By Shailesh Shrivastava | Apr 16, 2013 07:25 AM EDT
Every time Samsung release any smartphone or tablet, the product becomes the biggest competitor for an Apple product because of the fierce competition between the two tech giants. And same has happened in the case of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 as it into direct rivalry with iPad mini unknowingly.
Many people are seeing the new Galaxy Note 8.0 as an alternative of the iPad mini because of many reasons, but we will tell how the two tablets are different from each other and what all factors you should consider before buying any of these two devices.
Display, being one the major and primary factor of any tablet, will be given priority. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with an 8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display. The display has 800x1280 pixels resolution which makes the pixel density at ~189 pixels per inch. At the other end Apple's iPad mini sports a 7.9-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 789x1024 pixel resolution. The pixel density of the display is ~162 pixels per inch. Both the displays have the multitouch technology but the iPad mini comes with LED-backlit display equipped with IPS technology.
The cameras of the two tablets are almost of the same range, quality and strength. The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The iPad mini also has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, but when it comes to the secondary camera the tablet from Apple falls slightly behind the Galaxy Note 8.0 with 1.2-megapixel camera.
When we talk about the actual performance of the tablet, processor plays the biggest role and we just can't ignore its strength when making the buying decision. Samsung has powered its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet with its own Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. To support this powerful processor, Samsung has also given hefty 2 GB of RAM that is going to make the run of this tablet really smooth. However, the case with Apple looks quite week here as the iPad mini sports Apple's A5 dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz that is almost half of the power of Note 8.0's processor. On top of that iPad min has 512 MB of RAM that seems to be quite less in today's world where there are so many self-run applications work in a tablet round the clock.
The storage being offered by Samsung in the Galaxy Note 8.0 is 16 and 32 GB and the tablet also has external memory slot that supports a microSD card up to 64 GB. Apple sticks to its traditional way when it comes to storage as iPad mini comes in three versions of 16, 32, and 64 GB with no external memory option.
Both the tablets run on different platforms which are the top two mobile platforms across the globe. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and can be updated to the future versions of Android. The iPad mini runs Apple's own iOS 6 and can be updated to iOS 6.1.3 right out of the box as iOS 6.1.3 has been rolled out to all supported Apple devices.
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