Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

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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

71.65 %
78.07 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

 
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches (249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
17.04 oz (483 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock

Features

 
Stylus

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Black, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
50.5 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 400 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
7300 mAh

Charging

 
Yes

Internet use

 
 

LTE

 
10 hours

Wi-Fi

 
10 hours

Music playback

 
195.00 hours

Video playback

 
16.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
 

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Video out

HDMI

 
Yes

Location

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger, USB Type-C cable, User Manual And Warranty Card, S-Pen

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 650
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