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Apple iPad mini 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch

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PA Rating - 8.5
Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

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PA Rating - 6.5
Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSiOS (7.x)Android (4.2) 
Dimensions7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)9.57 x 6.93 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95 mm) 
Weight12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
18.06 oz (512 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
 
Body materialAluminium  
Display
Physical size7.9 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution2048 x 1536 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.

324 ppi149 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, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 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, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
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 A7 with 64-bit architectureIntel Atom 
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, 1300 MHzDual core, 1600 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR G6430Yes 
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.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 11 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time (3G) 40.00 hours
the average is 36 h (2140 min)
 
Capacity 6800 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.BLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 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, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncMHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced22 Oct 201303 Jun 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesLightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter  
MSRP price$ 529  

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