Apple iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy: Which is the better tablet?

Tablets are a popular option when it comes to surfing the web, streaming TV shows, or getting work done while traveling or outside your home.

But with so many tech deals from huge retailers like Amazon and Walmart, choosing one can be a tedious process.

The first step is to decide which provider you prefer – such as Apple’s iPad or Samsung’s Galaxy.

To narrow down the process, we compared the specs of the latest tablet models for both brands to help decide which option is the best fit for you.

Keep reading to see if you’re Team Apple or Team Samsung:

Apple iPad

(Photo courtesy of Apple)Apple

Apple is one of the top brands in the tech industry and is especially known for its iPad.

The latest regular model is the 9th Generation iPad, which operates on iOS software. That means if you already have an iPhone or MacBook computer, the iPad can sync up with your apps and cloud.

Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s latest iPad model:

  • Cost: Starting at $ 329
  • Display: 10.2 ina retina
  • Hardware: A13 bionic chip
  • Storage: Up to 256 GB
  • Compatible Apple tech: Apple AirPods; Apple Pencil (1st generation); Smart Keyboard
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Other Apple iPad models to shop include the Apple iPad Air 2020, the Apple 11 ″ iPad Pro 2021 and the Apple iPad Mini 2021.


(Photo courtesy of Samsung)Samsung

The tech giant’s latest tablet release is the Galaxy Tab A8, and it’s somewhat budget-friendly. Samsung tablets usually start at around $ 600, so this model coming in at $ 230 is kind of a big deal.

Compared to Apple’s iPad, the Galaxy Tab A8 is an Android device, which was developed by Google.

Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung’s latest Galaxy tablet model:

  • Cost: $ 230
  • Display: 10.5 ″ LCD screen
  • Hardware: Unisoc T618
  • Storage: Up to 128 GB
  • Compatible Samsung tech: Bluetooth Mouse Slim; Smart Keyboard Trio 500; Galaxy Buds2
  • Battery life: The tablet can go “charger-free for hours and hours with a long-lasting battery,” according to its product description, which does not specify an exact number. A recent article in Tom’s Guide, though, says 13+ hours.

Other Samsung tablet models to shop include the Galaxy Tab S7, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the Galaxy Tab S7 +.


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Nicolette Accardi covers the online shopping industry, writing about commerce, daily deals and tips. She can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @N_Accardi.

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