Nokia N1 was launched in China this week, with an appealing price of $260 and today the device is in the news again, managing to beat the iPad Mini 3 in benchmarks. Of course, the Apple slate is not the most relevant model right now, since it’s 90% the iPad Mini 2, specs-wise.


Anyway, the Nokia N1 scores 41,121 points in the CPU efficiency AnTuTu test, compared to the 28,446 points of the Apple 7.9 inch tablet. There’s also a Samsung model placed third, with a 15,889 score. Just so you know, the Nokia N1 offers a quad core 64 bit 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, together with 2 GB of RAM. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Z Launcher on top, offering access to Google Services with no problem.

The Nokia N1 also beats the iPad Mini 3 in GFXBench, with a score of 30.2 FPS in the 1080p T-Rex Offscreen test, compared to the Apple device’s 28.6 FPS. Yes, the distance isn’t big, but it matters. The two models have identical resolutions, of 2048 x 1536 pixels and identical diagonals, of 7.9 inches and some say that the design of the N1 was clearly inspired by the iPad Mini series.