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

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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.

Display

Size

10.5 inches
12.3 inches
12.9 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

78.07 %
76.71 %
85.51 %

Peak brightness

 
400 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Intel HD Graphics 615
Apple 7-core GPU

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
16GB
4GB

Internal storage

64GB
256GB
64GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Chrome OS
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

7300 mAh
 
9720 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
USB Power Delivery
 

Internet use

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

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP
8 MP
7 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.4 x 214.9 x 5.8 mm)

Weight

17.04 oz (483.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
25.79 oz (731.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
22.26 oz (631.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 650
$ 1599
$ 999


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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 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 9720 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12X Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 7812 mAh
  • OS iPadOS 13.x

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