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Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 16 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

16GB LTE
N5120
Apple iPad mini 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Global Score
7.497.18
Basic Information
AppleSamsung
iOS 8.x, 7.xAndroid 4.4.2, 4.2.2, 4.1.2
2013-10-222013-02-24
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches
11.68 ounces11.92 ounces
Black, Gray and White--
Aluminium--
$ 275.00 at Amazon$ 285.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
IPS LCDTFT
324 pixels per inch189 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.46
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetSamsung Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412) chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Quad-Core 1600 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM2 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz) GPU
8.558.82
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
6.494.95
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile Hotspot--
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMSIM
8.69.1
Battery Life
6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery4600mAh Li-Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.925.04
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad mini 2 is a bit better than the Galaxy Note 8.0, getting a global score of 7.49 against 7.18. The iPad mini 2 is a just a bit lighter and a little thinner tablet than Galaxy Note 8.0, even though both were released with only a few months difference. IPad mini 2 counts with iOS 8.x OS, and Galaxy Note 8.0 works with Android 4.4.2 OS.

The iPad mini 2 counts with a way better display than Galaxy Note 8.0, because although it has a quite smaller display, it also counts with a much better resolution of 1536 x 2048 and a lot better pixels count per screen inch. The Galaxy Note 8.0 features just a little better processing power than iPad mini 2, because although it has a 32-bit CPU against 64-bits, it also counts with a faster graphics co-processor running at 1.06 GHz, 1 GB more RAM and a larger number of cores.

The iPad mini 2 has a very superior camera than Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, and although they both have the same resolution back facing camera, the iPad mini 2 also has a much higher video quality. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has a lot bigger memory for applications and games than iPad mini 2, and although they both have equal internal storage, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 also has a slot for external memory cards that admits a maximum of 64 GB.

IPad mini 2 has superior battery life than Galaxy Note 8.0, because it has a 6471mAh battery size.

In addition to being the best tablet of the ones in this comparisson, the iPad mini 2 is also cheap compared to the Galaxy Note 8.0.