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iPad Pro 2018 vs Galaxy Tab S4

iPad Professional 2018 vs Galaxy Tab S4

There are two new iPad Professional fashions however how do they evaluate with among the finest Android tablets round, the Galaxy Tab S4? Right here we evaluate the slates on varied components together with value, design, specs and extra to see which is finest for you.

Apple’s new pill have the benefit of being newer however the Galaxy Tab S4 continues to be a worthy challenger. For a selected take a look at one of many new fashions, learn our iPad Professional 11in (2018) overview over on Macworld.


The brand new iPad Professionals for 2018 begin at £769/$799 and £969/$999 relying on what dimension you need. That is a reasonably large leap from the 2017 fashions, of which the 10.5in mannequin continues to be on sale at £619/$649. Get them organized from Apple.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 appeared fairly expensive once we reviewed it however not its a comparitive discount at beneath £600. You will get it from £599/$650. Purchase it from Samsung.

Including to that is that Samsung contains the S Pen stylus whereas the Apple Pencil 2 is a whopping £119/$129.

On either side of the fence you will have to splash out on the accompanying keyboard case if you would like a laptop-like expertise – which is kind of the purpose with these tablets. Samsung’s Guide Cowl is £119/$149 and the Apple Good Keyboard is £179/$179 for the 11in mannequin and £199/$199 for the 12.9in.

Samsung definitely wins this spherical with it is cheaper pricing throughout the board and bundled S Pen.

You may see the brand new pricing construction under:

  iPad Professional 11 (2018) iPad Professional 12.9 (2018) Galaxy Tab S4
64GB  £769/$799  £969/$999 £599/$650
256GB  £919/$949  £1119/$1149 £699/$750 
512GB  £1119/$1149  £1319/$1349 – 
1TB  £1519/$1549  £1719/$1749 – 

To keep away from complicating the desk, we have caught to Wi-Fi solely fashions quite than together with the mobile choices.

Design & Construct

Regardless of coming from these two aggressive firms, the iPad Professional 2018 and Galaxy Tab S4 have very comparable designs.

Apple has primarily achieved the identical factor that Samsung did between the Tab S3 and Tab S4. That’s to do away with the entrance mounted bodily Dwelling button and its Contact ID fingerprint sensor with a view to have a bigger display.

This wasn’t an enormous change on the Galaxy resulting from Android’s on-screen navigation buttons, however for current iPad customers it can imply studying a brand new set of gestures that are just like the iPhone XS handsets.

So this 12 months the iPad Professional has an 11in show inside the identical sized chassis because the older 10.5 and the 12.9in iPad Professional has the identical display however in a smaller body. They’re each extremely skinny at 5.9mm however the Tab S4 is not far off at 7.1mm.

Actually, the massive distinction on this space is that the Galaxy Tab S4 has a glass rear cowl whereas the iPad Professional sticks to aluminium. Often, within the telephone world anyway, glass would allow wi-fi charging however that is not the case right here.

It means the Tab S4 is heavier than the smaller iPad Pad (regardless of it is bigger display, at 482g vs 468g. It isn’t an enormous distinction so you must proceed on to examine specs and options which is the principle space of variance right here.

Specs & Options

The iPad Professional is nearer than ever to the Galaxy Tab S4 in specs as a result of Apple has, a lot to the shock of many, switched it is Lightning port to USB-C. 

On either side this implies you possibly can join the pill to an exterior show (with the suitable cables) however the iPad Professional can reverse cost so can be utilized like an influence financial institution to high up your telephone or different gadgets which might show actually helpful.

In the event you’re not fussed about connecting to a monitor, then selecting the best display dimension will likely be vital. They’re all top-notch when it comes to tech within the pill world so the query is whether or not the 10.5in show on the Tab S4 is large enough.

Leaping to the 11in iPad Professional will not make a lot distinction, however the 12.9in mannequin is loads larger and provides virtually the identical actual property as a 13.3in laptop computer. In the event you’re needing a pill to exchange your laptop computer this this may very well be the only option in case you can afford it.

By way of core specs, they’re comparable regardless of having totally different processors. The principle distinction is that the iPad Professional is obtainable in massive storage capacities – 512GB and even 1TB – however the Galaxy Tab S4 fights again on this entrance with a microSD card so you possibly can add as much as 400GB extra.

Cameras should not sway your choice a lot and battery life ought to be comparable throughout the board too. All these tablets have 4 speaker audio methods, however the Galaxy Tab S4 is the one one with a headphone jack ought to it’s a deal breaker.

What’s massively vital right here is whether or not you go for iOS or Android. 

That is very tough to check as the suitable one will relaxation closely in your private expertise and desires. In the event you’re a very long time person of both working system and also you’re proud of it then you must most likely keep it up.

In the event you’re new to each, then you must check out whether or not iOS or Android helps the apps you need to use in addition to attempting them out in individual to see what you want extra in actual world utilization. On the finish of the day, they’re each glorious methods.

Samsung gives is personal DeX (desktop expertise) software program (see above) which lets you use Android a bit like Home windows – it isn’t flawless however works fairly effectively, particularly in case you hook it as much as peripherals.

In the meantime, Apple has tweaked iOS 12 to assist the iPad Professional swimsuit its typical customers together with the power to run apps side-by-side (which you can even do on Android).

This is a full specs desk evaluating all of the iPad Professional fashions with the Galaxy Tab S4:

  iPad Professional 11 (2018) iPad Professional 12.9 (2018) Galaxy Tab S4
Show 11in Liquid Retina, 264ppi 12.9in Liquid Retina, 264ppi 10.5in AMOLED, 287ppi
Processor A12X Bionic A12X Bionic Snapdragon 835
RAM Unkown Unkown 4GB
Storage 64/256/512GB/1TB 64/256/512GB/1TB 64/256GB – expandable
Cameras 12Mp rear, 7Mp entrance 12Mp rear, 7Mp entrance 13Mp rear, 8Mp entrance
Working system iOS 12 iOS 12  Android eight Oreo
Connectivity USB-C USB-C USB-C
Biometrics Face ID Face ID  Iris scanner
Audio system 4 4 4
Headphone jack No No Sure
Battery 29.37Wh 36.71Wh 7300mAh
Dimensions 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9mm 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9mm 249.three x 164.three x 7.1 mm
Weight 468g 631g 482g


By way of worth for cash, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 wins hands-down right here. At beneath £600/$650 it is loads cheaper than the iPad Professional and contains the S Pen. Add the Apple Pencil 2 and Good Keyboard and also you’re taking a look at over a grand.

A lot of the specs sheet is comparable with top-notch screens, respectable cameras, USB-C and core specs. The iPad Professional comes with extra storage however at severe value. 

Actually you want to select between Android and iOS – if cash will not be a difficulty – and the reply to that will likely be very private and subjective.

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