iPad mini 5

Discussion in 'Phones, iPads, and device discussions' started by Magilla Gorilla, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Magilla Gorilla NCO

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    I have been using an iPad mini 2 for about a year now. I love the size and rock-solid connection. It’s a little hard to see in bright sunlight so I use a sun-shade. Does anyone have any reasons I should or shouldn’t upgrade to a mini 5? Besides the price!
     
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  2. Thunderdrones Moderator Staff Member

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    According to a good umber of pilots, the iPad Mini 2 is the best overall device for flying. Lightweight, huge screen, and can be used for other things than flying.

    My opinion is that unless your Mini 2 has gotten damaged, scratched, or you simply have a great wife, kids, or grandkids who want to buy you something nice, might as well keep the Mini 2.
     
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    I have never seen it mentioned anywhere...but I've been extremely happy with my Doogee Mix android phone with AMOLED screen. Outstanding screen resolution, very good screen visibility until sun gets pretty much overhead. 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, no screen lag, excellent battery performance.

    I learned the key is keeping the phone "clean" of adware. I simply do NOT install "free" apps but buy the paid-versions. And then I keep notifications to absolute minimum.

    I'd love to get something like a Mini 2 because I'd love to have the added screen "real estate". In due time...
     
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  4. Camino Ken SNCO

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    I am currently flying with my iPhone X but am planning to upgrade to an iPad mini. I’m trying to decide between the 4 and the 5. I’m thinking to go with the latest so it would be more future proofed but the 4 is lot cheaper. Tough decision.
     
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  5. crystal-pete Moderator Staff Member

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    A lot of people have reported problems with the older iPad Minis but then others swear by them. I think that, if you don't already have one then it makes a lot of sense to buy the latest model iPad which is streets ahead of its predecessors in terms of processor speed and overall performance, not to mention a brighter screen.

    As newer, more feature-packed versions of DJI Go 4 and other similar apps are released the load on the RC Device increases.
     
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  6. hactick NCO

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    I use an Ipad Mini 4 for my mavic2 zoom. I also use it for everything else so it I have five screens of apps loaded on it besides the Go4 app.
    It works flawlessly and has excellent connectivity BUT... it will not stream from my aircraft to the Ipad in High Def. It works well for a minute and then the Ipad gets a CPU overload error and I lose signal. I have to set it at Standard Resolution to avoid that issue. It doesn't bother me at all but not sure if it would be a bummer for livestreaming or using the built in photo editing app. I've never tried either of those.
     
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  7. Fatherxmas NCO

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    I used an iPad Mini 4 for a couple years until I saw a friend's Crystalsky. After an afternoon with it, I went home and ordered one.
     
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    I have been using the iPad mini 4 since the day mavic came out, never a problem
     
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  9. MavProPlat1968 NCO

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    I use the iPad Mini 5 and I love it. Screen is I think 11% brighter than the mini 4 and you can tell it. I use a sunshade and dont have much issue with seeing the screen.
     
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  10. Fatherxmas NCO

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    I may have to see about getting one. I usually fly with a Crystalsky, however the rescue squad I'm on is planning to start using Kittyhawk and it currently doesn't work on a Crystalsky.
     
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  11. MavProPlat1968 NCO

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    Which Crystalsky you use?? I have debated one of those for a while now...
     
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    The 7.85 standard brightness (not ultra-bright). I really like it, can see the screen clearly in bright sun.
     
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