Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released June, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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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
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)

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.8" Around 30% bigger screen
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Jun, 2016 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Lighter 331 g vs 525 g More than 35% lighter
Significantly sharper screen 326 ppi vs 224 ppi More than 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1920 x 1200 More than 35% higher resolution
Smaller 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm vs 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2 mm Around 40% smaller
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 8.2 mm Around 10% thinner

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs iPad mini 2 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab A 10.1
1920 x 1200
iPad mini 2
2048 x 1536

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab A 10.1
Quad core
iPad mini 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

iPad mini 2
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 10.1" 7.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 2048 x 1536
PPI 224 ppi 326 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 525 g 331 g
Size 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm 7.5 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 200 GB N/A

photo & video

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

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
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