For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite or the iPad Mini 2012 version, 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 Tab 3 Lite comes with a 7 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 600 x 1024 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 Lite comes with 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7 mm dimensions and weighs 310 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 Tab 3 Lite is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and Marvell PXA986 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 32 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 Lite runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 1 GB of RAM. The iPad Mini runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7. The device has 512 MB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite sports a 2 MP camera and does not have a secondary camera. The iPad Mini sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery whereas the iPad Mini comes with non-removable 16.3 Wh Li-Po battery.
Price in Australia
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is priced at around AU $209.95. The iPad Mini 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $379.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $439.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $499.95 in Australia.
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