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)
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 1,921 Around 2.8x better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly bigger screen 10.5" vs 7.9" Around 35% bigger screen
Supports multitasking Yes (Android) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
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 54.8 pt/$ vs 8.89 pt/$ Around 6.2x 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


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


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


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


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


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


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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