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Apple iPad mini vs Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs Apple iPad Air 2

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

7.9 inches
7.0 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution:

768 x 1024 pixels, 162 PPI
900 x 1440 pixels, 243 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.82 %
57.58 %
71.65 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A5
TI OMAP4470
Apple A8X

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP2
PowerVR SGX544
PowerVR GXA6850

RAM:

0.5GB DDR2
1GB LPDDR2
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

64GB
8GB, available to use: 5 GB
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)
Android (4.0)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity:

4440 mAh
7340 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)
7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

11.01 oz (312.0 g)
11.11 oz (315.0 g)
15.41 oz (437.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Black, White
Gold, Gray, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4(AWS-1), 17(700 b)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMedia
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Proprietary
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 23, 2012
Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1454
BCGA1566

Measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 659
$ 199
$ 829

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
NOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 23, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Oct 16, 2014
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