iPad Mini 2
2017 Buying Advice from Freestyll "The iPad Mini 2 gives you everything you need from a day-to-day portable tablet; perfect size, sleek design, that clear as crystal Retina display and a bump in power that sees it comparable to the iPad Air. Buy if you want a bag sized tablet that’s perfect for media consumption or you simply want the best for price an ultra portable iPad and don’t have the need for any new top of the range gaming or graphic Apps."
The iPad Mini 2 saw a drastic improvement from the original model, ditching the 'budget' smaller, kid-friendly tablet image and replacing it with a sleek, powerful and crystal-clear device that's on par with the the iPad Air only in a discreet book sized shell.
The iPad Mini 2's super sharp 2,048x1,526-pixel Retina Display, nippy 64-bit A7 processor and M7 coprocessor made it out and out the best small tablet on the market.
7.9" Retina Display
The introduction of the spectacularly sharp Retina Display to the iPad world was a revolution in how you could view media and the iPad Mini 2 became the first mini iPad to include the glorious screen technology. The spectacularly upgraded 2,048x1,526-pixel display not only means the iPad Mini 2 still has one of the best screens of its size on the market, but it's ideal book-like form, ambient light sensor, four-orientation screen rotation mean it competes on all front from ereader to gaming device.
Apple A7 processor
The nippy Apple A7 64-bit (Cyclone ARMv8-A) 1.3GHz processor was the fastest processor ever used in a smartphone (iPhone 5s) and made the Mini 2 the fastest tablet of its size on the market, keeping up comfortably with the full size iPad Air and four to five times quicker than the original Mini. The PowerVR G6430 M7 quad-core graphics processor and 1GB RAM mean high intensity gaming and media heavy consumption runs smoother than ever without putting too much of a drain on you battery
Sleek, super-light design
The beautiful, best in category design of the original iPad Mini remains on the Mini 2, with a slight variance in colour availability. The iPad Mini 2 is compact, ultra-portable, light, wafer thin and truly comfortable to use; it was considered by many the best tablet on the market.
5MP iSight camera
The iPad Mini 2 camera is as good as it's ever been on an iPad, but the supreme handleability of the Mini 2 makes using the 5MP iSight rear-facing camera and Facetime HD front-facing camera such a comfortable experience that you might get used to taking pictures on your tablet.