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

Comparison: 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 06 Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A





64bit Quad


Non removable

Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB





64bit 3s


Non removable

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

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 phone! Comment!

24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A

Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AvsiPad Air 2 4G 128GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 256GB vsNot supported
185 grams (6.48 ounces)vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
+Higher resolution screen
1440 x 2560 pixelsvs1536 x 2048 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
576 PPIvs264 PPI
+Higher resolution main camera
12.2 megapixelsvs8 megapixels
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flashvsNot supported
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
+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)
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
5 megapixelsvs1.2 megapixels
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)vsHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
 4 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceProximityvsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBiometric (fingerprint)vsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart ratevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2vsNot supported
Advantage+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM with RDSvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.2 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.2 version with A2DPvs4.0 version with A2DP
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported
Advantage+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

06 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB

iPad Air 2 4G 128GBvsGalaxy S7 Active SM-G891A
 5 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GBvs32GB (22GB user available)
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+Larger screen
+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 cableProprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported

22 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
+The 4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - Non removable / Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 4 / Scratch-resistant glass

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
ModelGalaxy S7 Active SM-G891AiPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Also known asAT&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 soldUSAfeature not registered
Release dateJune, 2016October, 2014
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth9.9 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)
Weight185 grams (6.48 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)64bit - Apple A8X
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)128GB
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size5.1" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~64.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)576 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Scratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple 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
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G networkLTE 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
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Main camera12.2 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032 x 3024 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.5" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital 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 camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Front camera5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592 x 1944 pixels1280 x 960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
RadioFM with RDSNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version with A2DP4.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light
Biometric (fingerprint)
Heart rate
Ambient Light
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 autonomySamsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891AApple iPad Air 2 4G 128GB
Battery technologyLithium ion - Non removableLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Battery capacity4000 mAh7340 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby23040 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, Colombia1.25 W/Kg (head) | 1.55 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.316 W/Kg (head) | 0.981 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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