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Apple iPad Air 2022 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

 
  Apple iPad Air 2022 Samsung Galaxy Tab S9
Price $520.00 $790.00
Our Rating 5.4 7.6
Brand Apple Samsung
Category Tablets Tablets

Version

Models Apple iPad Air 5, iPad Air (5th generation)
Wi-Fi + Cellular & GPS: A2589, A2591 (Global)
Wi-Fi only, w/o GPS: Unspecified
Versions: Galaxy Tab S9 Wi-Fi SM-X710; Galaxy Tab S9 5G SM-X716B

NETWORK

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

LAUNCH

Announced 2022, March 08 2023, July 26
Status Available. Released 2022, March 18 Available. Released 2023, August 11

BODY

Dimensions 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 in) 254.3 x 165.8 x 5.9 mm (10.01 x 6.53 x 0.23 in)
Weight 461 g (Wi-Fi) / 462 g (5G) (1.02 lb) 498 g (1.10 lb)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame Glass front, aluminum frame, aluminum back
SIM Nano-SIM and eSIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
Others Stylus support (2nd gen) 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, 500 nits (typ) Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 10.9 inches, 359.2 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio) 11.0 inches, 350.9 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1640 x 2360 pixels (~264 ppi density) 1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~274 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass

PLATFORM

OS iPadOS 15.4, upgradable to iPadOS 17.4 Android 13, upgradable to Android 14, One UI 6
Chipset Apple M1 Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x3.2 GHz & 4xX.X GHz) 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 (8-core graphics) Adreno 740

MEMORY

Card slot No microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB, 256GB 8GB RAM 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
UFS

MAIN CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF
Features HDR, panorama 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@30/60fps 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/6, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE 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-Ion (28.6 Wh), non-removable Li-Po 8400 mAh, non-removable
Charging 45W wired

MISC

Colors Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, Blue Beige, Graphite
Models A2589, A2591, iPad13,16, iPad13,17 SM-X710, SM-X716B
SAR EU 0.66 W/kg (body)
Price About 550 EUR About 750 EUR

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