Both the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPad mini come with 5MP cameras, but the images from the iPad mini come out slightly better. In most situations, you'll have a pretty hard time telling the difference between the two, but there are some instances where the iPad mini manages to expose its shots better. In addition, indoor photos have much more natural colors with Apple's tablet.

The iPad mini also has the advantage in terms of video recording. Its 1080p video footage has a noticeably higher amount of detail, compared to the 720p video recorded by the Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Sample Video:

Apple iPad mini Sample Video:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Indoor Sample Video:

Apple iPad mini Indoor Sample Video:

If the camera performance of your tablet is important to you, you should keep in mind the iPad mini's superiority in this aspect.


We're of the opinion that the Samsung product here will be better suited for watching video, because its screen has a wider aspect ratio. In addition, the open nature of its platform allows you to easily transfer your media files to its internal memory and start watching, while the same process is a bit more complicated with the iPad mini, as you have to go through iTunes syncing.

The speakers of the two tablets are almost equal in terms of loudness, with just a sight advantage for the iPad mini. However, Apple's tablet also produces a clearer sound, which makes listening to music or video watching a bit more pleasant.


Both tablets obviously have their pros and cons. While the iPad mini has a more stylish casing, the Galaxy Note 8.0 features an S Pen and a higher resolution. While the iPad mini is superior in terms of software ecosystem and camera, the Note 8.0 has a highly customizable OS, allowing you to tweak it to your liking.

The main point here is that the Galaxy Note 8.0 and the iPad mini are two very close competitors, which offer their own unique features that make them both equally relevant and worthy of their relatively high price tags.

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