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Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB) vs Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 3 vs Sony Xperia Tablet S tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia Tablet S XApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)16Points
Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

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07PointsSony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X
Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
9.4"
LED

800x1280

8
MP

1mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)16 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)vsXperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)7 Advantages Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
+1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+1GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs1GB LPDDR2
+341 grams (11.94 ounces)67%
Lighter
vs570 grams (19.95 ounces)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit LCD
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+324 PPI101%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs161 PPI
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 1.2MP17%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1MP
+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)
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6350 mAh6%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs6000 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
16GB (11GB available)vs+64GB (60GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 32GB SD Card StandardAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
7.9"vs+9.4"19%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
Capacitive
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
ModeliPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesVerizon iPad Mini 3 A1600 (4G LTE + CDMA)Sony Xperia Tablet S WiFi, Xperia Tablet SGPT121US
Country or region availableUSA
USA
feature not registered
BrandAppleSony
Release dateOctober, 2014September, 2012
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)174.4 x 239.8 millimeters (6.87 x 9.44 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)570 grams (19.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater splash resistant (don't immerse)
System (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4ULP GeForce @ 416MHz
RAM memory1GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)64GB (60GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB SD Card Standard
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit LCD
Screen size7.9" inches9.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~61.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI161 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
CameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
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 supportedNot supported
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
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
2ª cameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1296x808 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)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
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 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
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 on silver
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Oleophobic coating
- WiFi hotspot
- IPX4 certified - splash proof
- Java framework
Power supplyApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
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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