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iPad 10.2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1: Which One is Better?

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iPad 10.2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

If you are looking for a tablet that doesn’t burden your pocket and has all the useful features of a good tablet, Apple’s iPad 10.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are two fantastic options.

In this article, we will compare almost all the basic features of both products and will help you in choosing the product which is best for your needs.

So let’s dig in!

iPad 10.2Galaxy Tab A 10.1
BUY NOWBUY NOW
PROSPROS
Better display.
Lighter weight.
Better speaker quality.
Better front camera: 5MP.
Larger internal storage.
microSD card slot.
CONSCONS
Low Battery life.
Expensive.
No microSD card.
Low resolution Display.
Heavier in weight.

DESIGN & BUILD

Galaxy Tab A 10.1iPad 10.2
Dimensions9.65 x 5.88 x 0.3 inches (245.1 x 149.4 x 7.6 mm)9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 7.4 mm)
Weight16.54 oz (469.0 g)17.39 oz (493.0 g)
MaterialsBack: AluminumBack: Aluminum
BiometricsFingerprint (touch)
ColorsBlack, Gold, GraySilver, Space gray, Gold

When it comes to design, both products have quite similar. The thickness of iPad 10.2 and galaxy tab 10.1 devices is the same, i.e., 7.5 mm, and they both have an Aluminium metal body.

Apple iPad 10.2 weighs 493 grams with a height of 174.1 mm. It is 250.6 mm wide.

While Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is 469 grams and has a height of 149.4 mm. The width of the Samsung Galaxy tablet is 24 5.2 mm.

So, when we compared the design, we find Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 lighter and smaller than Apple tab 10.2. So if you don’t like big phones and tabs, you should get Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1.

DISPLAY

Galaxy Tab A 10.1iPad 10.2
Size10.1 inches10.2 inches
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 224 PPI2160 x 1620 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
TechnologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body80.80 %74.94 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensorOleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

When it comes to the display, the screen size of iPad 10.2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the same, 10.2 and 10.1, respectively. The iPad 10. 2 has an IPS ACD display with a 3D touch screen. The resolution is 2160 X 1620 pixels with a pixel density of 264 ppi.

On the other hand, the display type of Galaxy Tab 10.1 is TFT. It has a capacitive touch screen. The resolution of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 1920 x1200 pixels, which is much lower than Apple’s iPad. The pixel density of Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 224ppi (pixel Density improves the quality of viewing experience). So when it comes to display features, Apple iPad 10.2 is a winner with better resolution and pixel density.

CAMERA & SPEAKERS

Galaxy Tab A 10.1iPad 10.2
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera8 MP (Autofocus)8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Video recording1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280×720 (HD) (120 fps)
Front5 MP1.2 MP (HDR)
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers

Both devices have a rear camera of 8MP. Apple iPad 10.1 has a front camera of 1.2 MP. While Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a front camera of 5 MP. Both devices do the same jobs with the rear camera, but the difference comes in the front camera’s quality. So if you want a better selfie camera in your tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1 is for you.

The speakers of iPad 10.2 support Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus. It has a lightning audio jack and two microphones. While Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 has Dolby Atmos audio features. It has a 3.5 mm audio jack and one microphone.

The difference in the number of microphones has made Apple a better device because it filters the background noise and makes the sound quality better.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

Galaxy Tab A 10.1iPad 10.2
System chipSamsung Exynos 7 7904Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
ProcessorOcta-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nmQuad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm
GPUMali-G71 MP2PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
RAM3GB3GB
Internal storage128GB128GB

The processor in Apple iPad 10.1 2 is Quad-Core (2.34 GHz, Dual Core, Hurricane + 1.1 GHz, Zephyr) with an M2 motion coprocessor. The graphics used in iPad 10.2 is PowerVR GT7600 Plus. Chipset used in Apple iPad 10.2 is A10 fusion APL 1024. Apple’s internal storage is 128 GB with no external memory slot, which is a con because many competitor tablets offer SD cards with large storage capacity. On the contrast, the processor used in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 10.1 is Octa-core (1.8 GHz Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz Hexa Core, Cortex A53). The graphics used in Samsung galaxy 10.1 are Mali-G71 MP2.

The Chipset used in Samsung is Exynos 7 octa 7904. The internal storage offered by Samsung’s tab is 128GB with an external memory slot of 512 GB, enabling you to extend internal storage. Also, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 integrated LTE, which allows you to download faster compared to the 3G technology, while Apple iPad10.2 lacks this feature.

Both products are pretty good devices to run your essential apps and to give you faster service. But the storage capacity of Samsung is way more than Apple iPad when you add an external storage card. So Samsung stands out in this area as well.

SOFTWARE

Galaxy Tab A 10.1iPad 10.2
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UIiPadOS (13.x)

Open iPad 10.2 has updated its software to a new operating system that is iPad OS 14. And, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has operating system Android v9.0 pie. Both operating systems provide smooth running of your apps, and are equally good.

BATTERY LIFE

Galaxy Tab A 10.1iPad 10.2
Capacity6150 mAh8827 mAh
TypeLi – Ion, Not user replaceableLi – Ion, Not user replaceable

Apple iPad has a battery with a capacity of 8827 mAh. Its battery is made of Li-polymer and is non-replaceable by the user. The battery of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, on the other hand, is 6150 mAh. It is also made of Li-polymer and is non-replaceable by users.

Even though the battery capacity of the Apple iPad is more in numbers, but it offers a battery time of three hours less than Galaxy Tab 10.1. The battery time of the Apple iPad and Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 10 hours and 13 hours, respectively. With a longer battery time, you need to charge your device less. So here the Samsung is a winner here.

PRICE COMPARISON

When it comes to buying a device, price undoubtedly is the most important factor we all consider. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs you around $300. While the price of the Apple iPad 10.2 is $480. A difference of $180!

So, if you are on a budget or planning to save some bucks, Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is the product for you.

FINAL VERDICT

After this whole discussion, you are still confused about what to buy and want to know our final verdict. No worries!

Our Final verdict is, if you want to experience the premium apple trademark quality, you should buy Apple iPAd 10.1. it has a beautiful display, although we are not happy about its battery life. But still, we love it overall.

On the other hand Samsung has many features that were not present in Apple, but the main problem was its display but still its not like it the worst. So, if you are an android fan and looking for a good tablet with a good quality selfie-cam and good battery life, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.2 has all in it.

Karan is senior editor of this website. He is known for his passion for tech related stuff and not only handles the writing ventures at My Next Tech Gadget as a tech writer but has also successfully pioneered many tech websites.

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