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Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB) vs Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Apple iPad mini 2 devices, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad mini 2 XApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)25Points
Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2691
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsApple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)Compare Apple iPhone 8 Plus X
Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)

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iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)25 Advantages Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)vsiPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)4 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
+2.39Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core104%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+256GB (245GB available)101%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (122GB available)
+202 grams (7.07 ounces)69%
Lighter
vs341 grams (11.94 ounces)
+401 PPI24%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs324 PPI
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)33%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 7.1MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+iOS 14Advantage
iOS 14 is newer and safer
vsiOS 12
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps9 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels52%
Higher resolution screen
5.5"vs+7.9"44%
Larger screen
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
2691 mAhvs+6400 mAh138%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

20 Common items in both devices
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
BSI sensor
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
ModeliPhone 8 Plus (256GB)iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Other model namesiPhone 8 Plus A1863 (CDMA), iPhone 8+ A1905 (GSM)iPad mini 2 A1491 (4G LTE), iPad mini 2 A1455/A1490 (CDMA)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateSeptember, 2017November, 2013
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 158.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.24 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight202 grams (7.07 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemiOS 11iOS 7.0
Firmware updateiOS 14iOS 12
HardwareApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39Ghz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Mistral
1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP3PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (245GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
128GB (122GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.5" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display features60Hz, 625 nitsfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps100/50 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 800/1900/2100 (A1863 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, A1490/A1455: CDMA 800/1900/2100
Primary 3G networkA1863 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1905 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1491 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

A1490/A1455 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat3

A1490 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)

A1490/A1455 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
CameraApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.81/3.6"57mm
5 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens33mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)7.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length32mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, eAAC+, M4A
ConnectivityApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
Power supplyApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2691 mAh6400 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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