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Galaxy Tab S5e Vs iPad 10.2-inch: Which Tablet Worth The Splurge?



Galaxy Tab S5e Vs iPad 10.2-inch

Samsung has launched several tabs depending upon the users’ requirements. Many of the tablets vary in terms of their performance and design. One of the most acclaimed designs from Samsung Galaxy was expressed within the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E.

This tablet truly filled the criteria of a minimalistic look with its amazing yet subtle design. The performance however remained up to the mark. This made the Tab a strong competitor with its counterpart of Apple within the battlefield.

Apple’s 7th Gen iPad, also known as iPad 10.2 is known for mixing minimalistic essence with the trendy outlook. The performance of the Tab itself becomes phenomenal because of the powerful chipset Apple develops. The display technology and innumerable other features are the reason behind the success of iPad 10.2 which never fails to amuse its users with the help of the contrasting features it has in its pocket.

Both of these minimal buddies are there on the battlefield and we all are well aware of the rule. Only one of them can be the champion. So, by applying this principle we have listed some significant features of both tablets just to give you a better view of their qualities.


Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2-inch
Metallic design.
Ultra-HD video recording.
Amazing rear camera.
Super AMOLED display.
Double pair of stereo speakers.
Octa-core processor.
Fast charging.
Sleek design.
IPS LCD display.
Double stereo speakers.
Long lasting battery life.
E-sim compatibility.
Low stand by time.
No e-sim mechanism.
No stylus support.
Poor selfie camera.
Less storage memory.
Less RAM.
Limited stylus support.


Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2-inch
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)
KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control
ColorsBlack, Gold, SilverSilver, Space gray, Gold

If you are a lover of vintage items and can’t keep your hands away from metallic products. Both of these tablets can become your new favorites because of their build. The aluminum built has contributed to giving both of them their overall shape and structure.

Besides, having the Aluminum back, we get to find an Aluminum frame specific to both. The frame is supported on the frontal side by a Glass front display that looks promising in quality. The glass used in both of the tablets isn’t Gorilla glass yet had this feature of being scratch resistant to a minor extent. Don’t try to test it though! :).

The themes play an important role whenever we are about to decide the perfection of a model based on its design. So, here we get to find three different themes within each one of them. Two of the basic shades are similar, and there is a difference of one additional shade in both. Both of the tablets are available in Black and Gold shade then we find Space Gray enhancing the soberness of iPad 10.2, whereas Silver enhancing the elegance of Tab S5E.

A minor difference exists between the weights of both the devices. On one hand, we have the light-weighted Tab S5E with 400g of weight that falls exactly in the category of the perfect weight of a perfect smart device. On the other hand, iPad 10.2 exceeds this by a few extra grams and makes the total weight up to 483g which is fine enough for a tablet to carry.

Tab S5E lacks stylus support but iPad 10.2 supports the first generation’s stylus merely. Besides, both have nano-sim support which makes an addition of e-sim within iPad 10.2.


Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2-inch
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

There is a sharp contrast within the display of both the finest devices. We find their technologies varying from one another. The display technology employed within Tab S5E is Super AMOLED, ensuring the picture’s clarity with its maximized brightness adjustments.

iPad 10.2 has IPS LCD technology which means great pixel combination with amazingly arranged colored patterns. The color tone settings within iPad 10.2 are beyond appreciation and this is the chief reason for it enjoying the status of being a “fine-pictured” tablet on a whole.

The screen size is the second most important thing we notice whenever the display is discussed. So, cutting it short, here you find Tab S5E winning with a few inches difference. The winner has a display screen measuring up to some 10.5 inches in total. While our runner-up, the iPad 10.2, as its name suggests comes with a 10.2 inches display screen.

The picture resolution rate offered by both of the tablets has an HD nature which means the pictures are going to be great over here. Tab S5E offers you a resolution of 1600×2560 pixels which is excellent for both personal and professional purposes.iPad 10.2′ s display is a favorable one with 1620×2160 pixels as its resolution rate. The resolution quality verifies that you are not going to be disappointed with the level of the screen found over here in both.


Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2-inch
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)
HeadphonesNo 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers
FeaturesDolby Atmos

Both of them are well ornamented with rear and front cameras whose quality distinguishes. Tab S5E is s champion in taking good pictures because of its fantastic 13MP rear camera lens which has HDR and Panorama features associated with it. It also comes with fine enough camera settings, so you can take amazing pictures in low light circumstances.

iPad 10.2 has an 8MP rear camera lens which isn’t that efficient compared to its rival. Though, it too offers you HDR pictures. However, in terms of the adjustments, it doesn’t match the quality of the former one.

Selfies are an integral part of our lives these days and who would deny a device which gives you the better version of yourself with its camera? Tab S5E’s 8MP camera fulfills this promise by giving you quality selfie settings with a perfect resolution rate to make your moments memorable. Here, you get 4K ultra-HD video recording with the help of the rear camera lens and HD video recording supports the front camera lens up to 1080pixels.

iPad 10.2 doesn’t have a much-leveled camera which is the major drawback of it. Unfortunately, you get to find a 1.2MP frontal lens over here. This is very surprising since tablets are now getting major renovations in this field. So, you know that you can’t expect much from a below-average camera. However, the video recording with the help of a rear camera lens is purely HD in nature completing a limit of 1080pixels.

The sound system in both of the devices is maintained in perfect order but Tab S5E’s s sound system outclasses its rival. Coming with 4 stereo speakers, it provides you perfect bass and tones so that you can get the clearest sound of all.

iPad 10.2 though has stereo speakers but you don’t get to find quality as supreme as this one giant. Wireless earbuds are used within Tab S5E because you don’t have the typical 3.5mm audio jack here, which exists within its rival i-e iPad 10.2.


Galaxy Tab S5eiPad 10.2-inch
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
Internal storage128GB128GB

The chipset difference within both gives them different processing powers. Qualcomm is the leading chipset found within every single Samsung device. Tab S5E has no exception to this. Here we find a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 running the entire system of it.

This combines with the Octa-Core processor having a processing speed of 2.0GHz. The speed though looks like a big deal but doesn’t remain so when iPad 10.2 comes in front of it. Here, Apple’s developed A10 Fusion chip strengthens the device’s mechanics with the assistance of a Quad-core processor. Though the processor doesn’t match the quality of Tab S5E, still its 2.34GHz speed gives a tough time to the competitor.

Two different RAM variants are existing within Tab S5E. One of them is the 4GB variant while the other is 6GB. Powerful RAM indicates powerful management of it. The storage memory capacity over here initiates at 64GB and ends at 128GB. You don’t need to fret over it because the expandable memory source in the form of the micro-SD slot up to 512GB is present over here.

iPad 10.2’s RAM is pretty much low compared to its rival. The single 3GB RAM variant seems problematic to manage multi-tasking but still it does a great job. The storage memory capacity within it initiates at 32GB and commences the mark at 128GB. The downside for limited storage memory is the lack of any expandable memory source over here.


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

Both of them have different softwares. Tab S5E comes with the latest One UI 2.5 which accepts the latest Android 10.0 upgrade. This means you are going to get the newest features including fine security settings and more improved accessibility features along with the presence of active Google Play services and its associated applications.

iPad 10.2 has recently received the latest software upgrade and now comes with iOS 14.2 which is considered the smartest ever software from Apple. This time many additional features are added and in-built apps are modified in several ways. The security system is smarter than ever with the newest upgrade.


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

The Li-Po ions batteries within both have a non-removable nature. You get to find 7040 mAh battery capacity within Tab S5E which alternates with 8827mAh battery capacity within iPad 10.2. Tab S5E amazes with the presence of fast charging features within it. The stand by time within iPad 10.2 is the most amazing one. On an average you get 10 hours with this beast which is reduced to 8 hours approx within Tab S5E.


There is a little bit difference within prices of both of them. As Tab S5E has more surprising features, its price gets an elevation of a few bucks. You get to find it at a price of $340. The second player of the game, mighty iPad 10.2 is a bit cheaper than its rival, coming at $320.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E will be an attractive device for many of the potential buyers because of its design, the display quality, and the screen size. These qualities combining with the amazing camera and audio system make it a perfect purchase of this winter.

iPad 7th Gen, the iPad 10.2 is a good option if you are in search of a device that can last longer with the continuous hours of functioning.

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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