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Tablet comparison chart
Mobile Devices
Written by Danrok   
Friday, 26 October 2012 15:54

Are you looking for a new tablet computer?  Take a look at AOA's comparison chart to see which one could suit you best based upon price and specifications.

The tablets shown are with 7 inch displays, or 7.9 inches in the case of the iPad Minis.

Prices and details correct at time of publication (October 2012).

Tablet side-by-side comparison


Kindle
Fire
Blackberry
Playbook
Google
Nexus 7
Blackberry
Playbook 4G
Kindle
Fire HD
Acer Iconia
Tab A110
Nook HD iPad Mini iPad Mini
+ cellular
Base
price

$159
with ads

$149 $199 n/a $199 $229 $199 $329 $449
Release
date
15 Nov 2011
19 Apr 2012
13 Jul 2012
9 Aug 2012
14 Sep
2012
30 Oct 2012
Nov 2012
2 Nov 2012
Dec 2012
Dimensions
(mm)
120 x 189 x 11.4 194 x 130 x 9.7 129.5 x 120 x 10.56 194 x 130 x 9.7 193 × 137 × 10.3 195 x 117 x 13.2 94.4 x 127.1 x 11 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 200 x 134.7 x 7.2
Weight 400g 425g 340g 405g 395g 372g 315g 308g 308g
Display
resolution
1024 x 600 1024 x 600 1280 ×
800
1024 x 600 1280 ×
800
1024 × 600 1440 × 900 1024 × 768 1024 × 768
Display
size (in)
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7.9
7.9
Display Density (ppi) 169 169
216
169
216
unknown
243
163
163
Display Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
16:10
16:9
16:10
16:10
16:9
4:3
4:3
OS
Custom
version of Android 4.0

BlackBerry Tablet OS Android 4.1
Jelly Bean
BlackBerry Tablet OS Custom
version of Android 4.0
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Custom
version of Android 4.0
iOS 6 iOS 6
Processor
1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor 1.5GHz Texas
Instruments OMAP 4460
1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4 4460 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 1.3GHz Texas Instruments IMAP 4 4470 1GHz A5 1GHz A5
Cores
2 2
4
2
2
4
2
2
2
RAM
512MB 1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
512MB
512MB
Storage
8GB
16, 32 or 64GB
8 or 16GB
32GB 16 or 32GB 7.8GB 8 or 16GB 16, 32 or 64GB 16, 32 or 64GB
Wired connectivity Micro USB 2.0 Micro USB 2.0, HDMI, rapid charge Micro USB 2.0, dock connector Micro USB 2.0, HDMI, rapid charge Micro USB 2.0 Micro USB 2.0, microSD expansion slot Micro USB 2.0, microSD expansion slot, optional HDMI dongle Lightning connector Lightning connector
WiFi 2.4GHz 802.11
b/g/n
2.4/5GHz 802.11
a/b/g/n
2.4GHz 802.11
b/g/n
2.4/5GHz 802.11
a/b/g/n
2.4/5GHz 802.11
a/b/g/n
2.4GHz 802.11
b/g/n
2.4GHz 802.11
b/g/n
2.4/5GHz 802.11
a/b/g/n
2.4/5GHz 802.11
a/b/g/n
Cellular No
No
No
HSPA+ (800,900, 1700, 1900, 2100) and LTE (700, 1700) No
No
No
No
GSM/EDGE /GSPA+(850, 900, 1900, 2100) and LTE (1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
Bluetooth No
3.1
3.0
3.1
Yes
3.0
Yes
4.0
4.0
NFC
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Front camera
No
3 MP
1.2 MP
3 MP
1.2 MP
No
2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
Rear camera
No
5 MP
No
No
No
No
No
5 MP
5 MP
GPS
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Gyroscope No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Compass
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Indicator light
Charge only
Yes
Yes Yes No
Unknown
Charge only
No
No
Microphone
No
2
2
2
1
Unknown
Unknown
1
1
Speakers
Stereo
Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Dual stereo Stereo Stereo
Stereo
Headphone jack
3.5mm TRRS headset 3.5mm TRRS headset 3.5mm TRRS headset 3.5mm TRRS headset 3.5mm TRRS headset 3.5mm TRRS headset 3.5 mm
3.5 mm
3.5 mm

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