Head-to-Head: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Apple iPad Mini

Carriers And Pricing

As with other Apple devices, the iPad mini is available with Wi-Fi plus choice radios for AT&T, Sprint or Verizon starting at $459 for 16 GB. There's also a Wi-Fi only model starting at $329. Although the plan is to add cellular capabilities down the road, the Galaxy Tab 2 is currently available only with Wi-Fi. Pricing starts at $199 with 8 GB. The Samsung device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's terrific TouchWiz overlay. The company is reportedly close to releasing 4.1 Jelly Bean. The iPad mini runs iOS 6.