As much as you’d love Apple, its tablet pales in the face of its competitors, the Nexus 7.1 and 7.2, which seem to last longer than the iPad Mini. This spring, the insurance firm SquareTrade Europe tested the devices’ batteries, abusing them in all kinds of ways. The tablets were drowned, dropped from a certain distance and they received a breakability score.
So, the iPad Mini registered a score of 7.5, which was a top-score, but SquareTrade considers that the tablet is very fragile, and iPad Air, which occupied the third spot with the score of 6.5, proved that it’s not very durable when it’s used in harsh conditions.
The iPad Mini had a big impact, being sold like hot pancakes. It came with a 7.9inches Retina display, a dual core A7 CPU with 64-bit and 1GB of RAM.
With a score of only 5 in the test, the 2013 Nexus 7 but it climbed to second place, being defeated by Motorola’s Moto X. The device is an alternative to the iPad Mini 2, which had the same score level as the Nexus 7.
The Galaxy Tab 3 was tested also, but we don’t know exactly which model got in the hands of SquareTrade. Perhaps it was the Tab 3 7.0 model, or the Tab 8.0 model, or the Tab 3 10.1 model.
The iPhone 5S ended on the third spot, being considered most durable device with the score of 5.5, the iPhone 5C obtained the score of 6, while the Galaxy S4 registered the score of 6.5, being three spots behind the Apple iPad Mini.
The price of the Nexus 7 16GB WiFi is 148 dollars on amazon.com, while the 32GB LTE variant costs 226 dollars. The iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi costs 269 dollars.