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Specs Comparison: Apple iPad Mini 4 vs iPad Mini 3




As an update to the portable iPad Mini 3, Apple just made official its iPad Mini 4 that carries a beefed up processor, double the RAM, and a thinner form factor than its predecessor. Check out the full specs comparison of these two tablets after the break.

ipadmini4-vs-ipadmini3

ModeliPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3
Display7.9-inch 1536 x 2048 IPS Retina Display7.9-inch 1536 x 2048 IPS Retina Display
ProcessorApple A8 CPU with M8 motion co-processor, 64-bitApple A7 CPU with M7 motion co-processor, 64-bit
RAM2GB RAM1GB RAM
Internal Storage16, 64,128GB16, 64,128GB
Rear Camera8 megapixel iSight rear camera with f/2.4 aperture5 megapixel rear camera
Front Camera1.2 megapixel front-facing camera1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
Data Connectivity3G, LTE3G, LTE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.0
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope, Touch IDAccelerometer, gyroscope, Touch ID
Operating SystemiOS 9iOS 8.1
Battery10-hour battery life10-hour battery life
Thickness6.1mm thick7.5mm thick
Weight298-304 grams331-341 grams

Apple iPad Mini 4 improvements:

  • Better processor (A8 CPU with M8 motion co-processor)
  • Double the RAM (2GB)
  • Better rear camera (8MP)
  • Updated Bluetooth (v4.2)
  • Latest OS (iOS9)
  • Thinner profile (6.1mm)
  • Lighter chassis (298-304 grams)

Specs that remained the same:

  • Display size (7.9 inches)
  • Screen resolution (1536 x 2048)
  • Internal storage (16, 64, 128GB)
  • Front Camera (1.2MP)
  • Data connectivity (3G, LTE)
  • Sensors
  • Claimed battery life (10 hours)

In terms of details concerning the tablet’s display, we don’t see much of an upgrade. Rather, Apple made some significant improvements in the processing department. The new iPad Mini 4 now has double the original RAM, has a better CPU, and runs on the latest iOS 9 — all these upgrades while having a thinner profile and lighter form factor.

As for the pricing, the iPad Mini 4 will start at $399.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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1 Response

  1. java boy says:

    Would you kindly compare ipad mini 2 vs ipad mini 4? Kasi madami hindi nag-upgrade from 2 to 3. Kasi ang liit ng difference. Pero worth it na ba from 2 to 4?

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