Samsung launched two variants of Galaxy Tab S tablet in June, while the LG G Pad 10.1 tablet has recently been released in the U.S. Notably, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets feature 8.4-inches and 10.5-inches display. Both the tablets bundle amazing features and killer under the hood specifications. Readers who are interested in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inches) or the latest LG G Pad (10.1-inches) model should check out this specification, feature and price comparison.
Display, Exterior and Size
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S features a 10.5-inches Super AMOLED display with a whopping 2,560 x 1,600 pixels screen resolution. The LG G Pad, on the other hand, comes with a relatively lesser 10.1-inches IPS LCD display bundled with an inferior 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution. Also, the pixel strength of Galaxy Tab S stands at 288 ppi, while the LG G Pad comes with 149 ppi of pixel density.
With Galaxy Tab S, Samsung has brought the Super AMOLED display technology to tablets. The WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) Super AMOLED display has the capability to present more than 90% of Adobe RGB colour coverage. The contrast ratio of Galaxy Tab S stands at a striking 100,000:1 ratio, while the LG G Pad's contrast ratio stands at roughly 1,000:1. Therefore, the viewing experience stands-out in the latest Galaxy series of tablets. Furthermore, the exterior of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is similar to the flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone with a perforated textured rear. The LG G Pad, on the other hand, was released on July 22 in the U.S. and it is available only via Best Buy right now. Hence the information pertaining to the in-depth display and the exterior is not available at this point.
The Galaxy Tab S comes with a thickness and weight of 0.26 inches and 467 g respectively. Whereas the LG G Pad is 0.35 inches thick and weighs 523 g. Hence the Galaxy Tab S is thinner and lighter than the LG G Pad.
Hardware, Software and Memory
The Wi-Fi only version of Samsung Galaxy Tab S is powered by an octa-core (Exynos 5) Cortex-A7 processor clocked at (a combination of 1.9 GHz quad-core and 1.3 GHz quad-core), and it houses a solid 3 GB of RAM. In addition, the LTE version of Galaxy Tab S is powered by a quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) Krait 400 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. The LG G Pad, on the other hand, is powered by a relatively inferior quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) ARM Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and it comes with only 1 GB of RAM.
Furthermore, both the tablets run on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS. The Samsung tablet comes with 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage, while the LG G Pad houses only 16 GB of internal storage capacity. In addition, the Galaxy Tab S supports microSD card for expansion up to 128 GB, while the LG G Pad also comes equipped with expandable storage. However, the storage limit is unknown at this point.
Camera and Battery
The LG G Pad houses a 5 MP rear-facing camera unit without flash and a 1.3 MP front-facing shooter. Whereas the Galaxy Tab S comes with a relatively better 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 2.1 MP front-facing shooter.
The Galaxy Tab S houses a solid 7900 mAh battery unit with Ultra Power Saving mode. The LG G Pad, meanwhile, comes with even-better 8000 mAh battery unit. Also, both the phones house non-removable battery units.
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1. The Galaxy Tab S comes in LTE and non-LTE (or Wi-Fi only) variants, while the LG G Pad comes with only a non-LTE model at this point.
2. Also, the Galaxy Tab S houses fingerprint scanner, while the LG G Pad doesn't.
3. The LG G Pad comes in black and white, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab S comes in titanium bronze and dazzling white shades.
4. Also, the salient features of LG G Pad include Knock Code, Q Pair 2.0, Dual Window support and Quick Remote feature.
The latest LG G Pad 10.1-inches (16 GB, Wi-Fi only) model is priced at US$249.95 in Best Buy, which roughly translates to AU$264, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inches (16 GB, Wi-Fi only) variant is priced at AU$589.85 in Mobicity and US$497.99 in Amazon.
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