Which of these tablet devices is worth the purchase? We compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 against Apple’s iPad 4 to see which is better.
In terms of design and display, the iPad 4 has an IPS LCD model that is LED-backlit which measures 9.7 inches and it can render a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. It weighs 652 g and has the following dimensions: 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a TFT display that measures 10.1 inches and renders a lesser resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It significantly lighter than its competitor, weighing 510 grams and shows off the dimensions: 243.1 x 176.1 x 8 mm.
For the hardware and OS, Apple’s iPad 4 has a dual core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz which comes with the Apple A6X chipset. The tablet supports 1GB of RAM and it has multiple options for internal storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB (there is no microSD slot, hence the memory is not expandable). It runs on the iOS 6 (upgradable to iOS 7).
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is equipped with a dual core working at 1.6GHz and the Intel Atom Z2560 model of chipset. It has 1GB of RAM with two options for storage space: either 16GB or 32GB (you can choose to use a microSD to expand your memory by up to 64GB). The tablet runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS.
For battery usage and camera specs, both tablets come with non-removable batteries: the iPad 4 has a Li-Po 11.560 mAh battery unit, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a Li-Po 6800 mAh one.
Regarding the rear-facing camera, Apple’s iPad 4 has a 5MP camera that features autofocus, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a 3.15MP one. For the front-facing camera, the iPad 4 has a 1.2MP one, while the Samsung device has a 1.3MP.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (16GB) is around $200.00, while iPad 4 (16GB) cost $275.61