Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad mini (2021)

Apple iPad mini (2021)

Apple iPad mini (2021)

September, 2021


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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad mini (2021)


Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Apple iPad mini (2021)

Body
Form Factor
Candybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PCCandybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PC
Dimensions
201.3 x 292 x 9.1 mm195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm (7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 in)
Weight
800 g293 g (Wi-Fi) / 297 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular) (10.34 oz)
Build
Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame

Stylus support (2nd gen only)
Colors
Sky BlueSpace Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight
SIM
Nano-SIM, eSIM
Models
A2568
Display
Type
Full HD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsLiquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)

Wide color gamut

True-tone
Size
12 inches8.3 inches, 203.9 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution
2160 x 1440 pixels1488 x 2266 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~327 ppi density)
Multitouch
Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Network
Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
5G Bands
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Notifications
Alert Types
Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Memory
Internal
8 ROM, GB RAM64GB ROM, 4GB RAM

256GB ROM, 4GB RAM
Card Slot
No
Connectivity
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP5.0, A2DP
USB
USB v3.0, USB Host supportUSB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC
No
Camera
Main Camera
5 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF
Camera Features
Geo-taggingQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video
1080p@30fps4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
5 MP, 1080p@30fps12 MP, f/2.4, 122" (ultrawide)

Features: HDR

Video: 1080p@25/30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Multimedia
Audio Format Support
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC
Video Format Support
MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264
Radio
No
Software
Operating System (OS)
Microsoft Windows 8.1iPadOS 15
Upgradable
Upgradable to Windows 10
Browser
HTML5
Messaging
Email, Push Email, IM
Hardware
Chipset
Intel Atom x7-Z8700Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU
4th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processorsHexa-core (2x2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)
GPU
Apple GPU (5-core)
Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, compassFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Speakers
Yes, Stereo speakers with Dolby audioYes, with stereo speakers
Audio Jack
3.5 mmNo
TV Out
Yes via hdmi port
Battery
Battery Type
Non-removable Li-Ion battery, Up to 9 hoursLi-Ion, non-removable (19.3 Wh)
Talk Time
Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Additional Features
Main Features
Built-in Multi-position kickstand

ClearType technology
Features
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Photo viewer/editor

SkyDrive (200 GB cloud storage)

Skype free international calls and Wi-Fi for 1 year
Siri natural language commands and dictation

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