Compare – Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (510) vs Apple iPad Mini

Here is a specs comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (510) and the Apple iPad Mini. These two are almost ready to meet together in the markets as the Note 8.0, which is also known as Note 510, has hit the stores in India yesterday. When looking at the figures, iPad Mini will be the main rival for this tablet and hence we can expect a tight competition. Here, I have given their specifications for finding out the differences between them. Here, I chose the Cellular version of the iPad Mini and so that you can see a SIM slot in it which is absent in the WiFi only version.

When comparing, the Galaxy Note 510 overtakes the Mini in various features. Even though these are almost similar in design, we can find out many important elements in the Note 8, which are absent in the Mini. One of them is the presence of LED flash. The main problem Mini faced in the markets is the lack of flash which degrades the camera quality. Check yourself and find out which is best and which is worst!

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Apple iPad Mini


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (510)

Apple iPad Mini (Cellular)

Price in India

Rs. 29,000
Unique Features (Features available only in one device are given here.)

1. WiFi Hotspot

2. SD Card Slot
3. LED Flash
4. Java Support
5. Radio

1. Display Protection
4G Support Yes Yes
Sim Type Micro SIM Nano SIM
Dual Sim No No
Body Design
Form Factor Touch and Stylus Pen Touch Only
Dimensions 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm
Weight 338 g 312 g
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Display Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Display Size 8 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels 7.9 inches, 768 x 1024 pixels
Multi Touch Yes Yes
Protection No Yes, Oleophobic coating
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Compass Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor and Compass
Internal 16 GB and 32 GB versions 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions 
SD Card Slot Yes, up to 64 GB No
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G Yes, HSDPA – 21 Mbps; HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps Yes, HSDPA – 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps; LTE – 100 Mbps
WiFi Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band and Wi-Fi Direct Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes No
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v3.0 with A2DP and EDR
USB Port Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0
HDMI Port No No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS Support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS Support and GLONASS
Headphone Jack Yes, 3.5 mm Yes, 3.5 mm
Back Camera Yes, 5 MP Yes, 5 MP
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP Yes, 1.2 MP
Features 2592 х 1944  pixels resolution, auto-focus and Geo-tagging 2592 x 1944  pixels resolution, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Touch Focus and Auto Focus
Video  Features HD videos 1080p@30fps quality HD videos 1080p@30fps quality
Flash Light Yes, LED Flash No
Operating System Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Apple iOS 6
Processor (CPU) Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Chipset Exynos 4412 Apple A5
GPU Mali-400MP  PowerVR SGX543MP2
RAM 2 GB 512 MB 
Java Support Yes No
In-built Browser Yes, HTML5 Yes, Safari
Music Formats MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and Flac MP3, MP3 VBR, AAX, Apple Lossless, WAV, AAC, HE-AAC, Audible, Audible Enhanced Audio and AIFF
Video Formats MP4, DivX, Xvid, FLV, MKV, H.264 and H.263 MP4, AVI, M4V, H.264, AAC-LC, MOV, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG
FM Radio Yes, TBD No
Battery Type Li-Ion 4600 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po 16.3Wh, Non-removable
Standby time N/A -
Talk time N/A

Up to 10 h

In-built Apps Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Picasa Facebook and Twitter

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