Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Apple iPad Mini Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | December 19, 2013 4:06 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or the Apple iPad Mini, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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 Note 8 comes with 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm dimensions and weighs 338 grams. The iPad Mini comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm dimensions and weighs 308 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad core cortex A9 processor and Exynos 4412 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 S slot for additional memory.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 2 GB of RAM. The iPad Mini runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgrade to the iOS 7 version. The device has 512 MB of RAM.

Camera

Both the devices sport a 5 MP primary camera with features like autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 1.3 MP secondary camera whereas the iPad Mini has a 1.2 MP secondary camera.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery whereas the iPad Mini comes with a non-removable 16.3 Wh Li-Po battery.

Price in Australia

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 16 GB variant with 3G and Wi-Fi is price at around AU $489.95. The iPad Mini 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $369.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $539.95 in Australia.

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