Apple iPad 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – Best Specs and Price Comparison

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Both Apple’s iPad 4 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 are great tablets to have. Here’s a comparison between the two to decide which one is better and help you find a new smart device to add to the collection.

Display and Design

The display we see on the iPad 4 is an IPS LCD model that is LED-backlit and that measures 9.7 inches. The touch screen can render a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. This device weighs 652 g and has the following dimensions: 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm.

The Galaxy Tab 3 is equipped with a TFT display that measures 10.1 inches. The touch screen renders a lesser resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. This device is significantly lighter, weighing 510 g, and as for size, it shows off the dimensions: 243.1 x 176.1 x 8 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The processor that powers the iPad 4 is a dual core clocked at 1.4 GHz which comes with the Apple A6X chipset. The tablet supports 1GB of RAM and it has multiple options for internal storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB (there is no microSD slot, hence the memory is not expandable). This device runs on iOS 6 (upgradable to iOS 7).

Samsung equipped the Galaxy Tab 4 with a dual core working at 1.6GHz and the Intel Atom Z2560 model of chipset. The tablet has 1GB of RAM and it can be purchased with two options for storage space: either 16GB or 32GB (you can choose to use a microSD to expand your memory by up to 64GB). The operating system for this device is the Android Jelly Bean OS.


Regarding the rear-facing camera, we see a 5MP camera that features autofocus on the iPad 4 while the Galaxy Tab 3 presents itself with a 3.15MP one.

Regarding the front-facing camera, the iPad 4 has a 1.2MP one, while the Samsung device has a 1.3MP.


Both tablets come with non-removable batteries: the iPad 4 has a Li-Po 11.560 mAh battery unit, whereas the Galaxy Tab 3 has a Li-Po 6800 mAh one.


If you’re looking for a cheaper tablet, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will be more up your alley, the 16GB variant being priced at $200.00.

The 16 GB version of the iPad 4 comes at the price of $275.61.


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