iPad mini rating: not the fastest, not the best but the screen is the best iPad

Friday, November 16, 2012

iPad mini rating: not the fastest, not the best but the screen is the best iPad

iPad mini is the iPad which a lot of people would expect, especially the Asian users prefer the quiet and tidy capital of the tablet 7. "After Amazon, Samsung and Google somehow is given theproducts 7 "attractive, Apple has introduced the iPad mini cheap in order to reach more users. iPad mini is a very nice product, lightweight, high-quality finishing, fast, long battery life, but the screen is not as good as other Apple devices.
iPad Mini Rating

Design:

There are people who say the iPad is an iPad Mini 9.7 "to minimize essentially it like the iPhone 5 and iPod touch zoom, from the top, bottom and all parts and components also showed that. overall, the iPad mini product is designed to fit most of the 7 ". Although the size of 7.9 ", close to the 8" and not only 7 "mini iPad as other tablet machine but has more compact size, or equivalent, Apple emphasized a lot of advantages.

When designing iPad, Apple has used an aluminum monolithic frame made ​​from soft material that they used to make the Mac and iPhone 5. The use of aluminum helps software for all Apple devices more uniform in color as well as cost of production, recycling easier, but it makes the machine more vulnerable to the effects from the outside. In the picture below I have taken my iPad mini severely dented when dropped from the hips to the ground hard. With the same old iPad if you fall, it will be similar but less and screen frame can be exposed, iPad mini not open but traces dented very heavy.


People said mini iPad looks quite nice  but, according to me, this device don't have high aesthetic, even comparing with other Apple products, especially in the back. Looking at the front, the top and bottom frame is too large compared to the second pane, create a sense of lack of balance, especially in the white version. If you choose black and disadvantages will be harder to find. 

Can be said in the line of Apple's mobile products in 2012, black white color is better, even though it would be very or scratches. Two parties use the cuts Apple rim diamond cut, it is difficult to do, difficult to preserve but high-end luxury and superior. With this design plus soft aluminum casing, you will have a cherished mini iPad if you want it always beautiful. In addition, the metal line runs around the iPad mini also create a different look for this product, though it looks a bit more style Samsung is Apple itself.but with this machine not high aesthetic and other Apple products, especially in the back. Looking at the front, the top and bottom frame is too large compared to the second pane, create a sense of lack of balance, especially in the white version. If you choose black and disadvantages will be harder to find. Can be said in the line of Apple's mobile products in 2012, black white color is better, even though it would be very or scratches. Two parties use the cuts Apple rim diamond cut, it is difficult to do, difficult to preserve but high-end luxury and superior. With this design plus soft aluminum casing, you will have a cherished mini iPad if you want it always beautiful. In addition, the metal line runs around the iPad mini also create a different look for this product, though it looks a bit more style Samsung is Apple itself.

The back side is not the best of the iPad mini, it looks very lifeless. Very hard to describe, but the back of the iPad mini looks very cheap. Even so, the back is also seamless, more comfortable iPad 2/3/4 gene with a very bad speaker holes on the back.


Not bad as the iPhone 5 at the bottom of the hole asymmetric speakers and microphone, mini iPad have improved the situation by the larger area. This machine is quite simple lightweight new lighting and stereo spread in the two sides.IPad mini speaker with good quality and large, this is Apple's first iOS device is equipped with stereo speakers.

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So compact that Apple also use the buttons match the size of it, even a little bit. Mini iPad's home button have the same size as the iPhone, smaller and shallower sense of touch is the large iPad. In fact, most mature iPad users will not touch this button, it does not cause much discomfort. 2 keys to increase or decrease the volume is a different story, it's a bit hard compared to the soft feeling on the old iPad. In addition, Apple Detached two additional keys but not a play / pause button quickly is also a pity. However, two new keys to increase or decrease the volume to make sure pretty much the older and more genuine.

Size:

iPad mini in size almost no difference with the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the best tablet that Samsung has ever produced. Although iPad mini thinner a bit but if you look carefully you will see two products have certain similarities in size. Compared with the Google Nexus 7, iPad Mini will be greater than on the horizontal and can make it difficult to hold one hand with those who have small hands. However, Apple still controls the size of the machine is quite good, you can put both in jeans pocket as though who are not overweight.

