The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 has been released in February, while the iPad Mini 4 has been on the market since September 2015. Today we will compare these two tablets, allowing you to see which one of them is better for your needs.
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 measures 237.3x169x6mm and weights 429 grams. This model no longer has a plastic back, as Samsung has replaced it with a dark glass that’s immune to fingerprints. On the other hand, the iPad Mini 4 is slightly thicker and lighter as it measures 203.2×134.8×6.1mm and weights 299 grams, but its body is made entirely of aluminum and the design is minimalist. However, Samsung’s tablet comes with a stylus for writing on the screen.
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 features a super AMOLED display of 9.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi. The iPad Mini 4 has a smaller LED-backlit IPS LCD display of 7.9-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 324 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 features a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The iPad Mini 4 comes with an Apple A8 chipset, a dual-core Typhoon CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, a PowerVR GX6450 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 has an internal storage of 32GB, which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card. The iPad Mini 4 has been released in four internal storage variants of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but you don’t have the possibility to expand their capacity.
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, touch focus, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP. The iPad Mini 4 has a weaker primary camera of 8MP that features autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and a secondary camera of 1.2MP.
Both tablets come with non-removable batteries, but the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 has a 6000 mAh cell, which is way better than the 5124 mAh battery that’s found on the iPad Mini 4.