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Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 32 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Global Score
8.468.7
Basic Information
SonyApple
Android 4.4iOS 8.x, 7.x
2014-09-032013-10-22
8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches
9.52 ounces11.68 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack, Gray and White
--Aluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 249.00$ 255.00
Display / Screen
8 inches7.9 inches
1200 x 1920 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
283 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.38.6
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipsetApple A7 chipset
Quad-Core 2500 MHz processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor
3 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
9.369.27
Storage
16 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
6.725.8
Camera
8.10 MP + 2.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
--33.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
7.487.92
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMNano SIM
76.5
Battery Life
4500mAh Battery6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1100 hours standby time
19 hours talk time
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4.645.92
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
NFC--
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparison review

The Apple iPad mini 2 has a score of 8.7, which is just a bit better than the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's 8.46 general score. Apple iPad mini 2 counts with iOS 8.x operating system, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact works with Android 4.4 operating system. Despite being the best device in this review, Apple iPad mini 2 is an older, thicker and heavier device than the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a bit better CPU than Apple iPad mini 2, because although it has a 32-bits CPU against 64-bits and a worse 450 MHz GPU, it also counts with 2 GB more RAM and a larger number of faster cores. Apple iPad mini 2 counts with a little bit better looking screen than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, because although it has a bit smaller display, it also counts with a slightly better 1536 x 2048px resolution and a just a bit higher display pixel density.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with a bigger storage to install games and applications than Apple iPad mini 2, because although it has only 16 GB internal storage, it also counts with an external memory slot that allows a maximum of 128 GB. IPad mini 2 features a much longer battery duration than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, because it has a 6471mAh battery capacity.

IPad mini 2 shoots clearer photographs and videos than Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, although it has a back-facing camera with a way worse resolution and a worse video resolution, they both have a same size diafragm aperture.

The Apple iPad mini 2 costs a bit more money than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, but you can get a better tablet for that few extra dollars.