they are not the same in display size and battery power ... but I'm agree, it's better than iPad air
iPhone 5s 5.96 Whr @ 4 inch using A7
iPad Mini 2 23.8Whr @ 7.9 inch using A7
iPad Air 32.4Whr @ 9.7 inch using A7
Assume scaling screen size equals to battery consumption and the SoC draining is similar for all 3 devices.
iPhone 5s rating = 5.96 /4 = 1.49
iPad mini 2 rating = 23.8 / 7.9 = 3.01266
iPad air rating = 32.4 / 9.7 = 3.34026
Given iPhone 5s endurance rating from gsmarena 54hr
iPad mini 2 rating should be 109 hr
iPad air rating should be 121 hr
Just a guess ..
is not 290 euro because it will be launched with 399$ so is about 350 euro. i really didn't expect at retina display and at a7 chip. i think that is a better choise than ipad air with the same specs and better price.
Clearly, nobody would want the Air, as same specs. Their are plenty of android 4:3 ratio devices, like the Archos 80 titanium for instance. The bargain priced nook HD+ has a retina quality display for a fraction of the price of ipad .The nexus 10 is better value too. Prior to real tablet apps on Google Play iOS was a good deal, now it's close to a dead duck sadly.
SamPle, 28 Oct 2013It's just the same, You can call it the ipad mini with retina display or ipad mini 2 And it's better than Asus Google Nexus 7 2013.
eiad, 27 Oct 2013is this ipad mini 2 or ipad mini with retina display ???NOW ipad mini 2 is with retina display.
eiad, 27 Oct 2013is this ipad mini 2 or ipad mini with retina display ???It's just the same,
You can call it the ipad mini with retina display or ipad mini 2
eiad, 27 Oct 2013is this ipad mini 2 or ipad mini with retina display ???it means it's the second generation :D (ipad mini = 1 st, ipad mini with retina display = 2 )
Tesco Phone Crew, 23 Oct 2013No, 70 more! In comparison with iPad mini????
It has larger screen with a little better quality,it's thinner and it has an amazing processor and because of iOS faster performance than Nexus 7.And it's made of Aluminum and it's more beautiful.So worths the more price.
For comparison sake, I tried 7" Asus Memo Pad and Google Nexus and Samsung Tab 3s, they are great devices at almost half the price of ipad mini 1 except for Samsung's, and here some cons I found: the thickness of those Asus devices is a turn off, they have UGLY HUGE BEZELS, and more importantly ALL Android tabs are using a very bad screen ratio of 16:9, 16:10 which are good for movies but not good for reading. Meanwhile Apple's ipads consistently use 4:3 ratio which is good for reading and movies as well, the the build quality is excellent, only the price is quite high, but it is worth the price, btw I am a hater of Iphones but love the Ipad Minis.
beast, 23 Oct 2013u guys are dead to samsung! i am very disappointed. u keep holding back for what i don't know.... morenote 10:1 doesn't have nfc & radio & 3g... buying samsung products I rather visit a brothel.