Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Apple iPad 4 

New: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Apple iPad Air (Nov, 2013)
Released October, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Last year's dual core Exynos CPUs with Mali graphics were some of the fastest on the market, and we're glad Samsung waited for the quad core Exynos 4412 to roll out the Note 10.1.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
Armed with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, we have to admit, the iPad 4 produces some pleasant photos that are worth saving for the memories.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly better performance per dollar 3.43 pt/$ vs 1.13 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2048 x 1536 More than 30% higher resolution
Lighter 560 g vs 652 g Around 15% lighter
Sharper screen 298 ppi vs 263 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.4 mm Around 15% thinner
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Slightly smaller 170 x 243 x 8 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm More than 20% smaller
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

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Apple iPad 4

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Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 10.1  vs iPad 4 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
iPad 4
2048 x 1536


camera resolution

iPad 4
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core
iPad 4
Dual core

CPU Frequency

iPad 4
1.4 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs iPad 4 

Even now, the 9.7-inch Retina display on the iPad 4 is a marvelous thing to behold – mainly because it’s super detailed thanks to its 2048 x 1536 resolution, which puts up an admirable pixel density of 264 ppi.
iPad 4

The 1.3-pound iPad's 2048 x 1536 Retina display is still among the best we've seen on a tablet — I'd say the best, but the Nexus 10's display is also pretty great.
iPad 4

You can imagine that a device designed for internet browsing is only going to be improved hugely with the addition of a high resolution Retina Display - and you'd be pretty much bang on the money.
iPad 4


7.7 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
iPad 4 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2048 x 1536
PPI 298 ppi 263 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.4 GHz


Has a GPS Yes No
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB None
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 560 g 652 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 8 mm 9.4 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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Apple iPad 4
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