The Apple iPad mini 2, which flaunts a spanking new 324 ppi Retina display, has gone on sale across Apple’s online stores. It is the sharpest screen in a small tablet. Apple has added that screen without introducing trade-offs in terms of battery life and portability.
The new tablet is actually a little heavier and infinitesimally thicker than its predecessor. The increase in thickness is barely noticeable and is so slight that the two can share Smart Covers and Smart Cases.
However, it still feels the same in the hand, and is just as comfortable to use one-handed as its predecessor.
Bringing small tweaks to the exterior design in terms of function, there is a second microphone input which helps to detect and compensate for background noise and enhance the FaceTime calls.
Capacities range from 16 GB up to a new 128 GB option, with all models available in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular versions. Pricing has increased, now starting at $399 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and adding $100 for each capacity increment and $130 for cellular connectivity.
Despite its retina display, the iPad mini 2’s screen still doesn’t quite match up to the quality of the iPad Air, according to the new reports. The color gamut in the iPad Air is wider than that of the Retina iPad mini 2, which means the smaller tablet shows fewer colors.
In epitome, the iPad mini with Retina Display boasts the sharpest screen in its class, a powerful A7 chip and epic battery life plus the best app selection; all in a compact and elegant design.