Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 vs Apple iPad 10.2-inch

Display

Display size

10.5 inches
10.2 inches

Resolution

1200 x 1920 pixels
1620 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

216 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

76.32 %
74.94 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 506
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

3 GB
 

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iPadOS

Battery

Capacity

7300 mAh
8827 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Fast charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
17.39 oz (493 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

2D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue
Silver, Space gray, Gold

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
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), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 450
$ 559
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