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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 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 Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)14Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)
8.4"
SLCD

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

4800
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)

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Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)vsiPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)10 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+16GB60%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+331 grams (11.59 ounces)32%
Lighter
vs437 grams (15.3 ounces)
+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs1536x2048 pixels
+359 PPI36%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
+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)
+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(3G+ HSPA+) 42 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)18%
Thinner
TFT SuperClear LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
8.4"vs+9.7"15%
Larger screen
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
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4800 mAhvs+7340 mAh53%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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

22 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+15 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 Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Other model namesTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 3G SM-T321, TabPRO 8.4iPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateFebruary, 2014October, 2014
Depth7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)128.5 x 219 millimeters (5.06 x 8.62 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight331 grams (11.59 ounces)437 grams (15.3 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 Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM897464bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB16GB (10GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Display typeTFT SuperClear LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8.4" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.7% (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)359 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload42/5.76 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple 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 registered1.12µm 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 Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple 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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
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 Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 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, GLONASSNot supported
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
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
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Dual shot camera
- 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 Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4800 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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