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Apple iPad mini 3

Apple iPad mini 3

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The iPad mini 3 is just as good as its predecessor, but its lack of feature upgrades doesn't justify its price and places it behind the Air 2 in specs. Unless you love Apple's fingerprint sensor and Apple Pay, you may want to opt for last year's model instead.

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Pros
  • Touch ID now comes included
  • Long battery life
  • Good performance
Cons
  • Only a couple of upgrades
  • Commands a $100 premium over last year's model
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
Tethys
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
Jakelegofilms
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
elentophanes
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average user Score
 
90
Tethys
09.28.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
Jakelegofilms
07.11.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
elentophanes
06.14.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
SilicaGuy
01.08.15
Overall a good tablet, capable of doing most of the usual daily tasks. Nice design & screen. Good long battery life. I find the fingerprint ID handy (although not really worth the extra $100). I would recommend 32Gb or higher. Bear in mind that the operating system eats up several Gb of your storage (whichever tablet you choose).