iPad mini vs Kindle Fire vs Nexus 7

The specs and price of the iPad mini compared with other popular 7-inch tablets currently in the market–the Amazon Kindle Fire family, Google’s Nexus 7, and Apple’s iPad mini.

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire vs Nexus 7

2012 Kindle
Fire
Kindle
Fire HD
Kindle
Fire HD 8.9
Google Nexus 7 8GB
iPad mini
US price $159 $199 (16GB)
$249 (32GB)
$299-$499 $199 (8GB)
$249 (16GB)
$329 (16GB)
to
UK price £129 (16GB)
£199 (32GB)
£159 (16GB)
£199 (32GB)
£159 (8GB)
£199 (16GB)
£269 (16GB)
£349 (32GB)
£429 (64GB)
£369 (4G, 16GB)
£449 (4G, 32GB)
£529 (4G, 64GB)
Available now now now now (16GB)
? (32GB)
2 Nov (Wi-Fi)
mid-Nov (3G/4G)
storage 8GB 16GB, 32GB 16, 32, 64GB 16GB, 32GB 16,32, 64GB
screen size 7in 7in 8.9in 7in 7.85in
screen res 1024
x600
1280
x800
1920x
1200
1280
x800
1024
x768
screen ratio 16:9 16:10 16:10 16:10 4:3
Screen ppi 169 216 254 216 162
Actual
screen
area
133.5 sq cm 133.5 sq cm 230.4 sq cm 142.2 sq cm 192 sq cm
CPU speed,
cores
1.2GHz dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core 1.3GHz quad-core Dual-core A5 chip
3G? option option N option
Wi-Fi 802.11n dual antenna 802.11n dual antenna 802.11n dual antenna 802.11n 802.11n
Other wireless LTE in US LTE in US
+ others
AirPlay
Front camera “HD”, 720p video “HD, 720p video “HD” 720p video 1.2MP HD, 1080p video
Rear camera N N N N 5MP
1080p video
OS version Android 4.0* Android 4.0* Android 4.0* Android 4.1 iOS6
weight 395g 395g 567g 340g 308g
312g (3G/4G)
Connectors Micro-USB Micro-USB
micro-HDMI
Micro-USB
micro-HDMI
Micro-USB Apple
”Lightning”

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire vs Nexus 7

• The iPad mini has a larger screen than all except the Kindle Fire HD (which arguably is going after the “standard iPad” market)

• The iPad mini weighs less than any of the others, despite that larger screen

• The iPad mini costs a lot more than the others.

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