Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina specs comparison vs Nexus 7 vs LG G Pad 8.3

Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina specs comparison vs Nexus 7 vs LG G Pad 8.3
Apple's tiny tablet just received a second edition, if you haven't heard, and we have to pit it against the fearless rivals on the other side, the Nexus 7 and LG G Pad 8.3 to gauge how it stands against some Android competition.

At first look the Android tablets are flawless, with 1920x1200 pixels displays, which in the case of the G Pad 8.3 return slightly lower pixel density because of the larger diagonal, yet plenty for a small slate. The G Pad 8.3 is the thinner, more premium slab, with metal back cover and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which is reflected in the price, of course, as Google is not subsidizing this one - $350 vs $230 for the Nexus 7 munchkin.

So what's the iPad mini with Retina Display to offer against those two pretty boys, except the 400 000+ tablet-tailored apps that iOS has? Well, for starters, it is thinner than both the Nexus 7 and the G Pad 8.3. In fact, at 7.5mm, it is the third thinnest slate out there, period, behind only the first iPad mini and the Xperia Tablet Z. Now, we shouldn't forget that Apple achieved this with a body crafted out of aluminum, which makes it all the more impressive. As for power, well, there's plenty, since the mini with Retina is run by the first 64-bit mobile processor, Apple's venerable A7.

The kicker? That amazing 7.9" display carries the same resolution as the larger iPad. That's right, 2048x1356 pixels amounts to 326ppi pixel density, a record feat on a device that is basically all screen. Neither Nexus 7, nor the G Pad 8.3 can match this, but it's another question altogether if the premium design and the extra pixel density are worth the $399 starting price Apple is commanding for the iPad mini with Retina Display. Check out the specs comparison tablet below for the nitty-gritty and tell us what you think.

Display

Size

7.0 inches
8.3 inches
7.9 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

62.32 %
72.80 %
71.82 %

Peak brightness

300 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Apple A7

Processor

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 1700 MHz
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 320
Yes
PowerVR G6430

RAM

2GB
2GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
128GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.2.2)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity

3950 mAh
4600 mAh
6471 mAh

Stand-by time

 
29.5 days (708 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Video playback

9.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.6
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
 
H.264, MOV

Features

 
 
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front

1.2 MP
1.3 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

 
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 inches (200 x 114 x 8.65 mm)
8.54 x 4.98 x 0.33 inches (216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

10.55 oz (299.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
11.92 oz (338.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
12.03 oz (341.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Aluminum

Buyers information

Price

$ 350
$ 350
$ 829

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iPad mini 2

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 7.9 inches 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 6471 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
G Pad 8.3

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.7
  • Display 8.3 inches 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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