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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)12Points
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)
12.2"
SLCD

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

9500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
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 tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

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!

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)14 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
+1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+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)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+9500 mAh29%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs7340 mAh
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
64GBvs+128GB (117GB available)83%
More internal storage for applications and files
753 grams (26.36 ounces)vs+444 grams (15.54 ounces)70%
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)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
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
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 100 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
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

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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModelGalaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 SM-P901, Samsung SM-P901iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateFebruary, 2014October, 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)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB128GB (117GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)247 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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 registered1.12µm 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBMicroUSB 3.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLProprietary TV-out
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)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- S Pen stylus
- e-Meeting
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity9500 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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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