iPad mini vs iPad 2
If you have not yet purchase an iPad from Apple you will definitely be confused with all those versions, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4. During this article we are going to prepare iPad 2 and iPad mini because they are more close to eachother.
What is the iPad mini?
iPad mini is a miniaturized version of the iPad, but it not only the size that makes the difference. Of course size is very good reason to prefer it over the iPad 2 because its size makes it a lot easier to carry and it is a lot mopre easier to type on. The main reason you want to purchase an iPad, is to make similar activities as you would do to a laptop, but you do not want to carry such a large equipment for it. iPad mini is an ideal solution for you if your job requires from you being always online and replying to e-mails.
Differences between iPad min and iPad 2
iPad mini has a much better camera, both of front and back cameras, and since it has a smaller screen than iPad 2, it also has a much better screen density. It has not a Retina display as iPad 3/4 have, but it is easier for your eyes to read (Unlike iPad 2 screen).
One more difference is the cellular connectivity capabilities those two iPad version have. The iPad mini supports high-speed 4G connectivity (if your provider supports it), but iPad 2 does not and you will be stucked with the slow 3G connections.
Should you buy iPad mini or iPad 2?
iPad 2 costs almost $70 more than iPad mini but it has its advantages as well. If you prefer a larger screen, then iPad 2 will be your choice. Also iPad 2 has the old 30-pin connector, so if you have old accessories you can connect them to your iPad 2 without any problems.
On the other hand, iPad mini has a smaller screen, the new Lightning connector and it is easier to read from and type to it.
Depending on your needs you can decide which device is better for you, the iPad mini or the iPad 2?