Product Comparison: Apple iPad Mini 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S2


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Samsung
Model
iPad Mini 4 (MK9N2)
Galaxy Tab S2
Origin
China
China
About the Product
There’s more to mini than meets the eye. iPad mini 4 puts uncompromising performance and potential in your hand. It’s thinner and lighter than ever before, yet powerful enough to help you take your ideas even further.
Take your entertainment to the next level on your tablet’s vibrant screen. From games and social media to emails and presentations, everything looks its best thanks to the rich colors and crisp details only a Samsung Super AMOLED display can bring.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Screen Size
7.9 in.
9.7 in.
Storage Capacity
128 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple iPad Mini 4 with 7.9" Retina Display, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Dual-Core A8 Chip (Gray)
  • Love the size of the Apple iPad mini. Pierce t for my needs.
  • Bought because of smaller size and ease of using apple products for a 95 yr. old woman
  • I love my iPad mini. It's the perfect size to be able to hold in one hand. Everything about it is beyond expectation.
  • I purchased this for my wife and she adores it for the extra memory and the its even thinner than her old one.
  • Great price for the amount of available memory. I use these iPads to teach children at a school in Uganda.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • The size is much more manageable than the iPad Air it replaces. It is perfect for my intended use.
  • I love this tablet. It is the perfect size, it's FAST and it fits seamlessly with the other Samsung products. Screen is gorgeous.
  • Great size; small enough to easily hold, but big enough to be able to read books or view Web pages easily. Very happy with it!
  • Nice tablet. Convent size. Easy to hold, but large enough to be quite useful. Not the best size if you want multiple windows open at a the same time unles you have good eyesight.
  • 32GB internal storage- Even though this tablet allows for expandable storage, keep in mind that Samsung's flavor of android as far as I can tell does not allow for adoptable storage (ability to turn you SD card into system internal storage by formatting it as such)
Size & Weight
Height
8 in.
9.34 in.
Width
5.31 in.
0.22 in.
Depth
0.24 in.
6.65 in.
Weight
10.5 oz.
0.83 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD Retina
sAMOLED
Pixel Density
326 ppi
264 ppi
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
What customers say about "Display"
Apple iPad Mini 4 with 7.9" Retina Display, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Dual-Core A8 Chip (Gray)
  • Has the best display ever. Reliable and easy navigation
  • Had an ipad2 so this one is much thinner and faster. Great display for movies.
  • Crystal clear, vivid display and the operating system is fast.
  • Love the Retina display and the lesser weight of this iPad.
  • This is replacing a 16gb ipad mini 2 and boy you can really tell the difference. Much sharper and colorful display and a heck of a lot faster. Apple doesn't discount these very often and this was too good of a deal to pass up.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • Gorgeous display. I have never seen better in an 9.7" format. Quick, responsive, everything you'd expect from a higher end Samsung.
  • The Super AMOLED display is dazzling and far superior to any other tablet I've seen. Watching movies is a great experience
  • The 9.7” display is just right for reading and viewing. The display is sharp in definition and is very colorful and responsive to videos being played.
  • The display has 4:3 aspect ratio so you can read digital publications in portrait orientation without it looking squashed.
  • Impressive display! Shading/blacks are the best that I have seen on any display.
  • 4:3 aspect ratio when watching movies. When viewing netflix and others you lose so much screen real estate unless you maximize the video which blows it up and then you lose detail.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
1.2 MP
2.1 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Processor
Processor Model
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Number of Cores
2
8
Processor Speed
1.1 GHz
1.8 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Apple iPad Mini 4 with 7.9" Retina Display, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Dual-Core A8 Chip (Gray)
  • Great compact size, fast processor and all you would want plus more in a tablet. A quality product with good storage, plus the use of iCloud.
  • Navigating the interface is quick with this processor.
  • This tablet is very easy to use. Great and fast processor
  • This product has super fast processor & great camera.
  • Excellent iPad for the price. The processor is extremely fast.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • The 1.9 GHz processor is quick and nimble and accomplishes tasks with no hesitation and the 32GB onboard memory, especially with the optional addition of a 128GB micro SD card, is more than adequate for my storage needs.
  • It has a fast, fast processor, a super screen, and I have yet to find something to complain about.
  • The specs include an 8-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and a 4000mah battery. In my opinion the overall speed of the unit barely compares to my last 4 core and 2 GB of RAM Android.
  • Best build quality, no much bloatware. And really good processor for multi tasking. Good battery life.
  • 2. Quick processor speed. This tablet is very fast in accessing apps, e-mail, calling up photos, music, etc. It's more like a computer than the typical tablet.
Features
Operating System
iOS 11
Android 6.0
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
12 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Touch ID, Apple Pay, Ambient light sensor, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, iBeacon microlocation, Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Antireflective coating, Integrated Stereo Speakers
Lightning quick, Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, Super AMOLED Display
What customers say about "Features"
Apple iPad Mini 4 with 7.9" Retina Display, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Dual-Core A8 Chip (Gray)
  • I use my ipad for content viewing and it works great, a little slow with iOS 11 due to more functions but still works well
  • I love my experience with this tablet. With ios 11 everything is smooth and fun
  • Good for day to day use. Great Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
  • The battery lasts about 10% longer that the mini 2 and the speaker is way louder and more clear. Overall, very happy with our purchase.
  • have been using my iPad every day since I bought it. So happy with my purchase! But unfortunately I have a defective one and my Touch ID’s sensor is broken and isn’t sensing my finger.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • Battery life greatly improved with Marshmallow on this model compared to Lollipop.
  • Light weight and portable. Feels nice holding. Very comfortable to hold because of the light weight
  • Speakers- This tablet comes with 2 bottom or side firing speakers that I was expecting much from but they are loud without distortion but they don't really provide much base. Still, when in the shower playing music I have not issues hearing the songs.
  • Micro SD card expansion slot. This is really, REALLY nice. I know a lot of devices have this now, but Google is stuck in the Middle Ages and haven’t really made the jump to allow this feature, so having a tablet have this is awesome.
  • Finger print scanner is pretty horrible and pointless because it is not reliable. Not a big deal to many people.
  • Tends to have trouble with black levels in movies more than my old Nexus 7. Turning off auto brightness helps some but not all the way
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Lightning
Micro USB
Accessories
Included With Unit
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Travel Adapter, MicroUSB Cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
399.00 $


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