Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7  vs Apple iPad mini 

Announced January, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

  • 7.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
8.1 Out of 10
The controls are nicely integrated and easy to operate, and the tablet has a microSD card slot for expansion (again, fairly new for Samsung tablets and a most welcome addition).
by MobileTechReview (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 7.7 vs iPad mini


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 7.7 vs iPad mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 7.7
2.7 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.2) vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Sharper screen 196 ppi vs 163 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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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Faster graphics 3.4 fps vs 2.7 fps More than 25% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 10 hour Around 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
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
Thinner 7.2 mm vs 7.9 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 7.7  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


7.2 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 7.7  vs
iPad mini 
Size 7.7" 7.8"
Technology Super AMOLED Plus IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 196 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 + HS Bluetooth v4.0


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes


Galaxy Tab 7.7  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 16 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 USB 2.0 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 339 g 308 g
Size 196.6 x 133.1 x 7.9 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 10 hour 12.75 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
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