Apple iPad Mini 3 vs 4 for price diff of US$20

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I'm choosing between a used iPad Mini 3 vs Mini 4:

The difference in price between both from a refurbished dealer is US$20
(for 16GB, both with Wifi : guess they don't have cellular built in).

Is it worth the US$20 to go for Mini 4?  I heard Mini 4 can go for a later
versions of IOS (security patches & bugs), is this crucial?
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Commented:
https://www.macworld.co.uk/review/ipad/ipad-mini-3-vs-ipad-mini-4-comparison-review-3627862/

I think the link above made a mistake indicating the Facetime camera (front-facing cam) at 2Mpixel
for Mini 3 : think both Mini 3 & 4's  Facetime cams are 1.2Mpixels,  help confirm this
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Commented:
The iPad Mini 3 has been removed although there are surely some in the pipeline.

For $20 , I would get the newer one. I read the reviews and it is a good machine.

My grandchildren have the Mini 3 and since they already have that model, it will be fine for them. But buying again now, we would get the Mini 4.

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is the Facetime (ie the front-facing) cams for both Mini 3 and 4 at 1.2Mpixel?
I have doubts on the link above saying it's 2Mpixel for Mini 3.

One last question: is it labelled anywhere or I can view from IOS'  Settings
option the hardware model?  Just want a way to verify when the item arrives
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Facetime both models is the same resolution so far as I know.

Go to Settings, General, About in IOS and it tells you all about the phone
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Thanks and good luck with your new Mini.
The main difference is that  the iPad4 Mini rear camera is 8mp instead of 5mp and it has a faster cpu.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/ipad-mini-4-vs-ipad-mini-3-should-you-upgrade/
The ipad4 mini is also thinner and lighter than the ipad3 mini.  Everything else is the same.  The front facing camera on both are 1.2 mp.

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