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Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 16 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

32 GB
SM-T705
Apple iPad mini 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Global Score
7.497.74
Basic Information
AppleSamsung
iOS 8.x, 7.xAndroid 4.4.2
2013-10-222014-06-12
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches
11.68 ounces10.51 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 275.00 at Amazon$ 275.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8.4 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 1600 x 2560 pixels
IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
324 pixels per inch359 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.47.6
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetExynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM3 GB (933 MHz) RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU
8.557.74
Storage
16 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
2.54.62
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.00 MP + 2.10 MP
f/2.40 aperture--
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.16
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.68.5
Battery Life
6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery4900mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
--29 hours talk time
5.924.96
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--Fingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is just a bit better than Apple iPad mini 2, getting a 7.74 score against 7.49. Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has Android 4.4.2 OS, and Apple iPad mini 2 comes with iOS 8.x OS. Even though Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Apple iPad mini 2 were released with only 8 months difference, Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is lighter and somewhat thinner.

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features a little bit better looking display than iPad mini 2, because it has a quite larger display, a little better pixels quantity per display inch and a quite better 2560 x 1600 resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features a much greater memory capacity to install applications and games or saving photos and videos than iPad mini 2, because it has 32 GB internal memory and an external SD slot that holds up to 128 GB.

IPad mini 2 features a greater performance than Galaxy Tab S 8.4, because although it has a lower amount of RAM and a lower number of slower cores, it also counts with a 64-bits CPU and an extra graphics processor. IPad mini 2 has a little bit better camera than Galaxy Tab S 8.4, although it has a lower 1920x1080 (Full HD) video resolution and a back camera with way less mega pixels.

Apple iPad mini 2 counts with superior battery duration than Galaxy Tab S 8.4, because it has a 32% larger battery size.

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the iPad mini 2 cost the same, .