Quality hardware:

Although the design is not the essence as other Apple products, but the iPad mini is built very well, separate review of the production, it might be more difficult than iPad 3/4. Most hardware companies do not use metal materials and diamond cut lines for mid-range but Apple vice versa, they make high-end mini iPad as iPhone 5. It is somewhat difficult for other companies to compete with Apple in this regard, especially when Apple is trying to differentiate their products by the manufacturing method which appears only in very expensive products which is produced in limited quantities.

The screen:

Mini iPad using screen 7.9 ", a reversal of the 9.7" on the old iPad. When not yet released all of them expect this product will use Retina display sharper but maybe we will have to wait until the next generation. As usual, Apple did not announce any details on this screen except that it uses IPS panel and 1024x768 resolution, similar to the iPad 2.

Actual testing shows that not only the same resolution that all other specifications of the iPad mini is also very similar to the iPad 2 than iPad 3. When picked up his machines tend to yellowing, the white color is quite right but if you notice you will see yellow in it. Moreover, when comparing the same image, the iPad 3 is always true color, much deeper than the iPad mini. Feel the color gamut of the color range is not as wide as the iPad 3 mini iPad, about 60-70%, not reached 100% sRGB. Of course, most normal users are less likely to pay attention to it, but it's quite annoying to those who like to watch movies on the iPad.



Perspective, due to the use of mini iPad IPS panel should still be able to display excellent viewing angle almost parallel to the plane of the screen, with less color variation. Apple is not equipped with a glossy anti-glare / Blackberry Playbook iPad 2, so that it will reflect quite a lot when out in the sun. In general, in our life, regardless of the person or thing, the ball is not good! In fact, you can use an outdoor mini iPad without much difficulty, although we will have to adjust the screen a little light (over 60%),

Sharpness is also a weakness of this product, sharper iPad 2 but if compared to the iPad 3/4, really sad. Already familiar with the high resolution screen, its really uncomfortable when reading newspapers or books on the iPad 2. I just need a screen like the Kindle Fire HD, but Apple can not provide it due to software compatibility. If you used to read books or stories you will not encounter many problems, we just need more words zoom up to a bit of a sense of lack of definition will remove a lot of hope in a software upgrade future, Apple will increase the default font size of the machine 1. If you like, you can temporarily overcome by horizontal machine while reading the newspaper, when this letter will be larger and less porous.

Actual use:

The advantage of the machine 7 "is you can use it with one hand or carried around without much attention as those who use the version 8.9" or more. In this respect, mini iPad really shines, I put it in a thin leather flip-style cover and most people thought it was a small book, different from the old iPad. The use of machines in public places also means a lot more, with less attention completely.

One of the questions people want to buy iPad poses is to use this tablet different how the larger-sized tablet, whether it is to bring the full experience such as large or just a miniature version of Apple's failure? The answer is very simple, it is wonderful. Except for the smaller display area (from 9.7 to 7.9 "), all the operations are very similar to large machines, the control buttons on the touch screen does not change anything .

If you're concerned on the old iPad apps will not be compatible or incompatible with the small screen of the iPad mini, do not worry too much, my experience is almost no different from each other, the area of ​​use slightly smaller but not affect the use of the machine. All applications are also very good compatibility, a few sites that mention the controls a little difficulty with the first few applications, but I have not seen this. Gaming capabilities of the iPad mini completely unaffected, even better than the lightweight, easy-to-rotate accelerometer sensor as well as holding 2 virtual joysticks with the shooter.

With a small screen edge devices like the iPad mini, Apple was forced to calculate so that accidental operation of the hand hold the camera does not affect the use. From iOS 6 onwards, both the iPhone and iPad has been equipped with this capability, whereby the ability to touch the screen in the area with your fingers accidentally touch will be turned off. When you lay one finger on the screen near the edge, it will not but you can still understand the operation 2nd stroking the screen with your finger, very impressive. Except for the first few applications of images will understand this two finger manipulation zoom operation, the remaining test their applications are working well.

With such a small size and weight, the keyboard work with iPad mini actually very comfortable, much better than the normal keyboard on the iPad and iPhone. Perhaps this is the traditional QWERTY style keyboard current best mechanism to type and correct English is extremely intelligent and useful, you can type in a text of about 1000 words on the device but do not meet discomfort.

