Monday, October 29, 2012

Mini iPad vs Kindle Fire vs Nexus 7 HD: resolution and pixel density

ipad mini vs tablet android iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: resolución y densidad de píxeles

During the presentation of the iPad Mini , Apple took a few minutes to compare the new tablet with the Google Nexus 7. They focused especially on the benefits of the 4:3 screen and 7.9 inches off the 7 inch screen 16:10 Nexus 7. Anyway, we think that the physical size of the screen is only one factor and we must also take into account the resolution of the same. This is something that Apple knows and when speaking normally touted Retina screens of iPhone 5 , iPod Touch 5G, iPad 4 or MacBook Pro Retina, but it is not doing with the iPad Mini. If we put this point on the table and compare it to the competition options How about the iPad Mini will fare against the Nexus 7? And against the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

We compare Mini iPad screen with the Nexus and Kindle Fire 7 HD

Apple emphasized mathematically Mini iPad screen is 35% larger (29.6 square centimeters, compared to 21.9). When Amazon announced its financial results last week, focused more on the subject of the resolution and pixel density to compare their products with the iPad Mini, here the company said that the iPad Mini has a resolution of 1024 × 768 and 163ppp against its Kindle Fire HD that has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels and 254 dots per inch on your screen (exactly the same as Apple's Nexus 7). Amazon calculations shows that the product has 30% more pixels (1024 million versus 786 432 000 000 pixels) and a density 33% higher.

Here's how it might compare Mini iPad screen and its main competitors (Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD). The charts that accompany these lines to the left we can see the comparison of the physical size of the screen and on the right the comparison in terms of number of pixels. In these diagrams, the iPad Mini is represented by the color red and the blue competitors. The tables provide a constant measuring superimposed on the size of the pixels on the screen (the lower the density, the greater the pixel size).

ipad mini vs tablet android pantalla iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: resolución y densidad de píxeles

This means that the contents will be larger in the iPad Mini (having larger pixels), while the Android tablets (with more pixels) will be more. The iPad Mini has a greater height (horizontal) and width (verticual orientation) with its 4:3 aspect ratio. This is great for any reading (ebooks, websites or even multi-column interfaces). In the next picture we see an example of a web view from the iPad Mini (left) and view from the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD (highlighted in red or blue would occupy the interface itself used web browser in each case).

ipad mini vs tablet android web iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: resolución y densidad de píxeles

Thanks to the greatest height in landscape position, you get much more visible content in the iPad Mini and content is larger, but not as sharp as in any of the two competitors. Because upright is not as high, the iPad Mini offers less content, however, the lower interface bar of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, makes this advantage aspect ratio less noticeable to access content such as a website.

Here's an example of an application with a list-based view. The iPad Mini is on the left, while the Fire Nexus7/Kindle HD is on the right. Both portrait orientation is highlighted again the part that is intended to interface operating system.

ipad mini vs tablet android aplicaciones iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: resolución y densidad de píxeles

The iPad Mini displays real applications optimized for a tablet, while options combine Android interface Android smartphone and tablet. It is likely to be a stopgap for Google, however, it seems that we will not really optimized for tablet interfaces by the search engine company for now. Instead, Apple has more than 250,000 applications 100% optimized to run on a tablet. Android continues to suffer from a serious lack of applications developed specifically for tablets. Again, that should start to change as the platform matures Google (the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is not really a tablet, is a device content, so its interface is good enough for the utility for which is designed, so it really is not comparable to the iPad Mini or Nexus 7).

However, there are other types of content that we are totally opposed to the side. The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have an aspect ratio of 16:10, 16:09 closer to the iPhone 5, which offers a wider (horizontally) and greater height (in portrait orientation) . This is better for content such as HD video and applications with a single column. Here's an example of a movie on the iPad Mini (left) and the Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD (right). As in the other examples, the interface has been highlighted.

ipad mini vs tablet android pelicula iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: resolución y densidad de píxeles

The iPad Mini displays the movie to a larger size, but must reduce the actual resolution of the film to enter the screen. The motion graphics, such as movies and video games are extremely tough when it comes to the density of the screen, so will not be horribly, but do not look as good as on Android tablets with which we are comparing the iPad Mini . The display of the iPad Mini, will be much larger, but also cuts over the image on both sides.

So what does this all mean? The iPad Mini makes the content and the display area is larger, so it will be easier to use for most applications and web content. Amazon is right that the quality of the screen is better, but for most people the big things are better. It must be added the enormous advantage that Apple software is created specially for the tablet, which helps the iPad Mini is a more attractive, even with a pixel density and lower resolution.

You can not have everything, at least not for now. The iPad Mini has 7.2 mm thick, is half of an iPad 3 or iPad 4. If Apple had put a Retina display on the new tablet, not only autonomy would have been reduced, but it would be much more fat and heavy . If they had used a 720p screen like the Nexus 7 or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, they would support such loaded 250,000 apps available on the AppStore. So it seems that the decision made is quite correct.

Probably the Mini iPad Retina screen mounted in the second or third generation and forgot this comparison. Until then, we must find the option that suits us as we give you use the device.

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