Apple’s iPad Mini Takes the Cake as the Most Responsive Tablet
When it comes to tablet devices, Agawi Touchmark has demonstrated that those with the most expensive price tags don’t always have the fastest speeds. According to The Guardian, the company tested Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire HD, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad 4 and iPad mini, Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface RT, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3.8.0, and all of Google’s Android tablets in order to determine which tablet wins for the fastest response speed. The tests reported surprising results.
Despite selling for a lower price, Agawi found that the Kindle Fire HD has a more responsive touchscreen than the new Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 3.8.0. Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet also comes in fourth place behind Android’s Nvidia Shield, and the winner is Apple’s iPad mini, just in front of the fourth-generation iPad.
Agawi explained its methodology Tuesday in a blog post. “We place the light sensor and touch at the center of the screen to account for the device’s 60Hz refresh rate, the devices are in Airplane mode with full brightness and they have had all background apps closed to make the test as fair as possible. For this report, we will specifically be measuring the Minimum App Response Time by using OpenGL/DirectX-based optimized apps with minimal logic to quickly flash the screen white in response to a touch.”