Dell Venue 8  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released October, 2013

Dell Venue 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Dell Venue 8
The Venue 8 features a 1,280x800-pixel resolution screen, which isn't particularly high or impressive compared with what's out there, but HD video still looked clear and sharp.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
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Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
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)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Dell Venue 8

Reasons to consider the
Dell Venue 8

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Much faster processor 2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 55% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Apple iPad mini 2

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.8 mm Around 25% thinner
Slightly smaller 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm vs 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm More than 25% smaller

Features Key features of the Venue 8  vs iPad mini 2 

screen resolution

Venue 8
1280 x 800
iPad mini 2
2048 x 1536
The A6X speeds up the iPad back to levels you'd expect, and it handles Retina Display graphics even better.
iPad mini 2 | by c|net (Oct, 2012)

memory

Venue 8
2 GB

camera resolution

Venue 8
2 MP
iPad mini 2
1.2 MP
Actually, it pretty much follows the same formula from before, since it’s armed with the same 5-megapixel snapper.
iPad mini 2 | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

Venue 8
Dual core
iPad mini 2
Dual core
Truthfully, the iPad mini is packing a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor with 512MB of RAM, which isn’t all that spectacular on paper when compared to other things out there.
iPad mini 2 | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)

CPU Frequency

Venue 8
2 GHz
iPad mini 2
1.3 GHz
Processor and Memory Yes, it’s small and all, but don’t let its diminutive size fool you – that’s because it’s powered by a monster processor under the hood.
iPad mini 2 | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street

Venue 8  vs iPad mini 2 

6.3
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Venue 8  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8" 7.9"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 326 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Venue 8  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB None
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 292 g 331 g
Size 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm 7.5 mm
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