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Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Nexus X12Apple 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 X10Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
4.65"
AMOLED

720x1280

5
MP

1.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1850
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB

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!


12 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBvsGalaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
 35%35%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 23%23%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GBvs16GB (13GB user available)
 26%26%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs9.47 millimeters (0.37 inches)
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs720x1280 pixels
 3%3%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
324 PPIvs316 PPI
 70%70%
+Larger screen
7.9"vs4.65"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo only main cameravsNot supported
 17%17%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.4 (aperture)vsf/2.8 (aperture)
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
FingerprintvsNot supported
 2 times100%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
6350 mAhvs1850 mAh
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.0 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.0 version A2DPvs3.0 version A2DP

10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GBvsiPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
 137%100%
+Lighter
144 grams (5.04 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
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
 7%7%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 1.3MPvs(front) 1.2MP
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
1GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 5MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
HD (1280x720 pixels)
4G LTE
100 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
Proprietary TV-out / Micro-B USB - MHL
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
USB 2.0 Proprietary connector / MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
ModeliPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBGalaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Also known asVerizon Apple iPad Mini 3 A1600, iPad mini 3 LTE A1600Verizon Google Galaxy Nexus CDMA, Toro
Country or region availableUSAUSA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014December, 2011
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)9.47 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)67.94 x 135.5 millimeters (2.67 x 5.33 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)144 grams (5.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL569832bit - Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 (45nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone1.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4PowerVR SGX540
RAM memory1GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB16GB (13GB user available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size7.9" inches4.65" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~64.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI316 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networks and dataApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600LTE Cat3 700 (Bands 13)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTECDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Main camera5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Front / secondary cameraApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Front camera1.2 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP3.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedSupported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
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
- Curved glass screen (Contour Display)
- Oleophobic coating resistance screen
- Google Maps 5.0 3D
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh1850 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registered9000 minutes | 150 hours | 6.3 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBSamsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered1.316 W/Kg (head) | 1.39 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered