iPhone 5 vs. iPad Mini FEATURE DIFFERENCES

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Turnpike, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2011
    New York City!
    I've used various iPhones for the last few years as pocket-sized iPads, but never used the phone part.

    Other than the size and the phone (of course), what features do I LOOSE going from an iPhone to an iPad mini 4G? Do I loose anything? I know some apps are lost going from iPad to iPhone, but what about iPhone to iPad?

    I'm still somewhat new to the Apple software/apps thing, so to hear from the experts and familiar here would be so handy. Thanks in advance! :)
  2. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    You no longer have the flash for your camera, the camera itself is better in the iPhone, you lose some speed because of the processor, you lose size/weight/footprint of iPhone, you lose the retina display, and you lose GPS (unless you get the LTE version of the iPad mini).
  3. Powrie macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
  4. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    What you lose from i5 -> ipad mini:

    * retina display
    * A6 performance including 3core GPU
    * triple mics for noise cancellation
    * build quality sans scuffgate but we don't know if it exists on ipad min, yet
    * reminders with location based alerts
    * camera quality, sapphire lens, rear flash
    * camera slide to unlock
    * HDR photo
    * panorama mode
    * stock market app + notificate bar widget
    * weather widget and weather app
    * passbook
    * calculator
    * of course phone functionality
    * real time turn by turn navigation (only on ipad mini LTE models)

    What you gain from a mini:
    * siri (ipad 2 doesn't have it)
    * light weight than ipad 2/3
    * battery life of ipad 2
    * faster wifi than iPad 2, same as iphone 5
    * Multi band LTE support (LTE models)

    That's about it. Seems like the iPhone 5 is the flagship device here.
  5. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Which would make sense since it cost twice the amount.

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