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Apple iPad mini Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch
Global Score
6.857.04
Basic Information
AppleSamsung
iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6Android 4.2.2
0000-00-002013-06-03
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches
11.01 ounces11.25 ounces
Black and White--
Aluminium--
$ 235.00 at Amazon$ 215.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8 inches
1024 x 768 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
IPS LCDSuper Clear LCD
162 pixels per inch189 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.15.9
Performance
Apple A5 chipsetSamsung Exynos 4 Dual chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1500 MHz) processor
512 MB RAM1,5 GB RAM
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPUARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz) GPU
7.298.46
Storage
16 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
2.53.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.30 MP
f/2.40 aperture--
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD) video resolution
6.494.84
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile Hotspot--
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMSIM
9.49.1
Battery Life
4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery4450mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
--42 hours talk time
5.365.12
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is a little bit better than the Apple iPad mini, having a global score of 7.04 against 6.85. Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is a a little bit heavier and a little thicker tablet than Apple iPad mini. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with Android 4.2.2 operating system, and Apple iPad mini works with iOS 8.x operating system.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a greater hardware performance than iPad mini, and although they both have a Dual-Core CPU, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also has a much better GPU running at 1.06 GHz and more RAM memory. The iPad mini has a slightly better screen than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, although it has a little bit smaller display, a just a little worse count of pixels per inch in the display and a bit lower resolution of 768 x 1024px.

IPad mini captures much better pictures and videos than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, and although they both have a same resolution camera, the iPad mini also has a much better 1920x1080 (Full HD) video resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch has a very superior storage capacity to install applications and games or saving photos and videos than iPad mini, and although they both have equal internal memory capacity, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also has an external SD slot that supports a maximum of 64 GB.

The iPad mini has a little better battery life than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, although it has 4440mAh of battery capacity against 4450mAh.

Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch not only is the best tablets between the ones we are comparing, but it's also cheaper.