Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs Apple iPad mini 3 

Released July, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

  • 10.5"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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The Tab S display is in a league of its own at this point, and will become the benchmark for all tablet displays moving forward.
by Android Police (Jun, 2014)
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Released October, 2014

Apple iPad mini 3

  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
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Honestly, the results are quite similar to last year’s model, as well as the original – meaning it produces sharp details, natural colors, and proper exposure.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad mini 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

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Significantly more processing power 5,159 vs 1,882 Around 2.8x better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports multitasking Yes (Android) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Significantly bigger screen 10.5" vs 7.9" Around 35% bigger screen
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2048 x 1536 More than 30% higher resolution
Higher resolution rear camera 2.1 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 75% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Thinner 6.6 mm vs 7.5 mm More than 10% thinner
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Much better performance per dollar 50.75 pt/$ vs 9.05 pt/$ More than 5.5x better performance per dollar
Much more storage capacity 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Lighter 341 g vs 467 g More than 25% lighter
Sharper screen 324 ppi vs 287 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm vs 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm More than 30% smaller

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs iPad mini 3 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab S 10.5
2560 x 1600
iPad mini 3
2048 x 1536

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Octa core
iPad mini 3
Dual core

CPU Frequency

iPad mini 3
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs
iPad mini 3 
Size 10.5" 7.9"
Technology AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2048 x 1536
PPI 287 ppi 324 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 467 g 341 g
Size 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 6.6 mm 7.5 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs
iPad mini 3 
Internal storage 16 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 5 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 1.2 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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