iPad mini Delivers The Best User Experience of All the 7-inch Tablets

User experience is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the overall perceived value of a tablet or smartphone. While the overall user experience mainly includes the following key components, namely the hardware user experience, cognitive load, user experience friction and even the app store sophistication.

Pfeiffer Consulting has already developed algorithms to calculate the key parts of the user experience. They made calculations on the user experience of the four 7-in tablet, which are known well as Kindle Fire HD, iPad mini, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. In this post, we will mainly show you the comparison among the four 7-inch tablet of the key parts of the user experience. Go through the comparisons below, you will find iPad mini rightly delivers the best user experience among all the 7-inch tablets.

User Experience Comparison of 4 Well-known 7-inch Tablets

Hardware User Experience

As a matter of fact, there are great differences in hardware user experience if compared Kindle Fire HD, iPad mini, Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 together. As picture of Hardware User Experience index shows, iPad mini, which comes with the highest score, rightly offers the best hardware user experience among these four well-known 7-inch tablets. Google Nexus 7 just takes the second place.


Cognitive Load

The lower score of the cognitive load, the greater ease of use of a device, which usually turns out to be a better user experience finally. From the cognitive load index, we can know that iPad mini got the lowest score, 28. And Kindle Fire HD is the device which is closest to it.

compare-2User Experience Friction

With a score of 25, iPad mini is still the device which got the lowest score among the four devices when comparing the user experience friction. The highest score is 122.50 from Kindle Fire HD. In this aspect, the smaller score also means a more outstanding the device is.


App Store Sophistication

Compared with the three major app stores, Apple iPad mini has obvious advantages in its app store. And it shows little differences between Amazon and Google app store. From the chart below, we can see that if the reference score of this aspect is 5 points, then the three major app stores still have much room for growth.


Well, after the calculations of the four main aspects of the user experience, we can easily learn that iPad mini delivers the best user experience compared to three other 7-inch tablets.

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