It’ll probably take a few months / years before Samsung or Google come up with a mini tablet that lasts as long as 10 hours (and more in some cases). Which is why Jim from The Loop noted that the iPad Mini will be on the shelves when you come to your senses after buying a cheaper mini tablet.
Interestingly, the 4400mAh battery has garnered enormously positive reviews from across the tech blogosphere. One of the first things that you must check out when buying a mini tablet or a tablet is the battery spec; tablets are for long and mobile usage which means they need batteries more powerful than notebooks – while providing the same quality of output and performance. Now that’s a strange combination to ask for but companies have displayed a remarkable commitment to producing such technologies that enable such spectacular battery times.
And iPad Mini stands at the pinnacle with the rest of the so-called competing tablets far below.
Battery-wise, you can’t get a better spec than an iPad Mini. The above image from LaptopMag shows a sample case study of surfing websites every 60 seconds at 40 percent battery. You’ll note that the closest competitor, Kindle Fire HD gives 3 hours lesser than what the iPad Mini has to offer. And the Kindle Fire isn’t even a great device for browsing websites in comparison with iPad Mini.
In our standard battery run-down test, which entails looping a video with WiFi enabled and a fixed display brightness, the iPad mini managed an astounding 12 hours and 43 minutes.
The verdict is uniform and crystal clear: the iPad Mini boasts a very powerful battery that will probably beat your expectations. And so far there haven’t been any issues with the iPad Mini battery (either due to iOS 6 or due to hardware).