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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) Apple iPad Air 2
Global Score
7.928.01
Basic Information
SamsungApple
Android 4.4.2, 4.3iOS 8.x
2013-09-042014-10-16
9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches
19.29 ounces15.41 ounces
Black and WhiteGold and Gray
--Aluminium
$ 610.00 at Amazon$ 390.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.1 inches9.7 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels 1536 x 2048 pixels
Super Clear LCDIPS LCD
299 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.37.1
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipsetApple A8X chipset
Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2300 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor
3 GB (800 MHz) RAM2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUPowerVR GXA6850 GPU
8.467.92
Storage
32 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
4.32.5
Camera
8.00 MP + 2.00 MP8.00 MP + 1.20 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
--31.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
--1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video
5.287.15
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Micro SIMNano SIM
9.58.8
Battery Life
8220mAh Li-Ion Battery7340mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
43 hours talk time--
5.925.76
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 iPad Air 2 has an overall score of 8.01, which is a bit better than Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)'s global score of 7.92. IPad Air 2's design is newer, lighter and much thinner than Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014). IPad Air 2 comes with iOS 8.x OS, while Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) comes with Android 4.4.2 OS.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) features just a bit better display than iPad Air 2, because it has a quite better pixels density, a little bit larger display and a slightly higher 1600 x 2560 resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) counts with a much better memory capacity to install games and applications than iPad Air 2, because it has an external memory slot that allows up to 64 GB and 32 GB internal memory.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) counts with a bit better hardware performance than iPad Air 2, because although it has a 32 bits processing unit against 64-bits, it also counts with an extra graphics co-processor, 1 GB more RAM memory and 3 more cores. IPad Air 2 features a greater camera than Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014). Both of them have a 8 megapixels back camera, the same video frame rate and the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video quality.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) features a little longer battery lifetime than iPad Air 2, because it has 8220mAh of battery capacity instead of 7340mAh.

Even being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing, iPad Air 2 is also by far the cheapest one, which makes it an obvious call.