iPad Mini Screen against the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

The small tablets with a diagonal 7 inches have appeared in stores by chance. Consumers demand smaller, more manageable devices that tablets of 10 inches. Thus, Apple has been forced to submit its own proposal, the iPad Mini, which must compete with other models Android as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. This time, Apple has “stretched” the small screen of both tablet, but not extraordinary, especially when compared with the iPhone 5. It offers a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels, resulting in a density of 163 dpi (dots per inch).

iPad Mini Screen against Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD

Instead, both the Kindle Fire HD as the Google Nexus 7 reach a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels that are 216 dpi. A higher density of pixels, the sharper the screen is more readable texts are with small fonts. The three products incorporate touch screens LCD technology IPS of 7 inches, although the iPad Mini is the only one with 4:3 aspect ratio, while the other two are 16:9. This has several advantages for the iPad Mini: It looks just as good in upright in landscape and is better for reading documents. By contrast, the aspect 4:3 is worse to watch videos, the iPad Mini films 16:9 with black bars are at a resolution of only 1024 by 576 pixels, while the video is 1280 by 720 pixels common competitive products.

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DisplayMate has just published a comprehensive comparison of these three screens, which have analyzed various aspects, apart from the resolution, as the sharpness, the degree of reflection of the screen, the color gamut, the factory calibration, the angle vision and consumption with maximum brightness. In viewing the evidence, the Kindle Fire has been very good to HD with images, photos and videos with the contrast and accurate colors. The iPad Mini is also very good images, with good colors and good contrast. Meanwhile, the Nexus 7 gives images simply good, with photos and videos of slightly faded colors.

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According to DisplayMate, the best screen (with outstanding scraping) is that of the Kindle Fire HD. The second is the Apple Mini with remarkable followed by the Nexus 7 with a remarkable scraping. The overall score for the tablet Amazon says that its screen is very good and very good factory calibration. As for the small tablet Apple says it’s a good screen with a very good calibration but with a high degree of reflection and a shorter range of colors. And is that the screen of iPad Mini reflects 53 percent more ambient light than the Nexus 7 and 41 percent more than the Kindle Fire HD. A further reflection, it is worse to read and watch videos, especially sunlight. Finally, the small tablet Google has a very good screen with poor factory calibration, and images with faded colors.


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