Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
7.3 Out of 10
The 1280 x 800 display means text appears sharp and clear, and with suitable font size tools, even those with poorer eyesight should be able read easily on the tablet.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)
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Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
8.3 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 Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad mini 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Apple iPad mini 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini 2  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad mini 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad mini 2
1,426 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPad mini 2
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPad mini 2
14.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 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
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Much better overall performance 750 vs 273 Around 2.8x better geekbench score
Much faster javascript execution 1,426 ms vs 2,198 ms More than 35% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Significantly faster graphics 3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps More than 3.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7 hour Around 45% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 149 ppi Around 2.2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Lighter 331 g vs 588 g Around 45% lighter
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 25% thinner
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm vs 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 2.2x smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs iPad mini 2 

6.8
8.5
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 2

8.0
7.0
Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

7.7
8.5
In general, we have to admit that the iPad mini’s 5-megapixel auto-focus camera is able to produce some pleasant shots with its quality – especially for a tablet.
iPad mini 2

7.0
9.0
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 2

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 10.1" 7.8"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 149 ppi 326 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 None
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 588 g 331 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 7 hour 10 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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