The Best Alternatives to iPad Mini 2 with Retina

Rafia Shaikh

So iPad Mini 2 is being released with the beautiful Retina display. While things have been going upwards with iPads this year, there are still some good iPad Mini 2 alternatives that you should consider before spending a good few hundreds on this latest Apple slate.

Check out our list of some amazing tablets around - good prices, modest specs and some extra features!

iPad Mini 2 alternatives - LG G Pad 8.3:

Powerful quad-core processor, with a premium design and high resolution display, LG G Pad 8.3 will be one great alternative to iPad Mini 2.

Price: $350

Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition):

Google Nexus 2013 is a 7 incher tablet with as much of beauty and specs details as the iPad Mini. Powered by quad-core processor and stock Android, it can give you one hell of a tablet experience.

Price: $229ipad mini 2 alternatives

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 inch:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0-inch offers some good value for money. Light, portable and affordable but lacks a bit in terms of hardware.

Price: $280

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0:

Coming with a quad-core Exynos processor and 2GB RAM, Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 5MP front camera. Perhaps not as great of a screen as iPad Mini 2 with Retina, Note 8.0 is a good choice for art lovers as it has special, pressure sensitive stylus for drawing and note taking.

Price: $360


Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7:

Kindle Fire HDX is the best buy if you are budget-constrained. Being offered just for $229, Fire HDX is powered by a powerful processor and high resolution screen. However, you won't be able to access Android's Play Store and only can get stuff from Amazon's App Store.

Price: $229ipad mini 2 alternatives

Asus Fonepad 7:

Asus Fonepad 7 sports a SIM card which not only lets you use the internet but also make the phone calls. So it can act as a second handset cum tablet to you. A bit on mid-range from hardware perspective, it cannot be compared to iPad Mini but can be used as a good iPad Mini 2 alternative saving some bucks and working as a 2-in-1 gadget.

Asus MeMO Pad HD 7:

One of the most affordable Android tablets, Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 can replace iPad Mini 2 for half the price. Pretty colors, modest specs, cheapest price. Win!


Price: ~ $145

HP Slate 8 Pro:

HP Slate can give you iPad's 4:3 screen aspect ratio with its 1200 x 1600 pixel display. HP Slate 8 Pro is powered with a Tegra 4 SoC processor by Nvidia.


Price: tba

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