Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch 

Released April, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
7.4 Out of 10
Thanks to its light weight of 11.92 oz (338 g), it's also easy to hold with just one hand – something very important for an 8” tablet.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
Released March, 2016

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
View of Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch
8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Note 8.0 vs iPad Pro 9.7-inch


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Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch 

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 8.0 vs iPad Pro 9.7-inch

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports multitasking Yes (Android) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Lighter 338 g vs 444 g Around 25% lighter
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Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

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More processing power 5,635 vs 2,951 More than 90% better passmark score
Much higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 9.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8 hour 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Mar, 2016 vs Apr, 2013 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly sharper screen 263 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Better performance per dollar 3.45 pt/$ vs 2.11 pt/$ Around 65% better performance per dollar
Thinner 6.1 mm vs 8 mm Around 25% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 8.0  vs iPad Pro 9.7-inch 

Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.
Galaxy Note 8.0

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 8.0  vs
iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology TFT LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.26 GHz

form factor

Weight 338 g 444 g
Size 136 x 211 x 8 mm 167.6 x 238.8 x 6.1 mm
Thickness 8 mm 6.1 mm
Battery life 8 hour 10 hour


Galaxy Note 8.0  vs
iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 12 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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