92points

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular

97points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

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236 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

Why is Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus?

  • 14.06% higher resolution
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    2732 x 2048pxvs1752 x 2800px
  • 8GB more RAM memory
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    16GBvs8GB
  • 17.51% faster CPU speed
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    4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHzvs1 x 3GHz & 3 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz
  • 1744GB more internal storage
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    2000GBvs256GB
  • 15.79% more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MP & 10MPvs13MP & 6MP
  • Has an IPS screen
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  • Has an LED-backlit display
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  • Has NX bit
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Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus better than Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular?

  • Stylus included
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  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 33.86% more battery power
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    10090mAhvs7538mAh
  • 113g lighter
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    572gvs685g
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 0.7mm thinner
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    5.7mmvs6.4mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
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  • Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
8.0
1 User reviews
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
8.0/10
1 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
7.0
2 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
7.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes
6.5/10
2 votes

Value for money

3.0/10
1 votes
7.0/10
2 votes

Display quality

10.0/10
1 votes
8.0/10
2 votes

Battery life

8.0/10
1 votes
7.0/10
2 votes

Gaming

10.0/10
1 votes
7.0/10
2 votes

Comments

Tina

Tina

1 month ago

8 / 10

fast

Tina

Tina

1 month ago

8 / 10

I got this to replace my old Ipad. . I haven't had it to looking. I like that is has wifi and Cellular but seems to use alot of data fast. It was on the pricey side. It's new so need more time to try it

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Design

1.weight

685g

572g

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

6.4mm

5.7mm

The thickness (or depth) of the product.
3.width

280.6mm

285mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
4.height

214.9mm

185mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
5.volume

385.93cmΒ³

300.53cmΒ³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.Stylus included
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
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.
7.Has a detachable keyboard
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.
8.Has a backlit keyboard
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
9.is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Display

1.screen size

12.9"

12.4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
3.has an IPS screen
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
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.
4.resolution

2732 x 2048px

1752 x 2800px

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.
5.pixel density

265ppi

266ppi

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.
6.refresh rate

120Hz

120Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
7.has branded damage-resistant glass
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
8.has anti-reflection coating
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
9.has an HDR10-enabled display
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.

Performance

The internal storage 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.
2.RAM

16GB

8GB

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.CPU speed

4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz (Apple M1)

1 x 3GHz & 3 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1)

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.
4.has an external memory slot
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
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.
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.
6.Supports 64-bit
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (Apple M1)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1)
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.
7.maximum amount of external memory supported

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular)

1000GB

The maximum amount of external storage memory supported by the the device.
8.Has integrated LTE
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
9.Uses big.LITTLE technology
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (Apple M1)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP & 10MP

13MP & 6MP

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.
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)

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

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
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a front camera
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
6.has a built-in HDR mode
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
7.Can create panoramas in-camera
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
8.supports slow-motion video recording
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
9.has touch autofocus
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

1.Has Bluetooth aptX
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
2.has aptX HD
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
3.has LDAC
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
4.has aptX Low Latency
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
5.has aptX Adaptive
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
6.has stereo speakers
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
7.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
8.number of microphones

5

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus)

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
9.Has a radio
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

7538mAh

10090mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Battery life

9h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus)

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.
3.Supports fast charging
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
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.
4.has wireless charging
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
5.charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular)

1.3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
6.operating power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus)

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
7.has a battery level indicator
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.has a rechargeable battery
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
9.has a removable battery
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has Mail Privacy Protection
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using β€œtracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
2.has on-device machine learning
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
3.has clipboard warnings
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
4.has location privacy options
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
5.has camera/microphone privacy options
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
6.can block app tracking
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
7.blocks cross-site tracking
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
8.supports split screen
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
Split screen allows you to use two apps side-by-side.
9.has SharePlay
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
SharePlay is a feature within FaceTime that allows you to share your screen, watch movies, or listen to music together (with synced playback controls) during video calls.

Miscellaneous

1.uses multithreading
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (Apple M1)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
2.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

7404 (Apple M1)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
3.Geekbench 5 result (single)

1710 (Apple M1)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
5.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ–Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
6.Can play games while they download
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
7.has theme customization
βœ–Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (Android 12)
Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
8.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
βœ”Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
βœ”Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
A multi-lens camera captures two or more images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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