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5 Reasons to Buy the iPad Mini 5 & 5 Reasons Not To

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Skip If You Own or Plan to Buy a Huge iPhone

Skip If You Own or Plan to Buy a Huge iPhone

If you currently own the iPhone 11 Pro Max or iPhone XS Max or you're planning to buy one 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 iPhone XS Max/iPhone 11 Pro Max territory. 

We've been using the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone XS Max since their respective launches and we don't see any reason why we'd want to pair them with an iPad Mini. 

Their 6.5-inch screens are perfect for playing games and doing work on the go, two of the primary uses of a portable tablet like the Mini line. 

They also sport excellent battery life making it perfect for a short trip in the car or long distance air travel while in Airplane Mode. 

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. nick

    11/22/2018 at 3:21 am

    The iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is on sale now for $250 and might even drop more on Black Friday. I haven’t heard anything about an imminent iPad Mini 5 release other than this story (I suppose a minor spec bump is possible but I think Apple is pretty much set for the Christmas shopping season with their lineup). In any case a Mini 5 would surely cost double the aforementioned sale price or perhaps $399 for a (32/64GB model). If it’s basically a processor bump without major changes then it might be a pass, but a iPad Pro-like redesign would be worth considering. If the latter I wouldn’t expect it until next year.

  2. Javed

    03/22/2019 at 4:23 am

    People buy only for prestige and apple branding, these are overrated.

    • Aisha

      06/11/2019 at 7:53 am

      no not all people, i don’t have an ego problem and only wanna buy them because of the good quality of them they honestly are preferred by many people and if you have a problem then there is something wrong with you not others, okk boo :)

  3. Ari Eru

    07/28/2019 at 5:13 am

    a 6.5″ 16:9 iPhone XS Max screen is different from a 7.9″ 4:3 iPad Mini screen. Even if you have an XS Max, you will still feel significant difference when using an iPad Mini. Trust me!

  4. Virgil

    08/29/2019 at 4:07 am

    On a positive note, the new iPad mini 5’s A12 Bionic chip enabled it to juggle multiple apps simultaneously in our lab. We also enjoyed fluid gameplay while playing Injustice 2. Battery-wise, the iPad Mini 5’s built-in rechargeable power source went beyond expectations. Although Apple promises up to 10 hours of runtime, in our Laptop Mag battery test, it endured at 12 hours and 40 minutes and it is good to know that Walmart is selling them. I will search if they are running any offer at https://walmartone.onl and buy it

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