Compare Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

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SummarySummary 63 Score 72 Score
Performance Apple A5
iOS 6, up to iOS 9.0.2

2 GB RAM
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Display 7.9 inches
768 pixels
162 PPI Density
9.7 inches
768 pixels
132 PPI Density
Camera 5 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
5 MP (Main)
2 MP (Front)
Battery No
Li-Po
6000 mAh
Li-Ion
DisplayDisplay
Screen Size 7.9 inches 9.7 inches
Screen Resolution 768x1024 pixels 768x1024 pixels
Pixel Density 162 PPI 132 PPI
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
ChipsetChipset
Brand Apple Samsung
Chipset Apple A5
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 2 GB
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2
CameraCamera
Rear Camera Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Front Camera Resolution 1.2 MP 2 MP
Dual Camera
Video
Camera Features Autofocus, Touch Focus, Geo-Tagging Autofocus, Geo-Tagging
GeneralGeneral
Operating System iOS Android
OS Version iOS 6, up to iOS 9.0.2 Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Weight 312 g 450 g
Dimensions 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm 242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 7.2mm
StorageStorage
Internal Storage 16 GB 16 GB
Card Slot No microSD, up to 128 G
Other 16GB storage, no card slot 16GB storage, microSD card slot
CommunicationCommunication
SIM Card Slots Single SIM Single SIM
SIM Card Type Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.1, A2DP
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes
NFC No
ConnectivityConnectivity
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1454; A1455
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1454; A1455
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G
LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - A1454
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GPRS
EDGE
Radio
BatteryBattery
Battery Capacity No 6000 mAh
Battery Type Li-Po Li-Ion
Standby Time
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 14 h 30 min (multimedia) (2G) / Up to 40 h (3G)
Other FeaturesOther Features
Fingerprint Scanner
Waterproof
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass Accelerometer, compass
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Java No No
Other Siri natural language commands and dictation , iCloud cloud service , Twitter and Facebook integration , Maps , Audio/video player/editor , Photo viewer/editor , Voice memo , TV-out , Document viewer , Predictive text input ANT+ support , MP4/H.264 player , MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player , Photo/video editor , Document viewer
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