Battle of Tablets: iPad Mini vs. Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has released its newest flagship tablet, so we naturally want to see how the new Galaxy Tab S devices stack up against the current competition. The battle of tablets between Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Apple iPad Mini with retina display is very closer. As Samsung never runs for gains or profits, it did hit the snooze button once again.

What do you think?  Who might win the battle of tablets? Is it Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 or Apple’s iPad Mini?

Let’s list out both the tablets specifications:


Galaxy Tab 3 has great phone functionality, with Android (4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI, 8.38 x 4.94x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm) dimensions, weighing about 10.51 oz (298 gm).

On the other hand, iPad Mini has been designed with aluminium body, has its own OS:  iOS (7.x version). It measures 7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm), weighing about 12.03 oz (341 g).


The physical size of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is 8.4 inches, which is .04 inches larger than iPad Mini. The resolution of iPad Mini is bit higher than that of Galaxy Tab: 2048 x 1536 pixels (iPad Mini) and 1600 x 2560 pixels (Galaxy Tab 8.4). However, the pixel density of Galaxy Tab is 358 ppi and that of iPad Mini is 324 ppi. The Super AMOLED Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and IPS LCD iPad Mini have similar colour display of 1677216.


The 8 megapixel camera of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with LED Lash, recording format (MPEG4, H.263, H.2.64, WMV), and front facing camera of 2.1 megapixels. The common feature of Galaxy Tab 3 and iPad Mini is the Camcorder of 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps). The iPad Mini has 5 megapixels camera with Aperture size F2.4, Digital Image Stabilization, 1.2 megapixels of Front-facing camera, and 1280×720 (720p HD) of Video Capture quality.

Hardware / Tech Specs

Galaxy Tab 8.4 has Exynos 5 Octa 5420 system chip with 8-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 & ARM Cortex- A7, a graphic processor ARM Mali-T628 MP6, a System Memory 3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 933 MHz)/ LPDDR3 with built-in storage of 32 GB and a storage expansion of micro SD, micro SDHC, micro SDXC.

iPad Mini has its home OS Apple A7 with 64- bit architecture, Dual core, 1300 MHz, a graphic processor PowerVR G6430, a system memory 1024 MB RAM / DDR3; there is no expandable memory as the built-in storage is 128 GB.

Battery Life

Samsung’s products hit 8/10 when it comes to their battery backup and not user replaceable. The battery type of iPad Mini is a bit disappointing as its power backup is not high, though it is Li- Polymer type and not user replaceable.

Hot Price

The price of Galaxy Tab 8.4 is not available yet, but yes that of iPad Mini is already announced as $829 selling price.

Considering these specifications, it would be easier for a potential buyer to decide which option would be better out of the two.

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