Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released April, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
8.2 Out of 10
Viewing angles are excellent and are on par with IPS displays: even off angle colors are strong as is contrast.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
8 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 Note 8.0 vs iPad mini 2


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  based on its performance and graphics.

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 8.0 vs iPad mini 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,021.7 ms
iPad mini 2
1,426 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
4.9 fps
iPad mini 2
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
18.3 fps
iPad mini 2
14.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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Faster javascript execution 1,021.7 ms vs 1,426 ms Around 30% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Faster graphics 4.9 fps vs 3.4 fps Around 45% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More processing power 2,951 vs 1,371 Around 2.2x better passmark score
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
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
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
Better performance per dollar 2.12 pt/$ vs 0.98 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad mini 2

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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8 hour 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
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
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 7 months later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 8.0  vs iPad mini 2 

Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Note 8.0

Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.
Galaxy Note 8.0


8.3 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 8.0  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8" 7.8"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 326 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.3 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 8.0  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 338 g 331 g
Size 136 x 211 x 8 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 8 hour 10 hour
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
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Both are all awesome in its features. For me there's no need for us to compare these two type of gadgets because they have they same features and programs that can be download by the play-store. The only difference between them is the company name but over all say, both companies created a durable device which we surely love.
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