If you’re looking for a small tablet from one of the big brands, the iPad Mini 4 is the best one Apple has to offer. It might still look like the original iPad Mini, but the Mini 4 is thinner and lighter, making it a lot more portable than its predecessor or the iPad Air 2. The only other physical difference is, like all of Apple’s other recent devices, the silence button has disappeared, with the function being moved to the Control Center.
How does the display compare?
The screen is cleaner and sharper than on older Mini models, thanks to a higher pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, and that gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina display has a low-glare finish, making it great to use any time of day under any light condition.
How long will the battery last?
The iPad Mini 4 boasts up to 10 hours of battery life, thanks in part to its newer processor and optimised components. So you should be able to use the device for a good long while before you need to head to the mains for some juice.
Can it take good pictures?
The iPad Mini 4 houses an 8MP front-facing iSight camera like the iPad Air 2. And thanks to the iOS 10 camera features, you can take slow-motion footage at up to 120fps, or capture time lapse for longer durations thanks to its great battery life.
Can I use the iPad Mini 4 as a 2-in-1?
Apple doesn't offer an official keyboard case for the iPad Mini, but there are a number of third-party options available that will allow the Mini to offer similar productivity enhancements to its iPad Pro siblings.