When waiting for the iPad Air 2 to hit the market, we have to go back to the first iPad Air and give it some credit for what a revolutionary tablet it was when it was released. The tablet came with a Retina Display that measured 9.7 inches and it was 30% lighter than the previous iPad, the iPad 4. The tablet has a very powerful processor which was also seen on the iPhone 5S: a 64-bit A7 processor. At the time, Phil Schiller (Apple’s Senior Vice President) stated: “This is our biggest leap forward ever with a full-size iPad.”
The iPad Air came as a direct competition for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 which qualified as a 10 inch tablet with a great screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The processor that powers the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is a quad core working at 2.3GHz. We can see that the device supports 3GB of RAM and multiple options of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. As for camera, the tablet has quite good specs for a tablet: an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. But without further ado, let’s see the comparison between the two tablets to figure out which one is the best.
The iPad Air comes with a slightly smaller display of 9.7 inches with Retina Display, where as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) comes with a 10.1 inches display which is a LCD model.
Apple equipped the iPad Air with a 64-bit A7 processor. Samsung equipped its own tablet with a quad core (Krait 400) working at 2.3GHz and a Snapdragon 800 chipset from Qualcomm.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) runs on search engine Google’s Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. The iPad Air runs on iOS 7 which has features like AirDrop, Control Center and smarter multitasking.
The iPad Air can be purchased with multiple internal storage options: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) can also be bought with multiple options of internal memory, but only 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
As it is expected from Samsung, the company invested more in the camera department than Apple did. The South Korean tech giant’s tablet has an 8MP main camera and a 2MP secondary camera. Apple’s tablet has a 5MP primary camera and a 1.2MP secondary camera.
iPad Air’s battery unit can last up to 10 hours of multimedia playing time.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a capacity of 8220 mAh on its battery.
If you’re looking to buy a cheaper tablet (that still has some amazing specs), go for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) which you can buy at the price of: $365.00 with an internal memory of 32GB. The iPad Air, at the same amount of internal memory, is priced at $509.00.
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