So you’re considering buying a tablet, but aren’t sure what to choose. It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung are the main leaders in the market, but is one better than the other? Today we will compare the iPad Mini 4 with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 9.7, two tablets of comparable quality and value for money. Is one of them better than the other, or does it just depend on which company you like the best? Keep reading to find out.
As far as displays go, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 does a pretty good job with its super AMOLED 9.7-inch screen and its resolution of 2048×1536 and 264 ppi of pixel density. The iPad Mini 4 has a smaller 7.9-inch screen, but the resolution is the same. On top of that, is sports a pixel density of 324 ppi.
Samsung takes the cake on this one, with the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7’s 4GB of RAM and state of the art chipset. The iPad Mini 4 has more modest specs, with an aging Apple-produced A8 processor and only 2GB of RAM. However, the nice thing about the iPad is that it comes in four storage variants (16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB). Its contender only offers a storage space of 32GB, but it can be expanded as high as 256GB due to SD-support, which the iPad Mini 4 lacks.
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 also has a better camera, of a whopping 13MP of quality. On the other hand, Apple has kept up with its long tradition of outstandingly bad cameras for their iPads, with the Mini 4 having a primary camera of 8MP and a secondary one of just 1.2MP. That’s kind of weak, considering how much technology has evolved on the camera front.
And the winner is…
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is the better tablet here, no doubt about it.