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Apple iPad mini Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation
Global Score
6.856.25
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6iOS 7.x, 6.1, 6
0000-00-002012-09-12
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 inches
11.01 ounces3.10 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
$ 235.00 at Amazon$ 240.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches4 inches
1024 x 768 pixels 640 x 1136 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
162 pixels per inch326 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.17.2
Performance
Apple A5 chipsetApple A5 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
512 MB RAM512 MB RAM
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPUPowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
7.297.29
Storage
16 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.53.3
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.82
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile Hotspot--
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA--
Nano SIM--
9.43.2
Battery Life
4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery1030mAh Li-Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.363.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPS--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer and Gyroscope

Comparisson review

The iPad mini is slightly better than the iPod Touch 5th Generation, having a 6.85 score against 6.25. Both devices in this comparisson review use iOS OS (operating system), but iPad mini has 8.x version while iPod Touch 5th Generation has iOS 7.x, giving a lot of extra features. The iPad mini body is thicker and way heavier than iPod Touch 5th Generation.

IPod Touch 5th Generation features a much better screen than Apple iPad mini, because although it has a really smaller screen and a bit lower 1136 x 640 resolution, it also counts with a way higher pixels density. IPod Touch 5th Generation counts with a much bigger storage for apps and games than iPad mini, because it has 32 GB internal storage capacity.

IPod Touch 5th Generation and iPad mini feature very similar CPUs, both of them have a 512 MB RAM memory, a 400 MHz graphics processor and a Dual-Core processor. IPad mini counts with a really longer battery lifetime than iPod Touch 5th Generation, because it has 4440mAh of battery capacity against 1030mAh.

IPod Touch 5th Generation shoots slightly better photographs and videos than Apple iPad mini. They have a same size diafragm aperture, a 5 megapixels back camera, the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video quality and the same 30 fps video frame rate.

Despite of being the best tablet between the ones we are comparing, Apple iPad mini is also the cheapest.