Comparison between:
- BLU Touchbook 8.0
- Apple iPad mini 4

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

BLU Touchbook 8.0Apple iPad mini 4
BLU Touchbook 8.0Apple iPad mini 4
Prices
Model aliasP220L
P220u
A1538
A1550

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width215 mm
21.5 cm
0.705 ft
8.465 in
203.2 mm
20.32 cm
0.667 ft
8 in
Height123.3 mm
12.33 cm
0.405 ft
4.854 in
134.8 mm
13.48 cm
0.442 ft
5.307 in
Thickness8.9 mm
0.89 cm
0.029 ft
0.35 in
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
Weight374 g
0.82 lbs
13.19 oz
298 g
0.66 lbs
10.54 oz
Volume235.93 cm³
14.33 in³
167.09 cm³
10.15 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Blue
Yellow
Red
Gray
Silver
Gold
Body materialsPlasticAluminium alloy

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A
1xEV-DO Rev. B
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE-LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
EV-DO Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. B

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.4.2 KitKatiOS 9

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoC-Apple A8 APL1011
Process technology-20 nm
CPU-Apple Cyclone
CPU bits-64 bit
Instruction set-ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-64 KB + 64 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1024 KB
1 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores42
CPU frequency1300 MHz1500 MHz
GPUPowerVR SGX544PowerVR GX6450
GPU cores-4
RAM capacity1 GB2 GB
RAM type-LPDDR3
-M8 motion coprocessor

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage8 GB16 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
-

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSLCD
Diagonal size8 in
203.2 mm
20.32 cm
7.9 in
200.66 mm
20.07 cm
Width6.78 in
172.31 mm
17.23 cm
6.32 in
160.53 mm
16.05 cm
Height4.24 in
107.7 mm
10.77 cm
4.74 in
120.4 mm
12.04 cm
Aspect ratio1.6:1
16:10
1.333:1
4:3
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density189 ppi
74 ppcm
324 ppi
127 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area70.23 %70.79 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
-Retina display
Full Lamination Technology
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsAccelerometerLight
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOSCMOS BSI
Sensor size-3.6 x 2.7 mm
0.18 in
Pixel size-1.103 µm
0.001103 mm
Crop factor-9.61
Aperture-f/2.4
Image resolution1600 x 1200 pixels
1.92 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor type-CMOS
Aperture-f/2.2
Image resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
-
Video resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
Features-Face unlock
-1.2 MP
Continius shooting

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPSGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
-MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.2
FeaturesA2DPA2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USB-
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
eAAC+
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
MKV
MP4
WMV
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4000 mAh5124 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removable
-Battery life - up to 10 h

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Body SAR (EU)-0.997 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.19 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-A1538 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: body - 0.425 W/kg
A1538 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: body - 1.183 W/kg
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