When you’re looking to get yourself a new tablet, then the likelihood is that first off, you’re going to check what iPads are available. There have been many decent releases over recent years, with the iPad mini being one of the bestselling tablets available.
And when we look outside of Apple, what are we left with? Well, the most popular brand of Android tablet is actually Samsung. This is no surprise, as they’ve been at the forefront of the phone market for a while, and the tablet market is no different. Their high end model is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7.
So if we compare them to one another, which of them is going to be the better option of the two? That’s what we’re going to try and find out.
iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
If we’re compared the two to each other, then they’ll both be better for different things. The iPad mini is a small companion perfect for those looking for something snappy and responsive to browse online. The Tab S7 is a powerhouse of a tablet, more suited to those looking for the best around.
And in fairness, Android still have more of the market than Apple do in terms of operating system, though this does incorporate a lot more than just Samsung. With both of these models being at the more expensive end of the market, let’s look at why there’s so popular.
Storage Capacity: 64GB or 256GB | Weight: 300 grams | Size: 8×5.3 inches | Width: 1/4 inch | Display: 7.9 inch | Resolution: 2048×1536 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | Camera: 8 Megapixel Back, 7 Megapixel Front | Video: 1080p capability OS: Apple | Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold
When the iPad was first released back in 2010, there were many folks who didn’t think the was a market for it. Although there were other tablets then, none of them were really popularized for consumer use.
But the iPad completely changed that, and it proved that there was a massive gap between smartphones and laptops that most folks were looking for something to fill. And the iPad fits right into this niche comfortably.
It was only a few years later that the Apple iPad mini was released. Even closer to the size of your smartphone, we’re now on the Apple iPad mini 5. The Mini 6 is likely to be released in 2021, so keep your eyes peeled for a newer version (and a cheaper mini 5 as a result!).
It’s definitely a high end tablet that’s ideal if you’re looking for something powerful. The A12 Bionic chip combines with a hexa-core processor to deliver something almost on par with bigger models like the iPad Pro – just in a much smaller package.
What the iPad Mini is Better for
Storage Capacity: 128GB | Weight: 498 grams | Size: 10×6.5 inches | Width: 1/4 inch | Display: 11 inch | Resolution: 1600×2560 | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Camera: 13 Megapixel Back, 5 Megapixel Front | Video: 1080p capability OS: Android
As I mentioned, this tablet was only released towards the end of 2020, so it’s difficult to see just how it’s been received as of yet. But if past models are anything to go for, then it’ll definitely give the iPad a run for it’s money.
The S7 is one of then more expensive tablets out there, and it’s the top of the line option when you’re considering the Galaxy series. Their other tablets can be as cheap as £100 on the low end, but typically they’ll have much less power than this model.
There’s also the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus to check out too if you’re looking for something bigger and a little better.
What the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is better for
All in all, both the Galaxy Tab S7 and the iPad mini are not going to be bad choices for the majority of people out there. If you don’t have a whole host of Apple devices, then the Android tablet is likely the better value for money, even though it’s more expensive than the iPad mini.