Nokia n1, a $250 android tablet is ready to compete with apple’s ipad mini 3

Nokia has surprised the market with its comeback into the Tech World. With launch of its new Android tablet N1, Nokia is again in the market. The tablet N1 will be launch first in China in the month of February, followed by Russia. Although, Nokia has not declare if and when the device will be available in India or Indians will never be able to enjoy the tablet.

When the device was uncovered in media, people started comparing it with Apple’s iPad mini 3.The iPad mini 3 is a third-generation iPad mini tablet computer that is designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. Here is a quick specification comparison between the two tablets:



Design and Screen:

Nokia N1 has a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display with 2048 x 1536-pixel resolution. It’s a zero air gap display and also gets a layer of gorilla glass 3 layer. Nokia has gone for a unique body aluminum design that is available in Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray colors. Where design is a concern, N 1 is looks like a clone to iPad.  With brilliant clarity N1 is stands equally. It is same as Nokia N1 with 2048 × 1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi) for 7.9-inch screen (retina display). Apple has introduced an anti-reflective coating on the tablet to reduce glare and reflection by 55%.

The Nokia N1’s screen is “fully laminated” and  the tablet is also thinner than the iPad mini 3 and is only 6.9mm thick (iPad mini 3 is 7.5 mm thick) and with just 318 grams weight, while the iPad mini 3 is 331 g for the Wi-Fi version.

Configuration and Connectivity:

The Nokia N1 comes with a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor coupled with 2.3 GHz and 2GB RAM. Nokia N1 offers 32 GB onboard storage and the microSD slot is absent. The connectivity options include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual channels 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi with MIMO.

The iPad mini 3 has a 64-bit A7 processor with M7 motion co-processor, which isn’t improvement at all from the earlier version of the device. The iPad mini 3 is available in three-memory size options:   16GB, 32GB and 128GB. iPad mini 3 has WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0.


If you want, a tablet to click pictures with better resolution then the Nokia N1 beats Apple’s iPad mini 3 with 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixels front camera. iPad mini 3 has 5 megapixel rear camera and only a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front.

Operating System (OS):

The iPad mini 3 runs on iOS 8; while the Nokia N1 runs on Android Lollipop.


The iPad mini 3 (16 GB) is available at Rs. 28,900 and it goes up to Rs. 42,900 for 128 GB version where Nokia N1 is currently priced at $249(excluding taxes) in China.


The Specification and Design are Nokia N1 seems like worthy competitor to the iPad mini 3. However, if you are looking for a Christmas present, you can only go for Apple’s iPad mini 3 as Nokia N1 will be available in Chinese market from the next year.
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