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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Vs iPad 10.2: Which One Is Better?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Vs iPad 10.2

Apple and Samsung are always considered when it comes to tech products. And you will be agreed with us this rivalry has inspired both companies to come up with new advanced products every year (and we personally low-key dig this rivalry).

This article will compare two products: Apple iPad 10.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. So if you are looking to buy any of these two products and want to know a thorough difference between these devices, you are in the right place.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
BUY NOWBUY NOW
PROSPROS
Impressively lightweight.
Bright, colorful display.
Dex and Bixby included.
Great audio.
Great price for a new iPad.
Slightly bigger screen.
Works with Smart Keyboard Cover.
CONSCONS
No headphone jack.
Average cameras.
Marginally better than iPad 9.7.
Older iPads may be cheaper.
iPad Air is superior for sketching.

DESIGN & BUILD

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
Dimensions9.65 x 6.30 x 0.22 inches (245 x 160 x 5.5 mm)9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 7.4 mm)
Weight14.11 oz (400.0 g)17.39 oz (493.0 g)
MaterialsBack: AluminumBack: Aluminum
Biometrics2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
ColorsBlack, Gold, SilverSilver, Space gray, Gold

Both products are almost equal in weight and width, but the Apple iPad is a little heavy with a weight of 490 grams. iPad 10.2 is 174.1 mm wide with a thickness of 7.5 mm. It is available in 3 classic colors: Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e i is 160 mm wide and 400 grams heavy. It has an ultra-sleek body with 5.5mm thickness. It is also available in three beautiful colors: Black, Gold, and Silver.

DISPLAY

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
Size10.5 inches10.2 inches
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI2160 x 1620 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body81.50 %74.94 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensorOleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

The screen size of Apple iPad 10.2 and Samsung Galaxy S5e is almost equal with 10.2 and 10.5 inches, respectively.

Apple iPad 10.2 has IPS LCD with screen to body ratio of 73.85 %. The pixel density of iPad 10.2 is 265 ppi. The screen resolution of the Apple iPad 10.2 is 1620 x 2160 pixels with a touch 3D touch screen.

When it comes to the display of Galaxy tab S5e, it has a super AMOLED display type, with a screen-to-body ratio of 81.83%. It has a pixel density of 288 ppi. The Samsung tab’s screen resolution is almost the same as Apple iPad 10.2, which is 1600 x 2560 pixels. The touch screen of Galaxy Tablet S5e is a capacitive touch screen that allows multi-touch.

CAMERA & SPEAKERS

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera13 MP (PDAF)8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Video recording3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280×720 (HD) (120 fps)
Front8 MP (Autofocus)1.2 MP (HDR)
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers

When the cameras of these two devices were compared, Samsung Tablet was the clear winner. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e has a 13 MP rear camera and a front 8 MP camera, which is good enough to take basic pictures. The image resolution of Galaxy Tab S5e is 4128 x 3096 pixels. It offers a CMOS image sensor with digital zoom; it lacks the flash in the rear camera. Samsung Galaxy S5e tab can record the video at the rate of 3840 x 2160 footages per 30 second.

Apple provides an image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, and it provides continuous shooting high dynamic range mode and burst mode. Apple have also a retina flash in its rear cameras. It has a rear camera of 8 MP and a front camera of 1.2 MP. It can record videos at 1280 x 720 @ 30fps. So we can see the Samsung tab is much better when it comes to camera quality.

iPad supports Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio features, and it has a lightning audio jack. While, the Samsung Galaxy S5e tab has the Dolby atmos speaker and audio jack of 3.5 mm.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
ProcessorOcta-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A75 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nmQuad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm
GPUAdreno 615PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
RAM4GB LPDDR43GB
Internal storage128GB128GB

Apple has a Quad-Core processor with 2.34 GHz Dual-Core Hurricane + 1.1 GHz Dual-core zephyr. It also supports an M10 Motion coprocessor. The chipset used in iPad 10.2 is Apple A10 fusion APL 1024. Apple supports the graphic PowerVR GT7600 plus. The RAM of Apple is 3GB. All these properties made the Apple iPad 10.2 a pretty powerful device that helps you run heavy apps on your device without any problem.

The processor used in Galaxy tab S5e is Octa Core 2 GHz Dual-core Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz Hexacore Kryo 360. It has no coprocessor and RAM of 4GB. The chipset used in Galaxy Tab is Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, and it has graphics of Adreno 615.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e comes in 2 variants 4GB RAM+64GB or 6GB RAM+128 GB. The storage is enough to provide you room for your audio, music shows, movies, and running heavy apps. Also, you can add a MicroSD card up to 512 GB batch can give you additional storage in your device.

SOFTWARE

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UIiPadOS (13.x)

Apple iPad 10.2 has updated its software. It uses the operating system iPad OS 14. It has come with many built-in apps that allow you to take advantage of iPad capabilities. It offers Siri as voice control. Samsung has introduced a new software in S5 called DeX, which is pretty close to Windows or Mac OS software. But the DeX can be used best when a keyboard is attached with this tab. It has as like Galaxy store and Game Launcher, which allows you to add the apps of your choice in your device.

BATTERY LIFE

Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2
Capacity7040 mAh8827 mAh
TypeLi – Ion, Not user replaceableLi – Ion, Not user replaceable
ChargingFast charging

Galaxy Tab S5 has an excellent battery life of up to 15 hours with video playback. It has a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 7050 mAh, and supports fast charging.

While, the iPad 10.2 has a battery life of upto 10 hours video with video playback or Wi-Fi on. You can charge your iPad buy a power adaptor or USB to a computer system. The battery is made up of Li-polymer with a capacity of 8827 mAh.

Although iPad’s battery greater than Galaxy S5e, it still offers less battery-time. Even though many Apple competitors are offering ultrafast charging, Apple doesn’t have this feature.

PRICE COMPARISON

Price is the most important factor we all considered when we buy a product. The price of the Apple iPad 10.2 is $480. In comparison, a Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e can cost you around $559 on your pocket. There is a difference of $80 between the price of both products.

FINAL VERDICT

So, to sum up, we find both products pretty reasonable with enough features to fulfil your daily-life needs. Apple iPad 10.2 gives you the experience of Amazing iOS, that too at a lower price.

While, If you’re looking for a tablet with a good quality camera to take basic pictures and with large storage, Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is the product for you.

We hope that this article has helped you in choosing the device that suited you best.

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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