Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs Apple iPad 3 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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That's a good thing- despite the light weight, they don't feel or look cheap.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
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Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
The new iPad is also equipped with a greatly improved camera on its back (a 5 megapixel shooter, not unlike the one featured on the iPhone 4), new 4G LTE options (for both Verizon and AT&T), and a considerably more powerful processor.
by The Verge (Mar, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch vs iPad 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much more processing power 8,672 vs 960 More than 9x 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 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 0.3 MP Around 26.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 392 g vs 662 g More than 40% lighter
Much faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly thinner 5.6 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 40% thinner
Smaller 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm More than 45% smaller
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Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
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

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs iPad 3 

screen resolution

iPad 3
2048 x 1536

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

iPad 3
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs
iPad 3 
Size 9.7" 9.7"
Technology AMOLED TFT LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 263 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 Yes

processor

Cores Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 392 g 662 g
Size 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 9.4 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 32 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 0.3 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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