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When Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display came to our review, we decided to try out how it’s screen works in direct sunlight (screen brightness in the sun), so we would know how usable it is when you’re outdoors in the open. LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen was always high quality with Apple devices, while the new Retina resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels in 7.9 inches gives awesome pixel density (324 ppi).

Display Quality

We expected it to be among the best displays in direct sunlight, but actually it was  average. Screen visibility is good and usable, but the glass cover has too strong reflection. We hope Apple will put some mate cover next time, like Galaxy Note 10.1 has.

Real Racing 3 on iPad Mini 2 (Retina)

Second thing we couldn’t hesitate to try out on Apple iPad Mini 2 (Retina) was playing Real Racing 3. Although this chipset doesn’t sound remarkable, gaming experience was awesome. This is probably the best frame rate you’ll get on a tablet of this size. Sadly there is no Antutu benchmark for Apple iOS devices, but we don’t need one.

It’s best for…

Finally, we did the whole review. Just like with iPad Air, we were thrilled with this device.  Excellent products like this one cost a lot, but even now Apple is trying to lower the prices to compete with its rivals, while they were untouchable in the past, when nobody asked about the price. The biggest advantage is Apple AppStore with almost perfect applications.