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Battle in style: Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 vs iPad Air

Does not just a few days after the launch of the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 at CES 2014 and we have already ventured into a high-level comparison, I am aware of the discrepancies that I can generate by playing the Android issue versus iOS, but I can promise and I promise -history phrase of the Spanish Transition- that I will be the possible objective because although my favorite system is Android, I do not close myself to returning to La Manzanita one day.

Samsung has presented the Galaxy TabPro saga, which has three models, today we are going to focus on the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 which, as its name suggests, has a 10.1 ″ screen being therefore the one that most resembles what will be one of its great rivals, the iPad Air. Apple kept the size of 9.7 ″ screen. Let's see a little more what are the differences of these two beasts.

iPad Air

Ipad AirBefore giving a verdict, or at least a respectable opinion, I consider it necessary to get to know these two creatures more closely individually. Apple has equipped its Retina Display screen with a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixelsBut it has packed everything into a body much thinner and lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at 469 grams, it makes holding the iPad Air a real treat. Its finish is aluminum that gives it a much more appearance .

Its processor, like that of the iPhone keeps the 64bits and its battery, although we do not know for sure how much amperage it has, if we know that it gives a autonomy close to 10 hours, which is pretty good. The rear camera has 5 megapixels and the front 1.2 megapixels.Of course it comes with the version of iOS 7 and will be updated as soon as a new revision of iOS is released. In the market we can find it in two models, only Wifi or Wifi + LTE and different storage sizes such as: 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB without the possibility of expansion by SD card.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro10.1

Galaxy TabPro 10.1Now it's the turn to meet Samsung's new product, which at least on the table surpasses the iPad Air in specifications. To begin, let's talk about its screen, in this case Samsung has decided on a panel Super Clear LCD with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels that surpasses something to the Queen of Apple, although both fulfill what we expect of the high ranges of the manufacturers.

Samsung has once again decided on plastic for the finishes, the back cover is very similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, leather style but without being leather. The weight is the same as that found in the iPad Air 469 grams, therefore in this section Apple has done its homework better by having a lower weight with a priori heavier materials such as aluminum.

We can find two different processor models for this Galaxy TabPro 10.1, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and the Exynos 5 Octa eight-core from Samsung, both with 2 GB of RAM. The battery is 8220mAh that although we do not know how optimized the battery is in the tablet. The cameras go up to 8 megapixels on the back, and at 2 megapixels up front. Android4.4 KitKat without Touchwiz, but with the new Magazine UX interface that will surely provide us with a very different user experience than native Android – I'm not saying worse or better, this may vary depending on the user. And we can buy in models Wifi or Wifi + LTE in versions of 16, 32 GB expandable up to 64 GB via SD card.


It is very difficult to venture to decide between one of these two , still It remains to be seen how the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 works with its new interface. This variety that we find in Android does not happen to us with Apple that we know that its iPad Air will work correctly in any situation and I am not saying that the Samsung TabPro does not work well, but that we already have the experience of initially gifted teams that were depleted due to the manufacturer's customization layer, although in this case, it is yet to be seen, perhaps Samsung is right.

But something inside me tells me that if I had to choose, I would stick with the Samsung TabPro 10.1, for various details such as screen -something bigger-, power, and above all personalization. I am acclimated to change everything I can, and Android gives me the ability to do so.

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