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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs Apple iPad mini vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

7.0 inches
7.9 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution:

900 x 1440 pixels, 243 PPI
768 x 1024 pixels, 162 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 324 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

57.58 %
71.82 %
70.65 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

TI OMAP4470
Apple A5
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81 (7 nm)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR SGX544
PowerVR SGX543MP2
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2
0.5GB DDR2
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

8GB, available to use: 5 GB
64GB
256GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (4.0)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)
iPadOS (13.x)

Battery

Capacity:

4440 mAh
5058 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, 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: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

1.2 MP
7 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

11.11 oz (315.0 g)
11.01 oz (312.0 g)
10.87 oz (308.2 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

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), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

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-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Proprietary
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 23, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCGA1454

Measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 199
$ 659
$ 679

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 26, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Mar 18, 2019
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