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iPad Mini Comparison: Comparing iPad Mini with Other Tablets

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Yesterday, Apple has finally announced its most anticipated new product called iPad Mini. Without a doubt, the small version of iPad has become the latest hot topic being discussed not just among the Apple fans, but all the mobile phone and tablet users around the globe. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display with an awesome 1024 x 768 resolution. It comes with Apple A5 processor, 0.3 megapixel front camera, and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.


The new Apple device has only 0.28 inch in thickness and it’s the lightest iPad ever made, with only 0.68 pounds about 50% of the weight of “The New iPad”. The most exciting part is that the iPad Mini comes with a starting price of $329 (for 16GB WiFi model) which is the least expensive iPad you can get.

The iPad Mini is not the only small tablet on the market. It will face a fierce challenge from Samsung’s Galaxy Tab2, Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD7, Nook HD, even “The New iPad”. For those who are interested to get the iPad Mini, below we’ve created a table helping you to compare iPad Mini with other popular tablet devices on the market.

Comparing iPad Mini with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and Nook HD


Apple iPad miniSamsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0Google Nexus 7Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7Nook HD
Screen Size7.9 inches7 inches7 inches7 inches7 inches
Resolution1024 x 7681,024 x 6001,280 x 8001,280 x 6001,440 x 900
Pixel Density163 ppi170 ppi216 ppi216 ppi243 ppi
Weight10.88 oz12.13 oz12 oz13.9 oz11.1 oz
Dimensions (WxHxD)7.8 x 5.3 x .28 inches7.63 x 4.82 x 0.41 inches7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches7.65 x 5.0 x 0.43 inches
CPUDual-core Apple A5Dual-core 1GHzQuad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A9TI OMAP 4470
Storage16GB, 32GB or 64GB, no card slot8GB, 16GB or 32GB, microSD up to 32GB8GB or 16GB, no card slot16GB or 32GB, no card slot8GB, 16GB + microSD,
Operating SystemiOS 6Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Battery10 hoursUnannounced10 hours11 hours10.5 hours
Camera5MP rear, 1.2MP front3MP rear, VGA front-facing1.2MP front-facing1.3MP front-facingnone
NetworkingDual-band Wi-Fi, LTEWi-Fi, 4G (HSPA+)Wi-FiDual-band Wi-FiWi-Fi

Comparing iPad Mini with The New iPad and iPad 2


iPad MiniThe New iPadiPad 2
Thickness0.28 inch (7.2 mm)0.37 inch (9.4 mm)0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
Weight0.68 pounds (308g)1.44 pounds (652g) Wi-Fi
1.46 pounds (662g) Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (4th)
1.33 pounds (601g) Wi-Fi
1.34 pounds (607g) Wi-Fi + 3G
Camera0.3 megapixel front
5 megapixel back
HD Video 1080p
Facetime HD
0.3 megapixel front
5 megapixel back
HD Video 1080p
Facetime HD (4th)
0.3 megapixel front
0.7 megapixel back
HD Video 720p
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 2.1
Screen Size7.9 inches9.7 inches9.7 inches
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels1024 x 768 pixels
ChipA5 Dual CoreA6X Quad Core (4th)
A5X Dual Core (3rd)
Quad-core graphics
A5 Dual Core
Battery Capacity4490mAh11,666 mAh
6944 mAh
Connector8-pin Lightning30-pin (3rd)
8-pin Lightning (4th)

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