Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Apple iPad 4 

New: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Apple iPad Air (Nov, 2013)
Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
8.2 Out of 10
Samsung is good at making super skinny, lightweight mobile devices, and the Tab 3 10.1 weighs just 1.12 lbs., making it one of the lightest tablets on the market.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
8.9 Out of 10
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.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 10.1 vs 4


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs iPad 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad 4
850 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
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
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Lighter 512 g vs 652 g More than 20% lighter
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 15% thinner
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

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Faster web browser 2,495 vs 2,245 More than 10% better BrowserMark score
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 6.92 hour Around 60% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has a built-in microphone Yes vs No Somewhat common; No need for an external microphone
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 263 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3.2 MP More than 55% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Better performance per dollar 1.13 pt/$ vs 0.62 pt/$ Around 85% better performance per dollar

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs 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.
iPad 4

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
iPad 4 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology TFT LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 149 ppi 263 ppi


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


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.4 GHz


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


Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 64 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3.2 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0 None
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone No Yes

form factor

Weight 512 g 652 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 8 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour 11 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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