Kobo Arc 10HD  vs Apple iPad mini 3 

Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 10HD

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD
7.7 Out of 10
One of the Kobo Arc 10 HD's most impressive features is its sharp and bright 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution screen.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)
Released October, 2014

Apple iPad mini 3

  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
View of Apple iPad mini 3
7.3 Out of 10
Honestly, the results are quite similar to last year’s model, as well as the original – meaning it produces sharp details, natural colors, and proper exposure.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 10HD vs iPad mini 3


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Arc 10HD
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Kobo Arc 10HD 

TabletRocket recommends the Kobo Arc 10HD  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Arc 10HD vs iPad mini 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Arc 10HD
iPad mini 3

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD

Reasons to consider the
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More processing power 4,572 vs 1,932 More than 2.2x better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.9" Around 30% bigger screen
Supports multitasking Yes (Android) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2048 x 1536 More than 30% higher resolution
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Much more storage capacity 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a rear camera 1.2 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Lighter 341 g vs 627 g More than 45% lighter
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 25% thinner
Smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm vs 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm 2.1x smaller
Newer Oct, 2014 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Sharper screen 324 ppi vs 298 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Arc 10HD  vs
iPad mini 3 
Size 10.1" 7.9"
Technology TFT LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2048 x 1536
PPI 298 ppi 324 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 627 g 341 g
Size 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour 10 hour


Arc 10HD  vs
iPad mini 3 
Internal storage 16 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 5 MP
Rear camera None 1.2 MP


Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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