77points
65points

Apple iPad Air (2019)

85points
83points

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131 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
77
points
Apple iPad Air (2019)
85
points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Why is Apple iPad Air (2019) better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e?

  • 128GB more internal storage
    ?

    256GBvs128GB
  • Has an IPS screen
    ?
  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 1.71x faster downloads
    ?

    1024MBits/svs600MBits/s
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    2vs1
  • 3nm smaller semiconductor size
    ?

    7nmvs10nm
  • Has touch autofocus
    ?

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e better than Apple iPad Air (2019)?

  • 10.42% higher resolution
    ?

    2560 x 1600pxvs2224 x 1668px
  • 24.56% faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 2.5 & 4 x 1.6GHz
  • 3GB more RAM memory
    ?

    6GBvs3GB
  • 9.09% higher pixel density
    ?

    288ppivs264ppi
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 64g lighter
    ?

    400gvs464g
  • 0.6mm thinner
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    5.5mmvs6.1mm
  • 1.63x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    13MPvs8MP

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$351.12

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 64GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
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$440.09
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 3 10.5-Inch WiFi Space Gr...Apple iPad Air 3 10.5-Inch WiFi Space Gray 64GB (Renewed)
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$439.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2, 64GB, 4G + Wi-Fi - Gol...Apple iPad Air 2, 64GB, 4G + Wi-Fi - Gold (Renewed)
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$299.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Sp...Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
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$309.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256G...New Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (2nd Generation)
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$899.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 25...New Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (4th Generation)
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$1,099.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (...Apple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (Renewed)
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$283.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray, Newest Version
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$277.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) aliexpressNew Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Dis...New Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Display A12 Chip TouchID Super Portable Supporting Apple Pencil IOS Tablet Super Slim
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$586.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) (Renewed)
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$409.95
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019)
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$459.17
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Amazon2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touc...2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 3GB RAM, 128GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth, Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS
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$309.99

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Design

1.weight

464g

400g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

6.1mm

5.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

174.1mm

160mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

250.6mm

245mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2224 x 1668px

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

264ppi

288ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

10.5"

10.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12 Bionic)

2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

3GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

256GB

128GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

13MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

7MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
6.has a front camera
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Battery life

9h

15h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$351.12

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 64GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
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$440.09
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 3 10.5-Inch WiFi Space Gr...Apple iPad Air 3 10.5-Inch WiFi Space Gray 64GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$439.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2, 64GB, 4G + Wi-Fi - Gol...Apple iPad Air 2, 64GB, 4G + Wi-Fi - Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$299.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Sp...Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$309.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256G...New Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (2nd Generation)
Amazon logo
$899.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 25...New Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (4th Generation)
Amazon logo
$1,099.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (...Apple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$283.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray, Newest Version
Amazon logo
$277.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) aliexpressNew Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Dis...New Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Display A12 Chip TouchID Super Portable Supporting Apple Pencil IOS Tablet Super Slim
aliexpress logo
$586.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) (Renewed)
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$409.95
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019)
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$459.17
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Amazon2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touc...2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 3GB RAM, 128GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth, Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS
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$309.99

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