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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 vs Apple iPad Air 2 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB) 15Points
12.2"
SLCD

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

Octa-core

9500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
09Points Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 X
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

Triple-core

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)

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Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)} 15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB) vs iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)} 9 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
+1.9GHz 32bit Octa-core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5GHz 64bit Triple-core (20nm)
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+32GB2 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs1536x2048 pixels
+12.2"26%
Larger screen
vs9.7"
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(3G+ HSPA+) 21 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+9500 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs7340 mAh
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
753 grams (26.36 ounces)vs+437 grams (15.3 ounces)72%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)31%
Thinner
TFT SuperClear LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
247 PPIvs+264 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+10 specs and more in the table below

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๐Ÿ“ฑ Model features

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 SM-P901, Samsung SM-P901iPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date2/13/201410/24/2014, Announced: 10/16/2014
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)203.9 x 295.6 millimeters (8.03 x 11.64 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight753 grams (26.36 ounces)437 grams (15.3 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

๐Ÿ“ฒ Display

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Display typeTFT SuperClear LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size12.2" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels1536x2048 pixels (4:3)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)247 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

๐Ÿค– Operating System

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
System versionAndroid 4.4 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

โš™๏ธ Processor

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Chipset32bit: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)64bit: Apple A8X (20nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-core)
4x 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-core)
Triple-core, 1 processor:
3x 1.5GHz Typhoon (Triple-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6PowerVR GX6450 Rogue (8-core)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredBasemark X: 29753

๐Ÿ’ฝ Memory and storage

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB16GB (10GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

๐Ÿ“ถ Mobile networks

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum Download / Upload21/5.76 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

๐Ÿ“ท Camera

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 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
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12ยตm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

๐Ÿ“ธ Front camera

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

๐Ÿ”‰ Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+

๐Ÿ”Œ Connectivity

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 3.0MicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported

๐Ÿงญ Sensors

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

๐Ÿ”‹ Battery

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity9500 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, wattsWired chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registeredNot supported
Talk time autonomy13 hours10 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

โž• Other features

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneousโ€ข Colors: Black, White
โ€ข Samsung TouchWiz UI
โ€ข S Pen stylus
โ€ข e-Meeting
โ€ข Java framework
โ€ข Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
โ€ข Retina display
โ€ข Oleophobic coating
โ€ข AirDrop file sharing
โ€ข iCloud service
โ€ข iCloud Keychain
โ€ข FaceTime HD

โ˜ข๏ธ Radiation rate

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.58W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.67W/kg (body)feature not registered
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