Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch vs Apple iPad mini 2

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Display

Display size

8.0 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1280 x 800 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels

Pixel density

189 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

Super Clear LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.51 %
71.82 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.3 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches (209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

11.25 oz (319 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Colors

 
Black, Gray, Silver, White

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4212
Apple A7

Processor

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
PowerVR G6430

RAM

1.5 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

26.16 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (4.2.2)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity

4450 mAh
6471 mAh

Talk time

42.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 51 h (3060 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

40.4 days (970 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

96.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 28 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging, Video out
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

MHL, TV-out
TV-out

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 12, 2014
Apr 15, 2013

FCC ID value: A3LSMT315T link
FCC ID value: BCGA1490 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.50 W/kg
 

Body

0.99 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.48 W/kg
1.30 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 829
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