Samsung Galaxy TabPRO  vs Apple iPad mini 3 

Released March, 2014

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO

  • 12.2"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.4
Front view of Samsung Galaxy TabPRO
8.1 Out of 10
Google Play Magazines and Zinio magazines are a pleasure to view and even the typically tiny text in magazine articles is readable without zooming, which is quite a feat on a small screen.
by MobileTechReview (Mar, 2014)
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Released October, 2014

Apple iPad mini 3

  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
View of Apple iPad mini 3
7.3 Out of 10
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)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of TabPRO vs iPad mini 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

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, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Apple iPad mini 3 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini 3  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy TabPRO vs iPad mini 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy TabPRO

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO

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Significantly more processing power 5,216 vs 1,914 Around 2.8x better passmark score
Much bigger screen 12.2" vs 7.9" Around 55% bigger screen
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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
Longer battery life 12 hour vs 10 hour 20% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 75% 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 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
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Apple iPad mini 3

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Much more storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much better performance per dollar 50.51 pt/$ vs 2.41 pt/$ Around 21x better performance per dollar
Significantly lighter 341 g vs 740 g 2.2x lighter
Significantly sharper screen 324 ppi vs 247 ppi More than 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm vs 204 x 295.6 x 8 mm 2.4x smaller
Newer Oct, 2014 vs Mar, 2014 Release date 7 months later

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy TabPRO  vs
iPad mini 3 
Size 12.2" 7.9"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2048 x 1536
PPI 247 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 Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 740 g 341 g
Size 204 x 295.6 x 8 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 12 hour 10 hour

storage

Galaxy TabPRO  vs
iPad mini 3 
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 5 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 1.2 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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