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

The Displays

Both devices are dominated by bright, crisp, LED-backlit capacitive, multitouch LCD panels. The iPad mini delivers a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1,024 x 766; good for 163 ppi. Apple's fingerprint-resistant IPS panel offers an enormous range of colors and a wide range of viewing angles. The 7-inch PLS panel on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 offers a maximum resolution of 1,024 x 600, which comes out higher (at 169.5 ppi) than Apple's because it's nearly an inch smaller diagonally. Besides, topping the competition by six-and-change pixels per inch is meaningless if it's not detectable to the naked eye. At this size, both displays look amazing and provide enough real estate for easy navigation and app usage without the need for a microscope.


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