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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 184 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good device, but a critical part missing!

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    FlyingContraption
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    I have been only using Android tablets before, but due to the need of using an app that was only available on iOS, I decided to jump back with Apple and try again. First off, the size and feel of the device is great, simplicity and speed excellent. Good execution there. I even started to enjoy the Apple ecosystem again. Now the bad part for me. Every tablet I have purchased prior were all Wi-Fi only, and all had a GPS receiver. I therefore never thought twice about it, and didn't dwell enough on the specs of this device. I decided on the wifi only as I always tether with my phone, and it is enough to go through the day. But Apple decided to NOT put a GPS receiver on the wifi only device. It only exists on the Cellular+wifi unit. My app is therefore useless, as it requires a GPS signal to work. I do not need cellular on my tablets and therefore do not want to be forced to pay for that unnecessary extra. I know it is my fault for not having seen this before I purchased the device, but this is one of the reasons why I stay away from Apple products. Why would you have such a portable device without a reliable location receiver is beyond me. It is a useless device if you need to travel a lot. Because of this and the fact I realized this past my return time, I am stuck with a neat paperweight. This was my last foray in the Apple grove, and I wish it would have had a different outcome.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade over iPad mini 2

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    Tonedawggg
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    This iPad replaced an iPad mini 2 (Retina), from 2015. On one hand, the upgrades are great. - Screen: Brighter, more colorful, TrueTone white balance adjustment. - CPU: A12 (2.5 GHz high performance dual core + 4 high efficiency cores) vs. A7 (1.3 GHz dual core) - RAM: 3GB vs. 1GB - Main Camera: 8 megapixel vs. 5 megapixel - Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs. 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0 vs. 4.0 - Physical characteristics: Thinner and lighter. Apple Pencil support. In actual usage, the new iPad mini feels great. Everything has a much snappier feel and you get much better graphics performance. Fortnite is able to run at 60fps on this new iPad! The iPad is a joy to use, but what lets it down is that the physical design, aside from being a little thinner and lighter than older models, is the same as what you could get six years ago. The new iPad Pros feel like the future, and the mini's design could use a refresh. The bezels are rather thick, and there is no FaceID, just TouchID. With the modern specs, the iPad mini is worth a purchase and will last you for years to come. With Apple Pencil support and the tech upgrade, it gives you a lot of what bigger iPads offer and will last you for years to come. It's just a bit disappointing that Apple didn't really touch the design at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Value in Dollar per Performance.

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    Yacheng
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    You can complain all you want about the big bezels, personally I believe they still deserve their place for our fingers for a better holding experience. The design is more than 5 years old, but there’s no denying the performance. Apple lost their models when they created the A11 processor, which for its time already outperformed most laptops to even today’s standards. With the A12 in this tablet, your dollar goes even further for $400. This screen is still amazing, and was already ahead of its time at 326 pixels per inch and bright accurate colors. The fact that we see this design exist yet again 7 years later just goes to show how ahead of time apple’s genius engineering is. The performance bump makes a huge difference, and I can forgive the average cameras for being a tablet. Get this one folks, it’s your best companion and takes your productivity a little further than your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE it!!

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    HappyPanda
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    I waited for this to come out! I had the mini 2 (2015) which was still in basically good condition, but it was slow by 2018! I almost bought the 4 but said no, since 2 was still working and I had the 9x7 Pro (2017). BUT once I heard the 5 was coming-now was my time! Even tho outside hasn't changed, I LOVE the thinner and lighter size! I didn't carry the 2 around (felt heavy), but this one goes almost everywhere--fits in my bag without hardly adding any weight-even with the simple softback lightweight case I got for it! Added a Zagg screen--and voila- set to go...PLUS uses the 1st gen pen--didn't have to buy another one! Fits nicely in my hand too. Speed great. Worth the buy--plus got it for a little bit off too for a member sale!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I was hoping for

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    RanPer
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    My iPad mini 4 lasted 1 year and 3 months, so a little nervous. However, I admit this is a huge upgrade from the older mini. Very fast. Pros: 1. Very fast 2. Great size 3. Apple pencil support. I won't use this as it is way too expensive 4. Can use my current screen protectors and case. Had to drill a small hole for the mic Neutral: 1. Screen is just okay. 2. Stying is good but dated 3. Truetone. IMO it just makes the screen look yellow, but it can be turned off. 4. Price is not good nor is it bad. Cons: 1. Still wishing for storage expandability 2. No ProMotion 120hz screen 3. Seems to take longer to charge 4. Apple has begun censoring some apps and podcasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product!

