Skip Nav

Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs. iPad

Samsung's New Tablet Is Better Than the iPad in Almost Every Way

Source: Twitter user SamsungMobile

Uh-oh, the iPad should be very afraid. Samsung unveiled a new line of tablets, the Galaxy Tab S, aimed directly at poaching iPad customers from Apple. The biggest takeaway? The Galaxy Tab S's eye-boggling 4 million pixel "Quad HD" (1440 pixels!) display. On screen, that means more brilliant colors (higher saturation) and better clarity (higher contrast). These tablets were definitely designed for watching visually stunning movies (like Gravity) over and over again. The Galaxy Tab S is also thinner than ever, but the hardware is not all that different from other devices in Samsung's lineup. The dimpled, dotted design on the back is nearly identical to the Samsung Galaxy S5's.

So we pitted the two new Samsung tablets — the 8.4-inch and the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S — against its iOS counterparts, the iPad Mini with Retina and the iPad Air. Read on to see how the newest Android tablet is better than the iPad in almost every way. The Galaxy Tab S is available for preorder in white and black today.

Vs. iPad Mini with Retina

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 iPad Mini w/ Retina
Screen Size 8.4 inches 7.9 inches
Weight 0.65 pounds 0.73 pounds (WiFi only)/0.75 pounds (WiFi + data)
Resolution 2560x1600, 360 pixels per inch 2048x1536, 326 pixels per inch
Price WiFi: $400/LTE: TBD WiFi: $399-$699/LTE: $529-$829
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat iOS 7
Camera Front: 2.1MP/Rear: 8MP, 1080p video Front: 1.2MP, 720p video/Rear: 5MP, 1080p video
Battery Life 4,900mAh for up to 11 hours Up to 10 hours
Storage 3GB RAM/16GB memory (micro SD slot up to 128GB) 1GB RAM/16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB
Processor 1.9 GHz Quadcore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

Vs. iPad Air

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 iPad Air
Screen Size 10.5 inches 9.7 inches
Weight 1.02 pounds (WiFi only) 1 pound (WiFi only)/1.05 pounds (WiFi + data)
Resolution 2560x1600, 287 pixels per inch 2048x1536, 264 pixels per inch
Price WiFi: $500/LTE: TBD WiFi: $499-$799/LTE: $629-$929
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat iOS 7
Camera Front: 2.1MP/Rear: 8MP, 1080p video Front: 1.2MP, 720p video/Rear: 5MP, 1080p video
Battery Life 7,900mAh for up to 11 hours Up to 10 hours
Storage 3GB RAM/16GB memory (micro SD slot up to 128GB) 1GB RAM/16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB
Processor 1.9 GHz Quadcore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

Source: Samsung Mobile

Latest

Download our new Selfie app!

Go to App Store
+