PDF Tests: iPad Mini 4 iOS 11

Ah, iPad Mini! You were to be the tablet I’d get after all my testing. I mean, all that’s left after you is the aging Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the iFive Mini 4s.

Save me, Obi-wan, you’re my only hope!

Nope.

This is what happened with The American Magazine in my last test. The video is long en toto, but the test itself is within the opening two minutes.

iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test

Crash-o-rama!

And here is the test with iOS 11.

iPad Mini 4 iOS 11 Google Books PDF Test

iBooks actually crashed about a second or two after I stopped recording. I was so perplexed by that test that I went from Best Buy to an Apple Store to run it again.

iPad Mini 4 iOS 11 Google Books PDF Test 2

And poof! It takes a lot more to stress it to crash but it still does. And that rendering speed! What!

And now The Devil’s Own PDF.

iPad Mini 4 iOS 11 PDF Test

It begins to work but crashes sooner than the iPad Pro.

For contrast, here’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 in what is now Nostalgia Mode (see this post).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Extreme PDF Test

The hinkiness of SmartQ Reader can be maddening. And the slowness of rendering Processed World is grating. But at least it can render things without crashing!

But that’s in the past.

Ah, iPad Mini. iOS 11 has brought you low. You really needed an update but I think you’re the last one Apple will ever make. How damn sad.

Previously here:

PDF Tests: Large iPad Pro iOS 11
New iOS 11 PDF-iBooks Behavior
GoodReader PDF Reader For iOS Is Not Dead (or maybe it is?)
Video: iPad Pro 10.5 Google Books PDF Tests
iPad Pro 10.5 Should Be A Google Books PDF Monster
March 2017 “New iPad” Brief Google Books PDF Test
Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Extreme PDF Test
Video: iPad Pro Extreme PDF Test
Video: PDF Fun With iPad Mini 4 Splitscreen
Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Google Books PDF Test
Second Google Books PDF Test: Samsung Chromebook Plus
Google Books PDF Test: Samsung Chromebook Plus
Asus ZenPad S3 10: Google Books PDF Test

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