorry, you're wrong on both counts.

(laughing smiley)

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  • 2013-11-26 20:22
  • TkQc

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