Apple took the wraps of its new iPad mini with Retina display a few hours ago. Set to go on sale in around 40 countries beginning November 1, this Apple iPad will be taking on the likes of Nexus 7 (2013), Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX and LG G Pad 8.3 tablets.
Apple has improved a lot on the specs front from the last-generation iPad mini model but how exactly does it stack up against its Android competitors. We will find out in the following specs comparison.
|Tablet||Nexus 7 (2013)||Amazon Kindle Fire HDX||LG G Pad 8.3||Apple iPad Mini with Retina display|
|Display||7-inch 1920x1200p IPS LCD||7-inch 1920x1200p LCD||8.3-inch 1920x1200p IPS||7.9-inch 2048x1536p IPS|
|Processor||1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core APQ8064 with Adreno 320 GPU||2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core with Adreno 330||1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core with Adreno 320||1.3 GHz Apple A7 dual-core processor with 64-bit support & PowerVR G6430|
|Storage||16/ 32GB||16/ 32/ 64GB||16GB with microSD card slot||16/ 32/ 64GB|
|OS & Ecosystem||Android 4.3 & Google Play||Android 4.2 based Fire OS 3.0 & Amazon content offers||Android 4.2 with Google Play||iOS 7.0 & iTunes|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, BT 4.0, NFC, optional LTE/ 3G||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, BT 4.0, optional LTE||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, BT 4.0||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with MIMO, BT 4.0, optional LTE/ 3G|
|Ports||MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI out||MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack||MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack||Lightning port, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Cameras||5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera||HD front camera||5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera||5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera|
|Price||Starting $229||Starting $229||Starting $349.99||Starting $399|
As you can see above, Apple has done a pretty good job and iPad Mini with Retina display is no slacker but does these specifications justify $399 pricing or Nexus 7 (2013)/ Kindle Fire HDX are better deals for $229? Let us know in comments.