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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Apple iPad Air 2
Global Score
8.048.01
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
$ 549.00 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
64 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.42.5
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 Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is a little bit better than the iPad Air 2, getting an 8.04 score against 8.01. Despite being the best tablet in this review, the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is an older, a lot heavier and extremely thicker tablet than iPad Air 2. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has Android 4.4.2 operating system, while iPad Air 2 comes with iOS 8.x operating system.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has just a bit better performance than iPad Air 2, because although it has a 32-bits processing unit instead of 64-bits, it also counts with a greater amount of RAM, an extra graphics co-processor and a greater number of faster cores. The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has a little bit better looking screen than iPad Air 2, because it has a bit higher pixels number in each screen inch, a little larger screen and a bit higher 1600 x 2560px resolution.

GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) features a way bigger memory capacity to store more games and applications than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has 64 GB internal storage and an external memory card slot that holds up to 64 GB. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) counts with just a little better battery duration than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has 8220mAh of battery capacity.

Apple iPad Air 2 captures much clearer photos and videos than GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). Both have the same video frame rates, the same resolution back facing camera and the same 1920x1080 video definition.

Although Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is a better device, it is way more expensive than the iPad Air 2, and it doesn't have such a good quality/price relation as iPad Air 2. If you prefer to save a few dollars, you can buy iPad Air 2, giving up a few features and specs, but you will get the most out of your budget.