So if there is one thing Apple does well is, make quality products. Their OS is getting stale, but their products are just built well. The iPad mini is no different. Built well, screen quality is on par with the iPad 2 and the feeling of the device in your hands is nice. I have large hands so holding with one hand isn't a big deal, but I would assume the average person would have to use two on a consistent basis. So far all apps look nice in it, and I really have zero complaints. Facetime quality is solid, iMessage when it works is nice. Overall very happy with my decision to purchase the Verizon version of the iPad Mini. Speeds are what they are on the Verizon network. Some places they are 2 down some are 40 down. Just matters what your signal strengths are at that moment. This will get you full speed though when you have full bars. Even where I live I get 1 to 2 bars and still get 5 to 10 down. So browsing on it is very quick. Apps load quick, I don't notice a lag or anything of that nature. Again not a lot of complaints.