Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Apple iPad 4 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

  • 8"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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8.2 Out of 10
We lay the praise at Ice Cream Sandwich's door for making better use of the dual-core chip held within.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)
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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
8.1 Out of 10
However, it's the layout that impresses us, as Apple has taken some time to go through and really make use of the extra screen size.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, mobiletechreview.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs iPad 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much more processing power 8,633 vs 440 More than 19.5x better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly lighter 272 g vs 652 g 2.4x lighter
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly thinner 5.6 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 40% thinner
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly better performance per dollar 6.59 pt/$ vs 1.21 pt/$ Around 5.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 320 ppi vs 263 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Smaller 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm 2.8x smaller
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

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Longer battery life 11 hour vs 7.63 hour Around 45% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2.1 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs iPad 4 

8.0
8.5
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

7.7
9.3
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

7.0
9.0
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

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad 4 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology AMOLED TFT LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 320 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 272 g 652 g
Size 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 7.63 hour 11 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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