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Apple iPad Air 13 (2024) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus

 
  Apple iPad Air 13 (2024) Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus
Price $950.00 $1,000.00
Our Rating 5.8 7.6
Brand Apple Samsung
Category Tablets Tablets

Version

Models Apple iPad Air 13‑inch
Wi-Fi + Cellular & GPS: A2903 (Global); A2904 (China)
Wi-Fi only, w/o GPS: Unspecified
Galaxy Tab S9+ Wi-Fi SM-X810; Galaxy Tab S9+ 5G SM-X816B

NETWORK

Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G

LAUNCH

Announced 2024, May 07 2023, July 26
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2024, May 15 Available. Released 2023, August 11

BODY

Dimensions 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.1 mm (11.05 x 8.46 x 0.24 in) 285.4 x 185.4 x 5.7 mm (11.24 x 7.30 x 0.22 in)
Weight 617 g (Wi-Fi) / 618 g (5G) (1.36 lb) 586 g (581 g Wi-Fi) (1.29 lb)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame Glass front, aluminum frame, aluminum back
SIM eSIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
Others Stylus support (Apple Pencil Pro, Apple Pencil 2) IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
Stylus, 2.8ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)

DISPLAY

Type Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 600 nits (typ) Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 13.0 inches, 519.3 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio) 12.4 inches, 446.1 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density) 1752 x 2800 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~266 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass

PLATFORM

OS iPadOS 17.4 Android 13, upgradable to Android 14, One UI 6
Chipset Apple M2 Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Apple GPU (10-core graphics) Adreno 740

MEMORY

Card slot No microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 8GB RAM 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
UFS

MAIN CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3.0", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
Features HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultrawide) 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)
Features HDR HDR
Video 1080p@25/30/60fps; gyro-EIS 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jack No No
Others Tuned by AKG

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE, EDR 5.3, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS, GLONASS (5G model only) GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC No No
Infrared port
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2, DisplayPort, magnetic connector USB Type-C 3.2, magnetic connector

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (top-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Others Wireless Samsung DeX

BATTERY

Type Li-Po (36.59 Wh), non-removable Li-Po 10090 mAh, non-removable
Charging 45W wired

MISC

Colors Space Gray, Starlight, Purple, Blue Beige, Graphite
Models A2903, A2904 SM-X810, SM-X816B
SAR EU 1.35 W/kg (body
Price About 950 EUR About 1000 EUR

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