Area of ​​use:

In addition to the screen resolution, the problem we need most attention is the actual display area of ​​the screen. When you first launch the iPad, Apple has been criticized a lot because the ratio 4:3, but it is part of the cause of the success of this product, but only 9.7 "but use area fact much larger than the 10 ". When on the iPad mini, this advantage continues to be promoted. Area of ​​the screen is only 7.9 ", ie slightly larger than 7" Google Nexus 7, but the actual display area of ​​iPad mini is greater than a lot, you can see the illustrations below to see differences both horizontally and vertically.

Display area more than 49% compared to the Nexus 7 in vertical

Horizontal and is 67% larger screen although only 0.9 "

Strength:



If you have anything to worry about the use of the iPad, we do not need to worry anymore. Configuring of similar machines iPad 2 so performance is the same, still very fast and good response time. Compared to the iPad 4, iPad mini lose quite a lot of hardware, but compared to the iPad 3, the difference is almost not by the iPad 3's GPU must work to meet the needs of the screen. The biggest disadvantage from RAM with only 512MB instead of 1GB like a great machine. The consequence of this is that we will not be able to open too many websites at the same time without having to reload, though, you should not worry because iOS 6 more optimal in this respect, iOS 5, less to reload more.


In the Geekbench benchmark test, the Mini iPad scored the equivalent iPad 2/3 and of course a far cry from the iPhone 5, iPad 4 new A6 chip which uses more than one generation.However, the results in the browser as SunSpider or BrowserMark, iPad mini no less than the top Android devices such as the Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, partly because handling mechanism of Mobile Safari optimized more than Mobile Chrome.


Results GLBench mini graphics of the iPad over the Galaxy S3 or One X in the test off the screen, when you open the screen, will be lower, but still quite good.

Battery:

Device is a slim and compact mini iPad's battery should also be reduced, only 4490mAh compared for iPad 11.666mAh 3. The question here is whether the battery capacity is reduced using time machine? Fortunately, not the machine's battery life is not reduced but also increased quite a lot and at the same time shorten the charging time, a weakness of the iPad 3. Fact that testing at 40% screen brightness, for continuous load series (off-screen) from 9 am to 4 pm in about 1.5 hours to read the books with screen brightness 100%, the machine uses up to 80% of battery capacity, excellent.

Another example is to try playing FullHD video format MOV software by default, to 60% brightness, maximum sound through headphones, then every 30 minutes movie consumes nearly 5% of the battery capacity. If you use a mini-iPad to read books, stories, battery consumption is similar.

I used a mini iPad WiFi, 3G if you can use time will be shortened a bit.

In iPad mini is Apple has replace former Department 10/12W charged with the Department of identical new charger 5W iPhone charger Office. However, compared to the charging time on iPad 3 mini iPad's charging time is still faster as the battery capacity reduces. If you want to shorten the charging time to one half, you can still use the new 12W charger.

Conclusion:

The mini iPad launch, most of us are very disappointed with what it offers: an old chip, a low-resolution display and configuration much less than a rival, if considered carefully, this is a great iPad Apple has ever created. It not only makes us change your mind about a product cheap (low quality hardware capital), on the tablet 7 "with a display area is too small for publication but also variable completely change the habit of using the iPad for most everyone.

The tablet we need to do? To browse the web, read books, read newspapers, listen to music, casual gaming entertainment, access fun features, check mail, read the documentation before the meeting, presentation content .... and this array iPad mini could not be more excellent. It is too simple to use but there is no shortage of the features that most users need to go through the software from 3rd parties.

While most manufacturers are trying to prove tablet can work, with the introduction of the iPad mini, Apple again shows the opposite: they want mini iPad continues to be a content consumption device and only for work, creativity in some cases. Until this point, the sales shows that Apple is still true, but if they continue to be successful in the future is a more complex problem, especially when the manufacturers offer features such as continuous touch pen Galaxy Note or the operating system Windows 8.

At the time of this writing, the price of the iPad mini has started down a lot, down than $400 with the 16GB WiFi, a quite reasonable price. There are many people who do not like to buy iPad mini as bad but my screen has shifted from iPad 3 iPad mini and felt very pleased with this decision.

Pros:

Advanced manufacturing.
Thin, light.
Large display area.
Good processing speed.
Excellent battery.
Excellent app store.

Cons:

Greater than 7 computers ".
Not yet upgraded to Apple's latest chip.
Poor screen resolution.
Price is quite high.


According to Tinhte