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Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 16 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Apple iPad mini 2 Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Global Score
7.497.64
Basic Information
AppleSony
iOS 8.x, 7.xAndroid 4.4
2013-10-222014-09-03
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches
11.68 ounces9.52 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 275.00 at Amazon$ 249.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 1200 x 1920 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
324 pixels per inch283 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.47.2
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor Quad-Core 2500 MHz processor
1 GB RAM3 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUAdreno 330 (450 MHz) GPU
8.558.46
Storage
16 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
2.53.82
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.10 MP + 2.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (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+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.69.4
Battery Life
6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery4500mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
--1100 hours standby time
19 hours talk time
5.924.64
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--NFC
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a global score of 7.64, which is a bit better than Apple iPad mini 2's score of 7.49. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a newer device, and it is also thinner and somewhat lighter than Apple iPad mini 2. Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact comes with Android 4.4 operating system, while Apple iPad mini 2 has iOS 8.x operating system.

The Apple iPad mini 2 features a little sharper display than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, because although it has a little smaller screen, it also counts with a slightly higher 1536 x 2048 resolution and a just a bit greater display pixel density. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with a much bigger memory capacity for games and applications than iPad mini 2, and although they both have exactly the same internal storage, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact also has a SD memory slot that admits up to 128 GB.

IPad mini 2 features a little better processing power than Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, because although it has 2 GB lesser RAM memory and an inferior number of cores, it also counts with a better 600 megahertz graphics processing unit and a 64 bits CPU. IPad mini 2 shoots a bit better photographs and videos than Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, although it has a lower (Full HD) video quality and a lot lower resolution back-facing camera, they both have a F2.4 aperture.

Apple iPad mini 2 has a way better battery lifetime than Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, because it has 6471mAh of battery capacity.

Even being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is also the cheapest one, which makes it a simple decision.