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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

10.5 inches
12.9 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution:

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

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

78.07 %
85.43 %
85.51 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple M1
Apple A12X Bionic APL1083

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 7-core GPU

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB
4GB

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)
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity:

7300 mAh
10758 mAh
9720 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, 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) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
7 MP (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)
11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.4 x 214.9 x 5.8 mm)

Weight:

17.04 oz (483.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
22.26 oz (631.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock
3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gray
Gray, Silver

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
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
TV-out

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, 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, OTG, Mass storage device

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS
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), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Buyers information

Price:

$ 650
$ 999

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), 18W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 01, 2018
Apr 20, 2021
Oct 30, 2018
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