Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.71 %
72.80 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F2.4

Flash

LED
 

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

15.13 oz (429 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

4 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Available to use

24 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

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

6000 mAh
8827 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
 

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Video playback

12.00 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

$ 600
$ 559
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