Comparison between:
- Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi
- Apple iPad mini 5G
- Apple iPad (2021) Wi-Fi
- Apple iPad (2021)

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Apple iPad mini Wi-FiApple iPad mini 5GApple iPad (2021) Wi-FiApple iPad (2021)
Apple iPad mini Wi-FiApple iPad mini 5GApple iPad (2021) Wi-FiApple iPad (2021)
Model alias--iPad 2021 Wi-Fi
iPad 9th Gen
iPad 2021
iPad 9th Gen

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width195.4 mm
19.54 cm
0.641 ft
7.693 in
195.4 mm
19.54 cm
0.641 ft
7.693 in
250.6 mm
25.06 cm
0.822 ft
9.866 in
250.6 mm
25.06 cm
0.822 ft
9.866 in
Height134.8 mm
13.48 cm
0.442 ft
5.307 in
134.8 mm
13.48 cm
0.442 ft
5.307 in
174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.571 ft
6.854 in
174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.571 ft
6.854 in
Thickness6.3 mm
0.63 cm
0.021 ft
0.248 in
6.3 mm
0.63 cm
0.021 ft
0.248 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
Weight297 g
0.65 lbs
10.48 oz
297 g
0.65 lbs
10.48 oz
494 g
1.09 lbs
17.43 oz
498 g
1.1 lbs
17.57 oz
Volume165.94 cm³
10.08 in³
165.94 cm³
10.08 in³
327.22 cm³
19.87 in³
327.22 cm³
19.87 in³
ColorsPink
Purple
Starlight
Space Gray
Pink
Purple
Starlight
Space Gray
Space Gray
Silver
Space Gray
Silver
Body materials100% recycled aluminum100% recycled aluminum100% recycled aluminum100% recycled aluminum

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card type-Nano-SIM-Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards-1-1
-Embedded SIM (eSIM) support-Embedded SIM (eSIM) support

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSM-GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
-GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
--
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A--
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
--
UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
-UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B48)
-LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B11)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
5G NR-5G-FDD 600 MHz (n71)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n12)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 800 MHz (n20)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1700 MHz (n66)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n2)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n25)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G mmWave 39 GHz (n260)
5G mmWave 28 GHz (n261)
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologies-UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
-UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A
-Gigabit-class LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA--

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)iPadOS 15iPadOS 15iPadOS 15iPadOS 15

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCApple A15 BionicApple A15 BionicApple A13 Bionic APL1W85Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Process technology5 nm5 nm7 nm7 nm
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction set--ARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)--128 KB + 128 KB128 KB + 128 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)--8192 KB
8 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
CPU cores6666
CPU frequency--2650 MHz2650 MHz
GPU cores5544
RAM typeLPDDR5LPDDR5--
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel--
RAM frequency2750 MHz2750 MHz--
16-core Neural Engine16-core Neural Engine--

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size8.3 in
210.82 mm
21.08 cm
8.3 in
210.82 mm
21.08 cm
10.2 in
259.08 mm
25.91 cm
10.2 in
259.08 mm
25.91 cm
Width4.56 in
115.72 mm
11.57 cm
4.56 in
115.72 mm
11.57 cm
8.16 in
207.26 mm
20.73 cm
8.16 in
207.26 mm
20.73 cm
Height6.94 in
176.22 mm
17.62 cm
6.94 in
176.22 mm
17.62 cm
6.12 in
155.45 mm
15.54 cm
6.12 in
155.45 mm
15.54 cm
Aspect ratio1.523:11.523:11.333:1
4:3
1.333:1
4:3
Resolution1488 x 2266 pixels1488 x 2266 pixels2160 x 1620 pixels2160 x 1620 pixels
Pixel density327 ppi
128 ppcm
327 ppi
128 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area77.67 %77.67 %74.08 %74.08 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Liquid Retina Display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
True tone display
HDR Display
Wide color display (P3)
500 cd/m² typical brightness
Liquid Retina Display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
True tone display
HDR Display
Wide color display (P3)
500 cd/m² typical brightness
Retina display
True Tone display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²
Retina display
True Tone display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsAccelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Side-mounted fingerprint sensorSide-mounted fingerprint sensorSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
Three‐axis gyro
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Three‐axis gyro

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Pixel size--1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Aperturef/1.8f/1.8f/2.4f/2.4
Number of lenses5555
Flash typeLEDLED--
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Smart HDR 3
Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Smart HDR 3
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Quad-LED True Tone flash
5x digital zoom
1080p @ 240 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
Quad-LED True Tone flash
5x digital zoom
1080p @ 240 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
720p @ 120 fps
5x digital zoom
720p @ 120 fps
5x digital zoom

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2.4f/2.4f/2.4f/2.4
Field of view122 °122 °--
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps60 fps60 fps
FeaturesFace unlock
HDR
Digital image stabilization
Smart HDR 3
Center Stage
Face unlock
HDR
Digital image stabilization
Smart HDR 3
Center Stage
Face unlock
HDR
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Center Stage
Face unlock
HDR
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Center Stage
1080p @ 120 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
1080p @ 120 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
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Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Spatial audio playback
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Spatial audio playback
Dual microphonesDual microphones

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMOHT80 with MIMOHT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.04.24.2
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version3.13.12.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNoYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
UMA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
UMA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsFLAC
MP3
AAC‑LC
HE‑AAC
HE‑AAC v2
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Audible
Audible Enhanced Audio
AAX
AAX+
FLAC
MP3
AAC‑LC
HE‑AAC
HE‑AAC v2
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Audible
Audible Enhanced Audio
AAX
AAX+
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.264
HEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG
H.264
HEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power10 V / 2 A10 V / 2 A--
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Non-removableNon-removable
19.3 Wh battery
MagSafe wireless charging - 15 W
Qi wireless charging - 7.5 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
19.3 Wh battery
MagSafe wireless charging - 15 W
Qi wireless charging - 7.5 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
32.4 Wh32.4 Wh

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features--Apple Pencil (1st generation)Apple Pencil (1st generation)
 Apple iPad mini Wi-FiApple iPad mini 5GApple iPad (2021) Wi-FiApple iPad (2021)