Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Apple iPad Air 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
samsung galaxy tab s 8.4
Apple iPad Air 2
apple ipad air 2
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Apple
Announced June 2014 October 2014
Status Available - July 2014 Available - October 2014
Price - Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced]
Colors White, Black Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm
(8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 in)
240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 294 g (10.37 oz) 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz)
2G Network No GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network No HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features Fingerprint sensor - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) iOS 8.1
Processor Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5420 [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X [Similar]
GPU Mali-T628 MP6 [Similar] PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) [Similar]
RAM 3 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB 16/64/128 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 128 GB No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.4 inches [Similar] 9.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels (359 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 76.71% 71.58%
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 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, 1.12┬Ám Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes
Edge No Yes
3G No DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 150 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

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

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity 4900 mAh 8600 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time - Up to 10 h (multimedia)