Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
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Key Specs
  • Display
    Display 8.30-inch (2266x1488)
  • Front Camera
    Front Camera 12MP
  • OS
    OS iPadOS 15
  • Storage
    Storage 64GB
  • Rear Camera
    Rear Camera 12MP
Market StatusReleased
Release Date14th September 2021

Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Light, ergonomic design
  • Great performance for gaming and entertainment
  • Bigger display is great for comics, magazines
  • Very polished iPadOS app ecosystem
  • Works great with Apple Pencil (2nd gen)
  • Bad
  • No 3.5mm audio socket
  • Top-end variants are expensive
  • Apple’s ecosystem is too restrictive for some

The sixth-generation iPad mini launched a few weeks ago, with Apple's new A15 Bionic processor and a design that makes it look like a more compact and portable version of the current iPad Air and iPad Pro. These updates make it look and feel quite different from the previous tablet in the series, the 2019 iPad mini, and from the new iPad (9th generation) which was launched alongside. As a long-time iPad user (I've bought five and used eight different models since the first generation launched in 2012) I've always found the iPad mini to be an interesting device, but not really for me. With the latest iteration though, Apple has bumped up the display size and performance, making the choice between models harder than before. Having now used the new iPad mini for a couple of weeks, there's no arguing that this tablet is a delight to use, but you also can't ignore the fact that it's still significantly smaller than the entry-level iPad, and costs 50 percent more.

Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular Summary

The iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular has an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display that is larger than the 7.9-inch screen available on the earlier iPad mini. The new model is also powered by the latest A15 Bionic chip that is rated to deliver up to 80 percent faster performance than the previous generation. The new iPad mini comes with a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide selfie camera with a 122-degree field of view. It also includes support for Center Stage from the iPad Pro. At the back, there is a 12-megapixel camera sensor that is paired with a True Tone flash and supports Smart HDR as well as 4K video recording. The iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular supports Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity.

Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Apple iPad mini (2021) Tablet (64GB, 8.3 inches, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Silver) 42,900
Apple iPad mini (2021) Tablet (256GB, 8.3 inches, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Purple) 74,900

Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular price in India starts from ₹ 42,900. The lowest price of Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular is ₹ 42,900 at Amazon on 25th June 2022.

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Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular Full Specifications

General
Brand Apple
Model iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
Price in India ₹42,900
Release date 14th September 2021
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 195.40 x 134.80 x 6.30
Weight (g) 297.00
Removable battery No
Colours Pink, Purple, Space Gray, Starlight
Display
Screen size (inches) 8.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 2266x1488 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326
Hardware
Processor make Apple A15 Bionic
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
Rear camera 12-megapixel
Front camera 12-megapixel
Front Flash Yes
Rear flash LED
Software
Operating system iPadOS 15
Connectivity
USB Type-C Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.00
Headphones No
Sensors
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
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Apple iPad mini (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular User Review and Ratings

