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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1270 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my iPads

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera resolution

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Size
    Cons mentioned:
    Speakers

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect little device

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast
    Cons mentioned:
    Screen quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Tablet

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny and Powerful

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

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

    Love it

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

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

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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!

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

    Best mini yet

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

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

    Ipad

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love my Mac book I have always keep one I hate all others

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love this mini. Used for recording my guitar through Garage Band. Has plenty of memory. Holds a charge for as long as i need it. Its not big cumbersome but yet it big enough to easily alter tracks and overlay. Only downside is having to buy adapters for everything now that theyve switched over to USB-C.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad Mini

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Portable, great battery life, and powerful enough for all of my tasks. Really useful for media consumption and there is more than enough memory storage for whatever I want to save on it. Great for travel!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Apple pencil, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Apple pencil, Fast, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE the iPad mini and this one's better than ever

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I loved my old iPad mini, but as Apple updated its iOS, it got slower, and slower and slower, to the point where simple stuff like surfing the web was like watching in slooooow motion. So I finally broke down and bought the new 9.7-inch iPad back in 2017. At least I could use the Apple Pencil with it. So mostly fine, but bigger and heavier than I prefer. Then a month or so ago I saw a mention online of a NEW mini! Somehow I'd missed the news of its release, but I didn't waste any time getting one--and a new Apple Pencil so I could give my old one (and my 2017 iPad) to my son. It's great having the added functionality of the pencil on the mini, even better to have the small size back, and especially the lightning-fast response of new hardware, built to run the latest iOS. I hate that they make us upgrade like this, but DANG, I sure do love my new iPad Mini!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad mini

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love this, love that I can go from my iPhone to iPad easily and love the smaller size, fits in my purse

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Ipad Mini 5

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the mini

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have bought one or more of each model of the Ipad mini and have loved every single one. Whenever I upgrade, I give the old one to either my kids, my mom or my sister's kid. I was worried that Apple might discontinue the mini and was pleasantly surprised when they released this new model. I obviously had to get one. Love it so much. It is so much faster than my old one (my husband had the last upgrade so mine was 2 models old) and works wonderfully. I mainly use it to watch movies or tv shows, and to read when I travel, and to store photos as a back up. I hope Apple keeps making new models of this as I love the size for travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Portable, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best IPAD

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is the perfect side tablet. Great for readers who like a book size. This is much faster than previous models. I had IPAD Air but returned it for the mini. Great for travel. Highly recommend!!

    I would recommend this to a friend