Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Vs. Apple Ipad Pro Comparison
Apple’s iPad Pro tablets now have three strong rivals: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. There are a lot of things that are the same and a lot that are different. Samsung or Apple? Which is better? This comparison of the Galaxy Tab S8 and iPad Pro will tell you for sure.
Let’s start with the prices. Without the Apple Pencil, the price of an iPad Pro ranges from 879 to 2579 euros, depending on the accessories you choose. The price of a Galaxy Tab S8 tablet ranges from 749 euros to 1599 euros. This always comes with the S Pen.
Design And Processing
Even though the five tablets look a little different, they are almost all made the same way. We each get a high-quality metal case that feels and looks like an expensive device. The transitions are smooth and not too long. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the thickest at 6.4mm, while the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the thinnest at just 5.5mm.
All of them have USB-C ports, but none of them have a headphone jack. Apple has USB 4 with Thunderbolt, while Samsung has USB C 3.2 Gen 1 ports. There is a MicroSD card slot on the Galaxy Tabs that can hold memory cards up to 1TB in size.
With Apple, you use Face ID to open the tablets. For this, there is an extra sensor. Face ID works great, is quick even in dark rooms, and works well overall. On the other hand, Samsung’s fingerprint readers are very good. On the S8+ and S8 Ultra, they are under the screen, and on the S8, they are built into the power button.
Both cameras are pretty much the same. All of them have good main cameras and good wide-angle cameras on the back. All of the webcams have a wide field of view and can also be zoomed in. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the only one that has a regular webcam. On the back, only iPads still have a LiDAR sensor.
S Pen Vs Apple Pencil
Each of the three Samsung tablets comes with a S Pen. On the other hand, you have to pay an extra 135 euros for the Apple Pencil 2. So remember that when you compare prices.
I think both pens are great, but they are different in some ways. They can handle more than 4000 levels of pressure, are very accurate, and since all of our screens are 120Hz, it seems like the pens are very responsive. It is also very good at reading palms.
The Apple Pencil 2 only works when its battery is charged. Induction makes it easy to charge it on the tablet. The S Pen from Samsung also has a battery, but you only need it for a few gestures. If you want to use it as a remote control in Microsoft PowerPoint, for example. The pen is also charged by the tablets using induction.
But it’s important to know that you don’t need to charge the S Pen to draw or write notes by hand. So you don’t have to worry about the battery if you don’t use these gestures.
If you want to write for a long time with a stylus, I think the Apple Pencil 2 is best because it is a little bit thicker. The same as a regular ballpoint pen. On the other hand, the S Pen from Samsung is much thinner. If you write with it for a long time, it can get a little tiring, at least that’s how I feel.
Software: Android Vs Ipados
Samsung’s OneUI version 4 runs on Android 12 on the Galaxy Tab S8 line. On the other hand, iPadOS version 15 is used on iPad Pros. Both companies keep their tablets updated for a long time, which I think is great. Samsung says it will last up to 5 years. Still, Apple should have the upper hand here. Even the first iPad Pro got iPadOS 15. Even the old and slow iPad 5 runs on iPadOS 15.
I don’t want to talk about the differences between Android and iPadOS again, because you can find a lot of information about them on the Internet. I think both operating systems are good, and there aren’t that many major differences between them anymore. Like Android, iPads now have a library of apps and a file app.
Still, I think iPadOS is a little bit better for tablets. The OS works better on big touchscreens, but what’s more important is that there are more apps that work well on tablets. This has a pretty good version of Adobe Photoshop, which Android doesn’t have.
But many apps, like Microsoft Office and Adobe Lightroom, are also the same.
Samsung is more exciting in some ways. So, there is the Samsung DeX desktop mode, which turns Android into something like an operating system for a desktop, at least in terms of how it looks. There is a desktop and a taskbar, and apps can be opened in floating windows next to each other or on top of each other. If you hook up a mouse, keyboard, and monitor to the tablet, it works almost exactly like a traditional desktop PC.