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Is the iPad mini 2 still viable as a screen?
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Nick779
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I have a few months until I can upgrade my phone, and my battery just dies super fast when flying. Would a cheap iPad mini 2 work for a short term solution? Are they still decent for flying a Mavic?
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RCNJ
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as long as it is A8 chip or higher (A7 on old apples will struggle i think) and decent storage should be ok, I use an Ipad Air 2 A8 chip and its fine although i'll be getting another soon as need more space on it.
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RCNJ Posted at 2017-9-16 05:44
as long as it is A8 chip or higher (A7 on old apples will struggle i think) and decent storage should be ok, I use an Ipad Air 2 A8 chip and its fine although i'll be getting another soon as need more space on it.

Just curious, why more space? You doing the editing on the Ipad?
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Jabreu001 Posted at 2017-9-16 07:42
Just curious, why more space? You doing the editing on the Ipad?

i like to preview clips on ipad yeah and its only 16GB.... fills up quick when shooting 4K even with the cached are lower quality i find it fills up fast etc, i do some editing for short clips on the ipad that are ok at 720P, the rest i pull off the card to imac etc
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RCNJ Posted at 2017-9-16 05:44
as long as it is A8 chip or higher (A7 on old apples will struggle i think) and decent storage should be ok, I use an Ipad Air 2 A8 chip and its fine although i'll be getting another soon as need more space on it.

negative.. A7 does just fine!   i can confirm as an ipad Mini 2 owner and iPhone 5S owner.   the A7 does show its age in other ways like its a little slower to open the App but once in the app its about as good as modern iPads

A7 is used in a lot of apple devices.  iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2, Mini 3, and iPad Air 1.  and it runs iOS 11 perfectly fine.    so Apple really built a beast of a CPU that they were happy about, because apple hasn't really put the same SoC in so many devices before or since.   

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It's fine. No more viewable in sun than my iPhone 7, though, which I had hoped would be of some improvement but on reflection, I guess that was too much to ask.
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-9-16 11:38
It's fine. No more viewable in sun than my iPhone 7, though, which I had hoped would be of some improvement but on reflection, I guess that was too much to ask.

very true, i found whacking the brightness up to max helped on that, but on very sunny days its look for shade to stand in
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RCNJ Posted at 2017-9-16 12:52
very true, i found whacking the brightness up to max helped on that, but on very sunny days its look for shade to stand in

yea, the ipad mini 4 is better, but not hugely..    the mini 4 has a screen that is laminated to the glass, which does help but its not that good still..  

i think given the price i found Mini 2's at for under $200 sometimes, i rather grab a mini 2, wack my shade on it and lean back under a shady tree or something..
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Yes, iPad mini 2 is on the support list, so it is compatible with DJI GO / DJI GO 4.
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