If you’re not sure what to pick between Apple’s iPhone 5S smartphone and the iPad Mini 2 (+ Retina Display) tablet, you can read further for a comparison between the two devices to figure out which one is the better fit for you.
Display and Design
The display seen on the iPhone 5S is an IPS LCD LED-backlit touch screen that measures 4 inches. The resolution of this handset is of 640 x 1136 pixels. The dimensions of this device are 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm, while the weight is of 112 g.
The display seen on the iPa Mini 2 is an IPS LCD LED-backlit touch screen as well that measures 7.9 inches. The resolution rendered on this device is of 1536 x 2048 pixels. It goes without saying that the tablet is bigger (but surprisingly, slightly thinner) and heavier than the smartphone (dimensions: 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm, weight: 331 g)
Hardware and Operating System
The processor featured on the iPhone 5S is a Cyclone: dual core clocked at 1.3 GHz. This processor is paired with the Apple A7 chipset. The handset supports 1GB of RAM and multiple options of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (the device does not have a microSD slot, which means that the memory is not expandable). The operating system on the smartphone is the iOS 7.
The processor seen on the iPad Mini 2 is a Cyclone as well: a dual core that is also clocked at 1.3 GHz. The chipset that comes along is the Apple A7. The tablet supports 1GB of RAM and multiple options of internal storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB (there is no microSD slot, so the memory is not expandable). The operating system on this device is also the iOS 7.
Regarding the rear-facing camera, the iPhone 5S has an 8MP camera that features dual LED flash and autofocus. The iPad Mini 2 has a 5MP camera that features autofocus.
Regarding the front-facing camera, both devices show off a 1.2MP camera.
Apple equipped its tablet with a Li-Po 23.8 Wh battery unit, while giving the smartphone a Li-Po 1560 mAh battery.
The iPhone 5S (16 GB) has the price of $449.00, while the iPad Mini 2 (16 GB) is priced at $297.25.
If you’re looking for more internal storage space, you can get the iPhone 5S (64 GB) at $740.00 and the iPad Mini 2 (128 GB) costs $345.99.
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