88points

Apple iPad mini (2019)

51points

Microsoft Surface Go

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Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
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122 facts in comparison

Apple iPad mini (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
88
points
Apple iPad mini (2019)
51
points
Microsoft Surface Go

Why is Apple iPad mini (2019) better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 45.64% higher resolution
    2048 x 1536pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 1.5x higher pixel density
    326ppivs217ppi
  • 2.2mm thinner
    6.1mmvs8.3mm
  • 213.8g lighter
    308.2gvs522g
  • 40% more megapixels (front camera)
    7MPvs5MP
  • 128GB more internal storage
    256GBvs128GB
  • Supports widgets
    ?
  • 40.2mm shorter
    134.8mmvs175mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Apple iPad mini (2019)?

  • 6GB more RAM memory
    8GBvs2GB
  • 26.58% bigger screen size
    ?

    10"vs7.9"
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Has branded damage resistant glass
    ?
  • Has a detachable keyboard
    ?
  • Has an LED-backlit display
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
    ?

Design

1.thinner
?

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

6.1mm

8.3mm

2.lighter
?

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

308.2g

522g

3.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4.narrower
?

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

203.2mm

245mm

5.shorter
?

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

134.8mm

175mm

6. less body volume
?

Best

Asus VivoTab RT 32GB

0cm³

167.09cm³

355.86cm³

Display

1. higher resolution
?

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2048 x 1536px

1800 x 1200px

2. higher pixel density
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

326ppi

217ppi

3. bigger screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

7.9"

10"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
?

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
6.has an IPS screen
?

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

Performance

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
2. more RAM memory
?

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

2GB

8GB

3.Has integrated LTE
?

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4. more internal storage
?

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

256GB

128GB

5.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
6.Uses big.LITTLE technology
?

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking e-mail will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

Cameras

1. more megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

8MP

8MP

2. more megapixels (front camera)
?

Best

Huawei Honor Tab 5

8MP

7MP

5MP

3.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4. better video recording quality (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

5.has a flash
?

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
6.has touch autofocus
?

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
2. more microphone(s)
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

2

1

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Huawei MediaPad T3 10 (16GB / 2GB RAM)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
5.Has dedicated media keys
?

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

Battery

1.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
2. longer battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

38h

10h

9h

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
5.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Google Pixel Slate (8th Gen Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
6.Supports fast charging
?

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

Features

1.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
?

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
2.Supports widgets
?

You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

TrekStor Surftab Ventos 7.0 HD 8GB

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
5.Has sharing intents
?

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
6. newer Bluetooth version
?

Best

Apple iPad mini (2019) WiFi 64GB

5

5

4.1

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
2.Has Bluetooth
?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
4.Has an optical disc drive
?

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
5.has a VGA connector
?

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
6.Has S/PDIF Out port
?

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

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