Samsung Galaxy Tab E  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released June, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab E

  • 9.6"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.4
View of Samsung Galaxy Tab E
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Tab E

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab E

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 495 g vs 610 g Around 20% lighter
Newer Jun, 2015 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
More RAM 1.5 GB vs 1 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Sharper screen 157 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and 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

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab E  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab E
1280 x 800
iPad Air
1024 x 768


Galaxy Tab E
1.5 GB
iPad Air
1 GB

camera resolution

iPad Air
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab E
Quad core
iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Galaxy Tab E
1.3 GHz
iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab E  vs
iPad Air 
Size 9.6" 9.7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 157 ppi 131 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 495 g 610 g
Size 149.5 x 241.9 x 8.5 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.6 mm


Galaxy Tab E  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

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


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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