Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S vs iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Pixel C

Alex Kidman 6 January 2016 NEWS


Samsung’s latest tablet is a premium Windows 10 device, but how does it compare against existing hybrid tablets?

Samsung has announced another tablet in its Galaxy range, but unlike the Android-powered Galaxy tablets of the past, the Galaxy Tab Pro S is a Windows 10 powered device with a 2.2GHz Intel Core M processor and 4GB of RAM. Storage is via SSD with either 128GB or 256GB of onboard storage, although realistically you’ll be looking at a lower quantity of available storage given that Windows 10 is pre-installed.


Samsung Australia has indicated that the Galaxy Tab Pro S will launch in Australia "later this year", but has yet to announce pricing for it. It will join the wide array of premium hybrid devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, Apple’s iPad Pro and Google’s Pixel C tablets.

If you’re interested, here are how all four devices compare at a specification level:

Model Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S Apple iPad Pro Surface Pro 4 Google Pixel C
Display 12in 12.9in 12.3in 10.8in
Resolution 2160x1440 2732x2048 2736 x 1824 2560 x 1800
Pixels per inch 216ppi 264ppi 267ppi 308ppi
Weight 693-696g 713-723g 766-786g 517g
Rear camera 5.0MP 8.0MP 8.0MP 8MP
Front camera 5.0MP 1.2MP 5.0MP 2MP
Processor 6th Gen. Intel Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz) Apple A9X Intel Core M3/i5/i7 NVIDIA Tegra X1
Memory 4GB 4GB 4GB/8GB/16GB 3GB
Storage 128GB/256GB 32/128GB 128/256/512GB SSD 32GB/64GB
Battery 5200mAh Up to 10 hours Up to 9 hours Up to 10 hours
Interfaces Optional HDMI/USB adaptor Apple Lightning Port USB 3.0, MicroSD, mini DisplayPort USB-C
Software Windows 10 Home/Pro iOS 9 Windows 10 Pro Android 6.0
Price: TBC $1249-$1699 $1349-$3,399 $699/$829
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Samsung also announced new variants of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch, which will be made available in a rose gold case with an ivory leather band and a platinum case with a black leather band.


Samsung’s global availability for the new S2 Classic models is pegged for February, but again all Samsung has said at this stage is that they’ll be officially available in Australia later this year. Samsung also announced that it would be making the Gear S2 compatible with Apple's iOS platform later this year.


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