Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Vs iPad Pro

It’s a well-known fact that Samsung and Apple follow each other in introducing competitive devices. Apple had introduced two top of the line iPad Pros in the first quarter of this year. Samsung was expected to follow the lead, and they did so by introducing two new tablets that are the same in size as the Apple tablets.

Regardless of size, we all know that the Apple iPad Pro is a beast of a machine, and the benchmark scores confirmed that earlier this year. The question here now is that, do Samsung’s newly unveiled tablets stand any chance against them or not? – In this article, we’ll be comparing the two 11-inch tablets by these tech giants, the Apple iPad Pro (11-inch) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. We’ll be diving deep by comparing every bit of these tablets, so you get all the conclusive answers you need.

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Galaxy Tab S7iPad Pro
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PROSPROS
Good Quality Display.
S-pen is included.
Stylish Magnetic spot at the back for S-pen.
Performance Beast.
Better Camera.
4K recording at 60fps.
Face recognition.
CONSCONS
Same camera as last year.
Heavy in weight.
Apple Pencil costs a hefty amount.
Wireless charging isn’t supported.

DESIGN

iPad ProGalaxy Tab S7
Dimensions9.74 x 7.02 x 0.23 inches (247.4 x 178.3 x 5.8 mm)9.99 x 6.51 x 0.25 inches (253.8 x 165.3 x 6.3 mm)
Weight16.51 oz (468.0 g)17.71 oz (502.0 g)
MaterialsBack: AluminumBack: Aluminum
FeaturesStylus
ColorsGray, SilverMystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Silver

You can tell apart both the tablets by just looking at the front, and the iPad has a broader presence than the S7. Although the Galaxy Tab S6 was much lighter than the 11-inch iPad, however, this year’s tablet by Samsung is surprisingly heavier than the iPad. The frame and back of both the tablets are yet again the same and are made out of solid Aluminum that has a premium glow to it.

You only get a volume rocker on the right side of the iPad. However, there’s an additional power button in the Tab S7 that works as a fingerprint scanner as well. The 3.5mm jack has become a taboo topic to talk about, and Samsung has also decided to drop it from their devices despite being the fact that these tablets aren’t IP68 verified.

DISPLAY

iPad ProGalaxy Tab S7
Size11.0 inches11.0 inches
Resolution2388 x 1668 pixels, 265 PPI2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 274 PPI
TechnologyIPS LCDLCD
Screen-to-body83.08 %83.62 %
FeaturesPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Both the iPad Pro and Tab S7 come equipped with an LCD panel. However, there’s a slight difference in the units. The Tab S7 uses the LTPS IPS display, which has more stable silicon particles in them, so they stay uniform when light passes through them. The iPad Pro, on the other hand, has the traditional IPS display, which isn’t a bad display unit either.

The refresh rate is also 120Hz on both the display units, so you can expect better S-pen and Apple pencil performance. If you’re concerned about the pixel density, the Tab S7 leads with a 274ppi, while the iPad Pro (11-inch) has around 265ppi. The display on the iPad is a bit more rigid than its rival because of anti-scratch glass. Overall, both the tablets have promising display units. However, the Galaxy Tab S7 leads by a little margin.

CAMERA & SPEAKERS

iPad ProGalaxy Tab S7
RearSingle cameraDual camera
Main camera12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)13 MP (PDAF)
Second camera5 MP (Ultra-wide)
Video recording3840×2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920×1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280×720 (HD) (240 fps)Yes
Front7 MP (HDR)8 MP
HeadphonesNo 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers

The battle of cameras is literally one-sided, and the iPad Pro butchers the newly introduced Samsung Tablet in every aspect. On paper, the Tab S7 has a 13MP camera, which is up against the 12MP unit on the iPad. However, there are tons of other features that outperform the Tab S7. It is to be noted that the Tab S6 from last year used the exact same camera, which is being introduced by Samsung in the new Tab S7.

The iPad Pro (11-inch) comes loaded with a dual-camera setup at the back of the device, which is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps. On top of that, you have the option to record super slo-mo videos as well in 1080p. The Galaxy Tab S7 is also offering a dual-camera setup. However, the only change we have this year is the added flashlight underneath the two cameras. The selfie cameras on both are equally capable of taking good quality pictures; however, with the iPad Pro, you get face detection as well.

Contrary to that, the Apple iPad Pro has a dual-camera setup on the back as well, but it can shoot in 4K with 60 fps max. The ultra-wide lens is also of 10mp, and there’s an additional TOF LIDAR scanner on the back as well to detect objects from a distance accurately. The primary camera on the Apple iPad is of 12-mp, but overall, Apple is offering a complete package than what Samsung is offering in its premium tablet.

There are a total of four speakers on both the tablets, which produce good quality audio. The ones on Samsung Tab S7 are tuned by AKG; however, Apple is known for its crisp quality loudspeakers as well.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

iPad ProGalaxy Tab S7
System chipApple A12X Bionic APL1083Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
ProcessorOcta-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nmOcta-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
GPUApple 7-core GPUAdreno 650
RAM4GB6GB
Internal storage1000GB128GB
Storage expansionNot expandablemicroSDXC up to 1000 GB

Let’s just say, there’s only one Lion in the jungle, and as for now, the iPad Pro is the only one roaring. Yet again, if you compare both the tablets hardware and performance-wise, you’ll be left to conclude that the comparison is nothing but one-sided. The Snapdragon 865 is an impressive update by Samsung in the Tab S7. However, the A12Z Bionic by Apple is too much to handle.

The monstrous 8-core GPU on the iPad also single-handedly crushes the Adreno 650 on the Tab S7. The benchmark scores are miles apart from both the devices. Moreover, you can opt to have any one of the four available options in terms of Ram and Storage as far as the iPad is concerned. The standard version comes with a 128GB storage and 6GB of Ram, however, you can go up to 1TB. The Tab S7, on the other hand, only offers two options; however, you can expand the storage with an SD card as well.

SOFTWARE & BATTERY LIFE

iPad ProGalaxy Tab S7
OSiPadOS (13.x, 12.x)Android (10), Samsung One UI
Battery Capacity7812 mAh8000 mAh
Battery TypeLi – Polymer, Not user replaceableNot user replaceable
ChargingWired: 45.0W

The iPad Pro comes with the iPadOS version 13.4 out of the box, while the Galaxy Tab S7 rolls out with Android 10 and UI version 2.5. Being the more powerful machine, the iPad is capable of handling hardcore usage with ease and supports better performance because of unmatchable graphics. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is also promising and has a lot of tweaks to it compared to the previous model. However, Apple scores better in software optimization once again.

Despite having to deal with monstrous pieces of hardware under the hood, the iPad Pro still doesn’t disappoint in battery performance. The iPad manages to stay on even with the display brightness turned to high nits, and gives at least 10 hours of back up upon continuous usage. Samsung, on the other hand, is claiming 15 hours of non-stop usage from its latest tablet. The Tab S6 from last year had a smaller battery compared to the S7, and it seems like this year, the bigger battery unit is finally going to walk the talk.

VERDICT

Comparing flagship devices is like comparing Lions and Tigers; there’s so much in common, yet they’re so different as well. At the end of the day, if you’re looking to buy any of these brilliant machines, it totally comes down to your personal preference and how do you like using your device. For people who are more into Apple devices and love the extra bit of thrill in performance, then the iPad Pro is definitely the better option. However, if you like Android for some reason, and want to rely on a solid tablet, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is worth considering as well.