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Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina vs iPad mini vs Note 8.0

0. phoneArena 12 Nov 2013, 03:29 posted on

The 8" Windows tablet are only just out and yet unproven, so we are staging a fierce fight of the most prolific 8-inchers in the iOS and Android worlds, namely the new and old iPad mini, together with the unique Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0...

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 15:19 7

1. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


Serious winner here. Note 8.0

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 15:36 5

3. sniper1087 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


1280 x 800 resolution, I have to disagree maybe vs the mini, but the mini 2 has better display and better processor, say what you want but the A7 processor, has been proven to be amazing.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 15:46 2

4. ocilfa (Posts: 299; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Excuse me, but don't you mean "Amazing"?

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 23:28

22. sniper1087 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


huh? dont understand what you mean I didnt misspelled anything

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 20:53

15. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


No GPS again???
If it was Samsung or Google, such a "news" would be all over the articles on the headlines. LOL

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 23:30 1

23. sniper1087 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


GPS on a tablet? seriously? I dont intend to navigate anywhere with a tablet, and even if it was an android tablet I could care less if it had gps. prefer quality build and user experience.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 06:57

25. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yes seriously - I have my Nexus 7 embedded in my car for on board navigation. Build quality is subjective because if its in a case does it really matter ? UX is also subjective so i will give you those points but GPS on a tablet has valid perks.

Winner - Ipad mini 2 - runner up 8.0

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 16:16 5

6. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I have the note 8.0 and I really like it. The retina display that the new iPad mini has would be really nice to have... but then again we are comparing a device from Q1 of 2013 and another from Q4 so there will be obvious improvements... the thing I don't get is why they made the new mini heavier though.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:23

10. Commentator (Posts: 2183; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If I had to guess, I'd say due to a larger battery.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 16:21 6

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5639; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yep NOTE 8.0 clearly the winner.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:17 5

11. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


What are u retard or something ?

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:47 3

13. JunitoNH (Posts: 757; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well, enjoy your oversize S4.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 20:55 5

16. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Well, enjoy your oversized iphone, with no phone app. LOL

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 22:10

19. Gdrye (Posts: 92; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


get off the kool-aid

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 04:30 3

20. Trex95 (Posts: 520; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Note 8.0 it's just A CRAP.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 15:20 1

2. apple4never (Posts: 762; Member since: 08 May 2013)


why dont we see so many comparisons when lg,nokia or samsung launches a new tablet

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:21 1

9. stealthd (Posts: 868; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Because no one buys them I guess

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 20:58 2

17. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


You better see the market share. iPads are 50% down.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 15:47 7

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 9280; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mini2 FTW

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 16:37 4

8. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I'm pro Android, and consider it to be much more usable than IOS, especially with Samsung's stylus implementation.

But come on, the iPad mini takes this by a landslide.
Note 8 needs like this years processor and screen to even be considered in my book

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:47

12. apple4never (Posts: 762; Member since: 08 May 2013)


trust me if ipad mini ran android, my nexus 7 fhd would be in mid air about to land in my garbage bag on my curb, no kidding

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 21:03

18. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Agree about nexus 7 , but also iPad mini should have 16:9 also before this to happen.
We are talkin about Note 8 , though. End this is different story.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:25

14. Metalspy8 (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Daniel please Stop being a biased Prikk
"2048 x 1536 pixels on an 8-incher is a Guiness Book of Records material right there, so if you are into density bragging rights, snatch the iPad mini with Retina immediately."
here is the real guiness book of records "Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with unsurpassed pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD"

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 23:20

21. willard12 (Posts: 549; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


"That's right, this is the second highest pixel density on a tablet.... is a Guiness Book of Records material right there."

At PA, if Apple comes in second, it should still be in the Guiness Book of records.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:42 1

24. robosteve (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


The only thing the iPad has on the Note 8 is the nice screen resolution. I have a Note 8 which has and S-Pen and a microSD card slot which I'd take over the nicer screen. As for the plasticy build I know isn't as classy as the iPad but it's a lot more robust, Samsung and Nokia know how to make robust phone. I see a lot of iPhone and iPads with cracked screens yet very few Samsang Galaxys with cracks. iPads do loom and feel nice, but it's just skin deep. Note 8 gets my vote. I'm now off to draw sillys faces on photos of iPads using S-Note.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 09:06

26. rantao333 (Posts: 157; Member since: 21 May 2013)


why u link nokia quality together with samsung???? ???

seriously dude!??

samsung has good quality????

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 06:56

29. robosteve (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Well .... yes, I've dropped my S2 and S3 lots of times and they still work perfectly and have excaped without a scratch. My S3 is around a year old now and still looks brand new, I don't use a back cover on it, it doesn't need one and they add to the bulk.

Also it is widely know you can bend the back cover of most Samsung device in half without it breaking of even showing stress marks.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 09:09

27. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


This is like trying to compare 2 types of cheese (one from last year) with semi-skimmed milk. Completely pointless as results will be all over the place.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 12:25

28. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I would call this one a tie. The ipm2 has a better screen and faster processor, true. But the S Pen sw on the Note 8 set it apart from all others. You can't go wrong with either one, but the next Note 8 will be an interesting device.

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