Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1200 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
216 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body ratio

72.80 %
76.32 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

 
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)
10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Black, Gray, Blue

Phone functionality

 
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 506

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
22.2 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 400 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

8827 mAh
7300 mAh

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time (3G)

 
51.00 hours
the average is 51 h (3060 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
14 hours

LTE

9 hours
15 hours

Wi-Fi

10 hours
15 hours

Music playback

 
183.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Other

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Aug 02, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMT595C link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

 
1.26 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable

MSRP price

$ 559
$ 450
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