• Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE vs Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Phone Comparison - Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE vs Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung Sony
Announced October 2013 June 2014 September 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - July 2014 Available - November 2014
Colors Space Gray, Silver White, Black Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze Candybar
Dimension 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in)
212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm
(8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 in)
213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm
(8.4 x 4.87 x 0.25 in)
Weight 469 g / 478 g (16.54 oz / 16.86 oz) 298 g (10.51 oz) 270 g (9.52 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D6502, D6503, D6543
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6502, D6503, D6543
4G Network LTE- all models LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
LTE 850 / 2100
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 - D6503
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - Fingerprint Sensor IP68 Certified - Dust Tight and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 7.0.2 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM N/A 3 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen TFT LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches 8.4 inches 8.0 inches
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (359 ppi) 1200 x 1920 pixels (283 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 71.58% 76.71% 70.37%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8.1 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, 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] 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 296 kbps
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 HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X
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 Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery (32.4 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity - 4900 mAh 4500 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 1100 h (2G)
Up to 1300 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) - Up to 19 h (2G)
Up to 23 h (3G)