The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is one of the best tablets from Samsung.
With Apple, the best product is the iPad Air and with Sony, the best product is the XperiaZ2 model, which is known for being dust resistant and water resistant as well.
Displays and sizes
The XperiaZ2 is known for its rectangular shape and its slimness as compared to its predecessor.
The device sports a 10.1inches WUXGA triluminous display, with a resolution of 1920x1200pixels with 224ppi pixel per inch density.
The device sports the X-Reality technology for the ultimate viewing experience. The dimensions of the device are 266x172x6.4mm and the weight is 439grams.
The galaxy Tab S borrows a hint of its structural design from the Galaxy S5, which is known for its dimpled back cover. Since the tablet can neither resist water nor dust, the tablet needs to be handled carefully.
A fingerprint sensor acts as a replacement for the screen password. The screen of the tablet is a 10.1 inch Super AMOLED WQXGA screen with a resolution of 2560x1600pixels with 288ppi.
The iPad Air features a 9.7 inch Retina IGZO screen with a resolution of 2,048×1,536pixels and 264ppi. The screen has an oleophobic coating which is scratch and fingerprint resistant.
Hardware and OS:
The Galaxy Tab S uses two kinds of processors in its two variants – the 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and the quad core 1.9GHz CPU + quad core 1.3GHz CPU, based on an Exynos 5 chipset.
On the basis of memory, variants come with 16 or 32GB internal storage and the memory is expandable to 128 GB in both instances. The RAM is 3GB. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
Although the iPad Air came much earlier, the device is quite powerful as under the hood there is a 1.3GHz Apple A7 dual-core CPU, a motion co-processor and 64 bit architecture.
The RAM is 1 GB and it comes in variants of 16, 32 and 64GB internal memory, which is not expandable. It runs on iOS7, but can be upgraded to iOS 8.0.2.
The XperiaZ2 makes use of a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory with 64GB. It comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS out of the box.
The Galaxy Tab S has an 8MP rear camera with a 2.1MP front camera. The iPad Air uses a 5MP lens on the rear and a front camera with a 1.2MP lens. The Xperia Z2 has an 20.7 MP rear camera and a 2,2 MP front facing lens.
The Galaxy Tab S is priced at $480, iPad Air at $400, Xperia Z2 at $483.