6 Reasons To Grab The Galaxy Note 8.0 Over The iPad Mini

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Apple was late to launch a smaller version of its iPad and with a price tag much higher than more powerful Android equivalents, it’s lead many to question the value. Of course that all depends on your preference of mobile ecosystem. SamMobile has laid out six reasons why you should buy the Galaxy Note 8.0 instead which includes a full comparison chart.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a Multi Window feature which allows you to use multiple apps at once. For example, this can be useful for pulling up a document while talking to someone. Multi Window support is not a deal breaker by any means, but it is pretty nifty.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Reading Mode optimizes the display to make it easier on your eyes. Easy access to digital books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other destinations, has helped turn tablets into our everyday reading companion.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

S Pen turns the Galaxy Note 8.0 into a digital canvas of sorts, allowing you to draw, paint, or just write things down in a more natural way. Sure, you can use a stylus with the iPad Mini, but chances are it’s not going to be as smooth since S Pen is integrated with the tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

While the iPad Mini has the same resolution as the original iPad released back in 2010, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 1280×800 display with 26 more pixels per inch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

With a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM in the Mini, the Note 8.0 significantly outperforms with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. The iPad Mini has up to 64GB of storage which is very pricey at $529 for the WiFi-only version, but the Note 8.0 has a microSD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung has yet to share pricing and availability and with the Unpacked event gearing up, we’re likely to hear more very soon.

Source: SamMobile


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  • Kary

    Usually Google is my friend, but this time not. What is “voice call?”

    • http://www.mikestenger.com/ Mike Stenger

      It allows you to make voice calls on your tablet. I think Samsung has a section about it on their site.

    • http://twitter.com/artofyourmind Art Of Your Mind

      Yes it seems the Apple implement their own Bluetooth that is not compatible with other non-Apple devices.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Hands down the Galaxy Note 8 is the champion here. Ipad mini is a joke in comparison.

  • S K

    “More big”… Lol, very nice.

  • cooldoods

    It’s funny when people who buy the iPad Mini think it’s better than the iPad 4. And Steve Jobs said 7-inch tablets are D.O.A.