iPad mini vs iPad 2 vs iPad with Retina Display head-to-head specs shootout

By , Oct 23, 2012

As we always do at iDB, here is a comparison image pitting the iPad mini vs the iPad 2 vs the iPad with Retina Display.

How does the new iPad mini stack up to its bigger brethren? Take a look at the full comparison inside…

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What do you think? Does the iPad mini hold its own against the heavyweights (literally)?

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  • wadjj

    Very baffled with A6X being Dual-Core

    • it has dual core CPU section and quad core GPU section = 6 cores total..

      • f1ght3r

        I would liked to see them implement a 4x CPU AND a 4x GPU. Anyone who has an iPad 3 has not immediate need to upgrade- just wait another 6 months and see what they’ll dish out.

  • iFuture

    Atleast it got more ppi than the ipad 2

    • same resolution smaller screen, that’s just math…
      to me it just looks like they took a generation (or 2 generation) old product and made it smaller

    • true it wont look as bad as ipad2 but not as good as IP4.. touch 4g touch 5g IP4S or iPad 3 or ipad4..lolo

  • could you do a speed comparison between ipad 3 and ipad 4 when it comes out?

  • f1ght3r

    nice, you just copy and pasted all the info from apple’s webpage. great article…

    • pegger1

      Haha that’s what I was thinking. Could have just put the link.

      • Why so you can click on this article then be linked to Apple’s website?

    • What about the people that haven’t looked at Apple’s website yet? Your blog life must be pretty good if this is the stuff you have an issue with.

      • Guest

        iDB is one of the best iBlogs out there, and we expect more than just copy and pasted info. Just sayin’.

  • why not just spend the extra 70 and get the iPad 2? i take mine every where i go and have no problem holding it in one hand and i have a bigger screen. the screen size is the selling point for me.

    • Thorasgard

      Not sure I want one but less than half the weight and not as bulky. Certainly better suited for reading in bed. At least for a girly man like me. 🙂

  • R.I.P iPad2… What a waste that i didn’t used my iPad2 for 2yrs here another more two iDevice on top!;( Apple is really fuckin with me:( My 4s will soon be obsolete! Really? So sick right now:(

    • Thorasgard

      iPad 2 still alive. iPad 3 RIP

  • Blahfoe

    Being that the iPad mini is also A5 chip that also make it easy to jailbreak. If that is the case then I definitely will be getting the iPad mini most likely the black version. Definitely on Verizon’s LTE network. Has there been any word yet on sprints pricing for the iPad

  • This might me an easier to understand infographic style comparison of the iPad mini vs iPad 4: http://sortable.com/tablets/Apple-iPad-mini-32-GB-vs-Apple-iPad-4

  • Thorasgard

    The wifi specs are the same in iPad 3 and 4. So how is the wifi twice as fast?

  • Thorasgard

    Another thought. Why didn’t they just make it a phone and Kill off the Note? It is a one handed device. Leaves your other hand to do “other” things.

  • Only reason why I think iPad Mini is better than my iPad 2 is because it has siri. I wish I had siri on my iPad 2.

  • LAGISSUEZ

    Is capacity really that expensive that the price goes up 100 bucks per double the space? Just seems crazy.

  • I have a thought/question that I haven’t seen explored yet. The iPad Mini is fundamentally derived from LAST YEAR’s/2nd generation/pre-4G iPad2 and was understandably tweaked to stay current with the current tablet generation. With the abrupt demise of the 3rd-gen iPad, how much shelf life can we really expect out of the iPad 2 and (by extension) this 1st-gen iPad Mini. The iPad Mini is a tempting product but it almost seems doomed to obsolescence out of the gate.

  • WTF? the iPad 2 has the same CPU like the mini, but it has no Siri