Should You Buy the iPad Mini 5?
The iPad Mini 5 or the iPad Mini 2019 is a very welcome device, as it has been nearly four years since Apple unveiled an iPad Mini at one of their press conferences. Now that the wait is over, the next question is, does the latest iPad Mini offer enough to justify the $399 price tag it starts with? Well, the answer would be a yes for most people, but don’t just take our word for it, read the following and see if you agree to that statement or not.
There is No Competition for the Mini in that Category
The truth is that the iPad Mini 2019 is an unrivaled tablet that simply has no equal in the category it is in. Sure, there are Android tablets out there available in a similar 8-inch category, but they are not even nearly as powerful or as well-made as the iPad Mini 5 is, nor is the Play Store equipped to accommodate those tablets as well as the App Store is prepared to support the iPad Mini 5.
The Gorgeous Display with True Tone
Unlike the previous gen iPad Mini 4, the latest iPad Mini 5 has an absolutely gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina Display with True Tone. True Tone makes sure that under any lighting conditions, you get the most natural looking and rich colors possible, which was exclusive to bigger and higher-end models only prior to the iPad Mini 5’s unveiling.
Aside from True Tone, the display itself is brighter, richer, and offers better viewing angles than any LCD tablet display in that size (including the iPad Mini 4’s Retina Display). However, just like any other iPad, they can shatter quite easily, so check out this range of brand new iPad Mini 5 case collections on ESR.
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It Supports the Apple Pencil (1st Gen)
This is both a pro and a con, but the pro outweighs the con mostly. The iPad Mini 5 will work flawlessly with the 1st gen Apple Pencils, but the significantly better Apple Pencil 2 won’t work on them. It’s true that this is a bit disappointing, but it is still better than having no support for Apple Pencils at all.
The iPad Mini 4 and the iPad Mini 5 are so identical to each other that if they were placed side by side, with the display turned off, most of us wouldn’t be able to tell one apart from the other. That being said, that’s where the similarities end because the iPad Mini 5 with its A12 Bionic Chip is a beast in every sense of the word and has better internals literally in every other department as well. Unless you are looking for a bigger tablet, there is really nothing that can be said against it, especially for that lucrative price tag.