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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1248 reviews

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    Love it!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    I originally purchased the larger iPad Air and returned that for this mini. I love the size, it's so much easier to hold and fits in a small bag or purse. I replaced a Samsung Tablet 4 with this, and there is a huge difference with speed, battery life, picture quality and more. I have switch my phone also from and Android to an iPhone, but I do miss some of the features androids have that Apple doesn't. You can't go back to a previous page as easily and you don't have the capability to add more storage for two examples. It would be great if they would someday combine all the features into one great tablet! I wanted the Gold color but it was out-of-stock so I got the Space Grey. They grey really is a pretty color. I've attached a picture, that I took with the Android, but it is a bit darker than it appears. One nice thing about purchasing this at Best Buy is that they price matched it from a different store that was $50. cheaper but they were out-of-stock at that store.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my iPads

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The iPad mini is a great tablet but the battery power. This is not the case with the new iPad mini. This iPad is powerful, fast, and supports the Apple Pencil. This is my third iPad mini my second iPad is ten years old it still work but the battery is bad have to keep it plugged in all the time it’s my grand baby’s now. My new one is the battery power is great it last 10 hours. If you have been waiting to upgrade your iPad mini, this is the upgrade you've been waiting for.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    I really love my new iPad mini 5! I love all apple products really, but this one is my second fave. My iPhone is first! I have added a smart folio ckeyboard case and paper like screen cover and now my iPad mini 5 is like my baby laptop and I take it EVERYWHERE ! The sound quality is way better than my last one thi mini 4 and the picture clarity is great too. I’m happy I got it! My only issue with apple is the pricing.... they could be more budget friendly but otherwise I am happy! Love my iPad Mini 5

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Tablet

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The new iPad mini is amazing, I upgraded from a mini 2 and the speed difference is night and day. Screen is nice but blacks are not as dark as XSMax, understandable since it is not OLED. Pair with back cover and Smart Keyboard so you can detach front cover for gaming.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera resolution

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Amazing compact and plenty of memory for thousands of pictures and videos.This mini iPad is fast,responsive and intuitive. Love it!!!My favorite travel companion.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best mini yet

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This is my third mini and it’s the best yet. So much faster than my mini 4 with lots more storage. My only complaint is that Apple doesn’t make a case to protect the back but mini 4 case works fine. Although the camera is partially covered in mini 4 case, photos come out fine.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect little device

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Was in the market for an iPad and I wanted something compact for my everyday needs and I ended up going with this and I love it. So perfect not too small not too big great for casual use. Surfing the web and watching videos are such a pleasant experience on this device. Only downside is there’s only speakers on the bottom of the ipad which is kind of a bummer but not a deal breaker. Overall I would recommend this. Smooth experience works perfect with Apple Pencil first gen as well.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Love the Ipad mini ..So glad to have it, It is easy to use and carry.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny and Powerful

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Nice Ipad on the go. Perfect size and capability that works fine for me. I would like to recommend the UAG Metropolis Series case to go with it and also an Apple pencil.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Awesome iPad with great memory and ease of use! I love the perfect size to hold, not to big!! I also love the pretty pink color!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a beast of a tablet in a smaller form factor

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I have a 2018 iPad Pro 11-inch and Apple Pencil 2nd Gen that I love to use for productivity, but wished for a smaller tablet for when I travel. While on a train ride to San Francisco for a leisure day trip, I got a headache while watching videos on the iPhone X's smaller screen. After hearing that the latest iPad Mini got a significant boost in specs, a brighter/wider color display with Tru Tone, and Apple Pencil 1st Gen support, I decided to purchase the Mini 5 (my first ever Mini). I realize that the forehead and chin bezels harken back to the 2012 design, but I didn't mind it too much. After all, I was using an iPad Air 2 prior to upgrading to the iPad Pro and those had huge top and bottom bezels. Apps open quickly, and I enjoy watching videos on the bright screen as colors really pop. With the laminated display, there is less reflection and the apps are so close to the glass that it seems like I am touching them. With iPad OS, I have the ability to use this in a pinch for productivity. Mainly, I use it for web browsing, Youtube, and Netflix and the size makes it a perfect travel companion. It's so easy to just grab and go. The camera takes decent pictures, but I mainly use my phone camera for that. I found the 7 megapixel front camera much improved for FaceTime. The 2 bottom stereo speakers are fairly loud. Along with Bluetooth 5.0 update, I am glad that an audio jack is still present as I have an older Bose wired headphones I love to use when listening to music or streaming movies. In addition, TouchID has been improved and unlocks the Mini in a flash. With the A12 bionic chip, it will continue receive software updates for years to come. I highly recommend the iPad Mini 5 for those who have older Minis and looking to upgrade. I hope that Apple continues to produce the Mini as there are many of us who really love its form factor and portability. I love it so much that I purchased a 64 GB Gold one for my mother, and she loves using it to watch Youtube. I can't wait to see what Apple has in store for a future design!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good device with great screen and battery

