Apple announced iPad mini 2 in the month of October 2013 which is the second generation tablet of iPad mini. This First generation iPad mini is was announced in October month of 2012. Through this article let us discuss bycomparing iPad mini Vs iPad mini 2 in all aspects like design, display and specifications.
Design and Display :
As per look both the devices seems very similar, both the devices iPad min and iPad mini 2 has almost same features and the dimensions of the iPad mini 2 has 135 x 200 x 7.5 mm thickness with 331 grams of weight. Where as the dimensions of the iPad mini has 135 x 200 x 7.2 mm thickness and weighs around 308 grams.
The major change in the new model is the introduction of the Retina display. The original iPad mini had a resolution of 1,024 x 768 while the iPad mini 2 has a Retina-level 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution.That means the new iPad mini has 326ppi versus its predecessor’s 163ppi.
The iPad mini 2 comes with dual-core, 64-bit A7 processor found in the larger tablet, when compare to iPad mini this device is four times the CPU eight times the GPU of its predecessor.Officially iPad mini 2 is referred as iPad mini with retina display. Both the devices has no memory card extension, The internal memory of iPad mini comes only with 16 GB of storage where as the internal memory of the iPad mini 2 comes with four variants 16/32/64/128 GB with 1 GB of RAM DDR3.
Cameras in the both the devices are all most same where having 1.2 megapixel secondary camera facing on its front with Face detection and Face Time over WiFi. These devices has 5 megapixel rear camera facing on its back with auto focus and some other features.
Gyro, accelerometer and compass are the sensors supported by both the devices mini as well as mini 2, The major difference between these two devices is connectivity where the new version mini 2 offers faster wireless which offers dual antennas up to 300 Mbits/sec connections. Both the devices can be upgraded up to iOS 8.1.1.
There is no much difference between the two iPad minis for battery life, where iPad mini has Non-removable Li-Po 4490 mAh battery (16.7 Watt Hour) which gives you 10 hours talk time and iPad mini 2 has Non-removable Li-Po 6470 mAh batter (24.3 Watt Hour) this device also gives us 10 hours talk time.
Over all both the devices has similar specifications, My suggestion its better to go for latest version because any how latest device will be enhanced of its predecessor.