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Google Pixel Tablet vs. iPad Mini: Product comparison breakdown

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Although Apple has long dominated the tablet market, there might be a new competitor coming to flip the script. With the release of the Google Pixel Tablet, there's now another option on the market. This means that if you’re in the market for a new tablet, it might be worth a second look at other options before you head to the Apple store to buy an iPad.

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Wondering how the Google Pixel Tablet compares to Apple’s iPad Mini? Here’s everything you need to know to help you decide on your purchase:

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Google Pixel Tablet vs. Apple iPad Mini: How do they compare?

The Google Pixel Tablet is Google’s first tablet release since 2018, and Google has made some big promises about how its newest device will perform. The Google Pixel Tablet is designed to function as a smart hub for your home, and comes with a dock and speaker stand in the box. Although the Google Pixel Tablet can function as a standard tablet on its own, users will enjoy additional functionality when the device is docked, including voice assistant features, integration with other smart home devices, and even digital photo frame capability.

Here’s a look at the Google Pixel Tablet specs compared to the Apple iPad Mini:


Google Pixel Tablet

Apple iPad Mini (6th Gen)

Starting price




10.95 inch LCD

8.3 inch LED 


10.2 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches

7.69 x 5.3 x 0.25 inches


2,560 x 1,600 (276 ppi)

2,266 x 1,488 (326 ppi)


Google Tensor G2

A15 Bionic


8 GB

4 GB


128 GB, 256 GB

64 GB, 256 GB


8 MP wide angle rear, 8 MP wide angle front

12 MP wide camera rear, 12 MP ultra wide front


Up to 12 hours of video streaming

Up to 10 hours of video streaming


USB-C. 4-pin accessory connector



No IPX rating

No IPX rating


1.08 pounds

Wi-Fi models: 0.65 pounds

Wi-Fi + cellular models: 0.66 pounds


Dock, speaker


Keyboard support



Stylus support




Porcelain, Rose, Hazel

Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight

So, what should you think about when deciding between the iPad Mini and the Google Pixel Tablet? While the iPad Mini and Google Pixel Tablet are priced the same, it’s important to think about what you’re getting for what you spend. While the iPad Mini is meant to function as a lightweight, compact, and easy-to-transport device, the Google Pixel Tablet is designed as both a tablet and a smart home hub, and for that reason, it has a larger display. The Google Pixel Tablet also comes with a dock and speaker stand included.

While Apple has been producing iPads for years, Google is still relatively new to the market, so it’s difficult to judge the Google Pixel Tablet’s longevity and overall performance at this point, although we can expect some kinks and bumps in the road. It’s also worth noting that although almost all apps have an Apple version, there are few that are made specifically to support Android tablets. Of course, this could change in the future if the Google Pixel Tablet lives up to consumer expectations.

Final thoughts

Whether the Google Pixel Tablet or Apple iPad Mini is best for you depends on what you’re looking for with your tablet purchase. However, regardless of whether you opt for the Google Pixel Tablet or play it safe with an Apple iPad Mini, don’t forget to think about product protection. Tablets are expensive purchases, and the last thing you want is to pay for expensive repair or replacement costs sooner than you wanted to. Although Google offers Google Preferred Care and Apple has AppleCare+, these plans often fall short of providing the most complete coverage.

When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you can protect your device from all types of accidental damage, hardware failures, manufacturer’s defects, and more for only a few dollars a month. Mulberry guarantees that you’ll pay the lowest price on the market.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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