Samsung ATIV Tab 7  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released August, 2012

Samsung ATIV Tab 7

  • 11.6"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8
Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab 7
8.3 Out of 10
Naturally the almost Retina-like resolution ensures excellent sharpness.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
8.4 Out of 10
In our experience, it’s able to pump out a solid one-day of heavy usage, which is pretty much the standard mark we’ve comfortably become accustomed to expect with today’s tablets.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of ATIV Tab 7 vs Air


Processing power and speed

ATIV Tab 7
iPad Air
Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

ATIV Tab 7
iPad Air
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from and

No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Apple iPad Air 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad Air  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of ATIV Tab 7 vs iPad Air

geekbench Processor and memory performance

ATIV Tab 7
iPad Air

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

ATIV Tab 7
138 ms
iPad Air
1,808 ms

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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Much better overall performance 6,750 vs 261 More than 25.8x better geekbench score
Much faster javascript execution 138 ms vs 1,808 ms 13.1x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Much more storage capacity 256 GB vs 16 GB 16x 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 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
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1024 x 768 Around 2.8x higher resolution
Sharper screen 189 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Apple iPad Air

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Significantly longer battery life 10 hour vs 4.37 hour More than 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Lighter 610 g vs 888 g More than 30% lighter
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
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 thinner 8.6 mm vs 11.9 mm Around 30% thinner
Smaller 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm vs 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm Around 45% smaller
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Aug, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Specifications Full list of technical specs


ATIV Tab 7  vs
iPad Air 
Size 11.6" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1024 x 768
PPI 189 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


ATIV Tab 7  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 256 GB 16 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 610 g
Size 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 11.9 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 4.37 hour 10 hour
Samsung ATIV Tab 7
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