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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 XApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)20Points
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
10.1"
PLS

800x1280

5
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

7000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)

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iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)20 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)vsGalaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
+1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs2GB LPDDR2
+128GB (117GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+437 grams (15.3 ounces)37%
Lighter
vs597 grams (20.9 ounces)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)46%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+264 PPI77%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs149 PPI
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+7340 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs7000 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
9.7"vs+10.1"4%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+S-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) HD (1280x720)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+12 specs and more in the table below

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

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Physical featuresApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 WiFi N8010, Samsung GT-N8010
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014August, 2012
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)180 x 262 millimeters (7.09 x 10.31 in)
Weight437 grams (15.3 ounces)597 grams (20.9 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 4.4.2 KitKat
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412 (32nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8ARM Mali-400 MP4
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR2
Internal storage128GB (117GB available)16GB (12GB available)
eMMC 4.41
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT PLS
Screen size9.7" inches10.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~62.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI149 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedfeature not registered
CameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
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 cameraNot supported
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedS-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash player
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Black, White on silver
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- S Pen Stylus
- WiFi direct
- Adobe Photoshop Touch app
- Java framework
Power supplyApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh7000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered90000 minutes | 1500 hours | 62.5 days
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.83W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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