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

Alex Kidman 6 January 2016


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:

ModelSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro SApple iPad ProSurface Pro 4Google Pixel C
Resolution2160x14402732x20482736 x 18242560 x 1800
Pixels per inch216ppi264ppi267ppi308ppi
Rear camera5.0MP8.0MP8.0MP8MP
Front camera5.0MP1.2MP5.0MP2MP
Processor6th Gen. Intel Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz)Apple A9XIntel Core M3/i5/i7NVIDIA Tegra X1
Storage128GB/256GB32/128GB128/256/512GB SSD32GB/64GB
Battery5200mAhUp to 10 hoursUp to 9 hoursUp to 10 hours
InterfacesOptional HDMI/USB adaptorApple Lightning PortUSB 3.0, MicroSD, mini DisplayPortUSB-C
SoftwareWindows 10 Home/ProiOS 9Windows 10 ProAndroid 6.0
PurchaseBuy nowBuy now

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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