Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released October, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Last year's dual core Exynos CPUs with Mali graphics were some of the fastest on the market, and we're glad Samsung waited for the quad core Exynos 4412 to roll out the Note 10.1.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
At 308g it's twice the weight and then some of the iPhone 6, but compared to other tablets on the market (and combined with the aluminium chassis) it feels lightweight in the hand.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1024 x 768 Around 5.2x higher resolution
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.8" Around 30% bigger screen
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 0.5 GB 6x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much sharper screen 298 ppi vs 163 ppi Around 85% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much better performance per dollar 3.42 pt/$ vs 0.68 pt/$ More than 5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Lighter 308 g vs 560 g 45% lighter
Smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm vs 170 x 243 x 8 mm More than 40% smaller
Thinner 7.2 mm vs 8 mm Around 10% thinner

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 10.1  vs iPad mini 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
iPad mini
1024 x 768


camera resolution

iPad mini
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core
iPad mini
Dual core

CPU Frequency

iPad mini
1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs iPad mini 

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

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

Getting your game on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is great, not just because of the quick performance of the quad-core processor, but because the tablet is light and easy to hold.
Galaxy Note 10.1


7.7 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
iPad mini 
Size 10.1" 7.8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1024 x 768
PPI 298 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1 GHz


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


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB None
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 560 g 308 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.2 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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