Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

10.5 inches
12.9 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

78.07 %
85.43 %
87.45 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity 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, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Apple 8-core GPU
Yes

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 50.5 GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

7300 mAh
10758 mAh
3687 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

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: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Optical zoom: 2.5x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

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), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

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)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

17.04 oz (483.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray
Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 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

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

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, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

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, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, 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, LiDAR scanner

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Buyers information

Price:

$ 650
$ 1100

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 to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 01, 2018
Apr 20, 2021
Oct 13, 2020
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