Apple iPad mini 3 review & features

iPad mini 3
Do you have the new iPad mini 3? Or are you planning of purchasing one of this gadgets? Then this review is for you.  The list of the new features of the new iPad mini 3 is really short. The Home button now doubles as a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. There is also a new golden paint job available along with the usual Space Gray and Silver. Oh, and the 32GB model is no more as you only have to pick from 16GB, 64GB and 128GB options.

The new iPad mini 3 is a complete identical to the iPad mini 2 - with the 7.9" Retina display, the Apple A7 chipset, the 5MP rear camera, and the thin and light aluminum unibody. No matter how small the hardware bump however the Apple iPad mini 3 remains one really powerful slate, positioned near the top of the food chain as far as tablets go. Let's explore it in detail.

The Key features of iPad mini 3:
Body:        Metal unibody, 7.5mm slim, 331g of weight
Network:  Optional LTE connectivity (Cat. 4, 150Mbps downlink)
Size:         7.9" 1,536 x 2,048 LED-backlit IPS LCD with 324 ppi pixel density
OS:           Apple iOS 8
Processor: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Apple A7 chipset, M7 motion co-processor, PowerVR GX6430 GPU, RAM:       1GB of RAM
Camera:    5MP autofocus camera, 1080p@30fps, 1.2MP front-facing camera
Hard Drive: 16/64/128GB of built-in storage
Touch:      Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
Battery:     6,471 mAh battery

Below are few of the Main disadvantages:
No microSD slot
Pricey memory upgrades, 32GB version should have been standard
No NFC connectivity, Apple Pay has limited functionality
Apple iOS 8 still relies on iTunes for music and file transfers

The Apple iPad mini 3 is a pricey little tablet, but it has powerful hardware and a beautiful screen. It probably isn't worth the upgrade if you are coming from the iPad mini 2, but as a standalone purchase it sure looks attractive.

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'Tunde Ojedokun is an Editor working for Lappyphone, he loves technology. You can't see him without a gadget. .


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