iPad mini, compared with Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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Apple rises to the iPad Mini in the class of the smaller tablets. How claims the 7.9-inch model to its toughest competitors, two 7-inch tablets, both of which use the Android operating system?


After Apple so far dominated the tablet market with the large diagonal, it pays attention to the iPad Mini now also the smaller displays. Outwardly awakens the 7.9-inch tablet feel to just be a miniature of the great role model, if you look closely you can see, however, significant differences.Apple screwed not only in the processing power and the resolution of the claims in accordance with below. Comparing the technical data and other properties in detail, there is the question of who holds the upper hand: the iPad Mini, the Nexus 7 (with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) or Amazon Kindle Fire HD (with modified Android OS)?

Who will win?

At the present time can definitely still make a final judgment. One should not forget, however, that Google have focused with the Nexus 7 and with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD from the beginning to a different audience. The former attracts gamers, multimedia enthusiasts and Android fans on the lookout for the “pure” Jelly Bean experience. The Kindle Fire HD, however, is a bargain for Amazon Prime members get the most from their membership and Amazon who would like to keep costs as low as possible – and with high storage capacity and a possible big screen.

And where the iPad Mini is positioned? Certainly feel many Apple fans again attracted. But still there is the big question mark on how well the iPad Mini is actually really. Without question, it is lighter and thinner than the competitors, but the screen resolution does not offer the quality that you’d expect from Apple Tablets now. When battery life while the Mini pulls equal to its rivals, but not exceed it.

Moreover, could the A5 dual-core processor of the iPad Mini quite advised against the quad-core CPU, the Nexus 7 behind. What kind of performance the two can actually deliver, of course, tell only after extensive testing. As additional information and tests are available, this article will be amended accordingly.

Two different border colors, three different capacities and LTE option facilitate rapid market penetration of the iPad Mini – the latest when it became listed on the major wireless carriers.However, Apple has missed the price point, which would have played the competition easily upstage.

Apple may have to be ahead when it comes to be omnipresent. But for those who are looking for an affordable, portable device for on the go, can be found now a wide range of smaller tablets, and an open door for future Android and Windows 8 tablets.

Apple iPad Mini Google Nexus 7 Kindle Fire HD
Operating system iOS 6 Android 4.1 Modified Android OS
Price Wi-Fi: 329 euros (16 GB), 429 euros (32 GB), 529 euros (64 GB). LTE: 459 euros (16 GB), 559 euros (32 GB), 659 euros (64 GB). 199 euros (8 GB), 249 euros (16 GB) 199 euros (16 GB), 249 euros (32 GB)
Release Date Second November 2012, for Wi-Fi, LTE 2 weeks later 13th July 2012 14th September 2012
Display 7.9-inch IPS, 1024 x 768 pixels (163 ppi) 7-inch IPS, 1280 x800 pixels (216 ppi) 7-inch IPS, 1280 x800 pixels (216 ppi) *
Size 20.0 x 13.5 x 0.72 cm 19.9 x 12.0 x 1.05 cm 19.3 x 13.7 x 1.0 cm
Weight 308/312 grams 340 grams 395 grams
Processor Dual-core A5 processor Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460
Memory 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB 8 GB or 16 GB, 1GB RAM 16 GB or 32 GB, 1GB RAM
Camera 5-megapixel, 1080p HD video, 1.2-megapixel front camera, 720 HD video 1.2-megapixel 720p front camera
Battery 16.3 watt hours, 10 hours of battery life (rated) (Tested) 10.1 hours of video battery life, 4325 mAh (Tested) 5.1 hours of video battery life, 4400 mAh
NFC no yes no
Extras 4G LTE versions available Tegra graphics, games Whispersync, x-ray, Amazon Prime
Connections Lightning port MicroUSB Micro HDMI, Micro USB
Color black, white, black dark gray



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