The compact tablets are gaining ground to the larger its portability, lightness and comfort of use, so the first brands have at least a model of its kind in its catalog. Apple renewed the iPad mini recently and finally has introduced awaited Retina display, plus gives it a much more powerful processor. This model rivals with tablets as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 that bet by a technical profile and balanced on all the functionality offered by the pencil S touch pen.
The display was one of the weaknesses of the original model, but with this second edition Apple has raised the bar significantly. The new iPad mini panel has a 7.9-inch IPS LCD, there is nothing new, but it increases the resolution to 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, resulting in 324 dpi giving its the nickname Retina. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has an eight-inch TFT panel and 1,280 x 800 pixels, so its density falls in 189 dots per inch.
The design of the iPad mini is highlighted by the use of aluminum as a structure and its smooth and polished forms. Besides the tablet of Cupertino is thinner (7.5 mm), but weight are fairly even because the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is of plastic. The Korean tablet has a rounded design lines and is slightly larger than its opponent. In the bottom of the chassis houses the touch pen, a tool that expands the potential of the assembly and its functions explained later.
At this point both devices are pretty tied to have rear cameras paths five megapixels and similar functions. For example have auto focus, detector of faces, geo-tagging, stabilizer and also record 1080p FullHD ebony videos. The iPad mini is annotated with the lens, which is made up of five elements and has an infrared filter that prevents chromatic aberrations. Both have a front camera that allows video recording HD720p.
The iPad mini reemphasizes this point thanks to Apple A7 processor that, despite having dual-core performance with a very fast because its architecture is 64 bits, also has two gigabytes of RAM. Next to this piece Apple has placed a motion coprocessor (M7) that is responsible for measuring all data collected by the sensors, although this component is more focused on its use in applications to the system quickly. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has a chip Exynos quad-core, which runs at 1.6 gigahertz and comes with two gigabytes of RAM. The Korean chip is also very fast, but lags behind in part because it is a veteran model. The next generation will already have a processor that is up to current developments.
Both manufacturers offer several options for memory. On the one hand Apple bets by four versions 16, 32, 64 and 128 Gb, while Samsung offers 16 or 32 Gb and also sum the expandability through MicroSD cards (64 Gb). The Enlargement is a remarkable advantage because we are not limited to, for example if we have an iPad mini 16 Gb option there is no more than extending it, however with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 16Gb would be able to achieve a total of 80 Gb buying a memory card.
Each of these products has the two most popular and widespread like mobile phones and tablets platforms in structure-the two are based on applications-but with notable differences. On the one hand, Android is a system open source much more customizable with widgets and more. Apple iOS is a closed system, which increases security but also gives no leeway when it comes to customization or performs changes (unless you apply the jailbreak). The two systems have endless applications stores, already near the million applications.
Regardless of the operating system itself, the features offered by each product are a key point when choosing. The iPad mini has integrated services like Siri, the Notification Center or the new Control Center, but Apple relegates functionality to applications downloading, here we include the quality of the applications from the App Store.
However Samsung committed itself to provide its tablet a number of unique features that focus primarily on the stylus incorporating. This accessory makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 in a sort of digital scrapbook where we can draw, write freehand, crop photos and even calculate mathematical formulas. With the stylus can also use features like Air View, Easy Clip, Multi View and other.
Apple is not a company much given to the standardization of products, a detail that we see reflected in the connection profile. For example the Lightning port battery charger and transfer own, i.e., they only serve the cables provided by the company. Following connections we see that iPad mini offers complimentary LTE/3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS antenna and a plug for headphones. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has other standardized systems such as DLNA or WiFi Direct, which allows media sharing and file transfer respectively. It also has Bluetooth, satellite GPS, free 3G, WiFi networks and connects to GSM, so it is possible to make calls or send messages with it. The physical connections consist of a plug headphones and a port MicroUSB.
Apple has not offered specifics about the battery capacity of iPad mini, but they have facilitated duration times. According to official data enduring ten hours WiFi browsing and goes down to nine hours when using the mobile connection. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has a battery of 4,600 milliamps which can be lit for eight hours in use and supports up to 120 hours of music playback.