Head-To-Head: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Vs. Apple iPad Mini


CPU, GPU And Memory

The new Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is built around a Marvell PXA986 processor, which contains two ARM Cortex A9 cores running at 1.2 GHz. According to Marvell specs, the SoC's integrated GPU can handle 3-D graphics at a rate of 96 million triangles per second, and offers a peak fill rate of 1.56 billion pixels per second. The iPad mini is built around Apple's A5 custom SoC, the same processor found in the iPad 2. It, too, has two ARM Cortex-A9 cores, but runs at 1.0 GHz. There's also a NEON SIMD instruction accelerator to boost application performance. For graphics, Apple's SoC contains two PowerVR GPU cores. As for memory, iPad mini contains 512 MB of system RAM for running applications and is available with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB for application and data storage. Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 comes with 1 GB of system RAM and 8 GB for storage. Its microSD card can add as much as 64 GB more.