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Apple iPad mini vs Sony Xperia Tablet S

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Apple iPad mini Remove phone

Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular
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Sony Xperia Tablet S Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (6.1, 6)Android (4.1.1, 4.0.3) 
Dimensions7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm) 
Weight11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Body materialAluminium  
Rugged Splash resistant 
Display
Physical size7.9 inches9.4 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels1280 x 800 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 ppi161 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 LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
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.

F2.4  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixelsOther 
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 A5NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 
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-A9Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543MP2ULP GeForce @ 416MHz 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion SD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
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 positioningGPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesYes 
ConnectorProprietary  
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB Host 
HDMI Yes 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Oct 201229 Aug 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesLightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter  
MSRP price$ 659$ 400 

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