The size of the tablet is an important factor in terms of portability.
A 7-inch tablet is considered a medium sized device as it is slightly bigger than smartphone and smaller than a 10-inch tablet. Though, the preferred size of the tablet depends on individual preferences. The price also plays a bigger role in the purchase decision. Let’s compare iPad Mini 2, the most popular 7 inch tablet with Galaxy Note 4, the most awaited 7-inch tablet and see how they score against each other. Smartphone enthusiasts believe Samsung will announce release of Note 4 in 2014. There have been many rumors surrounding specifications of Note 4. The comparison below gives you picture between the existing specifications of Mini 2 and rumored specifications of Note 4.
Retina Display Versus 3D display
Tablet devices are widely used for productivity and entertainment purpose and the quality of the display plays an important role in visual experience. The Mini 2 is equipped with the best display known as Retina Display. Some of the important characteristics of Retina display are high pixel density around 326 pixels per inch and resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels. With Retina display, the text and images look sharper. You don’t see jaggy lines or individual pixels on the screen. The aspect ratio of 4:3 gives you a wide portrait mode and good landscape mode.
The only drawback is you get two black horizontal bars at the top and bottom of the screen while viewing the movie in widescreen format. The Note 4 is expected to have 7 inch screen. Samsung has always introduced better displays in Note series and the Note 4 might have a curved 3D display that will be waterproof. If rumor mills are to be believed, the display in Note 4 will be made of plastic making it almost unbreakable. The advantage of curved display is you can read messages even from an angle. The flexible displays are known to consume less power which is an added advantage.
Smartphone of today are not mere communication devices. They have wide range of entertainment and photography friendly features. The iSight camera in Mini 2 has earned several fans in click friendly community. Despite having a 5 megapixel camera, the Mini 2 has several advanced photography friendly features. Some of the features worth mentioning are f/2.4 aperture, hybrid infrared filter, and 5-element lens. The IR cut-off filter prevents degradation of image due to transmittance of infrared rays and color difference caused by it. Note 4 is more likely to have 16 or 20 megapixel camera. There have been leaks about Samsung’s plan of launching products with 20 megapixels which have resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. Such camera features will definitely boost the image quality and Note 4 might be first device with such photography friendly features.
The Mini 2 is equipped with a 64 bit processor and a dedicated graphics processor. There have been reports in media about Samsung developing a 64 bit processor and there is a speculation that Note 4 will have a 64 bit processor that will enhance the performance of every application on the device.
Price of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Not released yet
Price of Apple iPad Mini 2 – $829 (approx)
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