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Lenovo IdeaTab A3000

16 GB HSPA+

Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 32 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 Apple iPad mini 2
Global Score
5.787.57
Basic Information
LenovoApple
Android 4.2iOS 8.x, 7.x
2013-02-242013-10-22
7.64 x 4.72 x 0.43 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches
11.99 ounces11.68 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack, Gray and White
--Aluminium
$ 249.00 at Amazon$ 255.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7 inches7.9 inches
1024 x 600 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
170 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.87.4
Performance
MediaTek MT8125 chipsetApple A7 chipset
ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR SGX544 (384 MHz) GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
7.478.55
Storage
16 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
3.53.3
Camera
5.00 MP + 0.30 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
--33.00mm focal length
--1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
4.186.49
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
HSPALTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS
--Nano SIM
3.78.6
Battery Life
3500mAh Li-Polymer Battery6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
4.885.92
Other Features
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Apple iPad mini 2 has an overall score of 7.57, which is a lot better than Lenovo IdeaTab A3000's 5.78 overall score. Apple iPad mini 2's design is extremely thinner and a little lighter than the Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, even when both were released only 8 months apart. Apple iPad mini 2 works with iOS 8.x OS, while Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 works with Android 4.2 OS.

The Apple iPad mini 2 has a better performing CPU than Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, because although it has an inferior number of cores (although faster), and they both have the same RAM amount, the Apple iPad mini 2 also counts with a better graphics co-processor running at 600 MHz and a 64-bit processor.

The iPad mini 2 counts with a much sharper display than Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, because it has a bit bigger display, a much better pixel number per inch in the screen and a much higher resolution of 1536 x 2048px. The Apple iPad mini 2 shoots way better photographs and videos than Lenovo IdeaTab A3000. They have a back facing camera with a 5 megapixels resolution.

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 counts with a slightly better storage capacity for applications, games, photos and videos than iPad mini 2, because although it has 0 less internal storage capacity, it also counts with an external memory slot that allows up to 64 GB. The iPad mini 2 features a way better battery performance than Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, because it has an 85% bigger battery capacity.

Apple iPad mini 2 costs a bit more than Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, but it's still a good choice, because you can get a better tablet for that extra money.