The end of the iPad mini? The best alternatives
July 16, 2017 at 12:00
At this point it seems already quite accepted that Manzana is determined to abandon the format of the 8 inches. What are the best options for the many users who harvested their smallest and most economical tablet and who are thinking that maybe it is time to renew it? We do a review of the best alternatives to the iPad mini what we have.
For the unconditional iOS: the new iPad 9.7
If your motivation to get an iPad mini was more to enjoy a tablet Manzana more affordable and not the size itself, the clearest option you have is undoubtedly bet on the new iPad 9.7, which is actually cheaper than the latest version of the compact tablet that is still sold. Of course, compared to the iPad Pro we will miss quite a few things, but it must be said that in the ranking of the most powerful tablets We saw him stay ahead of many high-end Android tablets and, especially if ours is one of the oldest 8-inch models, we will notice quite the performance jump. It does not lack the classic virtues of the apple tablet: retina display, good autonomy, great finishes… The only downside that we always put is that the screen is not laminated, but it is only a detail that would help round the device.
New iPad 9.7: a worthy successor of the iPad mini? Video comparison
Almost an iPad mini with Android: the Mi Pad 3
The reality is that the user experience will be very different simply by changing the operating system, but if what we want is something as close as possible to an iPad mini, surely the best bet is the My Pad 3 and of course it is one of the best options that we will find in terms of quality / price ratio, as it can be achieved for about 250 euros (even around 200 euros, depending on the import conditions that we are willing to accept). And it must be recognized that, regardless of the importance that the issue has for us, seeing your tablet (since its first generation) it is difficult to deny the ?influence? of Manzana in your design In fact, it must be said that it seems even bad, and we are not going to have a micro-SD card slot, although it is compensated with 64 GB of internal memory.
Mi Pad 3 vs iPad mini 4: comparison
One of the best 8-inch Android tablets: MediaPad M3
If what you liked about iPad mini It was really its size and to be able to enjoy technical specifications of the highest level in 8 inches, and especially if you do not want to resort to import to get the My Pad 3, the tablet that you have to take into consideration then is the MediaPad M3, something more expensive than Xiaomi (it is for less than 350 euros without too much difficulty), but with even better technical specifications, including a resolution screen 2560 x 1600a processor Kirin 950 (from last year, but high-end), fingerprint reader and Harman Kardon speakers. The only downside that can be put to the Huawei tablet is that, being a slightly older model, it does not arrive with Android Nougat but with Android Marshmallow.
MediaPad M3 vs iPad mini 4: comparison
An Android tablet that deserves the adjective ?Air?: Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
The launch of the Galaxy Tab S3 has not made its predecessor disappear from stores, which is quite logical since the new tablet of Samsung in reality, for price, it can be considered more an alternative than a replacement, and neither has the 8-inch model, even more so because she has not even had a successor. And the truth is that maybe I didn't need it too much because it is still an excellent compact tablet, with one of the best screens we can find, thanks to its panels Super AMOLED, and much more deserving of the adjective "Air" than any tablet that has launched Manzana, with a thickness of only 5.6 mm and a weight of 265 grams, simply spectacular figures in relation to its size. It must be said in his favor, in addition, that despite being the oldest tablet on the list, it is one of the few that still enjoy Android Nougat, although in its case, logically, through an update.
iPad mini 4 vs Galaxy Tab S2: comparison
Several options to consider for the most gamers
He iPad It has always been one of the most preferred options of the most gamers, partly because of the exclusive ones it achieves Manzana but also for being very fluid devices. If that is your case and none of the larger models fit into your budget, do not forget that there are a few 8-inch tablets specifically designed to gamers, going beyond even the Nintendo Switch, as is the case with the Acer Predator 8. Although it is somewhat older, however, we would recommend that you consider the Shield Tablet K1, with which we will be able to enjoy all the extras that an Nvidia device gives us and that despite the time elapsed, by 200 euros It still has a great quality / price ratio. It is also one of the most careful tablets in terms of updates and did not lack the corresponding to Android Nougat.
iPad mini 4 vs Nvidia Shield Tablet: comparison