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.
Apple is luxury brand and not made for comparison to other. they made unique things so I want it becoz apple not confuse customer
I'm and android fan, but i love this ipad mini. Definetly the best ipad of all times
Jean83, 24 Oct 2013I know that Mini2 should be cheap and relatively affordable,but still cant understand why Appl... morewell, apparently C stands for Cheapo! and iPad Mini 2 stands for (i)ts (P)roduct (a)nd (D)evice (M)akes (i)t (n)ot (i)nteresting (2) get it? its iPad Mini 2.
MR. LISTEN, 24 Oct 2013All of you talk and compare about the specs of an IOS towards Android. Why don't you just talk... morehey?? you cant compare iOS to Android. for your info, android has a lot of variations built for each android phone. like high end phones use ice cream sandwich and jellybean. but for iOS? hey even for an iPhone 3Gs, you expect a iOS 7 update to run smoothly
? it lags like shit on an iPhone 4. so you should just accept the fact that right now, android is taking over iOS.
I know that Mini2 should be cheap and relatively affordable,but still cant understand why Apple opted to go without screen protection glass.Duh same as with iphone 5c :/
whats going on? ipad mini with retina display...but has no wifi hotspot.
All of you talk and compare about the specs of an IOS towards Android. Why don't you just talk about the performance of the two OS, and see the real difference.
performance matters and its clear who will win by performance