iPad Pro 11"/12.9" vs Galaxy Tab S4 vs Google Pixel Slate: Specs comparison

iPad Pro 11"/12.9" vs Galaxy Tab S4 vs Google Pixel Slate: Specs comparison
Apple just announced two new iPads that are not only some of the fastest mobile devices in existence, but also overhaul the old-and-tried iPad design that was generally left unchanged for years. Gone is the home button, enlarged is the screen, and the slate as a whole has been thinned-down to ludicrous extent to achieve a super-sleek footprint.

Design aside, the new iPads are truly hardware beasts in the most sincere definition of the word: powered by the Apple A12X Bionic chip, which is pushing the limits of the already super-fast A12 even further, the new slates are rivaling most notebooks out there in raw performance.

But how do the new slates fare against its rivals from another makers, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and the Google Pixel Slate? While the iPads might be in a league of their own as far as performance goes, we should consider the package as a whole and compare the new devices pound for pound, which is exactly what our specs comparisons are designed to do.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Google Pixel Slate

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Display

Size

12.9 inches
10.5 inches
12.3 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

85.51 %
78.07 %
76.71 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 
400 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12X Bionic APL1083
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Intel Core-i7 8500Y

Processor

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 7-core GPU
Adreno 540
Intel HD Graphics 615

RAM

4GB
4GB LPDDR4
16GB

Internal storage

1000GB
64GB
256GB

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Chrome OS

Battery

Capacity

9720 mAh
7300 mAh
 

Charging

 
Fast charging
USB Power Delivery

Internet use

LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours
LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours
 

Music playback

 
195.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
16.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.4 x 214.9 x 5.8 mm)
9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches (249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm)
11.45 x 7.95 x 0.28 inches (290.85 x 202.04 x 7.0 mm)

Weight

22.33 oz (633 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)
17.04 oz (483 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)
25.79 oz (731 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Stylus
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 1899
$ 650
$ 1599


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iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • Display 12.9 inches
    2732 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12X Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 1000GB,
  • Battery 9720 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPad Pro 11-inch
  • Display 11.0 inches
    2388 x 1668 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12X Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 1000GB, not expandable
  • Battery 7812 mAh
  • OS iPadOS 13.x

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