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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus vs Apple iPad Air 2021 vs Apple iPad Air 2022

- Updated: 22nd Feb 2024, 00:32 IST

Key Feature Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus

Apple iPad Air 2021

Apple iPad Air 2022

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At a Glance

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 660 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 660)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 695

Hexa Core (3.1 GHz, Dual core, Firestorm + 1.8 GHz, Octa core, Icestorm)

Apple A14 Bionic

Octa core (Quad core, Firestorm + Quad core, Icestorm)

Apple M1

7040 mAh

Li-ion, Yes, Fast, 15W

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer

11.0 inches

206 ppi, 1200 x 1920 pixels

10.9 inches

267 ppi, 1640 x 2400 pixels

10.9 inches

264 ppi, 1640 x 2360 pixels

8 MP, Primary Camera

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

12 MP Primary Camera

3840x2160 @ 24 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

5G

SIM1: Nano

Detailed Specs

Brand

Samsung

Apple

Apple

Launch Date

6-Oct-23

Not Available

11-Mar-22

Market Status

Available

Rumoured

Available

Price

Rs. 20,999

Rs. 74,990

Rs. 54,850

Price Status

Confirmed

Expected

Confirmed

Operating System

Android

iPadOS

iPadOS

Custom UI

Samsung One UI

-

-

Height

257.1 mm

-

247.6 mm

Width

168.7 mm

-

178.5 mm

Thickness

6.9 mm

-

6.1 mm

Colours

Silver, Graphite, Navy

-

Blue, Pink, Purple, Space Grey, Starlight

Display Size

11.0 inches

10.9 inches

10.9 inches

Display Resolution

1200 x 1920 pixels

1640 x 2400 pixels

1640 x 2360 pixels

Pixel Density

206 ppi

267 ppi

264 ppi

Display Type

TFT LCD

IPS LCD

IPS LCD

Touch Screen

Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio

81.17%

-

81.07%

Display Colour

-

16M

16M

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 695

Apple A14 Bionic

Apple M1

Processor

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 660 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 660)

Hexa Core (3.1 GHz, Dual core, Firestorm + 1.8 GHz, Octa core, Icestorm)

Octa core (Quad core, Firestorm + Quad core, Icestorm)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Adreno 619

Apple GPU (four-core graphics)

Apple GPU (Eight-core graphics)

RAM Capacity

8 GB

4 GB

8 GB

Internal Memory

128 GB

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

Yes, Up to 1 TB

No

No

USB OTG Support

Yes

-

-

Rear Resolution

8 MP, Primary Camera

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

12 MP Primary Camera

Rear Autofocus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear Flash

No

Yes, LED Flash

No

Rear Image Resolution

3264 x 2448 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Rear Settings

Exposure compensation

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode

Rear Camera Features

Digital Zoom

Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

5 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Rear Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 24 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

Front Resolution

5 MP, Primary Camera

7 MP Front Camera

12 MP Front Camera

Front Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery Capacity

7040 mAh

-

-

Battery Type

Li-ion

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer

Battery Replaceable

No

No

No

Quick Charging

Yes, Fast, 15W

-

-

USB Type-C

Yes

Yes

Yes

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano

-

-

Network Support

5G

-

-

WiFi + Cellular

Yes

-

Yes

SIM 1

5G Bands:, FDD N3, TDD N41, 4G Bands:, TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands:, UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands:, GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS:, Available, EDGE:, Available

-

-

Voice Calling

No

-

No

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n, MIMO

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

Wi-Fi Features

Mobile Hotspot

-

-

Bluetooth

Yes, v5.3

Yes, v5.1

Yes, v5.0

GPS

Yes with A-GPS, Glonass

-

Yes

NFC

No

-

No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

Sim Slot(s)

Single SIM, GSM

-

-

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

USB Type-C

USB Type-C

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

-

Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Loudspeaker

Yes

-

-

Video Player

-

Yes, Video Formats: MP4

Yes, Video Formats: HEVC, MP4

Music

-

Yes, Music Formats: MP3

Yes, Music Formats: AAC, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MP3

Fingerprint Scanner

No

Yes

Yes

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Games

-

Yes

Yes

Browser

-

Yes, HTML5

Yes, HTML5

Email

-

Yes

Yes

Instant Messaging

-

Yes

Yes

Other Facilities

-

World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer

Calculator, Stopwatch, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer

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