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