iPad 2018 vs iPad Mini 2019

Which one is best for you?

Name iPad 2018 iPad Mini 2019
Image iPad (2018)
Buy the iPad 2018
iPad Mini (2019)
Buy the iPad Mini 2019
Display 9.7-inch Retina display 7.9-inch Retina display
Size and weight Height: 240mm
Width: 169.5mm
Depth: 7.5mm
Weight: 478g
Height: 203.2mm
Width: 134.8mm
Depth: 6.1mm
Weight: 308.2g
Rear camera 8MP 8MP
Front camera 1.2MP 7MP
Video recording 1080p HD video 1080p HD video
Processor A10 Fusion chip A12 Bionic chip
Battery Up to 10 hours of browsing, video watching or listening to music using Wi-Fi Up to 10 hours of browsing, video watching or listening to music using Wi-Fi
Security technology Touch ID Touch ID
Storage 32GB 64GB
Connectors Lightning Lightning
Compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation) Apple Pencil (1st generation)
Buy now Buy the iPad 2018 Buy the iPad Mini 2019

iPad mini (2019) and iPad (2018) are both great options if you’re looking for a tablet to use for watching movies, taking photos, doodling and FaceTiming on the go – and all on a device that’s not much bigger than a phone. iPad mini is the smaller version of the two and weighs just 300g (iPad weighs 478g).


Both iPad mini (2019) and iPad (2018) feature LCD displays – 7.9 inches for iPad mini and 9.7 inches for iPad. They both have the same resolution so they should show a similar high level of detail, but iPad mini has a higher number of pixels per inch for sharper quality.

iPad mini also displays a wider colour palette and True Tone technology, keeping white balance looking as natural as possible – even when the brightness of your surroundings changes.


Both iPad mini (2019) and iPad (2018) have 8-megapixel rear cameras – taking detailed photos (even in low light) and HD and Slo-mo video.

iPad mini does take more detailed selfies with its 7-megapixel FaceTime camera (iPad 2018’s FaceTime camera takes 1.2-megapixel photos), but iPad's rear camera is able to take panoramic shots.


Both iPad mini (2019) and iPad (2018) are compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation). They also have two built-in stereo speakers for playing movies and music out loud, and the 3.5mm headphone jack to plug in headphones or an external speaker when you need to.

Both iPad mini (2019) and iPad (2018) come with a Lightning connector to connect your iPad to other devices, and feature Touch ID technology to secure your iPad and make purchases using Apple Pay.