Apple iPad Mini 4 with Asus Zenpad 3S 10 are two tablets that have been released in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Today we will compare them and allow you to decide if you should purchase Apple’s “old” tablet or the new one that Asus has just released.
The Apple iPad Mini 4 measures 203.2×134.8×6.1mm and weights 299 grams (Wi-Fi) or 304 grams (3G/LTE). Like any other Apple tablet, it has an aluminum body with a minimalistic design, curved edges and a rear camera located in the upper left corner. On the other hand, the Asus Zenpad 3S 10 is thicker and heavier, as it measures 242.3×164.2×6.8mm and weights 490 grams. It’s made of metal, but it has an elegant styling, with double, diamond-cut edges and dual speakers at the bottom.
The Apple iPad Mini 4 features a LED-backlit IPS LCD display of 7.9-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 324 ppi. The Asus Zenpad 3S 10 has a bigger IPS LCD display of 9.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Apple iPad Mini 4 features an Apple A8 chipset, a dual-core Typhoon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a PowerVR GX6450 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Asus Zenpad 3S 10 has a more powerful Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and a dual-core Cortex A72 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, an Adreno 510 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The Apple iPad Mini 4 has been released in four storage variants of 128GB, 64GB, 32GB and 16GB, which you are not able to expand. On the other hand, the Asus Zenpad 3S 10 comes with an internal storage of only 32GB, but don’t worry because you are able to expand it up to 256GB using a microSD card.
Both tablets sport a primary camera of 8MP that features geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. However, the Apple iPad Mini 4 has a weaker secondary camera of only 1.2MP when compared to the 5MP one that the Asus Zenpad 3S 10 features.
The Apple iPad Mini 4 is powered by a non-removable battery of 5124 mAh, which is weaker than the non-removable battery of 7800 mAh that the Asus Zenpad 3S 10 has.