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Ipad Mini 2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by captduck, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. captduck

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    I can get an iPad Mini 2 with 32gb WIFI/Cellular for $149 from Best Buy. My question is, is this a good choice to go with my P3P? Or should i go for a Mini 4? I don't really want to go any bigger than this size. I am currently using an iPhone 6+.
     
  2. msinger

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    If you can afford it, go with the Mini 4. The Mini 2 will work just fine speed-wise, but the Mini 4 has an anti-reflective coating and it's a bit brighter. Both will help when using your tablet outdoors.
     
  3. Ashby1

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    Just switched to a mini 4 and is great with the p3p.
     
  4. captduck

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    Are you using the Mini 4 with WIFI/Cellular or just WIFI?
     
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    That $149 price requires a 2 year contract with Verizon. I wonder what the monthly charge is, or if there is any way around it.
     
  6. captduck

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    I am fine with the contract. I have verizon now only $10 month
     
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    So after 2 years, you will have paid $389 for the iPad. Do you have to add a data package also? I have the mini 2, no cell, and have to cache maps before I fly somewhere new, and cannot use Follow me, etc. I have been thinking about getting a Garmin Bluetooth GPS add on.
     
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    Just WIFI
     
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    I use the Mini 2 with cellular, and it works fine. If the Mini 4 is brighter, I would give that a look. But for me, the price was so much cheaper, I went with the 2
     
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    I have the cellular mini 2 and I have to say it's completely unusable in sunlight unless you're in the shade or have some sort of monitor hood.

    To compare ambient reflectiveness:
    iPad mini 4: 2%
    iPad Air 2 : 2.5%
    iPad Pro: 2.6%
    iPad mini 2: 6.8%

    Lower is better here - it's a percentage of how much light is reflected. The iPad mini 4 is the best iPad you can get (more than 3x less reflective than the mini 2).

    Also, the cellular version is a good choice, because the wifi-only model doesn't have GPS.

    Reflectiveness sources:
    Mini Tablet Display Technology Shoot-Out
    iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro Display Technology Shoot-Out
     
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    Big difference between the 2 and 4. I went with Mike's (www.PhantomHelp.com) suggestion. The Mini 4 is the better way to go. Never really owned the Mini 2 but had a friend with one. My 4 is alot faster and brighter. But like he said, it's more cha-ching.
     
  12. matti

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    > The iPad mini 4 is the best iPad you can get

    But isn't the new iPad Pro 9.7" even better, and better than the iPad Pro 12.9" in this respect?
     
  13. captduck

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    How about an Ipad Air 2 wifi and cellular? 2 months old and $400. Sound good?
     
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    I traded in an Air 2 for the mini 4 just due to the size on the controller. Like the mini much better. Again I have WIFI only.
     
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    I started with the mini 2 and returned it for the mini 4. The 2 worked fine although I noticed it really got hot after a short while of flying. I believe it has the A7 processor compared to the A8 in the mini 4. There is a slight improvement as far as glare but you still need a shade.
     
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    I use a iPad mini 2 with no issues........wi-fi only, no cellular. Got my phone for that.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  17. xgaul

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    I've got 2 of the cellular mini 4s for both drones love them


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