Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs. iPad Air: How Both Tablets Stack Up

Galaxy Tab S

Samsung has launched their all new Galaxy Tab S tablet, and boy it looks gorgeous. The tablet is poised to take on Apple’s iPad Air. Samsung has particular focused on making this device slim and powerful.

The Galaxy Tab S comes in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch sizes but apart from that, both offer the same technical specs. In fact, the Tab S beats the iPad at least on paper. It offers higher resolution, storage support of up to 128GB and faster wireless connectivity. The Tab S is super slim at 6.6mm compared to iPad Air which is 7.5mm thin. With the Tab S, Samsung has finally managed to cram in as many features as possible, while still making the tablet slim and lightweight.

So let’s compare the newly launched Galaxy Tab S with the iPad Air and see which tablet offers better specs.

Features, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Apple iPad Air
OS, Android 4.4 KitKat, iOS 7
CPU, 1.9GHz Exynos S Octa CPU, Apple A7 chip
Display, “2,560×1,600 pixels”, “2,048×1,536 pixels”
WiFi, 802.11ac, 802.11ac
LTE, Yes, Yes
Camera, 8MP rear with Flash and 2.1MP front-facing, 5MP rear and 1.2MP front-facing
Storage, 16/32GB options, Up to 128GB
Expandable storage, Up to 128GB using MicroSD card, Not possible
Thickness, 0.23 inches / 6.6mm, 0.29 inches / 7.5mm
Weight, 465 g for 10.5″; 294 g for 8.4″, 469 g
Pricing, “$499 for 10.5-inch, $399 for 8.4-inch”, $499 for 16GB
Colors, Brown and White, Space Gray and Silver

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Saqib Khan
Saqib is a technology writer, contributing news and how-to's. He thinks tech all the time, even when dreaming. Besides writing on ValueWalk, he also writes on Technostarry. You can reach him via Twitter.

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