Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released November, 2011

Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.3
Front view of Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet
7.2 Out of 10
More than sufficient, it’s nice that battery life isn’t compromised with its modernized hardware.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2011)
VS
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
7.3 Out of 10
No longer must we agonize over pixelization, just because its 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display is glorious for its sharp visuals and strong details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nook Tablet vs iPad mini 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nook Tablet vs iPad mini 2

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nook Tablet
1,276
iPad mini 2
1,384

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet

Reasons to consider the
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Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDSC, microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Longer battery life 11.5 hour vs 10 hour 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 2.3) vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 2.3) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 169 ppi Around 95% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1024 x 600 More than 5x higher resolution
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly thinner 7.5 mm vs 12 mm Around 40% thinner
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Bigger screen 7.8" vs 7" More than 10% bigger screen
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Smaller 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm vs 127 x 206 x 12 mm More than 35% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Nook Tablet  vs iPad mini 2 

7.3
8.5
The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad mini 2

7.0
8.5
In general, we have to admit that the iPad mini’s 5-megapixel auto-focus camera is able to produce some pleasant shots with its quality – especially for a tablet.
iPad mini 2

7.1
9.0
But regardless of market positioning, the iPad mini has to be viewed in a world with a $199 Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD — two strong performers that are a far cry, at least in price, from the iPad mini.
iPad mini 2

Overall

7.3 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Nook Tablet  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 7" 7.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 2048 x 1536
PPI 169 ppi 326 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass No Yes
Has an accelerometer No Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

Nook Tablet  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SDSC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 400 g 331 g
Size 127 x 206 x 12 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 12 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 11.5 hour 10 hour
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