Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released June, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
7.9 Out of 10
Taking another page from the iPad 2's school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we've seen in a tablet.
by c|net (May, 2011)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
8.4 Out of 10
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)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 10.1 vs iPad mini


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Apple iPad mini 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs iPad mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 ms
iPad mini
1,426 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.8" Around 30% bigger screen
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.1) vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Slightly higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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Much faster javascript execution 1,426 ms vs 2,400 ms More than 40% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 10 hour Around 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Lighter 308 g vs 565 g More than 45% lighter
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 1 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.0) 24x faster Bluetooth
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Thinner 7.2 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 15% thinner
Smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm vs 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 2x smaller
Slightly sharper screen 163 ppi vs 149 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 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


7.5 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
iPad mini 
Size 10.1" 7.8"
Technology LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 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 Tab 10.1  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 5 MP


USB support None 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 565 g 308 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 10 hour 12.75 hour
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