Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Apple iPad Air: specs comparison
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
|OS||Android (4.4.2)||iOS (7.x)||Android (4.4)|
|Dimensions||9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 inches (247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm)||9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)||9.57 x 6.75 x 0.29 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.3 mm)|
|Weight||16.47 oz (467 g)|
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
|16.86 oz (478 g)|
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
| 16.54 oz (469 g)|
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
|Physical size||10.5 inches||9.7 inches||10.1 inches|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels||2048 x 1536 pixels||2560 x 1600 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.
|288 ppi||264 ppi||299 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 AMOLED||IPS LCD||Super Clear LCD|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Camera||8 megapixels||5 megapixels||8 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.
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)|
|Recording format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV|
|Features||Digital image stabilization||Video calling|
|Front-facing camera||2.1 megapixels||1.2 megapixels||2 megapixels|
|Video capture||1280x720 (720p HD)|
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.
|Exynos 5 Octa 5420||Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974|
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.
|8-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 & ARM Cortex-A7||Dual core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone||Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400|
|Graphics processor||ARM Mali-T628 MP6||PowerVR G6430||Adreno 330|
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.
|3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 933 MHz) / LPDDR3||1024 MB RAM / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3|
|Built-in storage||32 GB||128 GB||32 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Music playback||147.00 hours|
|Video playback||10.00 hours|
|Capacity||7900 mAh||8820 mAh||8220 mAh|
|Type||Li - Polymer|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes|
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|
|FDD LTE||850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz||700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|Data||LTE||LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS|
|MSRP price||$ 929|
2. gigaraga (Posts: 608; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Galaxy Tab S 10.5 > Galaxy TabPro 10.1 >>>>>>>> iPad Air.
3. FingerMyApple (unregistered)
ipad air iChoose you :)
8. shaheer7 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Ipad air is very expensive..
Waiting for note 10.1 with amoled ☺
12. ecmedic4 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Actually the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 16GB and the iPad Air 16GB are the same price at $499. In the comparison they put the price of the most expensive iPad Air model, the 128GB version, which the Galaxy Tab 10.5 doesn't come in that capacity, so the comparison shouldn't have used the most expensive iPad Air.
9. FazlurKhan (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Why would you put 128GB as storage for Ipad? That would just be misleading because that version is crazy expensive. Might as well add multiple 128 gig microsds for the tabs. lol
13. ecmedic4 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Exactly, the base versions of both the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and iPad Air are both $499, for 16GB. I thought the same thing when i read it, its misleading.
11. ThePython (Posts: 216; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Yep. Let's compare a tablet from last year to one released yesterday. Of course it's a fair comparison!