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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Vs Apple iPad 2018 | Benchmarks, Infographics

According to TechRadar, Samsung has already invited the press to hold a special live broadcast on 1st August which is rumored for the Galaxy Tab S4 tablet launch. Samsung is the key competitor to the Apple in the Android realm. Hence we are comparing their latest tablet Samsung S4 Tab Vs iPad 2018 from the processor point of view.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Image Credit: Qualcomm

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Specifications

Further, as per the web search, the S4 tablet shows will support Samsung’s “smart recognition” function with iris recognition and facial recognition. Also, the Samsung S4 tablet is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with a 4GB of memory and fueled by a 7300mAh battery.

Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple A10 Fusion (Tab S4 Vs iPad 2018)

Snapdragon 835 is still fresh as its successor (SD845) as it powers some flagship and sub-premium smartphones of 2018. As far as Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is concerned, Apple A10 Fusion is a key competitor which was the strongest mobile processor in 2016. In this post, we shall find out which is better by pitting Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple A10 Fusion.

Galaxy Tab S4
Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple 10 Fusion – CPU, GPU, RAM, LTE

Let’s take a look at the comparison chart to understand the specification offerings of both chipsets. Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) is a new generation flagship core released by Qualcomm in 2017. It is based on the most advanced 10nm FinFET process comprises of 2.45 GHz quad-core Kyro 280 and 1.9 GHz quad-core Kyro 280 eight-core design CPU. Integrates Adreno 540 graphics core, supports dual-channel LPDDR4X-1866 memory, baseband version is LTE Cat.16 (download)/Cat.13 (upload), and supports QC4.0 fast charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple 10 Fusion – Co-processors

A10 Fusion is Apple’s September 2016 high-end processor for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus based on 16nm FinFET technology. It integrates 2.34 GHz dual-core + 1.05 GHz dual-core quad-core CPU design, integrates PowerVR GT7600 graphics core and support 64-bit dual Channel LPDDR4-3200 memory, does not support fast charge.

Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple A10 Fusion (Tab S4 Vs iPad 2018) – Benchmarks

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Vs iPad 2018
Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple 10 Fusion – Geekbench, AnTuTu Benchmarks

From the comparison of parameters, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 has obvious advantages over the Apple A10 processor in terms of process node technology, core numbers, and fast charge support. However, the current security measures of the Apple A10 Fusion processor is excellent. Apple A10 has faster RAM interface, and iPad & iPhone enjoy the perks of iOS optimization. Next, we can assess the performance aspect of these processors by comparing the benchmark scores for various parameters.

The single-core performance has always been a strength of the Apple processor for many years due to the addition of L3 cache in the custom-designed CPUs. As per the Geekbench scores, Apple A10 Fusion’s single-core points is significantly higher than the Snapdragon 835.

The Snapdragon 835 is an eight-core processor, while Apple A10 is a quad-core processor. From the specifications point of view, Snapdragon 835 wins. Let’s take a look at Geekbench multi-core performance points of both processors. As per the Geekbench data, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 surpassed the Apple A10 in terms of multi-core performance. Also, the Snapdragon 835 is based on a lower power consumption 10nm process node.

AnTuTu GPU points account for the graphics performance, it is a crucial number for heavy gamers. The GPU performance of the GPU will affect the fps, resolution, fluency of the game application. Let’s take a look at the performance difference between the Snapdragon 835 and the Apple A10 in terms of GPU. As per the AnTuTu GPU points, the built-in Adreno 540 GPU in the Snapdragon 835 scored about 40% more points than the A10’s PowerVR GT7600.

As far as the smartphone SoC (system-on-chip) is concerned, the AnTuTu benchmarks points combine the point of all individual elements such as the CPU, GPU, Memory. As per the overall AnTuTu benchmark scores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 has more advantages than Apple A10, but the gap is not large.

Tab S4 Vs iPad Summary

As per the analysis, Apple A10 Fusion has a leading single-core advantage, while Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 has advantages such as multi-core, GPU, low power consumption, fast charge, etc., and the overall strength is stronger. Further, iOS ensures excellent optimization for applications.

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