Friday, October 26, 2012

Which One Is Exactly A Cost-Effective Choice Between iPad mini and iPad 2

iPad mini vs iPad 2
iPad mini was just announced for several days by Apple, fans around the world are prepare for it. The mini tablet is Apple's first small size iPad. Many rumors said it will be much cheaper than the previous ones to compete with other popular tablets in the market. The starting price, $329, is much higher than Google Nexus 7($199), Kindle Fire HD($199), etc.

Compared with own products, iPad mini has the most same points with iPad 2. Many people are wondering, if it is worth to drop iPad 2 and choose the smaller and new iPad mini instead. Actually, Apple still improve iPad mini in some places to make it stronger in market.

You can find more iPad mini tips if it's in your shopping list.

  • Design and Display
  • iPad mini shrinks down to 7.9'', with thinner body and lighter weight. Though the display and the resolution stay the same with iPad, 132 pixels per inch has been improved to 163 pixels per inch in iPad mini.

  • Cameras
  • Though iPad 2 introduced front and back facing cameras to the iPad, 960x720 photos and VGA quality no longer satisfy people's request. iPad mini features better front- and rear- facing cameras. Both 1.2MP photos, 720p HD videos and 5MP photos are on the top in the tablets market. Video stabilization, Face detection, Backside illumination are also added in video recording.

  • Siri
  • iPad mini really has much same points as iPad 2. But Apple give iPad mini a bragging point - siri. The voice control function can be also found in iPad 4.

  • Price
  • iPad mini starts at $329 and iPad 2 costs you $399 with the same capacity. iPad mini provides more choices to buyers, from 16GB to 64GB, and Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+Cellular.

iPad mini vs iPad 2
 iPad mini   iPad 2
Size&Weight 7.87''x5.3''x0.28''
Display 7.9'' LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024x768 at 163 per inch
9.7-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024x768 at 132 pixels per inch
Processor Dual-core A5 Dual-core A5
Cameras FaceTime HD camera
1.2MP photos
720p HD video
FaceTime video calling over
Wi-Fi or cellular3
Face detection
Backside illumination

iSight camera
5MP photos
Face detection
Backside illumination
Five-elements lens
Hybrid IR filter
ƒ/2.4 aperture
FaceTime camera
VGA-resolution photos
VGA-resolution video
FaceTime video calling over

Back camera
960-by-720 photos

Video Recording 1080p HD video recording
Tap to focus while recording
Video stabilization
Face detection
Backside illumination
720p HD video recording
Tap to focus while recording

Connectivity Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
SIM Card Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
Battery Life10 h 10 h
Siri Yes No
Capacity&Price Wi-Fi:
16GB at $329
32GB at $429
64GB at $529
16GB at $459
32GB at $559
64GB at $659
16GB at $399

16GB at $529

Make choices depending on your own requirement and budget. Wi-Fi model is available at 8:00 am on Nov 2, 2012 and the Wi-Fi + Cellular models in mid November.

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