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iPad Pro vs Samsung Galaxy TabPro S: design, features, software

Apple is committed to ensuring that tablets have replaced laptops. And even iPad previous generations. To do this, the company released a 12.9-inch device in the form of “2-in-1” under the name iPad Pro. Samsung in response announced its first tablet of the series Galaxy Windows 10 — TabPro S. 12-inch the new product is intended to provide competition to the Apple device. We offer you to compare features and specifications of the two models.


Gigantism in the past year has set a new trend. The tablet market is falling due to the dominance of the phablets, the company decided that to save the situation can only very large tablets. The dimensions of iPad Pro are 221 x 306 x 6.9 mm, while Samsung said the device dimensions 199 x 290 x 6.3 mm.


The South Korean brand offers a lighter tablet. TabPro Galaxy S weighs 693 grams for the version “only wifi” and 696 grams for versions with LTE module. The same settings for iPad Pro – 713 and 793 grams, respectively. For its size the device is quite light.


Design feature Galaxy TabPro S is that of the tablet’s plastic cover and metal fencing, which ensures a lighter weight. The iPad Pro case is made entirely of aluminum.


Over the color palette manufacturers did not think too much. Samsung tablet is offered in black and white, Apple in silver, grey and Golden.


12 and 12.9 inches – these are the screen sizes of the Galaxy TabPro and iPad S Pro. So the screen on the Apple product more. The picture on the screen clearer. The screen resolution of iPad Pro is 2732 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi density). Opponent responds only 2160 x 1440 pixels with a density of 216 ppi. Displays differ in the type of used matrix – Pro traditional iPad for Apple IPS, at Samsung – AMOLED.

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Both devices are designed to work with styluses. But if the iPad Pro accessory called Apple Pencil sold separately for $ 99, Samsung intends to include it in the basic package.


As for keyboards, Apple will ask for Smart Keyboard 13 290 rubles. Samsung with a price tag has not yet decided. Tablet from the South Korean manufacturer supports the mouse, but in practice on this occasion to say a lot of good will come of it: users will have to buy and use the adapter for USB-C or wait for the market manipulators to support the new interface.

The fingerprint scanner

Both devices do not support facial recognition. Although Samsung could integrate the option Hello which is offered by Windows 10. In Seoul even refused the fingerprint scanner. Apple readily incorporated Touch ID into the iPad Pro lineup, providing a simple and convenient way to protect user data.


Unlike iPad Pro tablet offers the Samsung universal desktop applications Windows 10. Competitor the tablet works only with mobile software. Many apps from the App Store is not yet adapted to a 12.9-inch display and look “stretched”. Multi-window mode on both devices allows you to run two apps at the same time.


Tablet Galaxy TabPro S is based on the chip Intel Core M (the item has been added) the sixth generation with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. The composition of the iPad Pro is a dual-core chip A9X frequency of 2.25 GHz, which is approximately 300 MHz greater than the frequency of the A9 in the iPhone 6s. Judging by preliminary tests, the device roughly comparable in power.

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Both gadget has 4 GB of RAM. Although Apple has not officially called the RAM in iPhone and iPad benchmarks confirm the existence of the iPad Pro this amount of RAM. Probably, that is how much you need to simultaneously work with two Windows in Split mode View.

Flash drive

The Galaxy TabPro’s got a 128 or 256 GB of memory for file storage. Apple rival offers 32 or 128 GB. Both devices support memory cards.


The battery of both devices is also comparable in capacity: 38,5 V•h iPad Pro 39 against the HF in the Galaxy TabPro S. First works offline 9-10 hours. The second battery provides up to 10.5 hours of battery life.


TabPro Galaxy S is equipped with a USB port-C, is a tablet from Apple Lightning connector. During the recent Pro showdown iPad showed that the device uses the host controller Fresco Logic FC1100 4-port USB 3.0, which allows the handset to support the data rate of the USB 3.0 level. This controller had not been previously used, none of the manufacturers of portable technology.


The situation with the cameras on the devices are quite interesting. Samsung offers the same resolutions for the front and rear cameras – 5 megapixels. Apple added 8 megapixels for the main camera and only 1.2 megapixels for the front.

Operating systems

TabPro Galaxy S runs on Home Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro. In the iPad Pro is tailored for a 12.9-inch screen iOS 9.

Release date and price

TabPro Galaxy S will go on sale in February 2016 at a yet unknown price. iPad Pro debuted in November last year at a price of 64 990 rubles. For the money the user gets directly to the tablet, 86,000 rubles will cost a device with keyboard & stylus pen Apple Pencil. Cost South Korean competitor has not been announced yet.

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Most likely, the deciding factor will be hesitant to price Galaxy TabPro S. For devices price categories: 500-700 USD. it looks like a good suggestion. If Samsung will sell it cheap enough, then he has all chances to attract the attention of the market.

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