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

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A50 X06Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X24Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

25
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


06 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBvsGalaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
 3%3%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
 24%24%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 23%23%
+Larger screen
7.9"vs6.4"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 59%59%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
6350 mAhvs4000 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported

24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)vsiPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
 115%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
 3 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs1GB LPDDR3
 2 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (49GB user available)vs16GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 105%100%
+Lighter
166 grams (5.81 ounces)vs341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 24%24%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
403 PPIvs324 PPI
 7 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MPvs(back) 5MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 41%41%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 19 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 25MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 5 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot supported
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 3vsNot supported

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint / Fingerprint (under display)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
USB 2.0 Proprietary connector / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
ModeliPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBGalaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Also known asVerizon Apple iPad Mini 3 A1600, iPad mini 3 LTE A1600Galaxy A50 SM-A505U (4GB RAM + 64GB) NFC, SM-A505UZKNXAA
Country or region availableUSAUSA
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, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL569864bit - 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 storage16GB64GB (49GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size7.9" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20, 28, 66)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung 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
Primary / back cameraApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Main camera5 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 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: 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
Front / secondary cameraApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Front camera1.2 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
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 16GBSamsung 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
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung 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 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (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
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity6350 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered15W
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505U)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered1.31 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered