Head-To-Head: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Vs. Apple iPad Mini


CPU, GPU And Memory

Galaxy Note 8 contains a far more powerful processor than iPad mini. Like the 10.1-inch Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 8 is built around Samsung's Exynos 4412 quad-core system-on-chip with 2 GB of system RAM. Along with its four ARM Cortex A9 application processor cores, the 4412 SoC incorporates four ARM Mali 400 graphics processors. The smaller unit has a 1.6GHz clock rate; the 10.1 runs at 1.4GHz. The iPad mini uses Apple's A5 custom SoC with two ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at 1.0GHz, plus a NEON SIMD instruction accelerator and two PowerVR GPU cores. This is the same SoC as Apple's iPad 2, and the same paltry 512MB of system memory.

Apple offers more storage memory flavors than Samsung, with 16-, 32- and 64-GB editions compared with Galaxy's 16- and 32-GB editions. However, Samsung's device allows expansion. Its microSD card slot can add as much as 64 GB of additional storage and can be used for moving files and consuming media.