Spec Comparison: iPad mini vs. iPad 3 (3rd gen) vs. iPad 4 (4th gen)

So whats really the difference between the iPad mini, iPad 3 (3rd gen), and iPad 4 (4th gen)?


Last week we looked at the iPad mini vs. iPad 4 (4th gen) with Retina Display in great details. Today we will be looking at the technical specs side by side.

Tech Specs Comparison Chart:

iPad Mini iPad 3 (3rd gen) iPad 4 (4th gen)
Display 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution 1,024 x 768 2048 x 1536 2,048 x 1,536
Pixel Density 163 ppi 264 ppi 264 ppi
CPU 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5X 1 GHz dual-core Apple A6X
Graphics PowerVR SGX MP4+ (tbc) PowerVR SGX MP4+ PowerVR SGX554 MP4
Memory 512MB (tbc) 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front Camera 1.2-megapixel VGA (640 x 480) 1.2-megapixel
Rear Camera 5-megapixel f/2.4 AF 5-Megapixel AF 5-Megapixel f/2.4 AF
Cellular GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE 3G, HSPA+, DC-HPA, 4G LTE (AT&T, Verizon) GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE
WiFi Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Accelerometer 3-axis 3-axis 3-axis
Gyroscope 3-axis
3-axis
3-axis
Dimensions (WiFi) 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Dimensions (Cellular) 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Weight (WiFi) 308 grams (0.68 pounds) 652 grams (1.44 pounds) 652 grams (1.44 pounds)
Weight (Cellular) 312 grams (0.69 pounds) 662 grams (1.46 pounds) 662 grams (1.46 pounds)
Battery 16.3-watt-hour lithium polymer 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer
Ports Lightning, 3.5mm headphone 30-pin, 3.5mm headphone Lightning, 3.5mm headphone
Location (WiFi) WiFi, Digital Compass WiFi, Digital Compass WiFi, Digital Compass
Location (3G / LTE) aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi aGPS, 3G, 4G, Digital Compass, WiFi aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi
Minimum Price $329 WiFi-only, $459 Cellular $499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular $499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular

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