Well, the best advice anybody can possibly give you upfront is:
Go into an Apple Store and try them both out.
Then, ask yourself if you want the version with wifi and cellular data or the one with just wifi. If you plan to use the tablet on the go, will you be able to use your smartphone as a wireless hotspot? If you plan to get a contract from a wireless carrier it might be worth checking if they offer any bundles.
The mini is much smaller and lighter than the retina version of the iPad. The retina version on the other hand, is the fastest iOS device out there at the moment and features an outstanding display.
Both devices can do pretty much the same thing. It comes down to personal preference I think. The mini is much more likely to be carried around all the time and has that Kindle-sort of size and weight that makes it a joy to pick up. The retina iPad will give a much nicer experience on long trips or other sessions, but it is the heavier and bigger device.
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- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
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- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
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|Sunflower Field by GrannyMeg|
from An impressionist piece
|Flag from Staten Island Ferry by wam7|
|SAND SCULPTURE by duskman|
from Landscape - Black and White #4