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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Apple iPad Air 2 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X31Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra X06Apple 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 S20 Ultra

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!


31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Galaxy S20 UltravsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
 130%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 5 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
12GB LPDDR5vs2GB LPDDR3
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 101%100%
+Lighter
221 grams (7.74 ounces)vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Stainless steel body, front/back glassvsAluminum body, front glass
Advantage
+This device has a Dynamic AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Dynamic AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 46%46%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x3200 pixelsvs1536x2048 pixels
 93%93%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
509 PPIvs264 PPI
 20 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.04MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsAutofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
 60%60%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 31 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 40MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 11 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 8 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+The 5G network is newer and faster
5Gvs4G LTE
 19 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(5G) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot 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
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.1 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.1 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 2.0
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra
 9%9%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (117GB user available)vs128GB (107GB user available)
 44%44%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
 41%41%
+Larger screen
9.7"vs6.9"
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
 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

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (front-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
DLNA
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 6 / Scratch-resistant glass
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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModelGalaxy S20 UltraiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Also known asSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5GiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region availableVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateMarch, 2020October, 2014
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 167 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight221 grams (7.74 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, front/back glassAluminum body, front glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory12GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (107GB user available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (117GB user available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size6.9" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels1536x2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)509 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands )
TD-LTE (Bands )

5G SA/NSA/Sub6
LTE 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G-NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple 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 recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Main camera(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP telephoto (PDAF, OIS, 10x opt-zoom)
12MP ultrawide (AF Super Steady video)
0.04MP TOF (Time-of-Flight)
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera40 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution7296x5472 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple 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
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black and other colors
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 20:9 ratio, 120Hz, HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- 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 S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh7340 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)45Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered