Samsung ATIV Tab 7  vs Apple iPad 4 

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Released August, 2012

Samsung ATIV Tab 7

  • 11.6"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8
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8.6 Out of 10
Naturally the almost Retina-like resolution ensures excellent sharpness.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
9.2 Out of 10
The screen looks superb when flicking around the internet - be it text heavy sites or those filled with pointless photos of Michael Bublé being stalked by raptors, it all looks so much better than on previous tablets or smartphones.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of ATIV Tab 7 vs 4


Processing power and speed

ATIV Tab 7
iPad 4
Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

iPad 4
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

iPad 4
Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

iPad 4
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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

iPad 4

Apple iPad 4 

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

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Apple iPad 4 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of ATIV Tab 7 vs iPad 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

ATIV Tab 7
iPad 4

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

ATIV Tab 7
138 ms
iPad 4
850 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

ATIV Tab 7
35.9 fps
iPad 4
17.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

ATIV Tab 7
28 fps
iPad 4
54.4 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab 7

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV Tab 7

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Significantly faster javascript execution 138 ms vs 850 ms 6.2x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Much more storage capacity 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly more RAM 4 GB vs 1 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Bigger screen 11.6" vs 9.7" Around 20% bigger screen
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better performance per dollar 2.13 pt/$ vs 1.13 pt/$ Around 90% better performance per dollar
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Much faster graphics 54.4 fps vs 28 fps Around 95% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Significantly longer battery life 11 hour vs 4.37 hour More than 2.5x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Lighter 652 g vs 888 g More than 25% lighter
Supports voice commands Yes vs No (Windows 8) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly sharper screen 263 ppi vs 189 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1920 x 1080 More than 50% higher resolution
Thinner 9.4 mm vs 11.9 mm More than 20% thinner
Smaller 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm vs 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm Around 40% smaller

Specifications Full list of technical specs


ATIV Tab 7  vs
iPad 4 
Size 11.6" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 TFT LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 2048 x 1536
PPI 189 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Has a GPS No No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


ATIV Tab 7  vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 256 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 5 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 5 MP

form factor

Weight 888 g 652 g
Size 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 11.9 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 4.37 hour 11 hour
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