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Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M30 X11Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X19Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

13
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


11 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsGalaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
 134%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (117GB user available)vs64GB (50GB user available)
 39%39%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum body, front glassvsPlastic body, front glass
 24%24%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 52%52%
+Larger screen
9.7"vs6.4"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 47%47%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7340 mAhvs5000 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Scratch-resistant glassvsNot supported

19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
 64%64%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 155%100%
+Lighter
174 grams (6.09 ounces)vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 53%53%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
403 PPIvs264 PPI
 185%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 5MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
 26%26%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.9 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 12 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 5 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera / HDR photo on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (front-mounted) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
MicroUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Also known asiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6Galaxy M30 SM-M305F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region availableVarious (International)IndiaVarious (International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014March, 2019
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)
Weight444 grams (15.54 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, front glassPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 10
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (117GB user available)64GB (50GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size9.7" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Mobile networks and dataApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Main camera8 megapixels(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Front camera1.2 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Black, Blue
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- Dolby Atmos sound
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity7340 mAh5000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered15W
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day1860 minutes | 31 hours | 1.3 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.409 W/Kg (head)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered