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Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB) vs Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad 3 vs Apple iPad mini 3 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsApple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)Compare Apple iPad 3 X
Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)

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iPad 3 (4G 16GB)7 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)vsiPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
+9.7"23%
Larger screen
vs7.9"
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+11560 mAh82%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs6350 mAh
+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.3GHz 64bit Dual-Core79%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+1GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
16GB (12GB available)vs+64GB (56GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
662 grams (23.17 ounces)vs+331 grams (11.59 ounces)100%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)25%
Thinner
264 PPIvs+324 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 1.2MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
iOS 9.0vs+iOS 12Advantage
iOS 12 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality

25 Common items in both devices
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
16 million
1536x2048 pixels
(back) 5MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+18 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
ModeliPad 3 (4G 16GB)iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesAT&T iPad 3 A1430 (4G LTE)iPad Mini 3 A1599 (Wi-Fi)
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date3/16/201210/16/2014
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight662 grams (23.17 ounces)331 grams (11.59 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
System versioniOS 5.1.0iOS 8.0
Firmware updateiOS 9.0iOS 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.3GHz Dual-Core Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP4PowerVR G6430 MP4
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR21GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)64GB (56GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 4, 17)Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedfeature not registered
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC, M4A

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh6350 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy9 hours10 hours
Standby720 hours (30 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black on gray, White on silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad 3 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (WiFi 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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