Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1600 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
288 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

72.80 %
81.93 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera

Design

Dimensions

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)
9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
14.82 oz (420 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

 
Stylus

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
 

Colors

 
Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 640

RAM

2 GB
8 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
224.3 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Battery

Capacity

8827 mAh
7040 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
105.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours

Phone features

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 559
$ 730
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