iPad mini vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. Nexus 7: Specs Shootout

After years of rumors and speculations, Apple finally launched a smaller and cheaper iPad – the iPad mini to compete with 7-inch Android based tablets such as the Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.

iPad mini comes with a 7.9-inch display with 1024×768 resolution, powered by Apple’s dual-core A5 chip, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and front-facing HD FaceTime camera.

Amazon which snatched a substantial share of the tablet market with the launch of Kindle Fire last year and currently dominates the smaller tablet market went on the offensive with an ad on its homepage comparing the Kindle Fire HD with the iPad mini, which had to be removed as it was factually incorrect.

Not surprisingly, Amazon had also been partial to its Kindle Fire HD by omitting details such as the lack of rear-facing camera in Kindle Fire HD, 275,000 iPad apps available in the App Store, iPad mini’s 7.9-inch display with 35% larger screen area, lack of 4G LTE support etc.

So how does Apple’s iPad mini really stack up against Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, which has been well-received?

Here’s a detailed comparison table where we have compared the hardware specifications of Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 with iPad mini.

Click here to see the larger version of the comparison table

Which one will you buy? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Chris

    1st blood :p

  • FredMC

    Well at least the Mini has stereo speakers

  • Furi0n

    Without a shadow of doubt the Nexus 7 kills competition on specs alone. Factor in the price you’d really be stupid not too. Apple have priced this outdated, out specced device which holds no merit or accolade as with it’s previous brethren.

    I can’t see the mini storming the mini tablet market, sorry, actually it will, with so many consumers with existing apple devices and locked to Apples ecosystem, your only option is the Mini, if it’s a 7inch tablet you want, but you’d certainly be receiving an inferior product.

    On that note, apple is one less customer