Toshiba Excite 7.7  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released June, 2012

Toshiba Excite 7.7

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
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8.4 Out of 10
But it's not just good looks: the 1.3GHz Tegra 3 quad core is every bit as fast as 10" Android tablets.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
7.5 Out of 10
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)

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3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

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Toshiba Excite 7.7 

TabletRocket recommends the Toshiba Excite 7.7  based on its performance and graphics.

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Toshiba Excite 7.7 

TabletRocket recommends the Toshiba Excite 7.7  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Excite 7.7 vs iPad mini

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Excite 7.7
iPad mini
With a new dual-core A5 processor under the hood, Apple is claiming to have doubled performance speed overall, and boosted gaming graphics by nine times.
iPad mini | by c|net (Mar, 2011)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Excite 7.7
16.1 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps
This theory doesn't make a lot of sense, as the pixel count on the Excite 7.7 is the same as its larger 10" sibling so neither the CPU nor GPU are having to work harder; yet, somehow, it just feels faster to me.
Excite 7.7 | by Android Police (Jul, 2012)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Excite 7.7
43.3 fps
iPad mini
14.9 fps
The low-power GPU is also sadly lacking, even for the price point, and while we've long given up on looking for expandable storage or a removable battery on these devices, 16GB of storage isn't enough for the plethora of large apps and HD content we're interested in downloading onto this device.
iPad mini | by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much faster graphics 16.1 fps vs 3.4 fps Around 4.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly more processing power 3,891 vs 2,072 Around 90% better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.9" Around 30% bigger screen
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDSC, microSD 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
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
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better performance per dollar 2.58 pt/$ vs 1.61 pt/$ Around 60% better performance per dollar
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Significantly longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 8.5 hour 50% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 1 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.0) 24x faster Bluetooth
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

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 10.1" 7.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes No
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Excite 7.7  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

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


USB support USB 2.0 None
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No

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 8.5 hour 12.75 hour
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