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Sony Xperia Tablet S vs Apple iPad mini

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released
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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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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1.1, 4.0.3)iOS (6.1, 6) 
Dimensions9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm)7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm) 
Weight20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
 
Body material Aluminium 
RuggedSplash resistant  
Display
Physical size9.4 inches7.9 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1024 x 768 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.

161 ppi162 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio61.23 %71.82 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera8 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.

 F2.4 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing cameraOther1.2 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.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30LApple 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.

Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 416MHzPowerVR SGX543MP2 
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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionSD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GB  
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
Data LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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.

GPSA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBYesYes 
Connector Proprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB HostUSB charging 
HDMIYes  
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Aug 201223 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price$ 400$ 659 

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