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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. iPad Air – Comparing Features and Specifications

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The market is full of latest smartphones from almost all the companies in the arena.

This means that it is time to look forward to the upcoming devices and gadgets that would shape the mobile industry in the second half of this year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one example. The company has successfully managed to make its mark in the phablet arena with its range of phablets along with the raging success of its smartphones. Therefore, one can imagine that the company is optimistic from its latest smartphone successor. In comparison, the Apple Incorporated also unveiled its latest tablet, the iPad Air. Let us compare between the two devices for their features and specifications.

Starting with the Galaxy Note 4, the device is rumored to come equipped with 5.7 inches screen having QHD resolution. The screen size remains the same; however, the resolution is expected to hit the 1440 x 2560 pixels mark. The device is expected to come equipped with a Super AMOLED display and a variety of new features. The S5 from Galaxy series was the first device to come with IP67 certification. It means the device is dust and water-resistant up to one meter for up to thirty minutes. There is no reason to believe that the Note 4 would not come equipped with dust and water resistant feature. The Galaxy Note 4 camera also proposes high expectations. The device is rumored to come equipped with a 16MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Despite a vague rumor, but the Note 4 is rumored to come equipped with OIS as well. In terms of processor, the Note 4 is expected to come equipped with either Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset or the much-awaited Exynos 5433 chipset.

In comparison, the Apple iPad Air is also expected to be released with improved features and specs. Traditionally, tablets do not come with high-end camera gear. iPad Air is expected to come equipped with 5MP sensor and True Tone LED flash for better camera experience. In case, Apple Incorporated, is sticking to its iPad Mini’s design for iPad Air, the two speakers at the bottom should be replaced with one speaker on the top and the other on the bottom. This would create a surround sound effect when the device is held in landscape orientation. During its announcement, there was no mention of the Touch ID Fingerprinter sensor. A disappointment for the masses as the Touch ID Fingerprinter sensor was an amazing security feature. The device is also rumored to lack the water resistant feature that has been a trend in the present Android based smartphones and tablets.

Both these tablets have pros and cons associated to their design, features and specs. However, until the device is out in the market, all we hear are vague rumors.