The Bottom Line
Advantages of the Galaxy Note 8 over the iPad mini include a faster, more powerful processor for applications and graphics, a higher-resolution screen, pen-based input, multitasking, memory expandability and access to the file system. It's also running an open source operating system that can be modified if need be. The iPad mini is significantly less expensive, can operate on cellular networks, offers access to a vast ecosystem of applications and developers, is housed in an aluminum case and provides a sturdy, multifunction connector. Features that are roughly equivalent between the two devices include size, shape and weight, as well as cameras and other sensors.