Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

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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 %
81.93 %

Features

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; Focal length: 31 mm
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), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
 

Front

1.2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Dual-Camera

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
14.82 oz (420 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 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

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
Adreno 640

RAM

2 GB
8 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

Available to use

 
224.3 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device
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
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

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
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
7040 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Internet use

 
Wi-Fi: 9 hours

Music playback

 
105.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

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
 

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 730
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