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Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 3 vs Samsung Galaxy A50 devices, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A50 XApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)06Points
Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
25PointsSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X
Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

25
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)

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iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)6 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)vsGalaxy A50 (SM-A505U)25 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)3%
Thinner
vs7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1536x2048 pixels24%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+7.9"23%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+6350 mAh59%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core137%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X3 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (11GB available)vs+64GB (49GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
341 grams (11.94 ounces)vs+166 grams (5.81 ounces)105%
Lighter
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
324 PPIvs+403 PPI24%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 5MPvs+(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)41%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 25MP19 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
ModeliPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Other model namesVerizon iPad Mini 3 A1600 (4G LTE + CDMA)Galaxy A50 SM-A505U (64GB + 4GB RAM) NFC, SM-A505UZKNXAA
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014March, 2019
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)166 grams (5.81 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 10
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4ARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory1GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size7.9" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20, 28, 66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels(triple camera)
• 25 megapixels
• 8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm)
• 5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black on gray, White on silver, Gold
- Apple SIM only USA and UK
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• 15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.31W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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