Phone Comparison - Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE vs Apple iPad Air 2

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung Apple
Announced October 2013 June 2014 October 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - July 2014 Available - October 2014
Price - - Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Space Gray, Silver Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in)
247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm
(9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 in)
240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 469 g / 478 g (16.54 oz / 16.86 oz) 467 g (16.47 oz) 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE- all models LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 7.0.2 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) iOS 8.1
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) Adreno 330 PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
RAM N/A 3 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB 16/64/128 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches 10.5 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (288 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 71.58% 72.66% 71.58%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR 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, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes 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, HSUPA; LTE 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 Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, EDR
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, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

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

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery (32.4 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity - 7900 mAh 8600 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) - Up to 10 h (multimedia)