iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD: Mini Tablets’ Competition

    Apple has announced the long-rumored 7.9 inch iPad Mini and iPad 4 yesterday, and the new models of iPad will be pre ordered on October 26.I have mentioned the 7 inch rivals of iPad Mini in my blog a few days ago, so how does it stack up against them when Apple is obvious late to this game? Of course, Apple has done its best to make a big splash into the smaller size market to make up for lost ground. The lighter and thinner design, the bigger staring storage, and 4G LTE capabilities are certainly the selling points. The iPad Mini starts at $329, which is highest in the small tablets market and is it really worth the price tag ?Just have a look at the comparison of iPad, Nexus 7,Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD.

    Specs iPad MiniNexus 7Kindle Fire HDNook HD   
    Size7.9 inch7 inch7 inch7 inch
    1280 x800
    1440 x 900
    Weight308 grams395 grams340 grams315 grams
    ProcessorDual-core A51.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3    Dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP44601.3 GHz Dual-Core
    OMAP 4470
    Camera5-megapixel rear-facing
    1.2-megapixel front-facing
    1.2MP front-facing camera1.3 megapixels front-facingNone
    battery life10 hours continuous use9 hours video 
    10 hours web browsing or reading
    11 hours continuous use10.5 hours reading,9 hours video
    SpeakersMonoDual stereoDual stereo with Dobly audioDual stereo
    Price$329(16GB)$199(8GB)$199(16GB) with Dobly audio$199(8GB)


    The small tablets all runs android system except for iPad Mini, which runs the latest Apple OS iOS.(Interested in operating system, compare them here.)

    Beyond the basic software loaded on other three android tablets, Apple also give a big deal that offering the third-party content and software ecosystem. That’s a huge app ecosystem right out of the gate; over 275,000 apps are designed for iPad including iPad Mini. And Apple has all the video and music you could want. The advance Wi-Fi technology will take you into an faster internet world.

    The Nexus 7 runs stock, unmodified Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean bringing the best Android experience to you with no clayware apps, no foolish UI changes, and no waiting on updates. There are approximately 600,000 apps at Google Play, but most of them are not optimized for tablets.

    Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, on the other hand, is running the most modified version of Android based on Android 4.0 ICS. Amazon has transplanted in a combination of Bing and Amazon services in the system. The Kindle Fire HD presents itself with ads, suggested items, and the prevalent Kindle branding. There are only 51,000 apps available at Amazon.

    Nook HD comes with the Android 4.0 ICS. It offers some special service of Nook magazine, Nook Video, Nook Catalog for shopping and the others to let you get a better experience of Nook. , Over 2.5 million books and about 10,000 apps are offered at Barnes & Noble store. The highest resolution of the small tablets at present on Nook HD can give you an incredible video and text experience.


    From the comparison of software and specs, we can found that iPad Mini is the same, or kind of a little higher, level as Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. Overall, Nook HD is the lowest one , but it still has its competitive compared to iPad Mini’s high price. We now just don’t know whether iPad Mini can performs better or something special are neglected, but you need to think twice if you want to buy a iPad Mini considering the specs and price and the iPad 4.

    Related articles:
    Source URL: http://ampledreams.blogspot.com/2012/10/ipad-mini-vs-nexus-7-vs-kindle-fire-hd.html
    Visit ampledreams for Daily Updated Cars Collection

My Blog List

Popular Posts

Blog Archive