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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A vs Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A vs Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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24 Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A vs 07 Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A
Specifications Compare Models Pictures
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

Non removable

Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Specifications Compare Models Pictures
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

Non removable

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A

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24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A

Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A vs iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
 33%33%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core vs 1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4 vs 2GB LPDDR3
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cards Until 256GB vs Not supported
 140%100%
+Lighter
185 grams (6.48 ounces) vs 444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 17%17%
+Higher resolution screen
1440 x 2560 pixels vs 1536 x 2048 pixels
 118%100%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
576 PPI vs 264 PPI
 53%53%
+Higher resolution main camera
12.2 megapixels vs 8 megapixels
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light LED flash vs Not supported
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus PDAF: phase detection autofocus vs Autofocus
 41%41%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture) vs f/2.4 (aperture)
 3X (times)100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
5 megapixels vs 1.2 megapixels
 3X (times)100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) vs Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) vs HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
 4X (times)100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps vs (4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Proximity vs Not supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Biometric (fingerprint) vs Not supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Heart rate vs Not supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device SpO2 vs Not supported
Advantage+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features Vibrating alert vs Not supported
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM with RDS vs Not supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.2 version with A2DP is newer and faster 4.2 version with A2DP vs 4.0 version with A2DP
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devices NFC vs Not supported
Advantage+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example Waterproof (IPxx certified) vs Not supported

07 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB

iPad Air 2 4G 128GB vs Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A
 5X (times)100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB vs 32GB (22GB user available)
 62%62%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches) vs 9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
 90%90%
+Larger screen
9.7" vs 5.1"
 5%5%
+More apps available to download and use
2100000 apps (App Store) vs 2000000 apps (Google Play Store)
 84%84%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7340 mAh vs 4000 mAh
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable Proprietary TV-out vs Not supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device DLNA vs Not supported

22 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos 16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures Only digital zoom
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness BSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
+The 4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE network is newer and faster 4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitive Capacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time Multitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores 3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the device Accelerometer
+Sensors help you use the device Compass
+Sensors help you use the device Ambient Light
+Sensors help you use the device Gyroscope
+Sensors help you use the device Barometer
+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Non removable / Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasions Speakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video Video calling
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality Active noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac is newer and faster 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Better sites viewing on the internet HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Gorilla Glass 4 / Scratch-resistant glass
+ 14 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical features Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Brand SamsungApple
Model Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AiPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Also known as AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 active G891A, AT&T SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular, iPad 6, iPad Air 2 LTE
Country or region where it's sold USAfeature not registered
Release date June, 2016October, 2014
Design / Type BarBar
Depth 9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height) 74.9 x 148.8 millimeters (2.95 x 5.86 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight 185 grams (6.48 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Not supportedNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Waterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS) Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Operating system Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowiOS 8.0
Firmware update feature not registeredfeature not registered
Hardware Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Architecture - Chipset 64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)64bit - Apple A8X
CPU processor Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controller Qualcomm Adreno 530PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory 4GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage 32GB (22GB user available)128GB
External storage Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCNot supported
Display Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Display type Super AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size 5.1" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio ~64.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Capacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 576 PPI264 PPI
Colors 16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Gorilla Glass 4Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and data Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM card 1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz band Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G network GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network UMTS 850/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G network LTE Cat9 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600, TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600
Data network GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ACDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
2G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download 450 Mbps100 Mbps
Maximum speed upload 50 Mbps50 Mbps
Messaging and calling Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Messaging SMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video calling SupportedSupported
Call control Voice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back camera Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Main camera 12.2 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary) 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
Flash LED flashNot supported
Focal aperture f/1.7 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length 26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size 1/2.5" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size 1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
Autofocus PDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focus SupportedSupported
Image stabilization OIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detection Face detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensor SupportedSupported
HDR HDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Front camera / Secondary camera Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Front camera 5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels1280 x 960 pixels
Video recording (secondary) Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front flash Not supportedNot supported
Focal aperture f/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length 22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Multimedia Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Radio FM with RDSNot supported
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfaces Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
USB USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Not supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 4.2 version with A2DP4.0 version with A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
DLNA Not supportedSupported
NFC SupportedNot supported
GPS A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared port SupportedNot supported
Other functions Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Active noise cancellation SupportedSupported
Vibrating alert SupportedNot supported
Ringtones Polyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browser HTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Flash player Not supportedNot supported
Java Not supportedNot supported
Sensors Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Biometric (fingerprint)
Heart rate
SpO2
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features - Colors: Sandy gold, Green camo, Titanium gray
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30min
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- OneDrive 115GB
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5m and 30min
- MIL-STD-810G certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supply and autonomy Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Battery technology Lithium ion - Non removableLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Battery capacity 4000 mAh7340 mAh
Battery model feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time 1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby 23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 daysfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation) Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia 1.25 W/Kg (head) | 1.55 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UK 0.316 W/Kg (head) | 0.981 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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