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Apple Ipad Mini review

Thu Nov 08 2012, 14:09

Camera
We're not typically the kind to talk up a camera on a tablet, mainly due to the fact that we're fans of people who take images in the street using their Iphone, but the rear-facing camera on the Ipad Mini is surprisingly impressive.

Well, in decent lighting at least. We took some shots both outdoors and around the office, and the Ipad's 5MP rear-facing camera captured natural looking images full of detail.

Apple Ipad Mini camera sample

Taken using the Ipad Mini

The camera wasn't quite as impressive when we used it in a dimly lit room, as photos appeared fuzzy and a bit washed out.

The Ipad Mini also has a 1.3MP camera on its front, which we tested out using Facetime. Of course, this camera doesn't make you look all that great. but it's good enough for video calling.

Battery and storage
The battery on the Ipad Mini, although not as impressive as that found on the Ipad 3, didn't let us down during our testing.

Apple claims that the Ipad Mini will keep on chugging for 10 hours of average usage, and the tablet lived up to the firm's claims. We put the Ipad through its paces, running Netflix non-stop over a WiFi connection, and it did manage to run for 10 hours.

Of course, your average Ipad Mini won't be streaming TV shows non-stop, so it should manage to last a couple of days for those sporadically checking Facebook and Twitter.

In terms of storage, the Ipad Mini is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage models, and all Ipad Mini buyers get 5GB of free Icloud storage.

 

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