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Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)5 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)vsGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+6350 mAh30%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4900 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core55%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
341 grams (11.94 ounces)vs+294 grams (10.29 ounces)16%
Lighter
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)14%
Thinner
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1536x2048 pixelsvs+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
324 PPIvs+359 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
7.9"vs+8.4"6%
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
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster

21 Common items in both devices
16GB (11GB available) / 16GB (11.49GB available)
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
ModeliPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Other model namesiPad Mini 3 A1601 (4G LTE)Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700, Samsung Klimt
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014July, 2014
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)294 grams (10.29 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4ARM Mali-T628 MP6
RAM memory1GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)16GB (11.49GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size7.9" inches8.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1600x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI359 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
CameraApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
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 length32mm lensfeature 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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
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
MultimediaApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
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: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh4900 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.06W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.18W/kg (body)
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