Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-Fi
- Apple iPad Air (2020) Wi-Fi
- Microsoft Surface Pro
- Huawei MatePad Pro 11 (GOT-W29)

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-FiApple iPad Air (2020) Wi-FiMicrosoft Surface ProHuawei MatePad Pro 11 (GOT-W29)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-FiApple iPad Air (2020) Wi-FiMicrosoft Surface ProHuawei MatePad Pro 11 (GOT-W29)
Prices
Model aliasGalaxy Tab S7 Fan Edition Wi-FiiPad Air 4 Wi-Fi
iPad Air 2020 Wi-Fi
Surface 8 Pro-

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width284.8 mm
28.48 cm
0.934 ft
11.213 in
247.6 mm
24.76 cm
0.812 ft
9.748 in
275 mm
27.5 cm
0.902 ft
10.827 in
249.23 mm
24.923 cm
0.818 ft
9.812 in
Height185 mm
18.5 cm
0.607 ft
7.283 in
178.5 mm
17.85 cm
0.586 ft
7.028 in
173 mm
17.3 cm
0.568 ft
6.811 in
160.38 mm
16.038 cm
0.526 ft
6.314 in
Thickness6.3 mm
0.63 cm
0.021 ft
0.248 in
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
13.5 mm
1.35 cm
0.044 ft
0.531 in
5.9 mm
0.59 cm
0.019 ft
0.232 in
Weight610 g
1.34 lbs
21.52 oz
458 g
1.01 lbs
16.16 oz
907 g
2 lbs
31.99 oz
449 g
0.99 lbs
15.84 oz
Volume331.93 cm³
20.16 in³
269.6 cm³
16.37 in³
642.26 cm³
39 in³
235.83 cm³
14.32 in³
ColorsMystic Black
Mystic Silver
Mystic Green
Mistyc Pink
Silver
Space Gray
Rose Gold
Green
Sky Blue
BlackGolden Black
Body materialsAluminium alloyAluminium alloy-Metal

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card type---Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards---1

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSM---GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA---W-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE---LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologies---UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
LTE

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 11iPadOS 14Microsoft Windows 8 ProHarmonyOS 3.0
User interface (UI)One UI 3.0---

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 778G (SM7325)Apple A14 Bionic-Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (SM8250-AC)
Process technology6 nm5 nm-7 nm
CPU1x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A78, 3x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A78, 4x 1.9GHz Cortex-A552x Firestorm, 4x IcestormIntel Core i5-3317U1x 3.2 GHz Cortex-A77, 3x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A77, 4x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
CPU bits64 bit64 bit-64 bit
Instruction setARMv8.4-AARMv8-A-ARMv8.4-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-128 KB + 128 KB-512 KB + 512 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
-1024 KB
1 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)---4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores8628
CPU frequency2400 MHz-2600 MHz3200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 642L-Intel HD Graphics 4000Qualcomm Adreno 650
GPU cores-4--
GPU frequency---587 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB
6 GB
3 GB4 GB8 GB
12 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X-LPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency2166 MHz--1866 MHz
-M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
-3D graphene
Vapor chamber liquid cooling

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
---UFS 3.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
-microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Nano Memory card

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPSOLED
Diagonal size12.4 in
314.96 mm
31.5 cm
10.9 in
276.86 mm
27.69 cm
10.6 in
269.24 mm
26.92 cm
11 in
279.4 mm
27.94 cm
Width10.52 in
267.09 mm
26.71 cm
8.95 in
227.35 mm
22.74 cm
9.24 in
234.66 mm
23.47 cm
9.33 in
236.93 mm
23.69 cm
Height6.57 in
166.93 mm
16.69 cm
6.22 in
157.99 mm
15.8 cm
5.2 in
132 mm
13.2 cm
5.83 in
148.08 mm
14.81 cm
Aspect ratio1.6:1
16:10
1.439:11.778:1
16:9
1.6:1
16:10
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels2360 x 1640 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density243 ppi
95 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
208 ppi
81 ppcm
274 ppi
107 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
30 bit
1073741824 colors
Display area84.89 %81.54 %65.32 %88.06 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
-Liquid Retina display
True Tone display
Fully laminated display
Wide Color display (P3)
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²
-2.5D curved glass screen
600 cd/m² HBM
120 Hz refresh rate
1440 Hz Pulse Width Modulation
1000000:1
DCI-P3
TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display 3.0 Certified

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Light
Compass
Gyroscope
Hall
Gravity
-Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Three‐axis gyro
--

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOSCMOS BSI-CMOS
Aperturef/2f/1.8-f/1.8
Field of view80 °---
Number of lenses-5--
Flash typeLED--LED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
-4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps29 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Noise reduction
-Autofocus
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Time-Lapse
Stickers
Documents
Audio control
Timer
Burst shooting
-Hybrid IR filter1 MPSecondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor type-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
---
Aperturef/2f/2-f/2.2
Field of view80 °---
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
-4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps29 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock
HDR
HDR
Digital image stabilization
Self-timer
Exposure compensation
Face detection
-HDR
Face detection
Face unlock
Beauty mode
Time-Lapse
Stickers
Mirror reflection
Audio control
Timer
--1 MP-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
LoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Dual speakers
AKG audio
Dolby Atmos
Dual microphones-Huawei Sound
6 speakers - 2 tweeters and 4 woofers
4 microphones

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
Wi-Fi
iBeacon microlocation
-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
QZSS
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11ax
-HT80 with MIMO-MIMO
HE80

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.04.05.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
DI
HOGP
A2DP
LE
A2DPA2DP
EDR
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CStandard USBUSB Type-C
Version3.22.02.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
DP Alt Mode
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMI--Mini DisplayPort-

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoYesYesNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
OTA syncComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
Flash
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AMR
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WAV
3GA
OGA
AWB
MID
XMF
MXMF
IMY
RTTTL
RTX
OTA
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AC3
MP3
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
MKV
MP4
WebM
M4V
FLV
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
H.263
H.264
MP4
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity10090 mAh-3800 mAh8300 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power9 V / 5 A--10 V / 4 A
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Non-removableNon-removableFast charging
Non-removable
-28.6 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
-22.5W charger in the box

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Body SAR (EU)0.592 W/kg---

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresS Pen stylusApple Pencil (2nd generation)
Smart Keyboard Folio
KickstandM-Pencil Stylus
 Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-FiApple iPad Air (2020) Wi-FiMicrosoft Surface ProHuawei MatePad Pro 11 (GOT-W29)