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Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB) vs Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 2 vs Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

Compare Lenovo ThinkPad 8 XApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)11Points
Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)





64bit Dual


(Non removable)

12PointsLenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)Compare Apple iPad mini 2 X
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)





32bit Quad


(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)

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iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)vsThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)12 Advantages Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
+331 grams (11.59 ounces)30%
vs430 grams (15.05 ounces)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
vs1200x1920 pixels
+324 PPI19%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs273 PPI
+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
+2300000 apps (App Store)130%
More apps available to download and use
vs1000000 apps (Windows Store)
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6400 mAh3 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1800 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
1.3GHz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2.4GHz 32bit Quad-Core72%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (58GB available)vs+128GB121%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

16 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Full HD (1920x1080)
3.5mm jack
+9 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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📱 Model features

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
ModeliPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Other model namesiPad mini 2 A1489 (WiFi)Lenovo ThinkPad 8.3 WiFi
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
Release date11/12/20131/1/2014
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)132 x 224.3 millimeters (5.2 x 8.83 in)
Weight331 grams (11.59 ounces)430 grams (15.05 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
System versioniOS 7.0Windows 8.1 Pro
Firmware updateiOS 12feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)32bit - Intel Atom Z3770
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1.3GHz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2.4GHz Quad-Core Bay Trail
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4Intel HD Graphics
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Internal storage64GB (58GB available)128GB
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size7.9" inches8.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1200x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI273 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length33mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 3.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro HDMI Type D
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Ambient Light sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6400 mAh1800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy10 hours8 hours
Standbyfeature not registered408 hours (17 days)

➕ Other features

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 128GB)
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- 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
- Colors: Black
- USB On-The-Go
- SRS Sound
- ThinkPad OneLink Dock Pro
- Quickshot Cover

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (WiFi 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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