The iPad Mini 3 was released in 2014 and doubled down on the success of the Mini 2. Shipping with both WiFi and Cellular capacities and 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options. It should be mentioned that the WiFi only option has no GPS capacity which may turn off some customers.
This was the first iPad Mini model to include a Touch ID sensor on the home button, similar to that offered on the iPhone 6, as well as a larger 6,471mAh battery which is a good improvement on what came shipped with its predecessor, the Mini 2.
For those looking for a budget smaller form factor tablet that has all the offerings of a 2019 or 2020 device, our refurbished Mini 3 devices are an excellent compromise. With a 5MP 1080fps camera, LTE connectivity and a dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM in all models, it's currently supported by iOS13.
Is an iPad Mini 3 still good?
The Mini 3 is still a great device for those who want a balance between price tag and speed. It's noticeably thinner than the Mini 2, faster with more iOS and app support as well as the Touch ID option finally available for iPad's. We often see parents buying the Mini format for their kids and as of 2021, the Mini 3 is something we'll be making an effort to stock as it's not only cost-effective to get one for the kids, but battery, screen and charge port replacements are all repairs that are easily accomplished by our technicians and also affordably priced.
Versions: Apple iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (3G/LTE); Apple iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi, w/o GPS)
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH: Announced 2014, October
Status Available. Released 2014, October
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)
SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
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 8.1, 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, 64GB 1GB RAM, 128GB 1GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Single 5 MP, f/2.4, 32mm (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 Fingerprint (front-mounted), 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, Gold
Models A1599, A1600
Price About 400 EUR
TESTS: Performance Basemark X: 14781
Display Contrast ratio: 812 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 63dB / Ring 70dB
Audio quality Noise -93.7dB / Crosstalk -85.2dB
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