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

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 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 (22), Quality oriented (7), Multimedia professional (4), Budget shopper (3), Social networker (3)
    • Tablet Size:
    • Just right (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33), Business (6)
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (3)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), 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.

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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

Get one if u want one ;)

By Dionisius

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Ipads are awesome. We all know that ;)

 
5.0

Really nice tablet

By bmd305

from FL

Verified Buyer

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

Got this for my nephew; actually we had been planning on this for a while. He really loves it. Sometimes can't put it down.

 
4.0

Takes a little getting used to, but worth it

By Mark

from Daly City, CA

Verified Buyer

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

I'm hardly a luddite when it comes to computers-- I've used them extensively for over 25 years now, but I have largely resisted the "handheld device". I don't have or want a smartphone, but decided to try a tablet to consolidate my calendar, email (I have only the wi-fi iPad), and other functions into one place. I also wanted to be able to use hardware that would allow me to accept charge card payments from clients and customers. I need either a smartphone or a tablet for this.

The iPad mini serves these functions very well. It's easy to use and to get used to, and I expect I'll be pleasantly surprised as I discover capabilities I hadn't anticipated needing or wanting. The only reason I haven't given it a 5 star rating is my own insecurity of keeping my calendar electronically. It will take me a while to feel secure without the "hardcopy" of a handwritten datebook.

 
5.0

Buen producto

By Alicia

from Barra de carrasco

Verified Buyer

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

Buena atencion y agil.

 
5.0

Great for 3DR Solo!

By RickyB

from Marysville, WA

Verified Buyer

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

I got this as one of the suggested accessories for the 3DR Solo. It's very thin and lightweight, thinner than I expected. I love it!

 
5.0

3 iPad later and still happy!

By SkinnyJeans

from LaVergne, Tennessee

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

Once again B&H Photo has delivered! I have ordered two iPad mini's 2 and one iPad Air. My sons iPad Mini works great! He loves it! I am so happy with not just all my iPads but B&H. There prices are amazing and I love that tax and delivery is included in the price. We pay .10� on the dollar where I leave and I saved over a $100 bucks in sales tax alone!

 
5.0

Great price

By Dario

from Argentina

Verified Buyer

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

Amazing batery

 
5.0

Pretty good

By The Washington butcher

from Sc

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

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

Yes, there could be more storage. This is not, however, a problem. The big challenge is coming from android to iOS. There aren't very many apps in the App Store. I've tried a few blogging apps and they don't work. I tried email to blog but the included email app screws that up. Thus, I blog using the browser.

Battery life is phenomenal. I'm charging every two days. The onscreen keyboard is nicer than androids. I found a neat wifi adaptor that allows me to talk to bulk storage drives.

On the whole, I like it - despite blogging issues.

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

 
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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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
     
    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
       
      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.

       
      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.

       
      3.0

      Nice Device with Characteristic Apple Flaws

      By JayoftheNorth

      from West Lafayette, IN

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      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
       
      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
         
        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
           
          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

           
          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
             
            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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