Best iPad mini 6 alternatives 2022

The iPad mini 6 (2021) was one of the most promising devices to emerge from Apple’s September event, but recent iPad mini screen distortions and jelly roll issues have left us unsure about its long-term durability. So if you’re looking for the best iPad mini alternatives, look no further. We help you find your best iOS or Android replacements, from tablets to foldables.

Best overall iPad Mini alternative: iPad Air 2020

iPad Air M1

(Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

Sticking to Apple

Reasons to buy


Same iPadOS software and Bionic speeds you’re used to


Similar price, screen and battery life


More screen space for daily use


No known hardware failures

Reasons to avoid

Less portable for outdoor use

Not an OLED panel

While we have plenty of great Android tablets to recommend as alternatives, the best surrogate for an iPadOS tablet is obviously another iPad. And in most areas, the iPad Air 2022 will tick the boxes you were looking for in the iPad mini.


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