iPad Mini Vs. Nexus 7 Vs. Galaxy Tab 2 – Are You Finding It Difficult To Choose?by admin January 14, 2013 0 comments
The tablet market hitherto, dominated by Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 has a new arrival in the form of iPad Mini. The competition between Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 which was already stiff is expected to get tougher with this new kid on the block.
As opposed to 7 inch display of Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2, iPad mini has a slightly larger display of 7.9”. Despite its larger size, it’s a bit lighter than its two competitors to the tune of around 30 gms (312 gm vs. 340+ gms). Though all the three sport capacitive touchscreens, iPad mini and Nexus 7 are equipped with LED back-lit IPS LCD, which is more superior to the PLS TFT touchscreen of Tab 2.
Talking about processors, Nexus 7 scores over its competitors as it has a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor against the 1 GHz dual-core processors in iPad mini and Tab 2. While both Nexus 7 and Tab 2 are android phones, iPad mini operates on iOS 6 operating system. But it’s Tab 2’s Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean’s Project Butter), in association with the quad-core processor that comes out in flying colours in this category.
Coming to storage capacity, Tab 2 is a clear winner for it is offered in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB versions with up to 32GB microSD Card slot. In terms of built-in storage, iPad mini has the maximum 64GB capacity. Neither iPad mini nor Nexus 7 have microSD card slots.
Google Nexus 7 suffers because of the lack of a primary camera. Secondary / front camera is present though (1.2MP); but without a native camera app. One has to make use of a third party app to capture pictures on this gadget. iPad mini and Tab 2 come equipped with 5MP (full HD iSight camera) and 3 MP primary cameras and 1.2MP and VGA secondary cameras respectively. When video shoot capabilities are considered, iPad mini is a clear winner with 1080p capacity, while the other two come with 720p capacity.
When it comes to connectivity, there’s the top honours go to Tab 2 which has full cellular capabilities along with 3G and WiFi. While Nexus is equipped with WiFi, iPad mini comes with 3G, 4G and WiFi. While Nexus 7 and Tab 2 have made provisions for microUSB and USB on-the-go, iPad mini comes equipped with ‘Lightening’.
Media transfer to iPad mini is only through iTunes, while Nexus 7 and Tab 2 make use of Windows Media Player.
Though all the three emerge as winners in one category or another, on the whole, it’s the iPad mini that has maximum such wins. It’s closely followed by Tab 2 and then by Nexus 7. The price is indeed a deciding factor in establishing one of them at the top slot, iPad mini costs at least Rs.6000 more than its closest competitors and this difference in price will decide the course that the market takes.