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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DS vs Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy J2 Core vs Apple iPad mini 3 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X15Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DS
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DS
5"
PLS

540x960

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy J2 Core X14Apple 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)

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DS

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!


15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DS
Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSvsiPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
 22%22%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 121%100%
+Lighter
154 grams (5.39 ounces)vs341 grams (11.94 ounces)
 59%59%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 8MPvs(back) 5MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
 9%9%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.2 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 5MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 50%50%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot 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
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP

14 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GBvsGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DS
 2 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GBvs8GB (4.8GB user available)
 19%19%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitvsTFT PLS
 5 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs540x960 pixels
 47%47%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
324 PPIvs220 PPI
 58%58%
+Larger screen
7.9"vs5"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
FingerprintvsNot supported
 144%100%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
6350 mAhvs2600 mAh
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported

17 Common items in both devices
1GB LPDDR3
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Proprietary connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
ModelGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSiPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Also known asGalaxy J2 Core (Android Go) SM-J260Y/Dual-SimVerizon Apple iPad Mini 3 A1600, iPad mini 3 LTE A1600
Country or region availablePhilippinesUSA
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2018October, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)72.1 x 143.4 millimeters (2.84 x 5.65 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight154 grams (5.39 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570 (14nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL5698
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory1GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage8GB (4.8GB user available)
eMMC 5.0
16GB
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size5" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution540x960 pixels1536x2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)220 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 850/900/1800Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Main camera8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Front camera5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4A
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Lavender
- Android Go edition
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2600 mAh6350 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260Y/DSApple iPad mini 3 CDMA 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.717 W/Kg (head) | 1.587 W/Kg (body)feature not registered