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  • Sehr teuer aber auch richtig gut!
    Nordmann (Oct 15, 2021) on Amazon
    Hier handelt es sich wirklich um einen sehr teuren Schutz frs iPad Mini 6, jedoch in Qualitt/Verarbeitung sicherlich jedem Alternativprodukt berlegen?! Zudem sieht das Cover einfach schn aus und fgt sich als original Apple Ware in die Designlinie des iPads perfekt ein. Es ist halt wie mit allem bei Apple: Beim Kauf tut es echt finanziell weh, aber danach i.d.R. nur noch Dauergrinsen. Daher trotz des Preises 5 Sterne!
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  • Zweifelsohne teuer, aber dennoch am besten
    Stephan (Oct 7, 2021) on Amazon
    Es ist bei den Case-Alternativen zu den iPads irgendwie immer das selbe. Jedes Mal wenn ich ein neues iPad kaufe, dann denke ich zunchst, dass die original Smart Folios viel zu teuer sind und probiere dann eine preiswertere Alternative. Diese sind dann jedoch meist klobiger und/oder schwerer und am Ende beie ich dann immer in den sauren Apfel und lande beim dnnen, leichten und ultra praktischen Smart Folio.So auch dieses Mal bei meinem neuen iPad Mini 6. Hier bin ich nmlich bei der Suche nach einer Hlle auf eine magnetisch haltende Variante von ESR gestossen, welche ich dann auch bestellt habe. Diese imitiert das Smart Folio optisch und hinsichtlich der Funktionalitt wirklich gut. Es gibt aber ein groes ABER und das ist das Gewicht. Mit ungefhr 180g macht es den Gewichtsvorteil des iPad Mini 6 leider etwas zunichte. zuden trgt es auch etwas dicker auf. Also habe ich mich dann erneut fr den Kauf des original Apple Smart Folios entschieden und bin (wie immer) einfach top zufrieden damit. Es wiegt nur etwa 100g (den Unterschied zum ESR merkt man deutlich) und ist zudem dnner. Es sitzt am iPad Mini 6 wie angegossen und ist super praktisch. Dafr, dass die ESR-Alternative nur gut 1/4 des Preises kostet ist diese trotzdem gut, aber das Original ist halt in jeder Hinsicht berlegen und ich denke, dass jemand, der sich frs iPad Mini entscheidet, dies auch in Anbetracht des Gewichtes tut...Von mir bekommt das original Smart Folio auf jeden Fall eine Kaufempfehlung, auch wenn es gerne 15 oder 20 Euro gnstiger sein drfte.
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  • Super Qualitt
    Monica (Oct 5, 2021) on Amazon
    Ich hab mir anfangs eine andere Hlle gekauft, aber keine topt die originale Hlle von Apple. Das Smart Folio habe ich auch bei meinem iPad Pro seit ber einem Jahr und bin noch immer sehr glcklich damit. Die Magnete sind sehr stark, somit fllt das iPad auch bei starkem Schtteln nicht runter. Ich bin uert zufrieden mit dem Kauf und kann die Hlle nur weiterempfehlen.
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  • Dnn und leicht: Die beste Hlle frs iPad mini!
    IWonder (Oct 2, 2021) on Amazon
    Vorteile:? Gute Qualitt und Verarbeitung? Lsst an der Seite Platz fr Apple Pencil (2. Generation)? Praktische Sttze? Hochwertiges und leichtes Material? Weckt das iPad beim Case-ffnen automatisch auf und schickt es beim Schlieen in den RuhemodusFazit: Teuer, aber jeden Cent wert! Mchte die Hlle frs iPad mini im Alltag nicht mehr missen.
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  • Miniature in size gigantic in performance !!
    Prathamesh Ghodke (Oct 15, 2021) on Amazon
    The smaller the size the bigger the performance, it's the best iPad till date as per my opinion.The only con is the iPad is not for the people who want to have iPad as a cell phone I.e. you cannot call or text through iPad irrespective of the cellular modal otherwise it's and outstanding piece.
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  • It okay
    Kwame (Oct 3, 2021) on Amazon
    Okay
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  • If not for the display issues and ....
    TGC Das (Oct 15, 2021) on Amazon
    Unfortunately, I couldn't buy this from Amazon as they didn't have stock. I had to buy it from Reliance Digital which doesn't even have a return policy while it accepted pre booking. However, my experience and opinion is fairly given.One of the most hyped launch. This size doesn't fit all the use cases. It is mainly meant for reading, browsing, media consumption and gaming and is NOT meant for serious productivity applications due to the small screen estate.Pros:Excellent A15 Bionic chip. Fast and Efficient. However note that the CPU is throttled to A14 like performance while GPU is better. I am not a gamer so just doesn't bother me.Good form factor for portability if the size is meant for you.Sound is fine for its size not loud but stereo from top and bottom.WiFi and Bluetooth works well in range but I noticed the sound level is less when connected to Bluetooth headphones.Front camera good with centre stage function.Rear camera is again 12 MP, but I can't see much use to it in an iPad. Has a flash too which should benefit for some kind of document scanning etc or occasional photography.Just needs about 2 hrs for full chargeCons:Screen has Jelly scroll in portrait mode. Right side of the screen moves faster than the left side creating a wave like motion of the content which is very very visible while scrolling web pages with text. Can cause nauseating feel.The aspect ratio for this model is changed for 16:12 to odd 16:10.5 resulting in most apps not fitting well over the screen which means more grey bars.Further, due to higher 326 ppi text looks too small and size needs to be increased. Apps don't fit into the new aspect ratio for now atleast and there is almost always some grey bars that practically makes the small size increase to 8.3" meaningless.If anyone can really IGNORE this screen flaw (I can't personally) the screen is decent and definitely not of great quality for its color reproduction or brightness.The next worse thing is the Battery life. With a small 5 percent increase in screen area and same battery capacity like the earlier model, you barely get 8 hrs of screen on time with WiFi browsing indoors with display set to 150 nits. They should have increased the battery capacity to 5500 mah instead of 5025 mah. My earlier model used to have close to 10 hrs screen on time. If you do gaming or use productivity apps or Apple pencil except not more than 2 to 4 hrs of screen on time.Ipados 15 for Mini 6 is just a kind of nonsense. All the icons on the home screen are closely packed in small size with heavy padding space left empty on the sides. Not sure if Apple will rectify it for mini 6 anytime soon.Storage of 64 GB is just not fair for today's use. There isn't any option for 128 GB.With the issues especially the screen, followed by battery life and then the paltry 64 GB at a cost of 47K (640$) for a base model its just not worthy. You feel robbed of the pleasure due to the screen issues even if price doesn't bother you. I personally can't recommend this due to the screen flaws, average Battery life and paltry 64 GB at this price point. The hype is just not worth it.
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