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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?

Compare Samsung Galaxy Nexus XApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)13Points
Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)





64bit Dual


(Non removable)

12PointsSamsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)





32bit Dual



What's the better device? Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)

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iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)13 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)vsGalaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
+1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core49%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)26%
vs9.47 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+324 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs316 PPI
Larger screen
+EIS: Digital stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsNot supported
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+f/2.4 (aperture)17%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/2.8 (aperture)
+Fingerprint (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6350 mAh2 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1850 mAh
+4.0 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 version A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 version A2DP
16GB (11GB user free)vs+16GB (13GB user free)18%
More internal storage for applications and files
341 grams (11.94 ounces)vs+144 grams (5.04 ounces)137%
TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlitvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 1.3MP7%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+ProximityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 5MP
Only digital zoom
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
+17 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
ModeliPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Other model namesVerizon iPad Mini 3 A1600 (4G LTE + CDMA)Verizon Google Galaxy Nexus CDMA, Toro
Country or region availableUSA
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, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)32bit - Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 (45nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone1.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4PowerVR SGX540
Internal storage16GB (11GB user free)16GB (13GB user free)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung 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)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI316 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)LTE Cat3 (Bands 13)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, 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
CallingApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.8 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
2ª cameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
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 16GB)Samsung 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
ConnectivityApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung 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 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedSupported
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Ambient Light
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 supplyApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh1850 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registered9000 minutes | 150 hours | 6.3 days
Radiation rateApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.316W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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