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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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
Infrared port
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2, DisplayPort, magnetic connector USB Type-C 3.2, magnetic connector


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


Type Li-Ion (28.6 Wh), non-removable Li-Po 8400 mAh, non-removable
Charging 45W wired


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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