Toshiba Excite 7.7  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released June, 2012

Toshiba Excite 7.7

  • 7.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Toshiba Excite 7.7
The display has a resolution of 1,280x800 pixels, which makes watching videos that fit its 16:10 aspect ratio a real pleasure.
by c|net (Jun, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
At 308g it's twice the weight and then some of the iPhone 5S, but compared to other tablets on the market (and combined with the aluminium chassis) it feels lightweight in the hand.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Bottom view of Toshiba Excite 7.7

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba Excite 7.7

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 4.0) vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Sharper screen 196 ppi vs 163 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Lighter 308 g vs 380 g Around 20% lighter
Marginally newer Nov, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 4 months later
Thinner 7.2 mm vs 8 mm Around 10% thinner

Features Key features of the Excite 7.7  vs iPad mini 

screen resolution

Excite 7.7
1280 x 800
iPad mini
1024 x 768
But the Retina display on the mini 2 is unquestionably superior and once you're used to Retina quality the lower resolution of the older screens is very noticeable.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)


Excite 7.7
1 GB
iPad mini
0.5 GB

camera resolution

Excite 7.7
2 MP
iPad mini
1.2 MP
Even if Apple had gone the route of using a Carl Zeiss lens and a 10-megapixel sensor, the iPad 2 just isn't a replacement for a camera or smartphone.
iPad mini | by c|net (Mar, 2011)

CPU Cores

Excite 7.7
Quad core
iPad mini
Dual core
Apple might be criticised for bringing older technology to the iPad mini, as the A5 chip with 512MB of RAM doesn't sound like a lot when you can buy the quad core Google Nexus 4 smartphone with 2GB of RAM for the same price as the mini, and with the same amount of storage too.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

CPU Frequency

Excite 7.7
1.5 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz
I found the speed of doing this to be more than acceptable despite the lower-spec processor, with the smaller screen making cropping photos even easier than on the iPhone.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Reviews Word on the street

Excite 7.7  vs iPad mini 

The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Excite 7.7  vs
iPad mini 
Size 7.7" 7.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 196 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor No Yes


Excite 7.7  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

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


USB support 1 USB None
Hdmi support 1 HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 380 g 308 g
Size 206 x 135 x 8 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 12 hour 12.75 hour
Toshiba Excite 7.7
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