i bought this device few days ago. as a lot of people i am tired of the fight between people concerning Android and IOS. i am using an android phone and i think apple are still the best for the tablet market at least for th moment. I am using a note 2 as a phone and for me it's the best phone at least for the moment also. the ipad mini is avery good tablet because ofits very good hd sceen and its performance. i only noticed a lack of accurency with the touch sceen. this is the only thing i noticed about the tablett. i am not a fan of jailbreacking and rooting devices. for watching movies it's easy to download an application that can reads any kind of files and for my work it's perfect for writing emails on the go. even a note 2 is not good enough for replacing a tablett. a tablett is a need for me as i write and recieve between 100 and 150 emails a day. auto correction en english and french are very good in the ipad mini also. i had ipad 2 years ago and galaxy note 10.1 (first edition) last year. i find this one is the best because of its size (perfect for transportation) and its performance. for me, it's the best for the moment, so yes i recommand this tablet and yes i am fan of all that is the best in the market ( Ipad mini 2 for tablets and note 2 for phones or pahblet whatever u wanna call it) i like both Samsung and Apple because both makes good products. so get whetevr you feel is good for you and never be a slave of products. only choose the best. cheers !
I've owned this device for a month now and it is excellent.
First and foremost, it is well built and feels sturdy in the hand. It's weight is also well balanced. It is not the lightest tablet in the world, but it is quite light.
Next, the battery life is superb. Apple claims 10 hours of usage but I was able to get 12 hours of usage and a day of standby. I think that is an industry best for the 8 inch category.
Games and apps ran smooth with no lag at all.The A7 chip is truly amazing. Video was great thanks to its retina display.
The only apple went wrong with this is with the price.
I would easily recommend this to anyone who are willing to spent a few bucks on this wonderful device. If you are really price conscious, go for the LG G pad or the nexus 7 or even Amazon's kindle fire hdx.
Jim, 26 Dec 2013Just bought this unit a few days ago and I noticed that whenever I'm browsing using wifi, my b... moreIt is Normal. If a device connects to a wifi signal to browse it uses more power. It would last longer if you were connecting with a sim card. But that is still very good consumption for s wifi tablet.
Just bought this unit a few days ago and I noticed that whenever I'm browsing using wifi, my battery goes down by 1% after 5 - 10 mins. Is this normal? Here are the settings that I have and things I have done so far with my ipad mini that I think can affect my battery:
- automatic brightness off and brightness is only half at the most
- location services on
- killed all background apps
- the battery was at around 80% charged when I bought it and have not consumed the battery and fully charged it yet
- quick and partial charging twice (first was to test the adapter and cable when I bought the unit and second was when I plugged my ipad to my laptop to transfer photos and movies)
billyboy, 24 Dec 2013Can i make a call w this one if i insert my simcard in it ?????no
AnonD-111968, 17 Dec 2013I tried ipad mini2 and ipad air and some android tablets in a shop yesterday, I felt so unhapp... morebackbutton is confusing.. 1 button better then 3, don know what to do? Just press that single button.
Besides, when using ipad, i recommend using multi touch gesture to navigate. 4 fingers up to multitask / pinch for home screen / Swipe left right 4 fingers to fast change app, will save the button and navigate much easier.
dipak, 21 Dec 2013i want to like buy this ipad plz how it's in using guy's tell me ............................It's working great dipak. All hardcore games work without any lag everything is robust only thing bad is price. But it's worth money far better than android
This tablet is nice for writing a book now that it has the documents app.I prefer typing books and assignments on the ipad mini rather than a laptop. Its not that apple are not innovative, its just that the ipad is so perfect all they can ever do to improve it is increase its power. And that is a fact!!
i want to like buy this ipad plz how it's in using guy's tell me ............................
Jim, 28 Nov 2013Just to add on my question on how to tell the difference between the 1st gen and 2nd gen ipad ... moreif you do a simple comprasion, i would say display, speed is awesome. and battery life as promised by apple.
jla-rn, 29 Nov 2013many are asking if the new ipad mini retina is worth buying than the old ipad mini one. as a u... morefor the price, please check apple store website or your retail shops.
one things, its worth buying. display, performace is awesome and battery as promised by apple :-)
AnonD-111968, 15 Dec 2013Any Ipad users, can u tell me any advantage App Store have compared to Google Play, I will onl... morehi, i use ipad but thats mostly used by my kids. i have also an android device, but i think apple apps are more stable, authrntics and also have less add or add free in some cases.
you can also subscribe to children tv shows which will be a greate learning tool.
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2013You will not get apps with malware in it. Your personal information will also not be shared. ... moreI tried ipad mini2 and ipad air and some android tablets in a shop yesterday, I felt so unhappy for the ipads that it has no "back" and "options select" buttons which would make the device easier to use. Maybe it's time for Apple to be humble and consider copying these items from Android as they have already copied the "pop up menu for switching on /off the data, wifi, etc...".
phoneaddict, 03 Dec 2013SCUION, I was hoping that their Ipad mini have phone capability just like their iphones too. ... moredon't be naive please. apple never hinted of phone features on any of their tablets nor do they ever have that planned. Try trolling elsewhere.
AnonD-111968, 15 Dec 2013Any Ipad users, can u tell me any advantage App Store have compared to Google Play, I will onl... moreYou will not get apps with malware in it. Your personal information will also not be shared. Also the apps on ios will work much better vs the android version of any app.