Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16437 reviews of Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The size and performance also get good views, but reviews about the touch screen and storage are mixed.

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 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Apple Tablet Computers

Review analysis

(Based on 16437 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 14776 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 9721 of 14776 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (446)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3814 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, usability, price, portability, size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5897 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The size and performance also get good views, whereas many are negative about the touch screen. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, performance, size, portability, price

touch screen

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

Apr, 2020

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Luke Johnson (trustedreviews.com)

iPad mini

 

Update: Five months on and Apple's first 7-inch tablet is still leading the way.

Stunning brushed metal design ; Strong battery life ; Simply, intuitive UI

Low-res screen ; More expensive than competition ; No boxed headphones or dock adaptor

Also, as visually appealing as the slim, brushed metal, flat backed design is, it does have a slight cost in terms of practicality. With little area to gain a finger hold, it can prove irritatingly difficult to pick the iPad mini up off of a hard flat...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

iPad Mini review

 

Can the premium-priced Apple iPad Mini take the tiny tablet crown?

4:3 screen ratio ; Battery Life ; Weight

Lower res screen than rivals ; Price ; No headphones included

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad Mini

 

You have to pay a premium, but the iPad Mini feels and performs as it should

Beautiful build quality ; Fantastic feel ; Great screen ; Great with video ; Entertaining with music ; Easy to use

Pricey ; No expandable memory ; Cable and cover accessories all add up

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad mini

 

Is it a small iPad or a big iPhone or is the iPad mini a device that forges a whole new market for Apple? They're legitimate questions, but the truth is, it's all of the above. The iPad mini is the new iPad to lust after. It's a lot more manageable. It...

More portable, still a big screen, light, great for gaming, less chunky

Screen resolution, 4G won't work on Vodafone or O2, old processor

The iPad mini is the new iPad to lust after. It's a lot more manageable. It a lot more kid-friendly, it's a lot more game-friendly. It is a lot more "you" friendly.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad Mini review

 

Can Apple's not-quite-8-incher take the fight to Google's cheaper Nexus 7 offering? We find out in our review of the tiniest iPad yet.

Like the iPad, but easier to handle ; Beautifully built ; Battery life is impressive

No Retina Display means a lack of detail ; Expensive compared to the Nexus 7

Small and light enough to take everywhere but big and clever enough to be considered a full-blooded tablet, the iPad Mini provides a near-perfect balance – for a price

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPad mini review

 

The original iPad mini is still good, apart from that screen

Superb design ; Great battery ; Extremely light and portable

Smaller touch targets ; Higher price than competition ; Low-res screen

The iPad mini ushered in a major change for Apple and aside from the slightly disappointing screen we loved this tablet. It's now been usurped by the iPad mini 2 with Retina display, so it's really only there for those on a budget.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs iPad Mini with Retina Display comparison

 

Sony has revealed that the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be launching this autumn with a price tag of £329 inc VAT. The iPad Mini with Retina Display is, of course, widely available in the UK, ranging upwards in price from £399 inc VAT. It's worth...

Considering that it is last year's product, the iPad mini with Retina Display is hanging in there. We prefer the Sony, principally because it is more powerful, thinner and lighter, has a better camera and - glory be - it's cheaper. But the iPad mini...

Sep, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPad mini review

 

Smaller than an iPad, but quite a bit bigger than an iPod touch, the iPad mini is a tablet that will fit in your handbag, but lets you do pretty much everything the 9.7-inch iPad can do.

The iPad mini is a premium small tablet, with a price to match. It's a shame Apple couldn't have included a Retina screen and newer processor - expect the iPad mini 2 to get those updates when it launches later this year. This Wi-Fi only model also...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPad Mini review

 

The display's resolution may not have the full-size iPad's wow factor, but this is still an excellent compact tablet

May, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Apple iPad Mini Review: In Depth

 

The iPad Mini is the fifth generation iPad and the first to deviate from the 9.7-inch screen size, with it's 7-inch screen. The 7-inch tablet...

Intuitive UI suitable for first tablets

No Retina display

Nov, 2012

Price comparison for Apple iPad mini 1st Gen (7.9-inch, 2012)

  Store     Price
Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
Apple Pencil features the precision, responsiveness, and natural fluidity of a traditional writing...
£89.00 TO SHOP
Penoval Stylus Pen for Apple iPad, Palm Rejection...
【High-sensitivity Stylus Pen】:With 2 pcs of 1.5 mm nibs, Penoval capacitive pen makes note-taking, writing...
£34.00 TO SHOP
Stylus Pens for Apple iPad - Capacitive Rechargeable...
【Stylus Pen Like A Real Pen】Made from high quality aluminum alloy, no plastic parts, provides a natural...
£20.00 TO SHOP
MEKO Upgraded Fine Tip Stylus Pen for Apple iPad...
Especially Designed for iPad Series--This active stylus is compatible with iPad 2018 & 2019: Apple iPad 6th...
£37.00 TO SHOP
MPIO Stylus Pen with Palm Rejection for Apple iPad...
🦄【Write and Draw Naturally】 Advanced 2nd Generation Stylus Pen, improving the sensitivity and precision of...
£36.00 TO SHOP
Stylus Pens for Apple iPad - Capacitive Rechargeable...
【Stylus Pen Like A Real Pen】Made from high quality aluminum alloy, no plastic parts, provides a natural...
£20.00 TO SHOP
Penoval Stylus Pen for Apple iPad, Palm Rejection...
【High-sensitivity Stylus Pen】:With 2 pcs of 1.5 mm tip, Penoval capacitive pen makes note-taking, writing...
£34.00 TO SHOP
MPIO Stylus Pen for Apple iPad, Active Capacitive...
📌【Record your creative thinking】 Stop wasting your money on short-lived and inaccurate rubber pencils. This...
£21.00 TO SHOP
MPIO Stylus Pen 2nd Gen for Apple iPad 2018 & 2019...
【Write and Draw Naturally】 Advanced 2nd Generation iPad Pencil, you could truly go paperless with an iPad...
£34.00 TO SHOP
Stylus Pen 2nd Gen for iPad 2018 & New, Active iPad...
🌲【Upgraded 1.0 mm Fine Tip】 Upgrading the ultra-fine 1.0 mm POM tip makes our Stylus Pen as precise as the...
£36.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPad mini 5 (2019) MUQY2 64GB WiFi - Gold...
iPad mini Mini just got mightier. iPad mini is beloved for its size and capability. And now there are even...
£305.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.