iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) vs. Sony Xperia Tablet Z Specs Comparison

  • Michael Briggs , Design & Trend Staff Writer
  • Oct, 22, 2013, 05:18 PM
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
(Photo : REUTERS/Lucas Jackson )

At a media event Tuesday, Apple unveiled its next-generation tablet, the iPad Air, alongside a new iPad Mini with Retina Display and a few other products. The new iPad looks great, but how does it match up vs. its competitors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z? Let's take a look at each tablet's specs in this head-to-head comparison.


Apple iPad Air: 9.7-inch Retina display with 2,048 pixels by 1,536 pixels (264 pixels per inch).

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: 10.1-inch display with 2,560 pixel by 1,600 pixel resolution.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: 10.1-inch display with 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels.

Winner: Samsung

Physical Dimensions

Apple iPad Air: 469 grams and 7.5 mm thick

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: 540 grams and 7.9 mm thick

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: 495 grams and 6.9 mm thick

Winner: Apple


Apple iPad Air: 5-megapixel (with iSight features)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: 8-megapixel

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: 8-megapixel

Winner: Draw


Apple iPad Air: "Up to 10 hours" of web surfing on Wi-Fi, video and music.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: 9 hours of Wi-Fi and 10 hours of video.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Not official but, said to be 10 hours on video and 8 hours of web browsing.

Winner: Each maker claims different tasks, so comparison results in a draw.


Apple iPad Air: 16GB for $499 USD, 32GB for $599.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: 16GB for $549 USD, 32GB for $599.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: 16GB $499 USD, 32GB for $599.

Winner: Apple/Sony


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