In the summer, everyone knows that they are escaping from the "warm" domestic walls, to take refuge in the garden, at the beach, or even simply on the street.
But how do you stay connected? You will be thinking: "I have my smartphone, I'm always connected!". Very true, but unfortunately with the size, more or less reduced, the display of a smartphone is difficult to have an online experience equal to that one has with the PC. It is precisely for this reason that tablets were born, especially those of the size 7-8 inches iPad mini style. In this post we will see the ranking of the top 10 alternative Android to the expensive iPad mini for the 2013 summer!
The top 10 alternative Android to iPad mini
No. 1 P7 Mini Pad
Il No. 1 P7 It was one of the first android mini tablets to be launched on the Chinese market. This 7 inch was originally announced as a tablet with 2GB of RAM and 3G module, but due to various problems with the MT6589 processor from 1.2Ghz we find on the market a model with "only" 1GB of RAM.
With the No. 1 P7 you can surf and make calls using 3G and WiFi, which makes this tablet extremely versatile and suitable for different uses!
The No. 1 P7 has a 7-inch display with 1280 × 800 resolution, 8 megapixel rear camera, 5000mAh battery and a price that is around 160 dollars (about 120 euro)
Ramos X10 Mini Pad
Il Ramos X10, like the No. 1 P7, has a quad-core processor, which allows you to reach an Antutu score of over 13.000 points.
The price is a bit 'higher (180 dollars, about 140 euro), despite the absence of the 3G module. However, the advantage of buying a RAMOS tablet is above all the possibility of benefiting from the support of a more "international" brand compared to No. 1.
Ainol Novo 8 Dream F1
L'Ainol Novo Dream F1 it looks less like the iPad mini compared to the other tablets on the list, mainly due to the slightly larger display and the thicker frames. The hardware specifications reveal a quad-core ARM A029 ATM9 processor to 1.5Ghz, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in memory. It is also possible to expand the memory through the MicroSD slot (max 32GB).
Also in this case no 3G module but only WiFI, but considering the price of 150 dollars (about 115 euro) the Ainol Novo Dream F1 can still be considered a bargain.
Newsmy S8 Mini
The Chinese company Newman is best known for its MP3, MP4 and, more recently, for phones like the Newman N2 and K2. However, the company also produces a range of tablets under the brand Newsmy, as in the case ofS8 Mini, another alternative to iPad mini.
The body of the Newsmy S8 mini measures just 7,2 mm thick, while the display is an OGS panel from 7,9 inches with a resolution of 1024 × 768. The processing power comes from a Cortex A9 quad-core processor flanked by 2GB of RAM. 2 versions of the tablet are available, one from 8GB of internal memory and the other from 16GB. both with the possibility of expansion up to 32GB with MicroSD, with mini USB and HDMI output.
GooPad Mini 7
The GooPad mini was announced only a few hours after the launch of the real iPad mini, but has only been available for purchase since the beginning of this year. The GooPad Mini 7 mount a 7 inch display with 1280 × 720 resolution with Mediatek processor.
As you can guess the GooPad accepts SIM cards which means that you can make calls and surf the Internet through the 3G and 2G networks. There are two versions of the GooPad mini 7: a standard model with a non-removable 4800mAh battery and MT6589 processor and a Plus version with MT8389 processor and removable battery.
MSI First 81
Of the tablets on this list, the MSI Primo 81 is the one that is most likely to be available for purchase even outside of China.
Shown for the first time at the Computex 2013 in Taiwan, theMSI First 81 It has 7,85-inch 1024 x 768 displays, an Allwinner quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 3500mAh battery, HDMI output, micro USB, dual camera and SD card reader.
Orient Tab 7 plus
Another tablet equipped with 3G module is theOrient Tab 7 which uses the popular MT8389 quad-core chipset, similar to the MT6589 but designed for use on tablets. A complete tablet with 3G, WiFi and GPS.
The tablet has a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 4000mAh battery, Android 4.2.1, 5 mega-pixels the front camera and 8 the rear camera! The price is around 250 dollars (about 190 euros).
Julong Mini Tab
The Julong has entered the market in the mini tablet by offering a device with 3G only 160 dollars (about 120 euro). Under the plastic body we find a MT6589 processor from 1.2Ghz quad-core which means that you can think of the Mini Tab Julong like a big phone, rather than a tablet, as it can also make voice calls.
On the device runs a modded version of Android 4.2, customized to give the IU a look similar to iOS 6 dell'iPad mini.
Il U55GT Cube it's another option for those looking for a long battery life along with the flexibility of 3G connectivity. On the tablet runs the efficient quad-core MT8389 processor that provides 3G connectivity allowing web browsing and voice calls, all supported by a battery well 4500mAh (one of the biggest on this list!).
Among other features we find a 7.9 inch display with 1024 × 768 resolution, dual camera (5megapixel the main and 2 the secondary), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Il Xiaomi tablet is expected to be officially launched on August 16 in Beijing. We don't have official specifications yet, but according to rumors the tablet will feature a 7-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, quad-core processor, built-in 3G, 13 mega-pixel camera and 4000mAh battery. .
We can also expect a customized version of MIUI V5 for the tablet, which will probably be launched at a price of only 160 dollars (about 120 euro).
CHUWI Mini Pad V88
Il CHUWI Mini Pad V88 it's arguably the most powerful mini tablet on the list, thanks to its quad-core 3188GHz Rockchips RK1,8 processor, Mali 400 GPU, and 2GB of RAM.
the v88 Mini Pad boasts a 7,9 inch display with 1024 × 768 resolution, 4000mAh battery and 5mega-pixel camera. The thickness is only 7,2 mm. The price is 165 dollars (about 125 euros).
The top 10 alternative Android to iPad mini
So, this is our 2013 summer list. Did we miss something? Did we forget some tablets? Let us know by commenting below!