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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 XApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)10Points
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)10 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)vsGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
+128GB (117GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11.49GB available)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8%
Thinner
vs6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)
+9.7"15%
Larger screen
vs8.4"
+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
vsHDR photo only main camera
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+7340 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4900 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+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
1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Coresvs+1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core15%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
437 grams (15.3 ounces)vs+294 grams (10.29 ounces)49%
Lighter
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1536x2048 pixelsvs+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
264 PPIvs+359 PPI36%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+13 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 Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700, Samsung Klimt
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014July, 2014
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)
Weight437 grams (15.3 ounces)294 grams (10.29 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8ARM Mali-T628 MP6
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (117GB available)16GB (11.49GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size9.7" inches8.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1600x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI359 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 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 Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 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 stabilizationfeature not registered
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 only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
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 Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
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/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh4900 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.06W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.18W/kg (body)
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