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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ vs iPad Pro vs Huawei MatePad Pro: Specs Comparison

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Samsung released its new lineup of flagship tablets and it seems this time the Korean giant is very serious about providing the best productivity tablet despite it runs the Android operating system. We think there are no better ways to understand the potentialities of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (the higher-end variant of the new lineup) than comparing it with the flagship tablets from other smartphone manufacturers. If we exclude Samsung tablets, the best tablets released from the top brands in the smartphone market are the Huawei MatePad Pro and the latest iPad Pro. Note that the iPad Pro 2020 comes in two variants with 11 and 12.9-inch displays which obviously carry different prices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ vs Apple iPad Pro vs Huawei MatePad Pro

Huawei MediaPad Pro Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 246 x 159 x 7.2 mm, 460 g 285 x 185 x 5.7 mm, 575 grams 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm, 468 g
DISPLAY 10.8 inches, 1600 x 2560p (Quad HD+), IPS LCD 12.4 inches, 1752 x 2800p (Quad HD+), Super AMOLED 11 inches, 1668 x 2388p (Quad HD+), IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 990 5G, octa-core 2.86 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, octa-core 3.1 GHz Apple A12X Bionic, octa-core 2.5 GHz
MEMORY 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD dedicated slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 256 GB – 4 GB RAM, 512 GB – 6 GB RAM, 1 TB
SOFTWARE Android 10, EMUI Android 10, One UI iPadOS
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA Single 13 MP f/1.8
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 13 + 5 MP, f/2.0 and f/2.2
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
Single 12 MP f/1.8
7 MP f/2.2 front camera
BATTERY 7250 mAh, fast charging 40W, fast wireless charging 27W 10090 mAh, fast charging 45W 7812 mAh
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Optional 5G, pen support, keyboard support 5G, pen support, keyboard support Optional LTE, Pen support, stylus support, reverse charging

Design

All of these tablets come with amazing aesthetics and the most beautiful designs seen in the tablet market. They all feature very narrow bezels around their displays, as well as an aluminum unibody design. I personally love the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ because it is thinner than its rivals. The Apple iPad Pro is lighter, while the Huawei MatePad Pro is more compact due to its smaller display. They all support a stylus, but the one of the Galaxy Tab S7+ comes with more advanced features and amazing performances, including a 9 ms response time just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Display

The most advanced display belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. First of all, it is the only one to sport an AMOLED panel. Further, it has a 120 Hz refresh rate, while Huawei MatePad Pro does not. The iPad Pro is 120 Hz as well, but it comes with an IPS panel. It is a very nice IPS, but the colors provided by the AMOLED panel of the Galaxy Tab S7+ and its HDR10+ certification are able to provide a better image quality. Note that Huawei MatePad Pro has a smaller 10.8-inch panel, while Galaxy Tab S7+ sports a 12.4-inch and iPad Pro is available in two variants with 11 and 12.9-inch panels.

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Hardware/Software

On the paper, the most advanced hardware department belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ which is powered by the new Snapdragon 865+ mobile platform paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. But despite that, iPad Pro is able to provide very similar performance thanks to the better optimization of the iPadOS operating system. It even comes with more interesting productivity features and more productivity apps than Android. Several professional apps are available only for iPadOS, at least for now. But you should not forget that Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ offers an amazing desktop experience, especially while connected to external monitors.

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Camera

The iPad Pro wins the camera comparison. It packs a triple camera arrangement on the rear side, including a LiDAR scanner which is able to track depth in a very accurate way for AR and VR appliances. The silver medal goes to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ which comes with an ultrawide dual camera. The Huawei MatePad Pro still comes with a decent rear camera, but it is inferior to both. Note that in each case, we are far from top camera phones and close to mid-rangers in terms of camera performance.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ has the biggest battery and it should provide a longer battery life on a single charge. Right after, there is the iPad Pro which still comes with a great battery. But the Huawei MatePad Pro is the only one to support wireless charging, as well as reverse wireless charging. Further, its wired charging technology is faster with the power of 40W.

Price

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ starts from $849/€900, Huawei MatePad Pro (4G version) can easily be found for less than $589/€500, and iPad Pro starts from $749/€899. The Huawei MatePad Pro allows saving a lot of money, but it does not stand a chance against its rivals. The iPad Pro has better cameras, a more interesting OS for productivity, and amazing performance, while Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ provides a better pen, display, and probably even longer battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ vs Apple iPad Pro vs Huawei MatePad Pro: PRO and CONS

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G

PROS

  • 5G
  • Amazing display
  • S Pen
  • Ultrawide camera

CONS

  • Price

Huawei MatePad Pro 5G

PROS

  • 5G
  • More affordable
  • More compact
  • Wireless charging

CONS

Apple iPad Pro

PROS

  • Awesome performance
  • Great OS for productivity
  • Awesome camera
  • LiDAR scanner

CONS

  • No 5G

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