Battle of the 7-inch Tablets iPad Mini Against Nexus, Fire and Tab 2

Themuch-awaitediPadMiniisfinallyhere,smaller,thinnerandlighterthanitsbigbrother,andalreadyboominginsales。

ThescreensizeandspecificationsputtheiPadMiniindirectcompetitionwiththelikesoftheNexus7,theKindleFireHDandtheGalaxyTab27。

0,eachaformidablechunkoftechnologyinitsownright。

Acomparisoninevitablybeckons,andhereisaglanceatthemajorspecificationsofthefourtablets。

WheretheiPadMinitrumpsthecompetition

TheobviousallureofanyAppleproductisitsphysicalaspects。

Inthisrespect,theiPadMiniwinshands-down,thankstoitsremarkablethicknessofmerely7。

2mm,whiletheothersarecloseto10。

5mmthick。

TheiPadMiniisalsolighterthantheothersbyatleast30grams。

AnothervictoryfortheMiniisinthecameradivision,whereitoffersnotonebuttwohigh-qualitycameras,bothequippedforvideorecording。

TheNexus7andtheKindleFireHDlacksecondarycameras,andtheirprimarycamerasdonotmeasureuptotheMini’s5MPspecimen。

TheGalaxyTab27。

0,ontheotherhand,doesfeaturebothfrontandrearcameras,buttakessecondplaceduetolowerqualitysensors,lesserresolutionandslowervideorecording。

Ontheconnectivityfront,theMinihas4GLTEversionsavailable,butisotherwiseatparwiththeTab2,whiletheothersdon’tcomeincellularmake-ups。

TheLightningPort,thoughyettoachievestandardstatus,isalsoafeatureexclusivetotheMini。

Further,the64GBmodelsoftheMinimightsuitconsumerslookingforgreaterinternalstoragethantheotherthree,whichofferupto32GB。

TheTab2,however,compensatesforthisbyallowingmicroSDadditionupto32GB。

WheretheNexusandKindlereignsupreme

TheKindleFireHDandtheGoogleNexus7arerunawaywinnersinthedisplaydepartment。

ApplehasfalteredwithdisplayqualitywiththeMini,perhapsbecausethicknessissuespreventedtheuseoftheRetinadisplay。

Thescreenresolutionisalsodisappointing。

AsfortheGalaxyTab2,thedisplayhasslightlylowerresolutionthantheMini’s,anditspixeldensityamorereliablefeatureisslightlyhigher,butnowherenearthatoftheothertwo。

WhatthisamountstoisthattheFireHDandtheNexus7offersharper,morevibrantpictureandvideoviewingthanboththeTab2andtheMini。

TheKindle’sAmazon-customizedversionofAndroid,inparticular,offersafast,smoothreadingandviewingexperience。

TheNexus7hasthebestprocessoramongthefourmodels,itsquad-coreCortexA9CPUaheadofthedual-corespecimensoftheothers。

WiththisandtheULPGeForceGPU,theNexus7isgearedforanintensivegamingexperience。

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StatingthecasefortheTab2

WhileSamsung’sGalaxyTab27。

0mightnotfetcheye-catchingfeatureslikethosementionedabovefortherestofthetablets,itdoespackinasetofsolid,dependablespecificationsthathavewowedGalaxyTabusersforalongtime。

ThereisnotmuchtofaultwiththisversionoftheTab,anditcontinuesitsonwardjourneywithuniquefeaturesliketheUSB-on-thegosupport,scopeformicroSDadditionandSamsung’acclaimedTouchWizUXUI。

TheVerdict

Arrivingataunanimousverdictisbothimpracticalandunfair,solelyonthebasisoftheverydifferentmarketphilosophiesthatthesetabletsespouse。

TheiPadMiniandtheKindleFireHDclearlyfocusonbuildingontheirecosystems,thatofAppleandAmazonrespectively。

Consumerswhoalreadyhaveotherdevicesandservicesfromthesecompanies–iPhones,Macbooks,AmazonMembershipsetal–willdefinitelypreferthesemodels。

Thesamegoes,toalargeextent,fortheGalaxyTab27。

0,whichwillbethemodelofchoiceforthosewhohavehadagoodexperiencewiththeSamsung-Androidcombination。

TheNexus7willappealthemosttothoselookingforon-the-go,palmtopgaming,withalltheattendantinternetandmultimediabenefitsofaJellyBeantablettoboot。

Theultimatepurchasedecisionwillhavealottodowithprice,andhereishowthesetabletscompareonthatfront:

●iPadMinipriceinIndia:startingatINR26700(16GB,Wi-Fi)

●GoogleNexus7priceinIndia:INR16050(16GB)

●KindleFireHDpriceinIndia:INR16611(16GB),INR20571(32GB)

●GalaxyTab2priceinIndia:INR17999(16/32GB,Wi-Fi+3G)

TheMiniismarkedlymoreexpensivethantheothermodels,whichislikelytobeafactorforuserswithbudgetconstraints。

ForiOSaficionados,theMiniisagoodpurchase,providedtheydon’talreadypossessiPads,inwhichcasethedecisionismoredifficult。

TheNexus,theKindleandtheTab2aresimilarlypriced,andwillattracttheirrelevantmarketsegments,whichhavetheAndroidfactorincommon。

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