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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

12.9 inches
5.8 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI
2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 438 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

85.43 %
84.36 %
83.35 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple M1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor:

Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 8-core GPU
Adreno 630
Adreno 640

RAM:

8GB
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iPadOS (14.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
3000 mAh
3100 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
10 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions:

11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.60 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

24.06 oz (682.0 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
5.29 oz (150.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue
Prism blue, Prism black, Prism white, Prism green, Canary yellow, Flamingo pink, Prism silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync
NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 11, 2018
Feb 01, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG960U
A3LSMG970U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.35 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.96 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.95 W/kg
1.36 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 720
$ 750

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S10e User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
Data cable, Travel adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Earphones by AKG, Quick Start Guide, Protective film

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 20, 2021
Feb 25, 2018
Feb 20, 2019
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