I own a Nexus 7. I was planning to buy the newer Nexus 7 but the battery life is horrendous. That's why I'm giving the ipad mini 2 a try. The battery on the Nexus 5 is also bad. What is up with Google and tiny batteries?
Duel, 22 Nov 2013It just look like iPad mini 2 doesnt sell anything like Air http://www.fiksu.com/iOS-7-iPhone-... moreYeah, the Air is a triumph. So light and thin, but I don't like the size. It's still a little unwieldy for carrying around the house.
I've ordered the Mini.
It just look like iPad mini 2 doesnt sell anything like Air http://www.fiksu.com/iOS-7-iPh...sage-Tracker
Or is it because very low supply? Still i wouldnt be surprised if the small tablet era is going to slow because apple made sametime big and small iPad Air. So it has best of both worlds.
We weighted my Air and my friend iPad mini and the weight difference is very small, Apple really nailed it with iPad Air.
No mention of poor sRGB values compared to Ipad air or the lottery of panels received with one having more image retention than the other(LG or Sharp).
The 3 way photo of the women clearly shows the ipad mini 2 having a poor color gamut compared to air and iphone 5s.
Wolfson, 22 Nov 2013Main disadvantages
Expensive for a compact tablet
Non expandable memory, extra storage is la... more"Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content"
I use dropbox or skydrive for most content, cloud services are great for sending random files, If i want to transfer videos to my iPad i do it with ftp adress via browser, its possible to do everywhere. Usually people say if you have iPad or iPhone and go to your friends place they have to have itunes for example sending movies, noup, not true, you can do it with via web browser very easily and fast.
Only thing where i use iTunes is sending music and its very good for doing that.
"So, if you have already decided to part with that sort of cash, the meaningful choice is really between the new iPad mini and the iPad Air. You can go left or right, but never wrong. In fact, the mini over the iPad Air seems to make a lot of sense."
I have to disagree here. I think that you actually can go wrong by choosing the ipad mini. Ultimately it might be the best iPad experience between the two, but i would prefer the iPad Air over the mini. Right now, the Mini is justified just because its as powerful as the iPad Air, but smaller. But what if Apple releases a bigger iPhone next year? That would kill the joy of the Mini, just because i would have two devices with little screen difference. I would pick the iPad Air because its almost certain that Apple will follow the trend and release bigger iPhones. It might not be now, but they will sometime. And when that happens, those iPad Mini users will not like having two similar devices with just 2 inches or so difference on screen size.
Great review tho'... and i did choose. I went right. (iPad Air)
Expensive for a compact tablet
Non expandable memory, extra storage is largely overpriced
Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content
No standard USB port
Yep somes up Apple nicely plus all folk i know fed up with different display indescrepencies what happened to apple been tops?.Wheres quality control if apple are so perfect you would think they would reject screens not up to their accurate spec..
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2013Why didn't you guys compare the display of the iPad mini to the 2013 edition of Nexus 7 too? I... moreThey didn't say which was better, but pointed out the iPad had a higher resolution. I think more thorough tests will appear soon.
Why didn't you guys compare the display of the iPad mini to the 2013 edition of Nexus 7 too? I wonder.
I have really tried to like Android tablets, but always end up disappointed, both by the user experience and by the stupid screen ratio which does not work well for web browsing, gaming, or anything other than 16x9 videos.
The iPad has really nailed it. Still the best.
Expensive? Not significantly more than comparable tablets from reputable manufacturers and well worth the premium, IMO.