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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Apple iPad Air 2
Global Score
8.048.21
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$ 525.00 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 memory64 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.44.4
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 Apple iPad Air 2 is slightly better than GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), getting a score of 8.21 against 8.04. Apple iPad Air 2 counts with iOS 8.x operating system, while GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) counts with Android 4.4.2 operating system. The Apple iPad Air 2 is a newer tablet, and it is also noticeably thinner and lighter than GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition).

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) features a little better processing power than iPad Air 2, because although it has a 32-bits CPU instead of 64-bits, it also counts with an extra graphics processor, a greater amount of RAM and a larger number of cores. GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) features a little bit better display than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has a bit higher resolution of 1600 x 2560, a bit larger screen and a just a little higher pixel density.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) features a lot bigger memory capacity for games and applications than Apple iPad Air 2, and although they both have the same internal memory, the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) also has an external memory slot that supports up to 64 GB. Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has a bit superior battery lifetime than iPad Air 2, because it has 8220mAh of battery capacity.

IPad Air 2 takes a lot better videos and photos than GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). They have the same video frame rates, a same resolution back facing camera and the same (Full HD) video definition.

Even being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing, Apple iPad Air 2 is also the cheapest, making this tablet an easy choice.