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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 vs Apple iPad Air 2021 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021

- Updated: 26th Feb 2024, 21:05 IST

Key Feature Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Apple iPad Air 2021

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021

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At a Glance

Octa core (3.36 GHz, Single core, Cortex X3 + 2.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A715 + 2 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A510)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

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

8400 mAh

Li-Polymer, Yes

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer, Yes, Fast, 20W

11 inches

274 ppi, 1600 x 2560 pixels

10.9 inches

267 ppi, 1640 x 2400 pixels

12.9 inches

265 ppi, 2048 x 2732 pixels

13 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle, Primary Camera, (26 mm focal length, 3.4" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size)

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

12 MP + 10 MP Dual Primary Cameras

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

5G

Detailed Specs

Brand

Samsung

Apple

Apple

Launch Date

26-Jul-23

Not Available

20-May-21

Market Status

Available

Rumoured

Available

Price

Rs. 72,999

Rs. 74,990

Rs. 99,900

Price Status

Confirmed

Expected

Confirmed

Operating System

Android

iPadOS

iPadOS

Custom UI

Samsung One UI

-

-

Height

254.3 mm

-

280.6 mm

Width

165.8 mm

-

214.9 mm

Thickness

5.9 mm

-

6.4 mm

Weight

498 grams

-

682 grams

Build Material

Back: Aluminium

-

Back: Aluminium

Colours

Graphite, Beige

-

Silver, Space Grey

Waterproof

Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

-

-

Ruggedness

Dust proof

-

-

Display Size

11 inches

10.9 inches

12.9 inches

Display Resolution

1600 x 2560 pixels

1640 x 2400 pixels

2048 x 2732 pixels

Pixel Density

274 ppi

267 ppi

265 ppi

Display Type

Dynamic AMOLED

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

83.50%

-

85.46%

Display Colour

-

16M

16M

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Apple A14 Bionic

Apple M1

Processor

Octa core (3.36 GHz, Single core, Cortex X3 + 2.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A715 + 2 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A510)

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

-

Graphics

Adreno 740

Apple GPU (four-core graphics)

Apple GPU (Eight-core graphics)

RAM Capacity

12 GB, 8 GB

4 GB

8 GB

Internal Memory

256 GB, 128 GB

64 GB

128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB

Expandable Memory

Yes, Up to 1 TB

No

No

Rear Resolution

13 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle, Primary Camera, (26 mm focal length, 3.4" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size)

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

12 MP + 10 MP Dual Primary Cameras

Rear Autofocus

Yes

Yes

Yes, Phase Detection autofocus

Rear Flash

Yes, LED Flash

Yes, LED Flash

Yes, Quad LED True Tone Flash

Rear Image Resolution

4128 x 3096 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Rear Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuous Shooting, 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

Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

5 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Rear Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

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

Front Resolution

12 MP f/2.4, Ultra-Wide Angle, Primary Camera

7 MP Front Camera

12 MP Front Camera

Front Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery Capacity

8400 mAh

-

-

Battery Type

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer

Battery Replaceable

No

No

No

Quick Charging

Yes

-

Yes, Fast, 20W

USB Type-C

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Support

5G

-

-

Voice Calling

No

-

No

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 5GHz

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

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

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct

-

-

Bluetooth

Yes, v5.3

Yes, v5.1

Yes, v5.0

NFC

No

-

No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

FM Radio

No

-

No

Audio Jack

USB Type-C

USB Type-C

-

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

-

Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Video Player

-

Yes, Video Formats: MP4

Yes, Video Formats: H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4

Music

-

Yes, Music Formats: MP3

Yes, Music Formats: AAC, AAX, AAX+, AC3, M4A (Apple lossless), MP3

Fingerprint Scanner

Yes

Yes

-

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope

Games

-

Yes

Yes

Browser

-

Yes, HTML5

Yes, HTML5

Email

-

Yes

Yes

Instant Messaging

-

Yes

Yes

Other Facilities

-

World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer

World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer

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