That said, Samsung's latest slates are decidedly high-end. Both the NotePRO and the TabPRO have high-resolution screens (2560 x 1600 pixels), along with the tried and true Snapdragon 800 chipset (though in some markets that's going to be replaced by Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa). Add a complete set of connectivity features, loads of RAM and easy memory expansion, and you've got some pretty solid products here that could make some people consider substituting their iTunes-powered tablets with something a bit more Samsung-ish. Well, if you're one of those people standing at a crossroad, perhaps we can help you out with a useful specs comparison, such as the one below? Sure, we can't comment on how the overall user experiences compare yet, but at least we can have a nice and informative overview of how the hardware stacks up, right? OK, then, let's do this!
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 vs Apple iPad Air
|OS||Android (5.0, 4.4)||Android (4.4)||iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)|
|Dimensions||11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)||11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)||9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)|
|Weight||26.56 oz (753 g)|
the average is 14 oz (400 g)
|26.10 oz (740 g)|
the average is 14 oz (400 g)
| 16.86 oz (478 g)|
the average is 14 oz (400 g)
|Materials||Main body: Aluminum|
|Physical size||12.2 inches||12.2 inches||9.7 inches|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels||2560 x 1600 pixels||2048 x 1536 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|247 ppi||247 ppi||264 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|Super Clear LCD||Super Clear LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen-to-body ratio||71.57 %||71.57 %||71.65 %|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Camera||8 megapixels||8 megapixels||5 megapixels|
Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||33 mm|
|Hardware Features||Autofocus||Autofocus||Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Software Features||Digital zoom, Geo tagging||Digital zoom, Geo tagging||Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)|
|Recording format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV||H.264, MOV|
|Features||Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling|
|Front-facing camera||2 megapixels||2 megapixels||1.2 megapixels|
|Video capture||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Apple A7|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400||Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400||Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||PowerVR G6430|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||1 GB RAM / LPDDR3|
|Built-in storage||64 GB||64 GB||128 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC||microSD, microSDHC|
|Capacity||9500 mAh||9500 mAh||8820 mAh|
|Music playback||131.00 hours|
|Video playback||11.00 hours|
|Mirroring||Miracast (Screen Share)||TV-out|
CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.
|800, 1900 MHz|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||Bands 8, 3, 1, 7||Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26|
|Data||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS||LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS||LTE, HSPA, UMTS|
|MSRP price||$ 929|