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Apple iPad mini 3

128 GB Wi-Fi Only
A1600, A1599

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Wi-Fi Only
SM-T360
Apple iPad mini 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Global Score
7.866.88
Basic Information
AppleSamsung
iOS 8.xAndroid 4.4
2014-10-162014-09-04
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches8.39 x 4.97 x 0.38 inches
11.68 ounces13.00 ounces
Gold and Gray--
Aluminium--
$ 360.00 at Amazon$ 370.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 800 x 1280 pixels
IPS LCDTFT
324 pixels per inch189 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.46.4
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 400 8026 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1,5 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUAdreno 305 (450 MHz) GPU
8.557.65
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
5.73.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP3.10 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperture--
32.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD) video resolution
6.495.06
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.79.3
Battery Life
6350mAh Battery4450mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
--31 hours talk time
5.925.2
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--NFC
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad mini 3 has an overall score of 7.86, which is much better than Galaxy Tab Active's 6.88 general score. IPad mini 3 comes with iOS 8.x OS, while Galaxy Tab Active works with Android 4.4 OS. The iPad mini 3 design is somewhat lighter and noticeably thinner than the Galaxy Tab Active, even though both of them were released only a couple months apart.

IPad mini 3 counts with a quite superior processing power than Galaxy Tab Active, because although it has a lower number of cores (although faster) and 512 MB lesser RAM, it also counts with a 64-bit processor and a much better 600 MHz graphics co-processor. The iPad mini 3 features a much better looking display than Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, because although it has a little smaller screen, it also counts with a way better 1536 x 2048px resolution and a much better pixel density.

IPad mini 3 counts with a superior storage capacity for games and applications than Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, because although it has no slot for an SD memory card, it also counts with 128 GB internal memory. The iPad mini 3 has a way better camera than Galaxy Tab Active, because it has a lot higher (Full HD) video resolution and a lot more mega pixels camera.

IPad mini 3 has improved battery life than Galaxy Tab Active, because it has a 6350mAh battery size.

Despite of being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing here, iPad mini 3 is also cheaper, making it easy to pick between these devices.