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    While this review is a little late, with the release of the new iPad Mini, this is still a great little device. Easy enough to hold in one hand, and powerful enough for just about any task. If you are big on streaming, then the smaller drive options may suit you better. I like storing my files on my device, so I went with more storage. Extremely reliable, great screen, and great battery life. While the new iPad Mini and its new form factor and internals is quite an improvement, this is still a great device for anyone looking for a smaller tablet.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded to the iPad mini 256gb

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    Originally bought a iPad mini with 128gb. I later found I use it so much I was running out of space, hence the purchase of this iPad mini with 256gb. Now, I have plenty of space. If you can afford it get the mini with larger capacity as your going to love this iPad.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Drone Monitor

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Purchased this chiefly for use with DJI drone Great improvement over smallish ceilphone for monitoring drone

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    KEEPS A CHARGE FOR ALL DAY USE!

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    For the size and price, this is 100% worth it. I've had this for about a year and a half and STILL when streaming, Facetiming, and using Zoom/Google Classroom, it DOESNT KILL THE BATTERY! This is my favorite part about it. For anyone needing something bigger than an iPhone for reading or school work, this is a good option. If you want to get this INSTEAD of a computer, this might not be it. Maybe splurge on the iPad Air or Pro, or at least get the mini with cell connection. This does connect to a bluetooth keyboard, and you can use the First Gen pen on it. This product still uses Touch ID rather than Face ID which has proven very useful with the pandemic, if you use it out in public. I downloaded and use the whole google suite effortlessly. With school being fully remote for most of last semester, I set this up and connected to google classroom and took notes. All of the ebooks I use are easily accessible on the iPad, I personally prefer Chegg e reader and Kindle e reader, both which run well on this. I am an apple person, so I loved that it was compatible with the cloud storage and made accessing all of my things from iPhone to iPad to computer a breeze.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Ipad Mini 5

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    This is my second Ipad Mini (gifted one to my neice) and It is just a mind blowing machine. For me, this is a perfectly sized Ipad which I can carry while travelling, at friends place or just use on a day to day basis. Initially I was very confused about getting the latest Ipad Air or Pro one’s but I am glad I chose the mini. It might be different for others but I just cannot do productivity work on Ipads and I need a computer for that. Keeping that in mind, I decided for the mini and it was a great choice. This ipad is fast, long lasting battery, great screen quality, form factor and what not. I really love my Ipad Mini

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I got this new mini iPad (5th Generation) to replace my old one (4th Generation). Best Buy really gives the best price! I got the Geek Squad certified - excellent condition, so I got it cheaper than the normal price! It came MUCH earlier than the expected date that they gave me, so that’s a surprise! It is in an excellent condition, all works perfect and it’s a very powerful machine (in comparison to my old one). It has been my constant companion since the day it arrives. I love the small size, but this new iPad can do so much more than the 4th generation. I can also do the doodling and drawing with the Apple Pencil now... which is one of the main reason for the upgrade! LOVE IT! And love BestBuy for all these techs! BestBuy is the only place I will go these days!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Many options. Mini tablet has been great so far!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    What can i say? Its an apple product. Enough said. I honestly prefer the Samsung android tablets. Bought this out of boredom and needing an uodated tablet. We always have buyers remorse buying these tabkets from apple. For the price we should have just gotten a refualr ipad or even the other larger options. Only reason we got the mini is because we bought 4 ipods total and this was the next size up and the household wanted the mini tablet. Its neat and fun. The price though for this tiny thing is staggering.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, yet better

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I am so glad I purchased ipad mini(5th generation)! I was disappointed that I could not use it as a phone. But at the same time, I figured out how to connect to my student using this new ipad. However, I can't use my imac computer and ipad at the same time when connecting to my student via Wyzant.com. I also noticed that I can't switch my video camera side from my face to the keyboard, because the Wyzant camera doesn't provide one. Other than these 2 problems, I was very glad to have 256GB of memory instead of a punny 34GB on my iphone. This ipad is going to replace my worsening-condition Asus laptop. I am happy with my new ipad. :-)

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My iPad Mini & me - constant companions

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I use the iPad mini instead of a second screen. While I am on video conferences I check facts and run a recording/transcribing app. It’s a helpful tool for my marketing and writing work. Apple doesn’t require me to be a technical genius to keep it updated. (PCs are more complicated.) This is my third iPad. The mini is easier for travel than the full size. I’m most grateful that my desktop Mac, iPad mini and iPhone stay synced and backed up. I can start something on one device and continue on either of my other devices. Thankfully, I’ve never had a security breach. I recommend getting Apple Care for support.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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