Tale Of The Tape
At the weigh-in before the fight, the Galaxy Note II with its trim, plastic frame that echoes the Galaxy S III, tipped the scale (barely) at 6.35 ounces. The iPad mini strutted in with a larger screen and an attractive but weighty aluminum backing that brought the tablet's total weight to 11 ounces.
The dimensions of the two devices also prove surprising. Both are slender machines, but it's the iPad mini that is the thinner of the pair. The Note II is 0.37 inches in depth compared with the mini's substantially thinner 0.28 inches. The Note II measures 5.9 x 3.2 inches compared with the mini's 7.9 x 5.3 inches.