• Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Phone Comparison - Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple Sony
Announced October 2012 October 2012 Feb 2013
Status Available - November 2012 Available - November 2012 Available - May 2013
Colors Black/Slate, White/Silver Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm (7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 in)
(7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 in (0.31 x 0.21 x 0.01 in))
241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
(9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)
266 x 172 x 6.9 mm
(10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 in)
Weight 312 g (11.01 oz) 662 g (23.35 oz) 495 g (17.46 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1454/ A1455
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1455
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1459/ A1460
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1460
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1454/ A1455 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1459/ A1460 HSDPA 850 / 2100 / 800
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1454 LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1459 LTE 1800 / 1500 / 2100
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 6 iOS 6 Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A5 Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A6X Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 PowerVR SGX543MP4 (quad-core graphics) Adreno 320
RAM 512 MB N/A 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 32 GB storage
External Memory No No microSD, up to 64GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.9 inches 9.7 inches 10.1 inches
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels (162 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1200 x 1920 pixels (224 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 71.76% 65.01% 64.75%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels
Flash No No No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection Auto focus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA, 5.76Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot (carrier dependant) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage 32 GB storage, 2GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 64GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable, Li-Po Battery
Capacity 16.3 Wh 11,560 mAh (42.5 Wh) 6000 mAh
Stand by - Up to 720 h Up to 1230 h (2G)
Up to 1270 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 9 h Up to 10 h