While the Android tablet market is extremely “bleak” because there are not too many manufacturers that are still “salty” with this product line, on the other side of the battle line, Apple is holding almost all the tablet market share suite with the appearance of many iPad lines from low to high end.
At the present time, referring to Android tablets, we probably only remember a few names like Huawei or Samsung. Huawei is having too many problems with surviving in the international market, and Samsung is still trying to retain users with a high-end Tab S product line with exclusive features, and most recently the duo Galaxy Tab S7 / S7 +.
iPad Pro 11 inch next to Galaxy Tab S7 + 12.4 inch. Both have a square design with a flat aluminum bezel
The back of the Galaxy Tab S7 + has a unique camera layout and S Pen place, while with the iPad Pro (2018), the device only has a single camera cluster and flash on the back. Users will place the Apple Pencil on the side of the device
These two cameras do not protrude too much
Gentle curved edges provide a better user experience as well as increase aesthetics
The side of the iPad Pro includes the Apple Pencil position, while with the Tab S7 + there is the microphone hole and sim slot at the bottom.
With iPad Pro, the volume and power keys will be placed in two separate positions, while with the Tab S7 +, Samsung puts both the power and volume keys right together. Manipulating this key combination is sometimes confusing
On the bottom edge, both machines are equipped with USB-C charging ports and two speaker strips (each with four speakers including two speakers below and two speakers above). However, the iPad Pro has a more symmetrical design
The contact pins for connecting to detachable keyboard accessories on both machines are designed in different positions
On the front, the noticeable difference between the screens on the Galaxy Tab S7 + and the iPad Pro is the screen-to-body ratio. While the Galaxy Tab S7 + uses a 16:10 aspect ratio screen, the iPad Pro uses a 3: 2 aspect ratio. The 3: 2 aspect ratio allows to optimize the display content whether using landscape or portrait
Both have high resolution displays and have a 120Hz refresh rate. The next difference comes from the display panel when the Tab S7 + uses an AMOLED screen and the iPad Pro uses an IPS LCD screen. Because the general feature of Android is not really optimized for tablets, websites opened with the browser on the Galaxy Tab S7 + will display in the mobile interface, while on the iPad, the default display interface will be for the desktop.
Both have nearly equal bezels
Overall, the Galaxy Tab S7 + has the potential to be a serious competitor to the iPad Pro devices. The Galaxy Tab series can meet most of the needs of use from entertainment to work, to creativity. However, due to the limitations of the Android operating system, the Galaxy Tab S7 + is much more like a enlarged version of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra than a tablet like an iPad.
In order to deliver a more complete laptop replacement experience, Samsung will need to re-optimize the software, exploiting its strengths with exclusive features like Samsung DeX or the S Pen. By then, the Galaxy Tab S7 / S7 + will be able to replace the basic work of a laptop more fully.
Finally, in terms of price, to be able to get the same good experience as the Galaxy Tab S7 + in many respects, users will have to spend a sizable amount of money: 19 million for the standard version and 24 million for the Plus version. Meanwhile, for the diverse iPad product lines, users will have more options ranging from mid-range to high-end segments while still being able to experience the smooth, feature-rich and special iPadOS operating system. especially long term support.