Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Review

With this new screen size, is the 10.5-inch iPad Pro a good trade-off between the portability of the now-discontinued 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the sheer bulk of the 12.9-inch headlining model? Let's take a look.
This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here


52. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You are hilarious in your attempt to turn the tables in your favour. Saying the quad speaker setup can blow any iPad out....HAHAHA. I think you don't realise the iPad Pro also has quad speakers. And premium built? Guess that's personal preference so I cannot argue but just know the iPad Pro is made of aluminium. And for the display. Hmmm, I guess the reviews speak for themselves. No comment needed.

63. Papa_Ji

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Even a 50$ smartphone have a display, speaker....etc... This means they are on tye par with flagship like S8/G6. Same is the case with iPad quad speakers... iPhonearena review are joke.... And Samsung flagship display don't need a review they are the best until it's next generation come out. Frist go and have both then comment.

64. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

As if you have both. And why do you come to PhoneArena if its reviews are a joke? Go watch some youtube video reviews of the iPad Pro or read the reviews on other sites. There's hardly a majorly popular site which will tell you that Tab S3 has better speakers than the iPad Pro. Go on! Give me a proof of any such site which says the iPad has worse speakers. Why are they you still here? I told you to get out of my sight......

4. Papa_Ji

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Still it can't beat Tab S3 it's look, feel, productivity and value... iPads display still look white washed in comparison to AMOLED on tab s3...... Basically it's same iCrap with 120Hz display wrapped in aluminium foil.

7. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Dont write comments while you’re dreaming, it makes you look delusional, you’re welcome ;)

21. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


16. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Dude I love samsung and android as much as you do and I wish samsung could do something to kick the crap out of the iPad every year just like the note line does with the iphone (except for the last year with the note 7 incident) but android tablets are crap and will be crap until Google makes something to push the tablet market forward. Besides we must admit apple has something nice here at least this time.

5. antifanboyism

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 20, 2017

See a contrast ratio of 1:1300 is excellent . It should be atleast 1:1500

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2599; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Want a tablet with some laptop like functionality? The iPad Pro is the king of the castle. Want a laptop with some tablet like functionality? The Surface Pro is the king of the castle.

11. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Apple product that score less than 9 here?

13. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

As an apple hater I must say this is the best product they have made in years and it scored below 9... what's wrong with this site?

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Honestly PhoneArena, as many have already said, this tablet easily deserves a 9. You don't seem to give credit where it's due. Are the cons really something that should affect the score negatively this much? Not in my opinion. Please change it to something like a 9.2 or more. The iPhone 7 got 9.3, and it had amazing competitors like the S7. Why this iPad got an 8.8 even though it has no direct rivals, all things considered? The Tab S3 lags behind in features against the iPad Pro 10.5. This should justify what I said.

31. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They shouldn't bother with giving scores anymore. It's pointless and giving them a back lash. Just review the product and list the pros and cons and call it a day.

35. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I like the idea. However, then, viewers won't know which device is better than the other. Would cause annoyance especially for phone reviews where they won't know which phone was liked by PA author(s) and which wasn't.

23. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

weird I thought this should get a 9.5 or at least a 9 coz the only major con is its price tag heck in fact that's the only one

25. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

plus if any product deserves a re-review it should be this iPad with ios11

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You share my thoughts.

34. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Is this the 1st time people here are disagreeing that an "Apple product" scored less? Never thought I'd see this day lol. And I agree with you all. This deserves more than 9. True successor of iPad Air 2 imo.

36. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

WHAt a joke of a rating. Guess you have to please the disgruntled cry babies that kept crying. Almost every renowned tech site has nothing but great things to say about this iPad. Wait... renowned. Tech site. Renowned. Tech. Site. Scratch that. Carry on with your “journalism”.

37. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

phonearena talking about apple devices is soon becoming like phil schiller's speach at wwdc.

38. manzer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I know that it's apple, but a tablet not having a SD- micro card reader is ridiculous.

41. Iodine

Posts: 1483; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It also doesn't have floppy drive... truly terrible.

42. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Chill people. don't cry over a "low" score. 8.8 is still high.

43. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

The fruit rentbouys are out in force how dare them score less than 9.5 !!!!

44. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

Think the score fair, this doesn't bring any feature that is particularly new to the tablet segment. It hasn't pushed the boundaries but instead has caught up with respect to functionality. It is a good device but not an awesome device. Once the older iPads get the OS update, what exactly would make this one special?

61. Foxgabanna

Posts: 599; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I have one of these and if you already own an iMac/MBP and a cell phone, I dont see where this fits in your life.

62. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The new iPad may be brilliant at a lot of things but I would never buy any tablet that didn't allow me to connect a bluetooth mouse for serious typing.

65. madara82

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

awesome phone.. I hope the sound is really improved...

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.