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|
|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|
|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|
|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.