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    Tester
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    Really love using this product. It is the perfect size for couch sitting or laying in bed. If you have an XS max, you may not find the display much bigger when watching Youtube video's, but for anything else, it is definitely a noticeable size increase. Some people don't like the bezels, but I actually do not mind them at all. They give you the perfect amount of space to hold onto the device. I highly highly recommend this device, especially if you use a XS (non max version) and want something a bit bigger for lounging around the house and travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad Mini5

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    Jewle
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    I love this iPad. I wanted to have smaller tablet & this 1 fits the bill..seriously, good value for it's fast performance (it's got the same powerful processor that's in the iPhone XS). I like that it uses the apple pencil (ver1 ). It's small size makes for easy portability compared to a large iPad (I love the size & how light it is). True that it's the same size & those large bezels of prior minis, but this is my 1st mini & I seriously have no problem w the bezels. The battery life is good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from iPad mini gen 1

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    GregRoyBean
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    My iPad mini gen 1 stopped taking iOS updates quite awhile ago. I had no real reason to upgrade until now. A new app I wanted to use required iOS 10 or later... so, took the plunge. The five biggest benefits to upgrading were, 1) iOS 12 support; 2) support for latest apps; 3) processor speed; 4) twice the memory; 5) Apple Pencil support. At first, I thought the pencil support was frivolous, but I love it! It speeds up note taking, navigation and is fun to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

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    EJD1
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    I have always loved the iPad Mini ever since the first generation was released. Now the fifth generation is here. I can’t put into words how great this tablet is. For me, it fits in between my iPhone XS and iPad Pro. It’s brighter, faster, and feels great in your hand. The bottom line is Apple has done it again. The iPad Mini provides a great user experience and I strongly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad Mini Exceeds ALL expectations !!

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    TechReviews
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    I bought this for Wife’s birthday, unsure how she’d take to it. I was tempted to save money on gen 4 or 3, but am glad I future-proofed with this new gen 5 model. The A12 Bionic chip is super-fast and apps open instantaneously. She uses it way more than expected and tells me almost daily how much she loves it (and coconut case) even a month later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    noelohana
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    This was purchased to replace my old iPad mini 2 that no longer holds a great charge after years of use. It was quite easy to set up and I was able to quickly restore it to mirror my old unit. It is considerably faster and the fingerprint scanner is the best I have ever used. It never fails to read my print. I am quite happy I upgraded and while I have no use for it the compatibility with the Apple Pencil looks interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse!

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    Eric
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    I currently own the beast 12.9” iPad Pro but also wanted something with a smaller footprint to be able to use while on the couch, in bed, etc. This mini has a superb Retina display and the screen feels very solid. It’s very fast thanks to the A12 chip - the one thing I wish it had was Face ID, but it’s not a deal-breaker. Nice to see the mini back in Apple’s line-up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Not That Different

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    bestbuyer
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    I bought this mini iPad to replace my older one. Its definitely faster but I wish it had a full screen without the home button like the iPad Pro I bought a few months ago. I couldn’t use the screen protectors from my previous model or case. It would be nice if you didn’t have to buy new everything each time they make minor changes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

    Posted
    Josh
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    this is much smoother and faster in every way to the mini 4 I use daily for work and the mini 2 that it replaced. 8” tablets have always been the best size and I’m glad apple kept the new mini with the older aspect ratio as it best to enjoy most games, reading books, web browsing and just about anything else. The larger size iPads alway feel to big to enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Upgrade for iPad Mini

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    elrisada12
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    Have the original iPad mini that could not be updated for more recent versions of iOS. The new iPad mini 5 is a good solution. Excellent for reading (smaller form factor). Retina screen is welcome. Fast operation. Love using the Apple Pencil. Wish it could use latest Apple Pencil, had option for Face ID, and had smaller bezel. Overall very good upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Updated Mini iPad

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    Ernie
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    I gave this as a gift for someone who prefers a screen bigger than the iPhone but smaller than the regular iPad. It’s compact to throw in your purse and is a great update to the previous version of the iPad Mini that was in need of a refresh. I pre-ordered online and it shipped promptly, and I received it earlier than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tablet!

    Posted
    Christie
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    This tablet is great. I updated from an iPad mini 4 to this iPad. Even though it looks the same, it was totally worth it. The processing speed is super fast and the integration of the ability to use the Apple Pencil is awesome. This tablet is perfect to travel with and to take notes. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but could have been better!

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    Shadowboricua
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    I have been waiting for an iPad Mini upgrade for a long time for the portability and to use with my drone. This is a great upgrade... works as you would expect. However, given the direction that the iPad Pro and the other bigger cousins (USB C, edge to edge screen, etc), I would have expected some more of those inclusions on this version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly compact!

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    Demi
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    I bought this for self check-in at our business. The screen is nice and bright, the touch features are responsive and dependable, the battery life goes on for DAYS just using it for this purpose. I would consider a mini iPad if I took it everywhere with me, too, because it's so light and easier to carry than an ipad pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Updated, handy, and light in my purse.

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    Anne
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    Having used iPad mini with only 16GB for years, I was considering upgrading to a larger iPad with greater capacity. I also wanted to experiment with the Apple Pencil. What great news when this 2018 mini came out! This 64GB model is filling my needs, I can still hold it in one hand, and carry it in my purse.

    I would recommend this to a friend