1. SquireSCA's Avatar
    One thing that I notice, is that the Mini2 Retina's graphics performance is nowhere near the Tab S. It looks great and is smooth in the UI, but when you run a video benchmark... take Antutu or something and look at the game portions of the test and watch the screens FPS on the bottom right corner, they are typically in the mid 20's...

    To compare, both my Note 4 and the Shield Tablet I had, are typically hitting 59-60fps, which I think is the limit of what the display itself can show, so it may be faster, but it is capped at 60fps to match the 60hz frequency of the display...

    That's a huge difference.

    The overall score in Antutu on the Mini2 Retina, is 27,757... My Note 4 is over 52,000 and the NVidia tablet was almost 57,000. So, a huge difference. I think that the Tab S is in the mid 40,000 range...

    Not that benchmarks are the end all be all of anything, but there is a pretty pronounced difference in graphics performance... And the Note 4 is running a much higher resolution than the iPad... 2560x1440 or something whacky... Almost double the PPI...

    So if you want to do gaming, that could be a deciding factor.

    In lite games, watching movies and everyday normal tablet duties, the iPad is buttery smooth and fluid. But in a higher end game with lots of eye candy, the Android tablets and even phones bring a lot more muscle to the table...
    04-09-2015 05:37 PM
  2. knotsure's Avatar
    I don't care how much better anything on Samsung is. What good is all that beef if you have to plug in after 3-5 of use. My wife's mini 2 will last over a week and show 20 plus hours of use regularly. My galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition would barely last 3-5 hours with heavy use. I was very disappointed with it. It had 3 gb ram and split screen and all that but I was having to plug in after a few hours. And I had to lower my screen brightness and turn off any connection I wasn't using just to get 5-6 hours of use and that is the wifi version. I never adjust the screen brightness and I always leave the Bluetooth and wifi on, on the mini 2 and it is a lte version. If you don't mind the power cord than yes, maybe the galaxy tab s could be better than the mini2........ NOT!
    05-11-2015 07:35 PM
  3. SquireSCA's Avatar
    Well, the battery life is probably the biggest issue with most Android tablets. Why they don't use bigger batteries or find a way around that, I don't know. Some do. The Nexus tablets tend to have better battery life.

    I will say that my Mini 2 Retina has amazing battery life. That is the one thing that makes up for all the shortcomings and missing features, the outdated OS, etc...
    05-12-2015 08:45 AM
  4. Ezzat Al Omari's Avatar
    the tab s score is in the mid 30s

    still are you sure about the antutu score of the mini 2?
    05-31-2015 04:51 AM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    The note 4 is quite smooth just like iOS .... So is the nexus line


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Not after Lollipop. My Note 4 is lagging and freezing like crazy. Lollipop ruined a once awesome device.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    05-31-2015 05:14 AM
  6. SquireSCA's Avatar
    the tab s score is in the mid 30s

    still are you sure about the antutu score of the mini 2?
    Yup. A lot slower than I expected. I actually just returned it for an iPad Air 2 64GB... The smaller screen made it more portable, but the 7.9" screen compared to my phone's 5.7" screen... Yeah, it is definitely bigger, but not so much bigger that it made sense to have two devices in the same size category... The iPad Air 2 is much nicer. and it is scoring at around 59k in Aututu, so it's performance is on par with my phone now...

    Not after Lollipop. My Note 4 is lagging and freezing like crazy. Lollipop ruined a once awesome device.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    Do a hard reset after a major OS upgrade. It's the same reason why I don't upgrade Windows, but do a clean install instead.

    My iPad Mini 2 Ret was a little laggy after upgrading from 8.2 to 8.3 and the hard reset fixed it.
    05-31-2015 10:04 AM
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