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Apple iPad Air 2 Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
Global Score
8.018.02
Basic Information
AppleSamsung
iOS 8.xAndroid 4.4
2014-10-162014-01-06
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches
15.41 ounces26.56 ounces
Gold and Gray--
Aluminium--
$ 390.00 at Amazon$ 249.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches12.2 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
IPS LCDSuper Clear LCD
264 pixels per inch247 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.17
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processorKrait 400 (Quad-Core 2300 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM3 GB (800 MHz) RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUAdreno 330 (450 MHz) GPU
7.928.46
Storage
16 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
2.55.4
Camera
8.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.00 MP + 2.00 MP
f/2.40 aperture--
31.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video--
7.155.83
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMSIM
8.89.3
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery9500mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.765.76
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--Infra-red port
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is a little bit better than the iPad Air 2, having an 8.02 score against 8.01. Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is an older, noticeably thicker and noticeably heavier tablet than iPad Air 2. Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 works with Android 4.4 OS, and iPad Air 2 works with iOS 8.x OS.

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 counts with a bit superior CPU than Apple iPad Air 2, because although it has a 32-bits CPU against 64-bits, it also counts with a greater number of cores (and also faster), a graphics co-processor and a larger amount of RAM memory. IPad Air 2 counts with a little sharper display than Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, because although it has a bit lower 2048 x 1536 resolution and a much smaller screen, it also counts with a little bit more pixels per inch in the display.

The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 has a much bigger storage for apps and games than iPad Air 2, because it has an external memory slot that holds up to 64 GB and more internal memory. IPad Air 2 features a lot better camera than Galaxy NotePRO 12.2. Both of them have the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video resolution, a same resolution camera in the back and the same 30 frames per second video frame rate.

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and iPad Air 2 have similar batteries performance, although the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 also has 9500mAh of battery capacity.

Despite of being the best tablet in our current comparisson, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is also very cheap compared to the other ones, making buying this tablet an easy decision.