Apple iPad mini 4

Apple iPad mini 4
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • Display: 7.9 inches, 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Chipset: Apple A8
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: iOS 9, upgradable to iPadOS 15.7
  • Battery: 5124 mAh
  • Released Date: 09-09-2015



Device Type Tablet
Model iPad mini 4
Released September, 2015
Status Discontinued


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 7.9 inches
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~324 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor


Dimensions 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm
Weight 299 g (Wi-Fi) / 304 g (Cellular)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 9, upgradable to iPadOS 15.7
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM, eSIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A8
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GX6450
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32/64/128GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Barometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, stereo
Audio Technology No


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5124 mAh
Battery Life 10 hours
Charging No


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP
Front Camera 1.2 MP
Image 1080p
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Time-lapse video
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
USB Lightning
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I like the thin and lightweight design, saying it feels great in the hand. I also appreciate the upgraded display, which I say make the previous iPad Mini models look dingy in comparison.
- DetroitBORG
User Reviews 2 I find the Mini 4 perfect for students and travel due to its small, compact size that can be easily gripped in one hand. I feel the Mini 4 provides a great experience at low price point.
- Karl Conrad
User Reviews 3 I appreciate the performance bump from the A8 chip, saying it offers respectable speed. I like the split-screen multitasking in iOS 9 and says the Mini 4 handles demanding games well based on my staff's gameplay test.
- MobileTechReview
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Thin, lightweight and compact design that is easy to hold in one hand
- Upgraded high resolution display with good colors and brightness
- Smooth performance with no lag, handles multitasking well
- Less processing power and capabilities

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Design 5 / 10

Cupertino, California – Apple’s newest addition to the iPad lineup, the iPad Mini 4, earns positive reviews for its blend of performance, functionality and ultra-compact size. 

Upgrades to the 7.9-inch tablet’s internals now match its sleek exterior.

The iPad Mini 4’s design gets high marks from reviewers. Its slim 6.1mm frame slips easily into bags and pockets. 

One-handed use feels natural with the Mini 4’s light 10.72 ounce body. 

The small tablet strikes an ideal balance between screen size and comfortable gripability.

Under the hood, Apple powers the Mini 4 with an A8 chip processor and 2GB of RAM. 

Performance meets expectations, keeping pace with iOS 9 and iPad multitasking features. 

The Mini 4 handily runs demanding games and creative apps without stuttering or lag.

Its specs fall short of the iPad Air 2’s beefier engine, but still offer smooth speed for most daily tasks.

The Mini 4’s advancements over earlier iPad Minis. The tablet now boasts Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor for biometric security and logging into iOS with one fingertip.

Its cameras see resolution bumps over past Mini versions as well, producing decent photos and 1080p videos.

For visuals, Apple outfits the Mini 4 with its highest quality Retina display yet. The 2,048 x 1,536 screen looks sharp and colorful, rendering web pages, videos and photos in stunning clarity compared to past Mini screens. 

Reviewers call the display a considerable upgrade that feels vibrant and immersive given the 7.9-inch screen size.

In the end, reviewers recommend the iPad Mini 4 as a powerful yet truly pocketable tablet that travelers, students and one-handed users will appreciate. 

Its functionality mirrors the iPad Air 2 despite Apple positioning the Mini 4 as a mid-tier offering. 

For those seeking extreme portability without sacrificing performance, the iPad Mini 4 offers an optimal blend of power and mobility.

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