What’s the Verdict? :

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 vs Apple iPad Pro

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The battle continues between the mobile giants.

Samsung has just released its latest Android tablet line with the new Galaxy Tab S6. The new device features a lightweight and sleek design compared to the last-gen Tab S4, as well as improved specs and a clean software experience.

But will this new tablet line have the power to win the hearts of global Apple fans? We’ve taken a look at both devices to see how they compare.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Apple iPad Pro 11in

Verdict?

Performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest flagship chip.

6GB or 8GB of RAM, and options for up to 256GB of storage

Apple’s A-series chips are just getting better and better, and the A12X Bionic is Apple’s most powerful chip yet.

Storage space: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Apple

Battery Life

15 Hours

10 Hours

Samsung

Charging

USB-C

Fast Charging

No wireless charging

USB-C

Fast Charging

No wireless charging

Tie

Design

Slick modern design

Squared display corners

Small magnetic spot on back for S pen

Slick modern design

Rounded display corners

Small magnetic spot on side for Apple Pencil

Tie

Durability

No water resistance

Metal build to withstand minor bumps

No water resistance

Metal build to withstand minor bumps

Tie

Display

10.5-inch display on the Galaxy Tab S6 may be a little smaller, but it has a higher resolution, at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, or 287 pixels-per-inch

Super AMOLED display, which provides deeper black levels

1-inch LED display with a resolution of 2,388 x 1,668 pixels, which equates to a pixel density of 264 pixels-per-inch

Refresh rate of 120Hz, which ensures smooth scrolling and makes for a more fluid experience in games

Samsung

Camera

Dual 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The secondary rear-facing lens is a 123-degree wide-angle lens

12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera, which should be more than good enough for things like FaceTime and taking the odd selfie. They also come in handy if you want to delve into the world of augmented reality apps

Samsung

Software

Android 9.0 Pie, coupled with Samsung’s skin, One UI

More customisation options and features

Apple has always been considered much more user friendly software compared to Android.

iOS 12 – but will soon be updated to Apple’s new iPadOS.

Apple’s iOS is probably a little more intuitive for some, and the iPad Pro boasts more apps and games that have been especially optimized for it

Apple

Updates

Samsung is usually pretty slow with Android updates, not to mention the fact that Samsung devices sometimes don’t get updates at all

Get immediate updates for at least a few years to come

Apple

Price

£530 for the base model, but if you want to upgrade to the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, you’ll need to shell out £650. A model with cellular connectivity is coming later this year and will cost more

The iPad Pro, on the other hand, starts at £769. To upgrade to 256GB of storage, you’ll pay £919, while 512GB costs £1,119, and 1TB costs £1,519

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is an upgrade over the Tab S4 in some key ways – not innovations that radically change the tablet industry, but quality-of-life improvements that make the device better for casual and professional use.

Whether it will unseat the iPad Pro as the best laptop replacement for professionals everywhere isn’t clear from here, especially with the more tablet-tailored features coming to iPadOS

What is clear: if you’re a Samsung diehard, or at least locked into the Android ecosystem, the Tab S6 is a solid and powerful tablet with specs to keep it running snappy for years.

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2019-09-03T13:37:28+01:00