Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020)

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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:

81.93 %
85.43 %
85.51 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Apple M1
Apple A12Z Bionic APL1083

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 640
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 8-core GPU

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
8GB
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

256GB, available to use: 224.3 GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
iPadOS (14.x)
iPadOS (13.x)

Battery

Capacity:

7040 mAh
10758 mAh
9720 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
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) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Dual-Camera)
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm)

Weight:

14.82 oz (420.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
22.61 oz (641.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush
Silver, Space gray

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 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):

Yes
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, Hotspot
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, dual-band; MIMO

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 730
$ 999

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 31, 2019
Apr 20, 2021
Mar 18, 2020
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