The comparison between Apple and Samsung is constant, but usually, the smartphone market is crowded. However, tablets have almost always been dominated by Apple, and the entire sector has absorbed some iPad almost entirely. This article is Published By Alann Rana
That’s not to say that the battle has been won, and the latest efforts of Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, may have everything it takes to put Android tablets back in the spotlight.
But how do they fit with Apple’s iPad Air 4, the latest model in its lightweight and powerful Air lineup? Let’s get this straight.
Price and affordability
First of all, it should be noted that none of these tablets is what you would call “economical” for the average consumer. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 costs from $649.99/619 pounds/1,149 Australian dollars for the 128GB Wi-Fi model.
Adding 5G (in supported territories) and increasing screen size (and display technology, but more on that later) with the S7 Plus raises prices to $1,049.99/999 GBP/2049 Australian dollars at the top level, with still 128GB of built-in memory. United Kingdom (some other territories have 256GB and 512GB options).
Meanwhile, you don’t often offer an Apple product as a cheaper alternative, but you can get an iPad Air 4 for 599 dollars/579 pounds /899 Australian dollars with admittedly meager 64GB of storage.
As for the top model, the 256GB version with 4G (Apple does not yet offer a 5G device) costs $879 / 859 pounds / 1329 Australian dollars.
iPad Air 4 delivers will begin in October, and the Tab S7 and S7 Plus are available now.
In many ways, both the iPad Air 4 and the Tab S7 line seem to have been inspired by the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018) update. Both have rounded corners and narrower face panels than most tablets, and if you put them side by side, it may take a second to notice the differences.
Apple’s newest Air comes in the usual Silver, Space Grey, and Rose Gold versions, but also adds green and Sky Blue. In the interim, Samsung is somewhat more traditionalist, offering “Spiritualist” Bronze, Black, and Silver for both the Galaxy Tab S7 and the S7 Plus.
While the iPad Air 4 offers one 12 MP wide camera module, the Galaxy Tab S7 range offers two rear cameras – a core 13MP and an ultra-wide 5MP, but we’ll be back to them later.
On the top edge of the iPad Air 4, you’ll locate another lock button. Although it still wakes the device, as on the iPad Pro, here it skillfully works as a Touch ID sensor. While this means no Face ID (like its more expensive counterpart), the front-facing camera still offers 7-megapixel photos and video recording.
The situation is similar with the standard Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, which also has a fingerprint scanner in the lock button. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus offers a fingerprint sensor on the screen. It’s certainly a smart technology, but as we noted in our review, it doesn’t work as fast as it does on mobile phones.
You’ll also tick the appropriate connectors on each device for their own attachments, such as keyboards, and yes, the iPad Air 4 supports the Apple Magic Keyboard if you’re so inclined, as well as the second-generation Apple Pencil.
As for the screens, here Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus are quite very divergent. The 11-inch S7 display is an LCD screen 1600 x 2560, and while it’s a good canvas for any content you throw at it, there’s no denying that the S7 Plus is the golden kid here.
Incredibly bright and bright with a stunning 12.4-inch AMOLED display, 1752 x 2800 resolution and 16:10 side ratio. This means it’s a little shorter when used in album orientation, but you won’t notice much.
The standard Tab S7 also has this side rate, and both tablets offer a 120Hz upgrade frequency, making animation and input smoother.
Meanwhile, the Apple tablet offers another Liquid Retina display (read: LCD) with a resolution of 1640 x 2360 pixels. It’s also 10.9 inches, which is a little smaller than the basic Galaxy Tab S7.
Camera and battery
Apple has made great strides in hardware and camera software in recent years, but the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus are clear winners, at least on paper, offering sensors at both 13 MP and 5 MP.
5MP is an ultra-wide-angle option that lets you capture more of the scene in one shot. If you’re the kind of guy who reaches for a tablet instead of a phone, it’s hard not to recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7.
That doesn’t mean the iPad Air 4 camera is a bad thing. The 12 megapixel sensor is great for daytime photography, but that’s not what you need without the flash or night mode available on iPhone 11 models. For photos after dark.
As for video, both can record in 4K at 30 frames per second, but iPad Air 4 also offers recording at 60 frames per second.
Regarding the battery, Apple did not disclose the size of the iPad Air 4 battery, but said it offered 10 hours of battery life, down from 9 when using cellular.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 has an 8000 mAh battery and the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus has 10090 mAh. Even so, Samsung claims the basic Tab S7 lasts longer – apparently it can withstand up to 15 hours of video playback compared to the 14 hours on the Tab S7 Plus. Presumable, this can be explained by a larger screen with a higher resolution on the Plus model.
Unlike Apple, both Samsung tablets support fast charging, but each tablet has a USB-C port.
Specification and features
The iPad Air 4 features the new Apple A14 Bionic chipset with a nerve motor that provides machine learning. While this may seem like a number of trendy words, it all depends on the fact that the iPad Air 4 is very fast and quite smart.
Applications that use machine learning use AI and algorithms to empower users, whether it’s editing photos more accurately or improving graphics performance.
iPadOS 14 may be a modest update, but it has some great new features that Android devices haven’t matched yet. If you’re buying Apple Pencil, there’s a new Sketch feature that lets you type text into any text field and automatically digit it.
In addition, the App Store focuses more on redesigned Home and Notes apps, a new Safari translation feature, and more on confidentiality. You will also receive mouse and keyboard support.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, in the interim, have an octa-center Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset with a neural processor 77% quicker than the past Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. These tablets also work on Android 10 and offer advanced privacy settings, real-time writing conversion, and more.
The Tab S7 and S7 Plus also have the company’s own pen, the newly developed S Pen stylus pen. It offers incredibly low latency and is attached to the back of the tablet for safe storage. It looks like Apple Pencil in terms of functionality, but it’s nice to go with the tablet and not buy it separately.
In addition, Samsung can expand storage space to 1 TB with tablets, a microSD card, while iPad Air 4 owners stick to what they choose when buying.
As referenced above, you can alternatively get 5G with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, while the iPad Air 4 offers just 4G.
As with any comparison between Apple and Samsung, there are no real losers, and everything may depend on which operating system you choose.
So there’s the price because Samsung’s offerings are more expensive than the iPad Air 4, but if you’re likely to buy an Apple Pencil on top of the second one, everything will be a little more expensive.
The latest version of the iPad Air has improved its design, but it remains a fairly modest update, with the addition of a significant increase in performance. Meanwhile, the standard Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 flies out of the water in many ways with its slightly larger brother, which has a nice AMOLED panel.
In case you’re a devotee of the Apple biological system, the decision is straightforward, however in the event that you like experience, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 Plus are for you.