Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

  • 8"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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8.3 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 March, 2016

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
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8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs iPad Pro 9.7-inch

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

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 Pro 9.7-inch

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

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Significantly more processing power 8,633 vs 5,375 More than 60% better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports multitasking Yes (Android) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Lighter 272 g vs 444 g Around 40% lighter
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Better performance per dollar 6.43 pt/$ vs 1.96 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
Sharper screen 320 ppi vs 263 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly smaller 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm vs 167.6 x 238.8 x 6.1 mm Around 40% smaller
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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.63 hour More than 30% 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
Significantly higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 8 MP 50% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Mar, 2016 vs Sep, 2015 Release date 7 months later

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
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
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.26 GHz

form factor

Weight 272 g 444 g
Size 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm 167.6 x 238.8 x 6.1 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 6.1 mm
Battery life 7.63 hour 10 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 12 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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