Product Comparison: Apple iPad Pro 12.9" vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Samsung
Model
iPad Pro 12.9 (MQDA2LL/A)
Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
No matter the task, the new iPad Pro is up to it — and then some. It offers far more power than most PC laptops, yet is delightfully simple to use. The redesigned Retina display is as stunning to look at as it is to touch. And it all comes together with iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPad Pro. Everything you want modern computing to be. Now even, well, better.
Featuring High Dynamic Range on a Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab S3 delivers cinematic vividness, detail and deep contrast to a screen that fits in your hands. The revolutionary S Pen has true-to-life pressure and angle sensitivity with the intelligence to translate, magnify, navigate and create with a full pallete of brush and pen types. And just like a real pen, it never needs to be charged. Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, calibrate with your movements as you rotate the Galaxy Tab S3, and intuitively reflect what’s playing on-screen.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Screen Size
12.9 in.
9.7 in.
Storage Capacity
64 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • I am not sure how I functioned with the smaller size, love the bigger size. Not much different from the smaller size. Would get it again.
  • I love the size. It is very handy, not to big, not to small. Just perfect.
  • I love the size of this iPad , it’s like having a laptop that’s more convenient to carry
  • Amazing, awesome. Unless you are using as a computer. No need for the extra memory.
  • Purchased an ipad pro after my older ipad bit the dust. I definitely recommend this one. A great processor for those memory heavy apps, beautiful display, and a great size for notes and art related tasks.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • Its a perfect size for a small bag...not bulky at all.
  • I'm not a techi, I use it for the everyday things and I really like it. I travel alot, so size was important for me. Takes great pictures, ample storage,
  • I have had the previous galaxy s tablets but they don’t compare to this 1. Love the resolution and screen size. Much easier to updat forms than the 8"
  • Great display, fast and expandable memory are just three of many things that make this a great tablet
  • The only drawback I have found is that it is WiFi only, and no LTE. Usually, I can find wifi, but sometimes I have to hotspot with my phone. I
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
9.3 in.
Width
8.68 in.
6.65 in.
Depth
0.27 in.
0.24 in.
Weight
23.84 oz.
15.1 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD Retina
sAMOLED
Pixel Density
264 ppi
264 ppi
Screen Resolution
2732 x 2048
2048 x 1536
What customers say about "Display"
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • The first thing I noticed was how vibrant and clear the retina display was, absolutely brilliant colors.
  • Awesome display! Huge screen. Very fast. I'm happy with the purchase!
  • Awesome image display for expanding blueprints, fast speed
  • The screen is great! Large display makes reading lecture notes much easier.
  • The Apple Pro 12.9” has unbelievable quality and portability. The resolution and size of the retina screen is amazing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • Fast processing, and the display is almost as sharp as 4K.
  • The screen display is much brighter outdoors and quite usable.
  • The display is almost life like. Videos play in 4K, pictures jump out in your face and with the added memory this has compared to the S2, it never has a lag even playing HQ content
  • Nice bright and clear display. Drawback is that the back of the device is also glass, and although lightweight, is more prone to breakage.
  • The display is very sharp, great for movies. It's very responsive and fun to use.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
7 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
13 MP
Processor
Processor Model
Apple A10X
Qualcomm APQ 8096
Number of Cores
6
4
Processor Speed
2.36 GHz
2.15 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • The tablet has an amazing speed and multi use of different apps being used at the same time.
  • So slick and light. The processor is super quick. The apple pen just glides over it and it of course is seamless with my phone, my mac, and my watch.
  • The UI is simple and the processor is amazing. Just needed a little more storage that's why I bought another one.
  • The processor is incredibly fast and the screen provides an abundance of work area. This is great for AR games. Definitely worth it if you like using iPads.
  • The processor has plenty of power to run anything I need.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • Fast processing, and the display is almost as sharp as 4K.
  • The screen display is much brighter outdoors and quite usable.
  • The display is almost life like. Videos play in 4K, pictures jump out in your face and with the added memory this has compared to the S2, it never has a lag even playing HQ content
  • The display is amazing, the processor is noticeably faster than the S2, and the keyboard syncs flawlessly.
  • 2017 tablet using Snapdragon 820 processor. This is still a reasonably fast processor, but not state of the art like the Snapdragon 835. They didn't even go for the 821 Snapdragon
Features
Operating System
iOS 11
Android 7.0 Nougat
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
12 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Touch ID, Apple Pay, Ambient light sensor, Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Digital compass, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, iBeacon microlocation, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Antireflective coating
Lightning quick, Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, HDR-ready Super AMOLED display, Galaxy Tab S3 - S Pen
What customers say about "Features"
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • Good graphics the camera is better than before and the screen is clearer
  • Powerful chip, easy to use, great video and camera , just about takes the place of laptop and much lighter
  • The speaker and battery life are great. The pen point thickness was either too thin or too thick in the notes app but in Evernote it was much better and made writing on the tablet easy.
  • This thing is amazing. Wow. So much improvement. And great battery life to enjoy it all
  • Had good battery charge when unboxed Christmas morning. Easy to setup. Usual Apple Quality. Otter Boxes I purchased with tablet great also.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • It has a battery slightly less than twice the size of the one in my phone, but the operational life is astounding. I can sit and read or play a game for hours and it barely dents the battery. I imagine it could easily last 12 hours or more.
  • The sound is amazing from such small speakers. I'm also thrilled it didn't come with a lot of bloat ware, and what did come on it is easily disabled.
  • You can tailor the sound somewhat, using the Bass/Treble and Instrumental/Vocal controls in the Sound settings, although that was also available on the S2. Basically, two more speakers seems to work better for me.
  • Nice little tablet, performance is great but battery life is poor. To the point that I may try to return it. You use it for a couple of hours during the day, put it away for the evening and the battery is dead by the next morning.
  • Reading the forums there is a WiFi issue that kills the battery on standby but Samsung doesn't seem to care.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Lightning
USB Type-C
Accessories
Included With Unit
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
S Pen, USB Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
799.00 $
549.99 $

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