The iPad mini with Retina is also known as iPad mini 2 and it came on the market at the end of 2013. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 was released a few months ago, and although it has some specs inferior to iPad mini 2’s specs, overall, it’s worth its price.
Display and sizes
The Retina iPad mini tablet
As for the dimensions, the Retina iPad mini is measuring 200×134.7×7.5mm and it weighs 331grams for the WiFi model. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is measuring 210x124x8mm and it weighs 320grams.
Hardware and OS
The Retina iPad mini is powered by a 1.3GHz Apple A7 dual-core processor and has a PowerVR G6430 quad-core GPU. The Galaxy Tab Pro 4 8 comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor + Adreno 330 GPU.
The Retina iPad mini is available in four variants of unexpandable internal memories: from 16GB to 128GB. The Galaxy Tab 4 8 has only 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 64GB.
The Retina iPad runs on Apple’s iOS 7 (upgradeable to iOS 7.1.1) with 1GB of RAM. It seems that the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 has a little advantage here, because it comes with 1/5GB of RAM and it runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
The Retina iPad mini has a better primary camera – 5MP (1080p video capture with video stabilization + autofocus), but the secondary camera is of 1.2MP. The Galaxy Tab 4 8 takes photos with a 3.15MP primary camera (720p video capture). The front camera is 1.3MP.
The Retina iPad mini has a battery with the capacity of 6471mAh, lasting longer than Galaxy Tab 4 8’s 4450mAh battery.
The Retina iPad mini 16GB WiFi variant is sold on amazon.com at the price of 365 dollars. The Galaxy Tab 4 8 costs 269 dollars.
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