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Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4539 reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The size and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, size, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550) from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini 4 16GB Silver - tablets (Apple, A8, M8, 16 GB, Flash, 20.066 cm (7.900"))Apple iPad mini 4 16GB Silver - tablets (Apple, A8, M8, 16 GB, Flash, 20.066 cm (7.900"))

Aug, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the storage and reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, screen

reliability, storage

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi, iOS 9, GoldApple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi, iOS 9, Gold

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (

Apple iPad Mini 4 review: When less is more


Contradictory claims have been made about the iPad Mini 4. This tablet is thinner and lighter than the model that precedes it, and yet it is faster and more powerful. Tweaks to the display make it better at viewing content, and although the battery has...

Excellent build quality ; Fast computing hardware ; Anti-reflective screen ; Improved cameras ; Touch ID biometric finger scanner

Expensive ; Battery drains quick under heavy use

There was no better tablet to buy than an Apple tablet two or so years ago. The march of time has seen rivalling slates blossom. Samsung and Sony each offer miniature tablets that compete closely with the Mini 4. Pricing for the Mini 4 starts from...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

iPad Mini 4 review: Small-screen excellence, at a high price


Several years ago, I was in love with the iPad Mini. It had a 7.9-inch high-res Retina display and it wasn't much larger than a Kindle. It could handle my everyday work and was small enough to sneak along with me wherever I went. It was the perfect...

Overdue upgrades add faster A8 processor, better cameras, a more vivid Retina display, slightly slimmed-down design, and the ability to run split-screen apps in iOS 9. The small size is perfect for traveling and iOS remains a superior user experience...

A lot more expensive than most 8-inch tablets on the market. Multitasking on the smaller screen isn't as useful as on the larger Air 2. Processing speed is a step below other iPads and new iPhones, and battery life takes a step down, too

The iPad Mini 4 makes the most of iOS 9 and has a number of welcome upgrades, but its high price will have some skipping straight up to larger iPad Air models.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (

iPad mini 4 review: finally, the update that you’ve been waiting for


When Apple releases new hardware like the new iPad mini 4, one way to look at it is to compare the new device to the one it replaces. In this case, the replaced device is the iPad mini 3, a completely forgettable iPad. How forgettable was it? Apple...

Battery, life camera


With the holidays fast approaching, the iPad mini 4 will be a popular gift, maybe even for yourself. If you own an older iPad – especially if it’s over two years old – you’ll be very satisfied with the iPad mini 4 as an upgrade. It’s fast, sports a...

Oct, 2015

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Small and effective.


I love my IPad mini. It works great, especially for out and about use. It is very small and light, but the display is the perfect size for comfortably in the palm and also big enough to do work and also play games. I would recommend to anybody with a...

Aug, 2017

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It's over my expectation


I previously had a ipad mini 2 which I brought 3 years ago, I give it to my dad for present and brought a new one this year. The size is same as the mini2 but it feels lighter and thiner. The screen is more clear than mini2 and I didn't expect this...

Aug, 2017

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Excellent Web Browser


Our iPad mini is primarily used for surfing the web and general miscellaneous entertainment purposes. For these functions, it is is perfect due to its small size and fast processing speed. The screen is clear and the touch screen responsive. Had no...

Aug, 2017

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perfect for kids, ok for adult


i bought at the JBhifi a couple of days ago as a birthday gift for my daughter. She likes it, and i think it's a perfect size and weight for the kids. I asked my daughter if she wants a bigger one, and she says no. Definity good to have if it's for a...

Aug, 2017

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Can't fault it


Seriously, what's not to love about an iPad! The iPad mini is the perfect size for my bedside table, giving me the freedom to read or watch a movie before bed without squinting like I would do on my phone. Tip: iPad screens break easily so buy a...

Aug, 2017

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Perfect size! Light & Small


This is the right size for me. Having both used the iPad air and iPad pro, i always found it hard to lug it around, but this proves to be just the right size. Despite the slight drop in processing/camera power in comparison to the air or pro, i would...

Aug, 2017

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Great little pocket rocket


I found the iPad mini air to be a great little tablet. I also have a full size iPad but prefer to use this one as it's not so bulky, has a great battery life staying on stand by for a couple of days at least. Also great size for in handbag or car storage

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):19.1
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Silver / Silver, White
Device Type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:20.1
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Reading mode:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes


2G:Y / Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / HE-AAC, AAC, WAV, AAX, M4A, AAX+, AIFF, MP3
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF, TIF, JPG / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression formats:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, M-JPEG / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 10 Education, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate / Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Lightning connector:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No


Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M8
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A8

Processor special features

Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N


Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 9.3.2
Operating System Version:9


Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 6.1
Height :20.3 / 203.2 / 6.1
Weight:298.8 / 304
Width:13.5 / 134.8