I went back and forth between the two but I couldn't justify paying $300+ for and iPod. After owning the Note 2 for a few weeks I couldn't stand anything less, it was hard watching Videos on a 4". As for the iPad mini, it was also the price $640 for the 32GB LTE and again iOS was disappointing. I hate the lack of Continous Playback and lack of Playlist support in Videos. At the end I figured why not another Note 2? Size is perfect, amazing battery life, it has continous playback and I can use it as a back up. Also, I have mobile TV with Bell for NFL Sunday and now I don't have to keep switching SIM cards every tine I want to watch Football. Today I picked up my second Note 2 in White. I love both colors.