71points

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

79points

Apple iPad mini (2019)

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125 facts in comparison

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
71
points
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
79
points
Apple iPad mini (2019)

Why is Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular better than Apple iPad mini (2019)?

  • 22.78% bigger screen size
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    9.7"vs7.9"
  • 1.72x more battery power
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    8827mAhvs5124mAh
  • Has NFC
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  • Has manual focus
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Why is Apple iPad mini (2019) better than Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular?

  • 1.66x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 2.34 & 2 x 1.1GHz
  • 1GB more RAM memory
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    3GBvs2GB
  • 23.48% higher pixel density
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    326ppivs264ppi
  • 169.8g lighter
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    308.2gvs478g
  • 128GB more internal storage
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    256GBvs128GB
  • 1.4mm thinner
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    6.1mmvs7.5mm
  • 5.83x more megapixels (front camera)
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    7MPvs1.2MP
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2

Price comparison

Apple iPad mini (2019)

Buy used:

$256.68

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini Wi-Fi 256GB - Space Gray...Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 256GB - Space Gray 5th Gen (2019)
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$544.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Space Gray - Wi...Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Space Gray - WiFi (Renewed)
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$288.98
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB)...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$635.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 )...Apple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 ) 256GB, WiFi Only - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad mini FD531LL/A 16GB...(Renewed) Apple iPad mini FD531LL/A 16GB, Wi-Fi, (White/Silver)
Amazon logo
$139.95
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256G...New Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (2nd Generation)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 32GB, Space Gray - Wi...Apple iPad Mini 4, 32GB, Space Gray - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$287.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Sp...Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) (Renewed)
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$359.95

Design

1.weight

478g

308.2g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

7.5mm

6.1mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

169.5mm

134.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

240mm

203.2mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

305.1cm³

167.09cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

2048 x 1536px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

264ppi

326ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

9.7"

7.9"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.34GHz & 2 x 1.1GHz (Apple A10 Fusion)

2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12 Bionic)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

3GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

128GB

256GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (Apple A10 Fusion)
Apple iPad mini (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (Apple A10 Fusion)
Apple iPad mini (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

1.2MP

7MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad mini (2019) (iOS 12)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

8827mAh

5124mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
2.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
3.Battery life

10h

10h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
6.has wireless charging
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.has a HDMI output
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad mini (2019) (iOS 12)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad mini (2019)
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad mini (2019) (iOS 12)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
6.Bluetooth version

4.2

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad mini (2019) (iOS 12)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Apple iPad mini (2019)

Buy used:

$256.68

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini Wi-Fi 256GB - Space Gray...Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 256GB - Space Gray 5th Gen (2019)
Amazon logo
$544.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Space Gray - Wi...Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Space Gray - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$288.98
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB)...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$635.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 )...Apple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 ) 256GB, WiFi Only - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad mini FD531LL/A 16GB...(Renewed) Apple iPad mini FD531LL/A 16GB, Wi-Fi, (White/Silver)
Amazon logo
$139.95
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256G...New Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (2nd Generation)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 32GB, Space Gray - Wi...Apple iPad Mini 4, 32GB, Space Gray - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$287.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Sp...Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$359.95

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