Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Apple iPad Air (2019)

Display

Display size

10.5 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1600 x 2560 pixels
1668 x 2224 pixels

Pixel density

288 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

78.07 %
79.41 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
 

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7300 mAh
8134 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Fast charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches (249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

17.04 oz (483 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Black, Gray
Gold, Gray, 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), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

 
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger, USB Type-C cable, User Manual And Warranty Card, S-Pen
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 650
$ 779
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