Difference between iPad Mini and Nexus 10

 

Key Difference: The iPad Mini is a sleeker, thinner iPad 2. The iPad Mini comes with a 7.9-inch LED-backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology touchscreen coated with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic material. The Nexus 10 is a tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung.

 

Apple is a well-known company around the world. It has been popular due to its innovative and technologically advanced electronics as well as the lawsuits with various different companies. Apple has been applauded for its futuristic design and new technologies on its various phones and tablets. It has also been criticized by many for its expensive price tags. However, the company has still managed build a loyal fan base that stands by the company and its products a 100%. The iPad Mini has been a popular tablet since its launch in November 2012 and is basically a mini iPad. It has borrowed a lot of features from its big brother and but just has a smaller packaging.

 

The iPad Mini is a sleeker, thinner iPad 2, note currently the company is on its 4th generation iPad. The iPad Mini comes with a 7.9-inch LED-backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology touchscreen coated with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic material. True to the Apple design, the iPad Mini also have a slick, steel chassis that is comfortable to hold. The company has launched two different models of the iPad Mini; Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular. The Wi-Fi is a little cheaper and does not have a SIM slot, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular model is able to support 2G, 3G and 4G operations. One of the most touted features of the device is the weight. The device is super light and weight around 308 grams for the Wi-Fi and the 312 grams for the Wi-Fi + Cellular. The 7.9-inch screen provides 768 x 1024 pixels and an approximate 162 pixel density; it is not the best resolution available specially with the iPad 2 with Retina display. The screen has been said to be a bit grainy in viewing.

 

The device houses a 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and the Apple A5 chipset. It is powered by the iOS 6 and can be upgradeable to iOS 6.1.3. The processor is not as fast as the latest Apple A6, but it does not lag during multi-tasking. The slower processor might have a concern if the device allowed true multitasking, but since it does not the device works just fine. The iPad Mini is available with 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, which is not expandable. The device only offers 512 MB RAM. The iPad Mini comes with a 5MP rear camera for taking photos and also has HD video taking capability. The device also has a 1.2 MP front camera for video calling purposes. It also has the FaceTime app for video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular. The iSight Camera has features such as autofocus, face detection, backside illumination and five-element lens.

 

The outer chassis of the device houses various buttons to control the device. The top of the device holds the On/Off and the Sleep/Wake button, along with the microphone and the headphone jack. The company has shifted the button back to the top of the device. The right side of the device has the Silent/Screen rotation lock button and the volume controls. The Home button is placed on bottom bezel and the built-in-speakers are on the bottom of the iPad Mini along with the Lightening connector. The device comes with many features such as Siri natural language commands and dictation, Game Center, Photo Booth, Built-in apps and e-book reader. The reader is compatible with all of the big services such as Google Books, Kindle and Nook, making it easier to read books in almost all formats. The device has been noted for the sleek and small design, which makes the device comfortable to hold and work with. Also apps have been specifically designed for the tablet, so no longer need to deal with stretching apps. Few criticisms include the price of the device, lack of Retina display, and lack of true multitasking as well the software. With the iPhone 5 already available in the market with Apple A6 chipset, the iPad Mini with the same chipset is not that far away.

 

Among the number of various companies launching phones based on Google’s Android, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner. The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure, i.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

 

The Nexus 10 is a10-inch tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung. It is Google’s second tablet, directly following the Nexus 7. It features a 10.1-inch, 2560×1600 pixel display, which at the time of its release was the highest resolution display for a tablet. The Nexus 10 features a Samsung Exynos 5250 system on chip, a dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 central processing unit and a quad-core ARM Mali T604 graphics processing unit. The Nexus 10 was launched in two storage sizes, 16 GB and 32 GB

 

The Nexus 10 features Photo Sphere, a new camera technology that allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots. The tablet also features a quick settings menu, allows for application of widgets on the lock screen, as well as gesture typing; an updated version of Google Now; and multiple user accounts for tablets. The tablet offers a new share and customize feature that allows multiple users to create their own profile and customize it according to their own needs. The tablet offers a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera for video chatting. The tablet does not support SIM capability. The device also allows nine people to chat simultaneously using Google Hangouts. The Nexus 10 is available for approximately USD 399, with the price varying depending on the model.

 

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website, Google website and GSMArena.com.

 

 

iPad Mini

Nexus 10

Launch Date

November 2012

November 2012

Company

Apple

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by Samsung.

Size

200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm

263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm (10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 in)

Display

7.9‑inch LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology

Super PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1024 x 768 resolution (~162 ppi pixel density)

2560 x 1600 pixels, 10.1 inches (~299 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

308 grams (Wi-Fi); 312 grams (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

603g (1.33 lb)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1454; A1455

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1455

N/A

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1454; A1455

N/A

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1454

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1455

N/A

GUI

iUI

Pure Android

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP2

Quad-core Mali T604

OS

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Apple A5

Exynos 5250

RAM

512 MB

2GB RAM

SIM Size

nano-SIM

N/A

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/32 GB storage

Expandable Memory

No

None

Sensors

Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Model A1454

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

Model A1455

  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

Data only

802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)

Bluetooth

NFC (Android Beam)

Dual side NFC

Micro USB

Magnetic Pogo pin charger

Micro HDMI

3.5mm headphone jack

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WiFi, NFC, USB

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

-

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

Micro-USB v2.0

Primary Camera

5MP 2592x1944 pixels rear camera

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, 720p@30fps front camera

1.9 MP

Video

1080p@30fps with video stabilization, face detection, Tap to focus while recording and backside illumination.

1080p@30fps

Camera Features

  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Geotagging
  • Autofocus
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Video-calling

Sound Enhancement

No

No

Audio supported formats

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/ Flac player

Video supported formats

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

MP4/H.264/DivX/ WMV player

Battery Capacity

16.3 Wh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Non-removable lithium-ion polymer 9,000 mAh battery

Talktime

-

N/A

Standby Time

-

-

Available Colors

Black/Slate, White/Silver

Black

Messaging

iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Assisted GPS and GLONASS

Yes, with GLONASS

Java

No

None

Additional Features

  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • TV-out
  • Document viewer
  • Predictive text input
  • FaceTime
  • Game Center
  • Photo Booth
  • Built-in apps
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 9000 mAh Lithium polymer battery
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Compass
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

 

 

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