Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
7.3 Out of 10
The display, though not high resolution, is bright and colorful thanks to Samsung's PLS technology that's similar to IPS, and the tablet is attractive even if it is cursed with Samsung's love of shiny plastic.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
8 Out of 10
In practice this seems to have worked, as the battery life is pretty darn good.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 10.1 vs iPad mini

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, 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 and mobiletechreview.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Apple iPad mini 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini  based on its battery life and reviews.

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Apple iPad mini 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs iPad mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

With a new dual-core A5 processor under the hood, Apple is claiming to have doubled performance speed overall, and boosted gaming graphics by nine times.
iPad mini | by c|net (Mar, 2011)

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad mini
1,426 ms
Little irks me about the browser experience on the iPad mini apart from the slower speed, which isn't down to the software given that the £150-cheaper competition is able to provide a much speedier experience.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.9" Around 30% bigger screen
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Marginally newer Jul, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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Apple iPad mini

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Better overall performance 750 vs 403 More than 85% better geekbench score
Significantly longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 6.92 hour Around 85% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Lighter 308 g vs 512 g Around 40% lighter
Has a built-in microphone Yes vs No Somewhat common; No need for an external microphone
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3.2 MP More than 55% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm vs 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm Around 45% smaller
Thinner 7.2 mm vs 8 mm Around 10% thinner
Better performance per dollar 1.63 pt/$ vs 0.87 pt/$ More than 85% better performance per dollar

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
iPad mini 
Size 10.1" 7.9"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 163 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 64 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3.2 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 No
Has a built-in microphone No Yes

form factor

Weight 512 g 308 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour 12.75 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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