Have a look at this a very fine post comparing apple ipad mini and google's nexus 7 tablet devices ,
iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7: Don't sound the death gong yet .this post really stands out from the rest because it does not have any form of fanboyism over there just plain old comparison ...
" Apple, for example, devoted ample energy to pointing out how its new iPad Mini has a larger screen than Google's Nexus 7 -- and yep, it sure does. The "7.9-inch" figure listed for the iPad Mini's screen can tell you that. You know what else has a larger screen than the Nexus 7? Every other tablet with a screen size greater than 7 inches. A larger screen on a smaller tablet is not inherently better; the whole point of the smaller tablet is that, you know, . By design. "
very good point if you think about it , i mean a larger screen is good for doing many things but a smaller device has to be small enough , and apple has done that by keeping the bezel less , Personally i like that approach it gives me more screen real estate to play with
"Nexus 7's screen has a higher resolution than the iPad Mini's -- 1280 x 800, 216 ppi, vs. the iPad Mini's 1024 x 768, 163 ppi "
Again a higher resolution screen , higher pixel density means a lot better (read sharper )picture , and video playback , but well i think apple did that for a reason , now all the ipad apps can run without any modification or looking awkward because it has the same resolution as the ipad 2 never the less nexus 7 scores on that note .
- and that the Nexus 7 packs a cutting-edge quad-core processor while the iPad Mini is using last year's dual-core A5 model (essentially what was in the iPad 2).true , but i have heard that ios is more efficient at managing resources so it may be fine for every day tasks , but for gaming i think nexus seven scores again ,except there aren't much tablet centred games ...
"Nexus 7 also has a standard micro-USB port while the iPad Mini supports only Apple's new proprietary "Lightning" connector. Does that matter? It certainly can: A standard micro-USB port means you can plug the tablet into any charger or any PC without needing an expensive proprietary adapter"although , i believe ,it does not make that big a difference for someone already deep in the ecosystem , but this could be a barrier for scoring new customers for apple's ipad mini .
Do some Android apps still utilize smartphone-like designs on tablet-sized devices? Absolutely.How are the Maps, YouTube, and Gmail experiences looking on the iPad these days? And how's that giant grid of static icons -- a stretched-out version of the smartphone, one might say -- working as a home screen compared to the customizable array of resizable, interactive widgets that Android tablet users enjoy?
so basically it all comes down to no device is perfect , no device is a win win for all general public , what is a good choice for you might be a bad one for someone else ....