Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

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Display

Display size

6.4 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

516 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

83.51 %
70.65 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Flash

LED
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Stylus
 

Colors

 
Gold, Gray, Silver

Colors

Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

8 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

512 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
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

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
5058 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Talk time

38.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Music playback

95.00 hours
 

Video playback

21.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

 
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 03, 2018
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.27 W/kg
 

Body

0.76 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.35 W/kg
 

Phablet

3.90 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 1250
$ 679
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