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Apple iPad mini Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation
Global Score
6.936.36
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6iOS 7.x, 6.1, 6
0000-00-002012-09-12
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 inches
11.01 ounces3.10 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 269.00 at Amazon$ 265.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches4 inches
1024 x 768 pixels 640 x 1136 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
162 pixels per inch326 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.17.2
Performance
Apple A5 chipsetApple A5 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
512 MB RAM512 MB RAM
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPUPowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
7.297.29
Storage
32 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
3.34.4
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.82
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile Hotspot--
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA--
Nano SIM--
9.43.2
Battery Life
4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery1030mAh Li-Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.363.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPS--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer and Gyroscope

Comparisson review

The iPad mini has a general score of 6.93, which is a little bit better than the Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation's general score of 6.36. Both of these devices have iOS OS, but the iPad mini has a more recent 8.x version and Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation has iOS 7.x version, offering some nice extra features and a performance increase. Even being the best tablet in this comparisson, the iPad mini is a extremely heavier and somewhat thicker tablet than the Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation.

The Apple iPad mini and the iPod Touch 5th Generation both have incredibly similar CPUs, both of them have a 400 MHz GPU, 512 MB of RAM and 2 cores. IPod Touch 5th Generation has a sharper display than iPad mini, because although it has a lot smaller screen and a little bit lower 1136 x 640 resolution, it also counts with much more pixels per inch in the screen.

IPod Touch 5th Generation has a much better memory for games and applications than iPad mini, because it has 32 GB more internal storage capacity. IPod Touch 5th Generation has just a bit better camera than iPad mini. They have the same diafragm aperture, the same video frame rate, a same resolution back-facing camera and the same (Full HD) video definition.

Apple iPad mini has a very superior battery duration than iPod Touch 5th Generation, because it has a 4440mAh battery capacity against 1030mAh.

The Apple iPad mini costs a bit more than iPod Touch 5th Generation, but you can get a better tablet for that few extra dollars.