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Apple iPad mini vs Apple iPhone 4s

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PA Rating - 8.5
Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8.1

Posted: 04 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel

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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSiOS (6.1, 6)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5) 
Dimensions7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm) 
Weight11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body materialAluminiumGlass 
Display
Physical size7.9 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels640 x 960 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

162 ppi326 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 35.00 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A5Apple A5 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543MP2PowerVR SGX 543MP2 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Battery
Talk time 14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time 8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 8.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterYouTube (upload) 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

 800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A 
Micro SIM Yes 
nano-SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
FeaturesUSB chargingUSB charging 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Oct 201204 Oct 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesLightning to USB Cable, USB Power AdapterApple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 
MSRP price$ 459  

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