All our certified pre-owned iPad Mini 2 tablets are in excellent condition with minimal signs of wear and have undergone a 65-point function test to make sure everything from the touch screen, to the battery, and even the WiFi signal are all in perfect working order. These devices are backed by a one year warranty, with cellular devices backed by an additional lifetime IMEI guarantee.
Please note, our devices do not come with wall blocks or chargers, but will be fully charged upon arrival. We do this to keep the price competitive, as almost all customers purchasing pre-owned iPad Mini devices already have existing accessories.
Is the iPad Mini 2 still worth buying?
The iPad Mini 2 is definitely still worth buying as it’s still a sufficiently powerful enough iPad to run apps like YouTube, NetFlix and many other entertainment apps that the common user may use. Unlike the Mini 1which maxed out at iOS 9.3.6 and doesn’t even support the use of the native YouTube app, the Mini 2 can go up to iOS 12.5.1 which isn’t the latest, but a big improvement compared to the previous generation, especially for a minimal bump in price.
Is it worth buying a refurbished iPad Mini?
Lots of third party sites may advertise low prices on iPad Mini devices, but it’s important that we clarify what exactly constitutes refurbished, reconditioned and in our case - certified pre-owned. All our devices have been fully tested, with the only acceptable replacement we do being the battery, should the tests show it is deteriorated. In terms of the physical condition, our refurbished iPad Mini’s show minimal signs of wear, and those that are showing too much wear are not sold to consumers, or often we discount them heavily. Our goal is to make the preowned device buying experience as transparent as possible, so you know exactly what you’re getting and there are no surprises, especially with older devices.
Is the iPad Mini 2 outdated?
Whether you consider the Mini 2 outdated, totally depends on what you’re using the device for. Most customers that are researching the capabilities of an iPad like this, are looking for some basic working functions. This is often for extremely slimmed down use cases like elderly people or children, and the Mini 2 specifically does a great job at allowing users to browse the internet, stream music and videos and use the iMessage platform to send texts over WiFi. It makes improvements in both chipset, as well as battery duration over the Mini 1, which allows many of these legacy apps still able to hold their own. As of 2020 and 2021, if you’ve got a toddler who will end up breaking this, the cost to purchase as well as replace is definitely worth it.
Are the refurbished iPads worth buying?
With newer iPad models costing pretty much the same as an entry level laptop, many customers look at used options to save money and get a better value for their investment. While lots of sites, including Apple in the U.S offer refurbished iPad Mini series devices, they often don’t disclose what has been replaced on the device, and what the refurbishment process entails. Mobile Tech Lab devices are defined as certified pre-owned - we make no secret of the devices being pre-owned, but pride ourselves in letting you know exactly what has been tested and/or replaced for our selection of iPad Mini devices. In most cases, the only thing we’ll replace is the battery - any further damage we don’t often sell those devices to the public. No matter what tablet you get from us, they are all backed by a one year warranty and undergo a 65-point functionality test before being shipped to you.
Versions: Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (3G/LTE); Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi, w/o GPS)
NETWORK: Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH: Announced 2013, October. Released 2013, November
BODY: Dimensions 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm (7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 in)
Weight 331 g (Wi-Fi) / 341 g (3G/LTE) (11.68 oz)
DISPLAY: Type IPS LCD
Size 7.9 inches, 193.3 cm2 (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~324 ppi density)
Protection Oleophobic coating
PLATFORM: OS iOS 7, upgradable to iPadOS 12.4.6
Chipset Apple A7 (28 nm)
CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU: PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
MEMORY: Card slot No
Internal 16GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 1GB RAM, 64GB 1GB RAM, 128GB 1GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA: Single 5 MP, f/2.4, 33mm (standard), AF
SELFIE CAMERA: Single 1.2 MP
Features face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
SOUND: Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
FEATURES: Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Siri natural language commands and dictation
BATTERY: Type Li-Po 6470 mAh, non-removable (24.3 Wh)
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)
MISC: Colors Space Gray/Black, Silver/White
Models A1489, A1490, A1491
SAR 1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.99 W/kg (body)
Price About 270 EUR
TESTS: Performance Basemark X: 13286
Display Contrast ratio: 804:1 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 72dB
Audio quality Noise -93.8dB / Crosstalk -82.9dB
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