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Apple iPad mini Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Global Score
6.937.74
Basic Information
AppleSamsung
iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6Android 4.4.2
0000-00-002014-06-12
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches
11.01 ounces10.51 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 269.00 at Amazon$ 275.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8.4 inches
1024 x 768 pixels 1600 x 2560 pixels
IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
162 pixels per inch359 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.17.6
Performance
Apple A5 chipsetExynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz) processor
512 MB RAM3 GB (933 MHz) RAM
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPUARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU
7.297.74
Storage
32 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
3.34.62
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+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
9.48.5
Battery Life
4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery4900mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
--29 hours talk time
5.364.96
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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is much better than the iPad mini, having a general score of 7.74 against 6.93. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4's design is a little bit lighter and a bit thinner than the iPad mini. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 comes with Android 4.4.2 OS, and iPad mini comes with iOS 8.x OS. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features just a little better processing power than iPad mini, because although it has doesn't have an extra graphics co-processor, it also counts with a larger amount of RAM and a larger number of faster cores.

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 counts with a lot better screen than iPad mini, because it has a much better 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, a bit larger screen and a lot higher pixels density. IPad mini captures just a bit better photos and videos than Galaxy Tab S 8.4, although it has a lower (Full HD) video quality and a much lower 5 mega-pixels resolution back camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features a lot bigger storage for apps and games than Apple iPad mini, and although they both have exactly the same 32 GB internal storage, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 also has a slot for an SD memory card that holds up to 128 GB. The iPad mini has just a bit longer battery lifetime than Galaxy Tab S 8.4, although it has just 4440mAh of battery capacity.

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 costs a little more money than the iPad mini, but you can get a better tablet for that few more dollars.