Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Which One Is Better?

The market nowadays has so many similar products, that it is almost impossible not to compare them. Samsung and Apple have always been rivals, so it’s only fair that we take a look at their tablets and place them side by side. The iPad Pro 12.9 was released this year and generated mostly positive reactions. Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 be a serious competitor for it?


The iPad Pro 12.9 2018 comes with the Apple A12X Bionic chipset, while Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. Apple’s chipset is produced by the company itself, which might help it be better suited for the tablet. The processor of the iPad is octa core (2.5 GHz, Quad core, Vortex + 1.59 GHz, Quad core, Tempest), and there is also a M12 coprocessor. The one of the Galaxy Tab is octa core (2.35 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280).

Both tablets come with 4 GB of RAM and they both have a 64-bit architecture. When it comes to graphics, the Galaxy Note has Adreno 540, and the iPad Apple GPU (seven-core graphics).

Extra features

It is pretty clear that the iPad Pro 12.9 2018 wins this one. When it comes to sensors, both tablets have light sensor and accelerometer. However, the iPad also comes with barometer, compass and gyroscope. Meanwhile, at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 we can observe the proximity sensor.

The iPad also offers FaceTime which is a big plus. It allows users to connect to any other FaceTime-enabled device and it is completely free.


Both devices have cameras that offer exposure compensation and ISO control. The image resolution of the iPad is 4000 x 3000 Pixels, while the one of the Galaxy Note is 4128 x 3096 Pixels. The iPad has a 7 MP Front Camera and 1920×1080 @ 60 fps video recording, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has an  8 MP Front Camera and 3840×2160 @ 30 fps video recording.

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