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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB) vs Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 vs Apple iPad mini 3 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB) 14Points
12.2"
SLCD

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

Octa-core

9500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07Points Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 X
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

Dual-core

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)

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Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)} 14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB) vs iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)} 7 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
+1.9GHz 32bit Octa-core36%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 64bit Dual-core
+3GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+32GB191%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11GB available)
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs1536x2048 pixels
+12.2"54%
Larger screen
vs7.9"
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+9500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs6350 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4]
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
753 grams (26.36 ounces)vs+341 grams (11.94 ounces)121%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
Thinner
TFT SuperClear LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
247 PPIvs+324 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 100 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+10 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 SM-P901, Samsung SM-P901iPad Mini 3 A1601 (4G LTE)
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date2/13/201410/16/2014
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)203.9 x 295.6 millimeters (8.03 x 11.64 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight753 grams (26.36 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Display typeTFT SuperClear LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size12.2" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)247 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
System versionAndroid 4.4 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Chipset32bit: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)64bit: Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-core)
4x 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-core)
Dual-core, 1 processor:
2x 1.3GHz Cyclone (Dual-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6PowerVR G6430 MP4
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB16GB (11GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload21/5.76 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3 (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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, 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

📷 Camera

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4A

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity9500 mAh6350 mAh
Charger, wattsWired chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy13 hours10 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black, White
• Samsung TouchWiz UI
• S Pen stylus
• e-Meeting
• Java framework
• 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

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.58W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.67W/kg (body)feature not registered
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