Phone Comparison - Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

Apple iPad Air 2
apple ipad air 2
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
samsung galaxy a8 (2016)
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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung
Announced October 2014 September 2016
Status Available - October 2014 Coming Soon - October 2016
Price Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 39,240 ($588.00) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, Mint
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm
(6.17 x 3.02 x 0.28 in)
Weight 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz) 182 g (6.42 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) - Fingerprint Sensor

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 8.1 Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X [Similar] Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53), Exynos 7420 Octa [Similar]
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) [Similar] Mali-T760MP8 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 3 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16/64/128 GB 32/64 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 256 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches [Similar] 5.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 71.58% 74.66%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No FM radio, RDS, recording
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar] 16 MP [Similar]
Flash No LED Flash
Features Auto focus, 1.12┬Ám Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, HDR (photo/panorama) Autofocus, f/1.9, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar] 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p [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, 150 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Browser HTML5 (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 256 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint 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) Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 8600 mAh 3300 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) -