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Apple16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver)
 
4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Fast (28)
  • Compact (25)
  • Long battery life (19)
  • Good compatibility (14)

Cons

  • Limited storage (8)

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (17)
  • Mobile communication (12)
  • Business use (10)
  • Syncing with computer (8)
  • Organization (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (21), Quality oriented (7), Multimedia professional (4), Budget shopper (3), Social networker (3)
    • Tablet Size:
    • Just right (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (32), Business (6)
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (3)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (6)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (3), Easy to use media player (3), Good speaker sound (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First Apple

I purchased the mini exclusively for use with my Inspire 1 quad copter. I'm an Android user normally but ran into some compatibility issues with the Inspire and my Samsung Tablet after an OS...Read complete review

I purchased the mini exclusively for use with my Inspire 1 quad copter. I'm an Android user normally but ran into some compatibility issues with the Inspire and my Samsung Tablet after an OS upgrade.

After doing some research I found that the mini was a good alternative. Currently it's working great with the Inspire. I find that it's a good size, as I felt that its big brother, the iPad Air, would have been a bit big for my needs.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I am far from thrilled

Pros: Smooth scrolling. Very good camera. Sharp display. Good battery life.

Cons: Overpriced for what it is. Lots of applications are not optimized for the iPad (iPhone only)...Read complete review

Pros: Smooth scrolling. Very good camera. Sharp display. Good battery life.

Cons: Overpriced for what it is. Lots of applications are not optimized for the iPad (iPhone only) Bluetooth cannot be used to transfer files from/to the computer (Mac) everything has to be done through iTunes, and connected with a cable. Faulty hardware: WIFI speed drops by half, 95% of the time. I compared the iPad to my Mac and Android Smartphone several times, using the same speed test software with the same results. Buggy software: The notification center would disappear, the only way to get it to work again was to restart the device. Etc, etc, etc.

Unreliable paperweight. Never again. I have been a happy Mac user for years (Since Mac OS 9), but iOS have very serious flaws compared to Android.

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5.0

Awesome for Digital Portfolio

By @JaimeChanPhoto

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

• How I use it:
- I use my iPad Mini for mostly these reasons:
1) Digital portfolio for my photography
2) To watch videos in High Definition
3) Web-browsing
4) Backup for apps
5) Typing up notes (with my Logitech K811 bluetooth keyboard)

• What's great about it:
- Its more compact size makes it much more reasonable and convenient to travel with. I also feel that the smaller size with Retina display makes the images even more appealing. It has a very long battery life for the the way I use it. I might be only charging it once a week at the most.

• What's not so great about it:
- I honestly have no complaints for my usage of it.

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4.0

Very good product.

By mdamacena

from Maceió, Brasil.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Limited Storage

Best Uses

  • Business Use

Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

The memory of 16gb is small but serves my purpose . Very good product.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Ipad Mini 2

By Ripper

from Salem Ma.

About Me Can Figure It Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Good Compatibility
  • Long Battery Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business Use
    • Mobile Communication
    • Multimedia

    Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

    I bought the Mini to fly my DJI Phantom 4 which it does flawlessly. It also does a lot more love it.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    The better option, good price.

    By Joperez2

    from White Plains, NY

    About Me Buissiness Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate Storage
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Good Compatibility
    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Mobile Communication
      • Multimedia
      • Organization
      • Syncing With Computer

      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

      This Ipad is just perfect in size,weight and the retina display add a Great image.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Apple

      By Baz Is

      from Anaheim CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

      great price from B&H love apple products,
      There is not much you dont know about iPads.

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By Scoop

      from New York, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

      Great Ipad, super clear and great customer service.

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      3.0

      Nice Device with Characteristic Apple Flaws

      By JayoftheNorth

      from West Lafayette, IN

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

      • Limited Compatibility
      • Poor Software Bundle

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

      I'm a piano technician and I use this to operate tuning software I sometimes use. Also use it as a leisure device for reading newspapers online or other content. It lost 1 star for being and Apple product. The display is amazingly clear and it was pretty easy/quick to set up and be up and running. Comes with the battery charged so it's ready to go out of the box. Will not connect to my Samsung S4 Phone via Bluetooth to transfer files. Typical Apple - no desire to play well with other devices even if using an industry standard protocol. Will never understand why you can't close and app from the app itself. You have to go out to the home screen to then close the app which means it's real easy to end up with tons of apps open which kills performance. In short, this device is fine. It is not incredible.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      and I have two of these

