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Apple iPad Mini 2 (2013) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Apple iPad Mini 2 (A1490). The list of the competitors most often compared to the Apple iPad Mini 2 tablet.

The Apple iPad Mini 2 (A1490) tablet released in 2013. It is powered by Apple A7 APL0698 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Apple iPad Mini 2 runs on iOS 7 out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 6450 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 7.9 inches IPS display with 2048 x 1536 px resolution. The IPS technology is one of the most leading LCD technologies in the world.

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Apple iPad Mini 2 (A1490) specifications

Apple iPad Mini 2 / A1490
Brand
Apple
Name
iPad Mini 2
Type
A1490
Launch
2013

Body

Weight
341 g
Dimensions
134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm
Colors
gray
silver

System

The Apple iPad Mini 2 runs on iOS 7 out of the box, but the iPad Mini 2's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
iOS 7
Chipset
Apple A7 APL0698
CPU
Dual-core 1.3 GHz Apple Cyclone
GPU
PowerVR G6430

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 7.9 inches IPS capacitive touch screen with 2048 x 1536 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
IPS
Size
7.9 inches
Resolution
2048 x 1536 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The tablet's memory (1 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM
1 GB
Internal storage
16 GB
External storage
no

Camera

This tablet has a front camera for selfies and video calling. The main camera of the Apple iPad Mini 2 is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this tablet.

Front camera
1 MP
Rear camera
5 MP
2592 x 1936 px
autofocus
Flash
no

Connectivity

Apple iPad Mini 2 supports mobile network connection. This tablet is 3G and 4G (LTE) capable. It has Nano SIM (4FF) card slot(s). This tablet has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. This Apple tablet doesn't have FM radio receiver.

Mobile network
2G / 3G / 4G
Nano SIM
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
no
FM radio
no
USB
Lightning
Audio
3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 6450 mAh, non-removable battery gives the tablet a good battery backup. This is a low maintenance Lithium-Polymer battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random.

Type
Li-Po 6450 mAh, non-removable

Features

The tablet sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The tablets's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. The built-in ambient light sensor in tablet detects the light level in an area and automatically adjusts the screen's brightness.

Sensors
accelerometer
compass
gyroscope
light

Links

Official site
https://www.apple.com/

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