Lenovo Yoga 8  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released October, 2013

Lenovo Yoga 8

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Lenovo Yoga 8
Speaking of cameras, the rear unit is an 8MP shooter, while the front-facing camera is a 2MP unit.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2014)
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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
At 308g it's twice the weight and then some of the iPhone 5, but compared to other tablets on the market (and combined with the aluminium chassis) it gives a very lightweight feeling the hand.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Lenovo Yoga 8

Reasons to consider the
Lenovo Yoga 8

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly longer battery life 18 hour vs 12.75 hour More than 40% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date a year later
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 163 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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Apple iPad mini

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Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Lighter 308 g vs 399 g Around 25% lighter

Features Key features of the Yoga 8  vs iPad mini 

screen resolution

Yoga 8
1280 x 800
iPad mini
1024 x 768
One of the many nice features include a USB 3.0 port that allows you to dock with Lenovo's accessories that allow you to use the tablet as a secondary or even third display in your computer set up.
Yoga 8 | by TechRadar (Jan, 2014)

memory

Yoga 8
1 GB
iPad mini
0.5 GB

camera resolution

Yoga 8
1.6 MP
iPad mini
1.2 MP
If you have the cover flipped open, you can pull down the corner where the rear camera is set and it will automatically initiate the camera app, which is a neat trick.
Yoga 8 | by TechRadar (Jan, 2014)

CPU Cores

Yoga 8
Quad core
iPad mini
Dual core
Apple might be criticised for bringing older technology to the iPad mini, as the A5 chip with 512MB of RAM doesn't sound like a lot when you can buy the quad core Google Nexus 4 smartphone with 2GB of RAM for the same price as the mini, and with the same amount of storage too.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

CPU Frequency

Yoga 8
1.2 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz
We found the speed of doing this to be more than acceptable despite the lower-spec processor, with the smaller screen making cropping photos even easier than on the iPhone.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Yoga 8  vs
iPad mini 
Size 8" 7.9"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 188 ppi 163 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 Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Yoga 8  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.6 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 No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 399 g 308 g
Size 213.4 x 144.8 x 7.6 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 18 hour 12.75 hour
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