Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

  • 8"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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8.2 Out of 10
We lay the praise at Ice Cream Sandwich's door for making better use of the dual-core chip held within.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)
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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
8 Out of 10
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)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs iPad mini 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, mobiletechreview.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Apple iPad mini 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini 2  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs iPad mini 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much more processing power 8,633 vs 1,384 Around 6.2x better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly better performance per dollar 6.59 pt/$ vs 1.04 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Thinner 5.6 mm vs 7.5 mm More than 25% thinner
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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.63 hour More than 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2.1 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs iPad mini 2 

8.0
7.0
Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

8.0
8.5
In general, we have to admit that the iPad mini’s 5-megapixel auto-focus camera is able to produce some pleasant shots with its quality – especially for a tablet.
iPad mini 2

7.7
9.0
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 2

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8" 7.8"
Technology AMOLED IPS LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 320 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 Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 272 g 331 g
Size 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 7.63 hour 10 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

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

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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