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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs Apple iPad mini vs Apple iPad mini 6

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

7.0 inches
7.9 inches
8.3 inches

Resolution:

900 x 1440 pixels, 243 PPI
768 x 1024 pixels, 162 PPI
2266 x 1488 pixels, 327 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

57.58 %
71.82 %
77.41 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

TI OMAP4470
Apple A5
Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Hexa-core, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR SGX544
PowerVR SGX543MP2
Yes

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2
0.5GB DDR2

Internal storage:

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

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 (15.x)

Battery

Capacity:

4440 mAh
5078 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)
12 MP

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
12 MP

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)
7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 inches (195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm)

Weight:

11.11 oz (315.0 g)
11.01 oz (312.0 g)
10.34 oz (297.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Black, White
Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79

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+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6); MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Proprietary
Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

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

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 26, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
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