For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or the iPad Mini, here is a specs and price comparison in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with an 8 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 800 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPad Mini comes with a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 768 x 1024 pixels resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm dimensions and weighs 314 grams. The iPad Mini comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm dimensions and weighs 312 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and Exynos 4212 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The iPad Mini is equipped with a 1 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor and Apple A5 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 1.5 GB of RAM. The iPad Mini runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgrade to the iOS 7 version, and has 512 MB of RAM.
Both the devices sport a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a 1.3 MP secondary camera whereas the iPad Mini has a 1.2 MP secondary camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 4450 mAh battery whereas the iPad Mini comes with a non-removable 16.3 Wh Li-Po battery.
Price in Australia
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 16 GB variant with W-Fi is priced at around AU $319.95, the 16 GB variant with Wi-Fi and 3G is priced at around AU $439.95. The iPad Mini 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $369.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $539.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $589.95 in Australia.
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