The wait is over. The paperback version of the full-fledged iPad, iPad mini, is finally out in the market, cutting the veil of secrecy that the company throws over unreleased products.
Built over the specifications same as iPad 2, iPad mini has impressed the analysts in terms of performance. Let’s look at what the device has to offer this Christmas season:
The iPad mini is lighter and thinner than we had expected. The device easily fits in one hand giving comfort better than the Nexus 7. Instead of shrinking the iPad 3, iPad mini is built ground up, giving users the feel of using a fresh device.
It is 7.2mm thin and 308g (Wi-Fi-only model) light. Some changes are also made to the usability like moving the screen rotation and lock buttons on the right-hand side. The headphone socket is also provided at the top rather than the bottom. It is placed amongst the Lightening connector and the stereo speakers. When compared to Amazon Kindle, iPad mini offers a crisp iBook reading experience and stands as a winner.
The screen size is 7.9 inches that portrays vivid colors and sharp content. The screen resolution is 1024×768 resolutions at 163ppi. The web pages are rendered quickly because of the 4:3 ratio and users can fit 25 app icons every page. Not to forget, Photos and videos look great; so users can now download interactive content for best view over the iPad mini.
The back-facing 5MP camera is similar to what we have in the bigger versions of the iPad. Still images shot were ok. The impressive part remained the 1080p video. Also, the integration with iOS 6 allows fast video upload. Users would enjoy taking shots due to its small size.
Performance and hardware:
Powered with A5 processor, the performance of iPad mini can be left undescribed. It demonstrates 5 GHz Wi-Fi, which means super fast browsing. It is also loaded with LTE, allowing users to enjoy the browsing through the 4G networks while travelling.
Although iPad is a winner when we talk in terms of performance, its price tag is still in question. iPad mini has failed to impress analysts due to its price; however, we anticipate that users would queue-up for this masterpiece this Christmas. Is iPad mini a Nexus beater? Or will a price quotient bask Nexus in the equal glory?