      By Togra Drummer

      from Cuenca, Ecuador

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Storage
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Good Compatibility

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Syncing With Computer

        Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

        my office is in my hand

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love It All

        By donnabindy

        from Indy

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Storage
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Good Compatibility
        • Great Software Bundle
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Mobile Communication
          • Multimedia
          • Organization
          • Syncing With Computer

          Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

          Love the mini. I have an IPad but wanted the smaller version to drag around with me. Love B&H. They always have great prices and great customer service. Easy to order and quick delivery.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect Addition

          By Rick F

          from Florida

          Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

          I got this to run my DJI Phantom 3 and works perfect

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          5.0

          As always Apple products are the best!

          By thepinguino44

          from Morristown, NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Good Compatibility

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile Communication
            • Multimedia
            • Organization
            • Syncing With Computer

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

            Mobile communication

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great price and fast shipping!

            By Dan

            from California

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

            As always, B&H never disappoints. We continue making all my electronic purchases here.

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            5.0

            Excellent product for its price

            By Diegofm

            from California

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

            This iPad is just perfect for the day to day use. If you want to use an easy to carry tablet to browse the internet, email, social media, streaming, etc. this is more than enough. The newer iPads have stronger processors and better performance with complex apps. But most people don't need that for the most common uses.

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            5.0

            Plenty of Power in a small size

            By Bob Got WiFi

            from NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Storage
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast
            • Good Compatibility
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

            • Limited Storage

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Mobile Communication
            • Multimedia
            • Organization

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

            Great for commuting, perfect for note taking, easy to carry and use anywhere

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Quality

            By Yo

            from Gatineau

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

            Like always

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            4.0

            Right Price point for IPad

            By Marcus

            from Long Island

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Compatibility

            Cons

            • Not The Latest Hardware

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia
            • Reading
            • Syncing With Computer

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

            Gift for holidays and perfect for reading, email, browsing whether at home or on the road. Great size and weight. Bought keyboard case so to facilitate email, writing, etc.

            wanted to stay with Apple platform therefore will sync with iPhone.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Very Happy With Purchase

            By Bill4D

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Storage
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast
            • Good Compatibility
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile Communication
              • Multimedia
              • Reading

              Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              When two Android tablets used primarily for reading and light browsing failed after updates, I turned to the always dependable iPad. Perfect size for reading, and the Apple iOS is far superior to Android. Good price, accurate order fulfillment and fast delivery. I can always count on B&H.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              I am far from thrilled

              By Alipio

              from Hialeah, FL

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility
              • Limited Storage

              Best Uses

              • Syncing With Computer

              Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

              Pros: Smooth scrolling. Very good camera. Sharp display. Good battery life.

              Cons: Overpriced for what it is. Lots of applications are not optimized for the iPad (iPhone only) Bluetooth cannot be used to transfer files from/to the computer (Mac) everything has to be done through iTunes, and connected with a cable. Faulty hardware: WIFI speed drops by half, 95% of the time. I compared the iPad to my Mac and Android Smartphone several times, using the same speed test software with the same results. Buggy software: The notification center would disappear, the only way to get it to work again was to restart the device. Etc, etc, etc.

              Unreliable paperweight. Never again. I have been a happy Mac user for years (Since Mac OS 9), but iOS have very serious flaws compared to Android.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fun and useful

              By Oldtimer

              from Eastern PA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast And Fun

              Cons

              • Does Not Have Instruction

              Best Uses

              • Email Internet

              Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

              This is the first pad we have owned. It was a little tricky to learn to use as my wife and I are in our 70s and not very computer savvy. There are no instructions so we had to have our daughter teach us how to use it. Now, we are sending emails and looking at the Internet with ease.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              First Apple

              By WaveReflections

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Inspire 1 Control

                Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                I purchased the mini exclusively for use with my Inspire 1 quad copter. I'm an Android user normally but ran into some compatibility issues with the Inspire and my Samsung Tablet after an OS upgrade.

                After doing some research I found that the mini was a good alternative. Currently it's working great with the Inspire. I find that it's a good size, as I felt that its big brother, the iPad Air, would have been a bit big for my needs.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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