6 Top Selling Tablets Compared - Samsung Tab3 - 7, Nexus 7, iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD & HDX

It's not easy to know for certain in a fairly dynamic market which tablets are actually the top sellers from week to week, especially as things change around a bit in the run up to Christmas, but our extraction of the raw data from Amazon's bestseller list gives a pretty good idea.

They're laid out in the table below. And the first thing that you notice about them is that they're all quite similar - mid price, branded tablets with screens of around 7 inches diagonally.

  iPad Mini (2012)

Samsung Galaxy Tab3 7-inch

Google Asus Nexus 7
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Available November 2012 June 2013 August 2013 October 2013 October 2012 Q1 2013 Available
Operating System iOS The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.3. Jelly Bean Amazon Fire OS 3.0Amazon Kindle Fire OS 3.0 Mojito based on Android 4.2.2 The Google Platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich - modified) Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (Customisted) Operating System
Display 7.9" LED 7" 7" 7" LCD 7" IPS LCD 8.9" Display
Resolution 1024X768 (162 ppi) 1024x600 (169 ppi) 1920x1200
1920x1200 (323 ppi) 1280x800
1920 x 1200 (254pp) Resolution
Apps iTunes App Store (700,000+)   Full Google Play Store Amazon AppStoreAmazon AppStore Amazon AppStoreAmazon AppStore Amazon App Store Apps
Camera (front) 1.2 MP 1.3MP 1.2MP HD HD 1.3MP Camera (front)
Camera (rear) 5 MP 3 MP 5 MP No No No Camera (rear)
Processor A5 1GHz Marvell PXA986
1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core
Quad Core Snapdragon 1.5GHz QualComm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Dual Core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 1.5 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 Processor
Benchmark   GeekBench 2 - 1,064 AnTuTu 19,572
    AnTuTu 7250 Benchmark
Memory 512MB RAM 1 GB 2GB 2GB 1 GB 1GB RAM Memory
Storage and Expansion slots 16 / 32 / 64 GB 8 or 16GB + up to 64Gb on MicroSD 16 or 32 GB 16 Gb 16 Gb 16/32 GB Storage and Expansion slots
Non-Expandable Non-Expandable Non-Expandable Non-Expandable Yes
USB Ports With adaptor Micro-USB Micro-USB USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector) USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector) Yes USB Ports
HDMI out With adaptor via MHL Via the Micro-USB port using adaptor Fling to TV Yes   HDMI out
WIFI 802,11 a/b/g/n 802,11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11a/ b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n dual-band MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n WIFI
3G / 4G 4G option No   LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS No No 3G / 4G
Battery 4490 mAh 4000 mAh 8.5 hrs   11 Hrs stated Non-removal Li-on battery (TBC) Battery
Weight 308g 305g 290g 311g 395g 567g Weight
Flash Support No More or less More or less More or less Yes More or less Flash Support
GPS Yes with A-GPS Yes Yes GPS, A-GPS, WiFi positioning No No GPS  
Update plans         See to the right   Update plans
Comment Review saying the Mini iPad is cool and pretty but the Note 8 does much more

Unsure Simley"...hard to see many people finding the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to be a better choice than the new Nexus 7"

Unsure SimleyNot really a great advance on last year's model

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