iPAD Mini

People say by taking this decision Apple has taken care of the Mid-Segment Market. I personally believe that this is not the real scenario. I think Apple has taken this step to survive in the market and competitive with rivals specially Samsung.

By taking this decision no doubt that Apple will certainly make a huge market and will take on to the rivals.

We at Silicon IT HUB a Mobile and Web Development Company has taken a keen look at the specifications of both Android and iPad Mini.

Specs iPad mini Wi-Fi Nexus 7 Galaxy Tab 7.7 Kindle Fire HD
Processor Apple A5 (dual-core) Nvidia Tegra 3 (quad-core) Samsung Exynos 4210 (dual-core) TI OMAP 4470 (dual-core)
Operating system iOS 6 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with update) Custom Android
Storage 16/32/64GB onboard storage, non-expandable 8/16GB onboard storage, non-expandable 16GB on board storage, expandable via a micro SD slot 16/32GB onboard storage, non-expandable
RAM TBC 1GB 1GB 1GB
Camera 5-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera 3.2-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera 720p front-facing camera
Screen 7.9-inch (1,024 x 768 pixels) IPS LCD 7-inch (1,280 x 800 pixels) IPS LCD 7.7-inch (1,280 x 800 pixels) Super AMOLED Plus 7-inch (1,280 x 800 pixels) IPS LCD
GPS No Yes Yes No
NFC No Yes No No
Dimensions 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm 198.5 x 120 x 10.5mm 196.7 x 133 x 7.9mm 193 x 137.2 x 10.2mm
Weight 308g 340g 340g 567g
Price US$329 (16GB), US$429 (32GB), US$529 (64GB) US$199 (8GB), US$249 (32GB) S$598 (US$490) US$199 (16GB), US$249 (32GB)

In terms of specifications, we think that the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are the best options, as they have higher-resolution HD screens, so text, images and videos will appear sharper and more pleasing to the eye. Those on a budget will appreciate the lower starting prices of those two tablets.

Some geeks will also appreciate the appeal of Google’s reference Android Jelly Bean tablet, which has impressive tech specs (for its price) such as an HD screen, and the inclusion of GPS and NFC. Note: Amazon content and Google Play Books, Videos and Music are not available in Asia, so these tablets may be more compelling for those living in the US.

Samsung’s slate is the most expensive, but it’s just around US$30 more than the iPad mini’s cellular version of the same capacity. This gets you a better screen with a higher resolution and pixel density, albeit with a lack of LTE capabilities. This may not be a deal breaker if you’re in Asia, where LTE networks are as widely available yet.

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