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Apple iPad mini Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch
Global Score
6.857.13
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--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 235.00 at Amazon$ 229.00 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 memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
2.54.3
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 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is just a bit better than the iPad mini, getting a 7.13 score against 6.85. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch comes with Android 4.2.2 operating system, and iPad mini comes with iOS 8.x operating system. Even being the best tablet in this comparisson, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch body is a bit heavier and just a bit thicker than iPad mini.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a better performing processing unit than iPad mini, and although they both have 2 CPU cores, the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also has a better GPU and 1 GB more RAM memory. Apple iPad mini has a bit more vivid screen than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, although it has a just a little inferior pixels amount in each inch of display, a little bit lower 768 x 1024 resolution and a bit smaller display.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch has much more memory to install games and applications than iPad mini, because it has more internal storage capacity and a SD memory card expansion slot that admits up to 64 GB. IPad mini has a very superior camera than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, and although they both have a camera with a 5 MP resolution, the iPad mini also has a lot better (Full HD) video resolution.

IPad mini has just a little better battery life than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, although it has just 4440mAh of battery size instead of 4450mAh.

Despite of being the best tablet in our comparisson, the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is also the cheapest one, which makes it a simple decision.