Skip If You Own or Plan to Buy the iPhone XS Max
If you currently own the iPhone XS Max or you're planning to buy Apple's massive 6.5-inch device in the near future, the iPad Mini 5 won't have that much appeal.
The iPad mini 5 uses same 7.9-inch screen size as previous models. This isn't surprising because if it went any bigger and it would likely cannibalize 9-inch iPad sales. Any smaller and it's creeping into the iPhone XS Max's territory.
We've been using the iPhone XS Max since launch and we don't see any reason why we'd want to pair it with an iPad Mini.
The iPhone XS Max's 6.5-inch screen is perfect for playing games and doing work on the go, two of the primary uses of a portable tablet like the Mini line.
It also sports excellent battery life making it perfect for a short trip in the car or long distance air travel while in Airplane Mode.