Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Apple iPad Mini 2: specs, price and more



WASHINGTON: With a number of clues of small size tablets circulating likely iPad Mini 2, Google Nexus 11 and Surface Mini are getting ready to introduce in the market, Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung has emerged as the rival tablet for both the tablets.

Samsung dominating the smartphone market with its flagship device Samsung Galaxy S4 and now planning to cement its place in small size tablets with its upcoming device Samsung Galaxy Note 3 this year.

Apple is famous of giving wow factor with its gadgets and now with the upgraded technology in the upcoming device, the company will likely dominate the market.

Now both rivals will be eyeing to dominate the tablet market with their respective devices.

Here are some features of both upcoming devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Apple iPad Mini 2
Screen:Screen and display are the most important part of the product success. Apple have taken the services of LG to build the screen of its next generation iPad, according to rumors. Apple is expected to switch to using a much higher-resolution IGZO panel, a new kind of screen made by Sharp.Processor:

The users prefer speed which is the second important factor in the device. As the rumors suggested, that Apple will launch A7 quads core processor with iPad mini.


Operating System:

The operating system is another factor which cannot be escaped. The operating system allows the users to use the device easily. Apple will introduce a new operating system iOS 7 in its iPad Mini 2, according to reports.



The storage capacity of iPad Mini 2 will likely to be 16/32/64 and 128GB which is very much convenient to users.



Furthermore, iPad Mini 2 is likely to have an 8 megapixel back and 2 megapixel facing camera.


Release Date:

According to reports, Apple iPad Mini 2 will be coming late 2013 during the Christmas rush.



Keeping in view of track record of Apple devices, iPad Mini 2 will cost exactly the same as the iPad Mini. That means for the Wi-Fi models, £269 for the 16GB version, £349 for the 32GB version and £429 for the 64GB version. We correctly guessed the price of the 128GB iPad 4, so if the iPad Mini follows the same pricing structure, a 128GB version would cost £509. Expect to pay £100 more for the equivalent Wi-Fi + Cellular model reports said.



Recently we have got a hot report about the change in design of the Note 3 keeping in view of growing demanded from the Korean giant to make its product more elegant.

So the Samsung may go for aluminum material instead of using plastic material to get a classy-type of the thing on its devices. The Galaxy Note 3 could be the first device for having the classy style.


The Galaxy Note 3 is likely to be run on Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor with LTE

Operating System:

As the Galaxy Note 3 will be released after the launch of Google’s next version of Android operating system, which is 5.0, the device is likely to have the Key Lime Pie version of Android.


According to rumors Galaxy Note 3 has upgraded RAM up to 3 GB while its internal memory is up to 32 GB with microSD card expansion.



The new Note 3 is expected to come with 13 Megapixel rear and 3 Megapixel front cameras

Release Date of Galaxy Note 3

Release Date:

Though there is no release date hint from an authentic source yet, but some report suggest that the device could be launched at IFA in Berlin to be held in August this year. So we could expect an October release of Galaxy Note 3.


Just as the case of release date, we have no authentic clue about cost of the device, but some calculation led us to a unit price up to $800 or 550 Great Britain Pound.

Other Specs:

SamMobile has revealed some of the specification details of the Galaxy Note 3 which are as follow:

Display: The device will have a 6 inch full HD AMOLED display.

With the above features and specs both devices are up for their upcoming challenge in the market. The question remain the same that who will dominate the era of 2013-14?