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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch vs Apple iPad mini vs Apple iPad 4

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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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Apple iPad 4 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, U.S. Cellular
Design
Device typeTabletTabletTablet
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.2.2)iOS (6.1, 6)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6)
Dimensions8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches (209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
Weight11.25 oz (319 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
Body material Aluminium 
Display
Physical size8.0 inches7.9 inches9.7 inches
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1024 x 768 pixels2048 x 1536 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.

189 ppi162 ppi264 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.

Super Clear LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Colors 16 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Oleophobic coating
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels5 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.

 F2.4F2.4
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night modeBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilizationDigital image stabilization
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels1.2 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.

Samsung Exynos 4 DualApple A5Apple A6X
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, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1400 MHz
Graphics processorARM Mali-400 MP4PowerVR SGX543MP2PowerVR SGX 554
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.

1536 MB RAM512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB128 GB
Maximum User Storage26.16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time42.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1170 min)
  
Talk time (3G)24.00 hours
the average is 26 h (1540 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)40.4 days (970 hours)
the average is 52 days (1250 h)
  
Capacity4450 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYesYes
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersStereo speakersLoudspeaker
YouTube playerYes Yes
Internet browsing
Browser SafariSafari
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 28 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM  Yes
nano-SIM Yes 
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.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYes Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspot  Yes
USBUSB 2.0YesYes
ConnectormicroUSBProprietaryProprietary
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB chargingUSB Host
HDMI  Yes
OtherTV-Out, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent modeSilent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced03 Jun 201323 Oct 201223 Oct 2012
Shopping information
Accessories Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power AdapterLightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
MSRP price $ 659$ 799

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