iPhone 5 vs. iPad Mini FEATURE DIFFERENCES

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

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    #1
    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

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    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

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  4. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Which would make sense since it cost twice the amount.
     

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