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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs Apple iPad mini vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

7.0 inches
7.9 inches
10.1 inches

Resolution:

900 x 1440 pixels, 243 PPI
768 x 1024 pixels, 162 PPI
800 x 1280 pixels, 149 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body:

57.58 %
71.82 %
68.96 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

TI OMAP4470
Apple A5
Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU:

PowerVR SGX544
PowerVR SGX543MP2
Adreno 305

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2
0.5GB DDR2
1.5GB

Internal storage:

8GB, available to use: 5 GB
64GB
16GB, available to use: 12 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (4.0)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)
Android (4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

4440 mAh
6800 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
3 MP

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
720x480 (DVD)

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)
9.58 x 6.94 x 0.31 inches (243.4 x 176.4 x 7.95 mm)

Weight:

11.11 oz (315.0 g)
11.01 oz (312.0 g)
17.18 oz (487.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4(AWS-1), 17(700 b)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Proprietary
Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
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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