Ipad mini 3 vs ipad mini 2: what's the difference?

     

Another year, another new apple iPad mini tablet. However, this year"s Apple máy tính bảng ipad mini 3 does not really bring much innovation or change to the table, unlike the previous Apple ipad tablet mini 2 which was basically a smaller hãng apple iPad Air. Updating our previous comparison article on which táo apple iPad mini lớn buy we are now doing a comparison article between the táo iPad mini 3, hãng apple iPad mini 2 & Apple máy tính bảng ipad mini. If you"ve been wanting one và wondering which apple iPad mini tablet to lớn buy then read on & find out:


Design - Nothing new but gold colouring

In terms of kiến thiết the ipad mini 3 does not change anything except for another microphone hole on the back. While the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 or formerly known as the máy tính bảng ipad mini with Retina Display is thicker at 7.5mm than the 7.2mm máy tính bảng ipad mini, the máy tính bảng ipad mini 3 retains the same measurements và weight. The 7.9-inch Retina Display on the ipad tablet mini 3 is also the same along with every other visual aspect of the ipad mini tablets. While this isn"t necessarily a bad thing it does make it somewhat different compared lớn the máy tính bảng ipad Air 2 which has removed several buttons, become even thinner than before & has buttons which have been angled downwards lớn compensate for this extra thin profile. There is one other kiến thiết change though, you can now get the ipad mini 3 in champagne gold. The other two ipad mini tablets are only available in silver và space grey.

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The only change in thiết kế for the new apple iPad 3 is the cảm biến ID home button và a gold coloured version

Tech Specs & Features - Just cảm ứng ID with no NFC

Our vanhoanghean.com Tech Specs comparison tool easily shows that this new táo bị cắn iPad mini 3 does not change much in terms of tech specs or features. The táo khuyết A7 processor is still there. The PowerVR G6430 graphics is still the same. The 5MP rear camera & 1.2MP front camera are also still the same. The only major difference for the ipad 3 is that it has a touch ID fingerprint scanner beneath the trang chủ button. This does not bởi much asides from being another way to lớn unlock your screen or authenticate payments as there is no NFC & therefore no applicable way lớn use táo Pay. Connectivity is still the same, but you vày get ios 8.1 right out of the box for the máy tính bảng ipad mini 3.

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The only major difference or change that the táo khuyết iPad mini 3 brings is a cảm ứng ID fingerprint scanner built into the home button

Performance - Lesser 64-bit A7 performance

Since the Apple máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 has the same tech specs as the ipad tablet Air, it offers similar Geekbench 3 scores of around 2643 while the Apple máy tính bảng ipad mini chugs along at a mere 496. This easily makes the ipad tablet mini 2 more than 5x more powerful than the ipad tablet mini. If benchmarks aren"t your thing, a simpler way of putting it is that on the ipad mini 2 it only takes seconds to lớn load an ứng dụng which would take minutes on the ipad mini. Both tablets are relatively lag miễn phí but the hardware on the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 is clearly faster and more capable. Battery life is more or less the same at more than 10 hours, perhaps because the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 packs a larger battery. Unfortunately, in terms of both battery life and performance the Apple ipad mini 3 does worse than the ipad tablet mini 2. In Geekbench, the ipad mini 3 gets 2431 while in initial battery tests, the ipad tablet mini 3 gets about 1 hour & a half less than the ipad tablet mini 2.

Price - RM250 to lớn RM350 difference

While we have yet to lớn get official pricing for the táo apple iPad mini 3, the Malaysia pricing of the hãng apple iPad mini 2 16GB WiFi version has gone down by RM250 or so from RM1249 khổng lồ RM969. The táo apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi version has also dropped RM150 from RM949 khổng lồ RM799. Currently the US pricing for the táo khuyết iPad mini 3 is $399 (RM1303) which could mean that the pricing for the ipad mini 3 in Malaysia could be at RM1299 or so. We"ll know for sure when the ipad tablet mini 3 gets launched in Malaysia sometime in November or December 2014 but we"re guessing our estimates aren"t too far off.

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Current Malaysia pricing for the hãng apple iPad Air, ipad tablet mini 2 and iPad mini

Conclusion - táo bị cắn iPad mini 2 for the win

Overall, the comparisons above make it very clear that if you"re going to lớn get any of the táo apple iPad mini tablets soon, then your best bet would probably be the ipad tablet mini 2 or ipad tablet mini with Retina Display. Why pay RM100 lớn RM350 more for the same tablet with a fingerprint scanner và champagne gold colouring? The máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 clearly delivers a much better táo apple iPad experience in terms of performance, price and battery life than the ipad mini 3. Perhaps this is the reason why táo khuyết have retained the first máy tính bảng ipad mini as it provides a significant difference in terms of experience compared to the ipad mini 2 & iPad mini 3.

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Not much has changed with the hãng apple iPad mini 3, including the measurements

While the price drop to lớn RM799 is tempting, the fact that the ipad tablet mini 1 will start choking on tiện ích ios 9 next year does not make it a good buy, even more so since it is now running a 32-bit A5 chip currently 3 generations behind the current A8. Overall, if you"re looking lớn get an hãng apple iPad mini tablet this year & before the next iteration our recommendation would still be the táo khuyết iPad mini 2.

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You can get practically everything else (except for a cảm ứng ID fingerprint scanner & gold colour) with the táo bị cắn iPad mini 2

The máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 price is just right, the tech specs future-proof it for another 2 years or so & it"s performance is still good enough khổng lồ keep the ever growing tiện ích ios satisfied for a while yet. If you must have a gold coloured ipad tablet then by all means, get the ipad mini 3, but a cảm biến ID fingerprint scanner is not a good enough reason lớn pay another RM250 khổng lồ RM350 in our opinion. However, if you are getting the ipad tablet mini 2, we"d suggest getting at least the 32GB version & above as pricing has gone down enough lớn make it worth the money. Add on Cellular if you"re mobile most of the time & you have what is likely to be the best ipad mini tablet khổng lồ get until the next one.