Nokia N1 vs iPad mini 3 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact: specs comparison

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Nokia N1 specs comparison
Without a doubt, the announcement of the Nokia N1 Android tablet is the highlight in today's news stream – partly because it is exciting to know that Nokia has not given up on designing mobile devices yet, and, no less importantly, because the slate is shaping up as one of the best offerings in its segment. The latter becomes clear once you take a look at the N1's specs sheet – a 1536 by 2048-pixel display graces its front, a quad-core, 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor does all the number crunching, and 32GB of storage are on board for all your files. All of that is housed in a one-piece metal construction with ergonomic design. Seriously, what more could you ask for out of a $250 tablet?

Sadly, it will be a while until we get the chance to take the Nokia N1 for a spin as it won't be launched until next year. Nokia is planning on putting the N1 on shelves in China around mid-February, and there's no word on when the slate will reach western shores. Yet nothing stops us from comparing Nokia's first Android tablet against the competition. At least on paper, that is. Here is how the Nokia N1 stacks up against the iPad mini 3 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact in terms of specifications. 

Display
Size
8.0 inches
7.9 inches
7.9 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
70.31 %
71.82 %
69.45 %
Features
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Apple A7
Intel Atom Z3580 (22 nm)
Processor
Quad-core, 2500 MHz
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 330
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6430
RAM
3GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
16GB
128GB
32GB
OS
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (5.0 Lollipop)
Battery
Capacity
4500 mAh
6350 mAh
5300 mAh
Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 
Talk time
19.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
45.8 days (1100 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Talk time (3G)
23.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
 
Stand-by time (3G)
54.2 days (1300 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Stand-by time (4G)
45.8 days (1100 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Music playback
170.00 hours
 
 
Video playback
15.00 hours
 
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
8.1 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm
 
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Recording format
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
H.264, MOV
 
Features
HDR, EIS, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
 
Front
2.2 MP
1.2 MP
5 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 
Design
Dimensions
8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches (213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
7.90 x 5.46 x 0.27 inches (200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm)
Weight
9.52 oz (270.0 g)
the average is 18.3 oz (522 g)
12.03 oz (341.0 g)
the average is 18.3 oz (522 g)
11.22 oz (318.0 g)
the average is 18.3 oz (522 g)
Materials
 
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP68
 
 
Biometrics
 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 
Features
Notification light
 
 
Phone functionality
Yes
 
 
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 729
$ 249

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