Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Display

Size:

10.5 inches
12.9 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

78.07 %
85.43 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple M1
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, Firestorm and Icestorm, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 50.5 GB
128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iPadOS (14.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

7300 mAh
10758 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches (249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

17.04 oz (483.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

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, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

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
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 650
$ 729

In The Box:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger, USB Type-C cable, User Manual And Warranty Card, S-Pen
USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 01, 2018
Apr 20, 2021
Sep 15, 2020
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