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BlackBerry PlayBook Apple iPad mini
Global Score
5.467.05
Basic Information
BlackberryApple
BlackBerry Tablet OSiOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6
2010-09-270000-00-00
7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches
14.11 ounces11.01 ounces
--Black and White
--Aluminium
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 400.00 at Amazon$ 405.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7 inches7.9 inches
1024 x 600 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
LCDIPS LCD
170 pixels per inch162 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.76.1
Performance
TI OMAP 4430 chipsetApple A5 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM512 MB RAM
PowerVR SGX540 (200 MHz) GPUPowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
6.847.29
Storage
16 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.54.4
Camera
5.00 MP + 3.00 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 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
4.956.49
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
--LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
--Nano SIM
3.29.4
Battery Life
Li-Ion Battery4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.365.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 2.1, EDRBluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The iPad mini is much better than the BlackBerry PlayBook, getting a global score of 7.05 against 5.46. IPad mini works with iOS 8.x operating system, while BlackBerry PlayBook has BlackBerry Tablet OS operating system. The iPad mini body is a lot lighter and extremely thinner than BlackBerry PlayBook.

The Apple iPad mini has a bit more vivid screen than BlackBerry PlayBook, because although it has a bit inferior quantity of pixels per screen inch, it also counts with a quite bigger display and a little bit higher 768 x 1024 pixels resolution. IPad mini counts with a way bigger storage capacity for applications and games than BlackBerry PlayBook, because it has more internal memory.

IPad mini counts with a bit superior processing unit than BlackBerry PlayBook, because although it has lesser RAM memory, and they both have the same number of cores, the iPad mini also counts with a much better 400 MHz graphics co-processor. The iPad mini has a much longer battery lifetime than BlackBerry PlayBook.

The Apple iPad mini takes a lot better pictures and videos than BlackBerry PlayBook. Both of them have the same video quality, a same resolution camera and the same 30 fps video frame rates.

The iPad mini is a bit more expensive than BlackBerry PlayBook, but it's still a great deal, as you can get a better tablet for that extra money.