Best Tablet of 2015 – iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Finding the Best Tablet of 2015? Well, you have landed on the right place to decide. First, you must know their features to compare, like form factor, display, weight, software and hardware, cameras, OS and price ( which is almost the same), you’ll be in a fix about for which thumb’s up. However, let’s make some things clear in short details so that you take the right decision when you’re asked “which one to buy?”.
When Samsung released Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in June, we already had an iPad Air 7.5mm thin against the 6.6mm new Samsung Tab S. Apple felt it as usual and went for a more thin iPad Air 2, 6.1mm. Ofcourse, it affected the weight too, making iPad Air 2 weighing 437g and Galaxy Tab S 465g. So, a very slight difference here. But, on the other hand, an extra 28g weight of Galaxy Tab S is cleverly leveraged by offering a big screen too, a 10.5 against the 9.7 of iPad Air 2, though both fall in 10-in tablets category. OK! We know the extra 0.8in means a world to you if you have planned to dedicate 2015 as a Hollywood-year. Who wins here and who doesn’t is vividly an unnecessary question. Or, if you’re more inclined to decide it, do it yourself. Wait, if you’re going to vote for Galaxy Tab S, let us tell you about the aluminum chassis of iPad Air 2, a preferable thing to beat the dimpled plastic of Galaxy Tab S. Apart from that Samsung also released Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Inch Tablet | for $347 housing the same specs of its big brother.
The Galaxy Tab S uses Super AMOLED Technology that boasts amazing true-to-life color reproduction, within a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (making a pixel density of 280ppi with a 16:10 aspect ratio). This is precisely where you see black as in space. It also features an adaptive display mode that allows you to make the display even crisper, by adjusting the gamma, sharpness and saturation. This is pretty smart as compared to 2048 x 1536 resolution with pixel density of 264ppi and aspect ratio of 4:3 in iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S gets the best review score when it’s about the Pictures, Movies and Gaming experience around the world due to its Super Amoled Display.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S features Exynos 5 Octa-Core processor paired with 3GB RAM. It has 16GB built-in storage. iPad Air 2, on the other hand, having Apple’s A8X chip and 1GB RAM, with a variety of built-in capacity ranging from 16GB to 64GB and 128 GB. If you’re a camera-sensitive tablet user or a photogenic per say, you might again be impressed by 8MP Rear camera with LED flash in Galaxy Tab S and you get 2.1 MP for selfies here. Whereas, iPad Air 2 also has the same 8MP rear (1.2MP front) but LED flash is to be found nowhere. As far the OS in both tablets are concerned, both are pitted against each other, having the most latest of their OS versions. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is upgradeable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and iPad Air 2 enjoys iOS 8 in a super smooth environment. Both operating systems have their own pros and cons as per design, features, security, battery-life, multi-tasking and above all “Customization”. but one thing is the sexiest! iPad Air 2 wins the race when its 64-Bit processor (which is always best for battery management and processing bigger chunks of data) is compared with a 32-bit Data Processing capacity of Galaxy Tab S. On the other hand Apple offers only 1GB Ram in iPad Air 2 and the Samsung boasts 3GB of RAM in Tab S. Both tablets have finger print scanner.