Apple continues its iPad-mini-series continues – with the new iPad mini 4. But what’s new? As reflected in everyday life? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tested the small, noble Tablet.
Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
Apple introduced the iPad mini 4 cautiously revised: It is now 307 grams exactly 34 grams lighter than its predecessor, thanks to works A8 processor slightly pointed and has a better camera on the back, now with 8 megapixels. With its incredible screen, the regular battery life and good equipment is the iPad mini 4 even after the new, much tougher test method the currently best tablet under the 7- to 8-inch devices.
ow is clear: Apple stomps his iPad mini is not in favor of the iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus one. On the contrary, Americans bring to the iPad Mini 4, the fourth version of the small, noble tablets on the market. That should work more nimble, come up with better cameras, be lighter and thinner. Whether this is true, ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tested.Namely, according to a new, much more complex and harder test procedures have to face from now on all the upcoming tablets.
Optical little difference
At first glance, hardly any differences to its predecessor are iPad mini 3 recognizable.Even number 4 shines with an impeccable finish. The chic aluminum cover on the back attracts with its polished edges to the front and so borders the display. At 6.4 millimeters, the iPad mini 4 is now slightly thinner than the third version (7.5 millimeters), which brings tested LTE variant here 307 grams exactly 37 grams less on the scales, than the comparable iPad mini 3 LTE ,
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No changes Apple has made on the display: The screen shows vacation photos with 2048×1536 pixels very sharp and bold colors. The maximum brightness is 438.1 candelabras per square meter – this is not a paramount value, but goes just as for outdoor use in order. Also, the contrast could with 977: be slightly higher. 1
New processor, higher pace
As processor Apple A8 now used – who also served already in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as a drive. Its two cores work as needed with a maximum of 1.5 GHz, the main memory can be like the iPad mini 3 recourse to a 2 Gigabyte sufficiently large sized memory. Class: In the test, the iPad mini 4 completed all the tests that take up a lot more under the new test procedure, the tablets, with an amazingly high speeds – even exhausting applications such as cutting videos completed the iPad in a flash.
Battery life okay
The new test method also has significant impact on the battery life. But even that could not do much harm to the iPad mini 4: In the test, the display remained under intensive use after ten hours and seven minutes black, when usage is low there were impressive 29 hours and 54 minutes. The are no values for a small tablet but okay. Finally, Apple has sized the battery with a capacity of 5,124 mAh not too big and not too small.
Back camera quality
A little more now offers attached to the back camera: It produces photos and video swith 8 megapixels to (iPad mini 3: 5 megapixels). In the test the recordings but still showed slight blur, videos were minimal choppy, but offered a sufficient image stabilization and a good exposure. The front lens for Selfies and video calls, however not different from the iPad mini 3 (1.2 megapixels). Sharpness is improved, colors they not captured faithfully.
Facilities with caveats
Also capable of improvement is the decor: The memory can be like the iPad mini iPad 3 also the mini 4 does not expand. And who wants a lot of memory, the wallet must be open wide: The differences between the 16-, 64- and 128-gigabyte versions are each stately 100 euros. For quick coupling of the corresponding Bluetooth speakers or smartwatches lacks the iPad Mini 4 also NFC. After all, it goes by fast WLAN ac into the net, LTE versions there is an additional charge and Bluetooth 4.2 is standard.
Models and prices
The iPad mini 4 inherits the recommended retail price of its predecessor. The cheapest iPad mini 4 with 16 gigabytes starts at 389 euros. The next larger model has 64 gigabytes and costs 489 euros. Anyone toying with the 128-gigabyte version, pays 589 euros. The respective LTE versions cost 120 euros more. Optionally, there is the iPad mini 4 in Space Gray, silver and gold.