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iPad Mini 6 vs iPad Mini 4

This is a full table of comparisons between the iPad Mini 6 vs iPad Mini 4. iPad Mini 6 was launched on 14 Sep 2021, which is six years after the launch of the iPad Mini 4.

While the iPad Mini 4 lacks the latest technology, it is still a very useful and reliable small tablet for basic uses such as watching online movies, reading news, and ebooks and surfing the web and social media. For some users, the following legacy hardware could be a reason to make the iPad Mini 4 attractive:

  • 3.5mm ear jack.
  • Touch ID to log in with the fingerprint.

It is lower in specifications but it is not a dinosaur yet. Check out the comparison table below with the iPad Mini 6.

Tech SpecsApple iPad Mini 6 (2021)Apple iPad Mini 4 (2015)
Release Date14 Sep 20219 Sep 2015
Form Factor
Dimensions195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm
7.7 x 5.3 x 0.24 in
203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 in
WeightWi-Fi: 293g (10.3oz)
Wi-Fi+Cellular: 297g (10.5oz)
Wi-Fi: 298.8g (10.5oz)
Wi-Fi+Cellular: 304g (10.7oz)
GlassScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coatingScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
MaterialsBack: AluminumBack: Aluminum
IP RatingNoNo
ColorsSpace gray, pink, purple, starlightSpace gray, silver, gold
Hardware & OS
Operating SystemiPadOS (13.x, 12.x)iOS 9 to iPadOS 14
System chipApple A15 Bionic
16-core Neural Engine
Apple A8 (64 bit) 20nm
M8 Motion Coprocessor
ProcessorHexa-coreDual-core
1.5GHz 64-bit
ARMv8-A “Typhoon”
GPU5-Core Apple GPUPowerVR GX6450
Quad Core
Series6XT
RAM/Storage64GB
256GB
2GB/16GB, 2GB/32GB,
2GB/64GB, 2GB/128GB
Storage expansionNoNo
SensorsTouch ID (Top button)
Three-Axis Gyro
Accelerometer
Barometer
Compass
Ambient light sensor
Touch ID (button)
Three-Axis Gyro
Accelerometer
Barometer
Compass
Ambient light sensor
Speakers4 stereo speakersStereo speakers
3.5mm EarjackNoYes
Stylus SupportUp to Apple Pencil 2No
Microphone2 mics2 mics
Display
Screen TypeIPS LED-Backlit Multi-TouchIPS LED-Backlit Multi-Touch
Screen Size8.3in7.9in
Resolution2266 x 1488 pixels
1.52:1 aspect ratio 326 PPI
2048 x 1536px (QXGA)
4:3 aspect ratio, 326 PPI
193.3 cm2
Screen-to-body82% (estimated)70.60%
Brightness500 nits500 nits
ContrastNANA
Color GamutDCI-P3DCI-P3
FeaturesAnti-reflective coating, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, true tone display, 1.8% reflectivity.Anti-reflective coating, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Rear Camera
Rear camera Specs12MP, f/1.88 MP, f/2.4
Camera FeaturesDigital zoom up to 5x
Five-element lens
Quad-LED True Tone flash
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Panorama (up to 63MP)
Smart HDR 3
Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
Advanced red-eye correction
Photo geotagging
Auto image stabilisation
Burst mode
Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Autofocus
Panorama (up to 43MP)
Auto HDR for photos
Exposure control
Burst mode
Tap to focus
Timer mode
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination
Auto image stabilization
Face detection
Photo geotagging
Video recording4K: 24/25/30/60 fps
1080p: 25/30/60 fps
720p: 30 fps
1080p
Slo-mo: 240 fps
Video FeaturesQuad-LED True Tone flash
Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Playback zoom
Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
Time-lapse video with stabilization
Video image stabilization
Improved face detection
3x video zoom
Video geotagging
Front Camera
Front Camera Specs12MP, f/2.3, 122deg FOV
(Ultra-wide)
1.2MP, f/2.2
Video Recording1080p: 25/30/60 fps720p: 30fps
FeaturesSmart HDR 3
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
Lens correction
Retina Flash
Auto image stabilisation
Burst mode
Backside illumination
Auto HDR photos and videos
Improved face detection
Burst mode
Exposure control
Timer mode
Connectivity
SIM TypeNano SIM, eSIMNano SIM, eSIM
Cellular NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5GGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GLONASS
ConnectorUSB-C
Magnetic
Lightning
USB 2.0
Battery
Battery Capacity5124 mAh (19.3 Wh)5124 mAh (19.1 Wh)
Battery TypeLi -Ion, non-removableLi -Ion, non-removable
Battery LifeUp to 10hUp to 10h
Charging TimeUnder 2h2-3 hours
Wireless ChargingNoNo
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