When the Apple iPad Mini was revealed many people compared it alongside the other tablets in the small category that were on the market. The price of the tablet is more than other devices and some people said that is was also the best tablet. Of course this may prove to be true as the device does come from Apple. So how does the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 stand up to the Apple iPad Mini?
The Apple iPad Mini has the Apple A5 processor and this may not be the fastest on the market, but it is in no way slow. The tablet comes with Power VR GPU and it does offer performance that is said to be solid. The Apple iPad Mini has 1GB of RAM and you can get it in either white or black and it comes with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage internally.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the 1.6GHz quad core processor of Exynos and the graphics are excellent. The phablet is available in 16GB or 32GB and it has SD card which could boost storage up by another 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins here.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with 306ppi and 5.5 inches, which is better than the one of the Apple iPad Mini. The display is not retina and many people have criticised it for this reason.
The Apple iPad Mini has a great size however it doesn’t have the technology of the display of that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The blacks are deep and vibrant and the colours are better, along with the ppi being higher.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and the Apple iPad Mini has iOS6.1, which of course will be updated regularly by Apple. Apple did say that their OS comes with more than 200 features that are new and the App Store has more apps that what are to be found in the Google Play Store. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 being a phablet doesn’t have to rely on tablet apps. This means that it can get access to around 600,000 apps on Android OS. However this is about tablets and so the winner here has to be the Apple iPad Mini.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an 8 megapixel camera and there is also a camera of 1.9 on the front. The Apple iPad Mini has a camera of 5 megapixels which is iSight and there is also a camera of 2 megapixels on the front. This can record video at 720p. The camera has 5 elements and this means that it is great in low light. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the winner as it takes photos that are better and the camera is a lot faster.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has won the most points here and it has the best hardware, along with this is has a lot of goodies. These include the S Pen, GPS and NFC. There does happen to be some trade-off however. The Apple iPad Mini uses apps that are optimised to be used on tablets and the price tag is lower than that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.