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)
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


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  based on its performance.

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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 1,373 More than 6.2x better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much 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
Much better performance per dollar 6 pt/$ vs 0.98 pt/$ More than 6x better performance per dollar
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
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 

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

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

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


7.6 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8" 7.8"
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 320 ppi 326 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


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


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
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


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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