Phone Comparison - Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core

Apple iPad Air
apple ipad air
Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core
samsung galaxy s5 octa-core
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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung
Announced October 2013 March 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - April 2014
Colors Space Gray, Silver Black, White, Blue, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight 469 g / 478 g (16.54 oz / 16.86 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE- all models LTE (market dependent)
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 7.0.2 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 [Similar] Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5422 [Similar]
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) [Similar] Mali-T628 MP6 [Similar]
RAM N/A 2 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB storage
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches [Similar] 5.1 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 71.58% 69.63%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels [Similar]
Flash No phase detection auto
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR 1/2.6' Sensor Size, 1.12 ┬Ám Pixel Size, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, video stabilization, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery (32.4 Wh) Li-Ion Battery
Capacity - 2800 mAh
Stand by - Up to 390 h
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 21 h