Apple iPad mini 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016)

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Display

Display size

7.9 inches
7.0 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
800 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

324 ppi
216 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body ratio

71.82 %
69.91 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
 

Front

1.2 megapixels
2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
7.36 x 4.28 x 0.34 inches (186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7 mm)

Weight

12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
9.98 oz (283 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A7
Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3475

Processor

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7, 28 nm

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Mali-T720

RAM

1 GB
1.5 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
8 GB

Available to use

 
4.3 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (5.1 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Battery

Capacity

6471 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Internet use

 
Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

 
100.00 hours

Video playback

 
9.00 hours

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

Apr 15, 2013
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1490 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.30 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 150
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