Samsung Galaxy Tab A  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released April, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 5.1
View of Samsung Galaxy Tab A
VS
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

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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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
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Apr, 2016 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
More RAM 1.5 GB vs 1 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Apple iPad mini 2

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 215 ppi More than 50% 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
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Bigger screen 7.8" vs 7" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 8.7 mm Around 15% thinner

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

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab A
1280 x 800
iPad mini 2
2048 x 1536

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab A
Quad core
iPad mini 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Galaxy Tab A
1.3 GHz
iPad mini 2
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab A  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 7" 7.8"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 215 ppi 326 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 283 g 331 g
Size 108.8 x 186.9 x 8.7 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8.7 mm 7.5 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab A  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 200 GB N/A

photo & video

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

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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