The iPad mini was launched with great fanfare along with the refreshed iPad with Retina Display, and Apple stated they kept the battery life for both devices up to their standards. Which? decided to perform its own investigation and compared the iPad and iPad mini with the other tablets on the market.
To ensure the tests are fair, as the first step they set the screen brightness to 200 nits and performed the same tasks on their labs. Also, they divided the tablets into two groups: those with a screen size of 7.9-inch or smaller and to those with 9.4-inch and larger.
As the above image clearly shows, the iPad with Retina Display (we are referring to the fourth generation iPad) has quite an advantage compared to its competitors: during the testing it surpassed the iPad 2 by nearly four hours. The iPad 2 ranked second on the Which? list, followed by the Sony XPeria Tablet S and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with close to nine hours.
Microsoft Surface grabbed a decent mid-position with 501 minutes (that's more than 8 hours), with a half an hour longer than the Google Nexus 10.
On the other hand, the iPad mini ranked No. 1 in the 7-inch tablet category, with more than 13 hours of battery life if used for web browsing and watching videos. The challenger is the Kindle Fire HD, which lasted 591 minutes, while the third spot belongs to the Google Nexus 7. Other tablets just simply didn't match up to the big guys' battery performance.
Regardless of the flack Apple products have taken over the past few months, there's still no denying that they are indeed continuing to roll out quality products that remain at the top of their class for many features.
Perhaps it's just the perception that people have regarding Apple, and their continuous wanting for absolute perfection from them, when in fact they are giving people some of the best technological devices on the market today, such as the iPads and iPad mini.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback