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Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A30 vs Apple iPad Air 2 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X19Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)
Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A30 X09Apple 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)

What's the better device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)

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!


19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)
Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)vsiPad Air 2 4G 128GB
 49%49%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 169%100%
+Lighter
165 grams (5.78 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
 162%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 16MP + 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
 41%41%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (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
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot 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
+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

09 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
iPad Air 2 4G 128GBvsGalaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GBvs32GB (24GB user available)
 26%26%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
 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
 84%84%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7340 mAhvs4000 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

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Scratch-resistant glass
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
ModelGalaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Also known asGalaxy A30 SM-A305G Single-Sim (32GB + 3GB RAM)Apple iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular, iPad 6, iPad Air 2 LTE
Country or region availableArgentinaMexicofeature not registered
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateMarch, 2019October, 2014
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Apple A8X
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (24GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size6.4" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1536x2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600, TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ACDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Main camera(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm)
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Front camera16 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh7340 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.316 W/Kg (head) | 0.404 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered