Which is better: Samsung Galaxy Note or iPad Mini

When it comes to choosing mobile computer devices, people are often brand loyal. The ones that like the Apple products will insist that eh iPad Mini is the best small tablet on the market. The people who have fallen in love with the Samsung Galaxy devices will say that there is no comparing anything to the Samsung Galaxy Note.

It is great that people are that loyal to the brand, but the reality is that both of these devices offer their users advantages and disadvantage. The best way to compare them is to look at what each offers.

Brand Name

This is the one area that most people will not bend on. They either love or hate these brands. There are not a lot of people who fall into the middle. Both of the brands are established and are known for creating high quality products. In order to make the choice of which device is best for you, it is important to leave the brand out of the equation.


The iPad mini offers a dual core processor. It uses the 2.5GHz Apple A5 processor. The Galaxy note has a 1.6 GHz quad core processor.


The Samsung Galaxy has 2GB of Ram and offers either 16, 32, or 64 GB of internal memory. The iPad mini also can have 16,32, or 64 GB of internal memory and offers 1GB of Ram.


The iPad mini has a 7.9” display compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note display size of 5.5”. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 offers an 8” display. Both of the devices use a LED display. The resolution of the iPad mini is 768 x 1024 compared to the Galaxy Note resolution of 720 x 1280. The display on the iPad mini is a fingerprint resistant material.

Operating System

The Apple iPad Mini is powered by the Apple IOS 6 operating system. The Galaxy Note uses the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The jelly Bean system is the latest version from Android and offers the best user interface so far.


It is not easy to compare the Apple store with Google Play. They both have a long list of free apps and apps that you will pay for. The Apple store has been around longer and offers a larger inventory of apps. The Google Play store is rapidly gaining ground on Apple. It now offers apps that are comparable or better to the apps from Apple.

Battery Life

Both devices use lithium ion batteries that provide about 10 hours of life for the device.

Special Features

Samsung boasts about the S pen technology with the Galaxy note. They believe it sets this device apart from other tablets. The iPad Mini claims you get all of the great things that are in an iPad at a lower price and a smaller package.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will run around $600 while the iPad Mini can be had for around $350.

Many experts say that the Samsung Galaxy note is a superior product. Other experts will say that it is just copying what the iPad Mini has already done. In the end it is a matter of personal choice to decide which one is the best for you.

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