Retina iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 specs
The iPad mini with Retina display (aka iPad mini 2) released late last year to an expectant public and has been another hit for Apple. Now the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is about to hit the shelves and will offer more competition to the Apple tablet. Today we’re looking at the Retina iPad mini vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 in a specs rundown.
We’ve already shown a video comparison that depicts the highlights of each of these tablets against the other, useful if particular factors are important to you. Now we’ll take a look at the key specs of the Retina iPad mini and Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi models.
The Retina iPad mini has a 1.3GHz Apple A7 dual-core processor with PowerVR G6430 quad-core GPU. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, but Samsung hasn’t yet specified the type or also the graphics.
The Retina iPad mini has a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 324 ppi. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has an 8-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800 and 189 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM for the Retina iPad mini and it comes in options of 16, 32, 64 or 128GB of internal storage (non-expandable). The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 has 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, though this is expandable to 64GB via microSD.
The Retina iPad mini has a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 1080p video capture with video stabilization. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 has a 3.15-megapixel rear camera with 720p video capture and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The battery capacity for the Retina iPad mini is not specified by Apple, although a teardown showed it was 6471 mAh. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 has a 4450 mAh battery.
The Retina iPad mini released on iOS 7, now upgradable to iOS 7.1.1. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Dimensions and Weight
The Retina iPad mini measures 200mm x 134.7mm x 7.5mm and weighs in at 331g for the Wi-Fi model. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 measures 210mm x 124mm x 8mm and weighs 320g.
The starting price for the Retina iPad mini Wi-Fi is $399 for the 16GB model. Pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 have just opened and the price is $269.99 with availability from May 1st.
This comparison doesn’t take into account the many features of each device or design, but does show how they compare specs-wise. Although many of the specs for the iPad mini 2 are better, it’s worth remembering that the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 still has some advantages, such as expandable storage and a much lower price tag.
We also want to point out that the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 also recently released and this tablet has higher specs than the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, although it also has a higher price. This may be another tablet that you’re considering, so you might also like to check out our previous comparison of the Retina iPad mini and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 here.
If you are about to purchase one of these tablets, which do you think it might be, the Retina iPad mini or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0? Maybe you’ll check out what the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has to offer too?