Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
7.4 Out of 10
At present this is rather bare, but it has done a nice job of creating email, calendar and eBook apps which make good use of the extra real estate.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
8.5 Out of 10
In practice this seems to have worked, as the battery life is pretty darn good.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 7.0 vs iPad mini


Processing power and speed



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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No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 vs iPad mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPad mini
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPad mini
14.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Better performance per dollar 1.91 pt/$ vs 0.68 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
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Much better overall performance 750 vs 273 Around 2.8x better geekbench score
Significantly faster graphics 3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps More than 3.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 7 hour More than 80% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly thinner 7.2 mm vs 10.5 mm More than 30% thinner
Bigger screen 7.8" vs 7" More than 10% bigger screen
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 Apr, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  vs 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

While the display quality is better than that thanks to improved IPS LCD technology, it's still light years behind the Retina display on the bigger iPad Air 2 and the second and third-generation minis.
iPad mini


7.2 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  vs
iPad mini 
Size 7" 7.8"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1024 x 768
PPI 169 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes 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 2 7.0  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 No No
Rear camera 3 MP 5 MP


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

form factor

Weight 344 g 308 g
Size 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 10.5 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 7 hour 12.75 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
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