User Review iPad pro vs Galaxy Tab S7. Android TABLET or iPad only??

superczar

Skilled
Has to do with how much of effort Apple puts into making iPadOS looks brilliant on IPS panels. Btw, how is RAM management. I purchased iPad Air 4 half a year ago and till now, I never had to 'clear all applications', something that we all had to do regularly on Android phones. More than 2 dozen apps are visible in app switcher and I never ever bothered to close an application. It is butter smooth and speed has not reduced a bit even after half a year. App quality is at a different level though there are these stupid apps (eg: WazirX) that are yet to release tablet native UI.
Probably.. The 12.9 mini LED is anyway in a different league so I had no misconceptions there.

I was actually surprised by two things:

Display - I had expected a significant difference between the ipp 11 ( 3 year old model from 2018) and the s7+.
Overall, the s7+ still does have a better display overall than the 11 but the color accuracy leaves a lot to be desired.

HDR performance is acceptable , but is marred by a couple of odd glitches
a) HDR playback does not kick auto brightness so manual adjustment is required. The only app where this works as expected is Youtube
b) Pushing manual brightness beyond 80% or so turns the slider to Red (from blue) - not sure it if its a warning to avoid so keeping it in blue zone for extended actual video playback
c) At 80% , the HDR contrast/punch is significantly poorer than the ipp 12.9 (the mini-LED variant which is absolutely stunning in HDR)- but definitely better than 11 (which is paler)

Also, hotstar does not seem to be doing HDR at all - but that blame goes on Hotstar

Performance

This has been a surprise in the other direction.
I had expected the SD865 to be laggy to some extent, esp with 6GB Barring a few microstutters, it has been pretty solid so far.
Even connecting an external 4K monitor (although it seems to be driven at a lower res) for dex mode seems to yield a reasonably fluid experience.
While I do not have a major use for a docked tablet (i'd rather use my desk system when at desk) - but I can see it being far more useful than a docked ipad (which is pretty much useless) for someone who needs it

Do note that I do not use any of my tabs for anything very processing intensive like large video edits etc - but for day to day usage, I have not been disappointed by the s7+ performance
 

rdst_1

Skilled
I am using oneplus 8 as primary phone.
So, do you clear the apps out of habit. In my case, average RAM use is 82%. And the phone is fine to be used with more than 1GB of free RAM available. With 8GB models, even more free RAM will be available.
 

sumatrix

Skilled
The S7+ was available briefly for 41K on fk last week.
I decided to take a chance given the excellent pricing .

Having used it for a few days now, I will say this.
No regrets for buying it the price I got - At 41K, its almost at par with the pricing of the base ipad + apple pencil.

However - (and unless your workflow must use an android)
The much vaunted display is not even close to the 12.9 ipad pro (current gen)
Against the 11" ipad pro LCD (2018 model), it does better on black levels - but that's the only aspect where it does better.

How did you get one for 41k? Do you have the FK axis card ?
 

desiibond

Skilled
So, do you clear the apps out of habit. In my case, average RAM use is 82%. And the phone is fine to be used with more than 1GB of free RAM available. With 8GB models, even more free RAM will be available.
No.it was good with oxygen Os 10. With 11, Ram management is messed upphone hangs a lot
 

superczar

Skilled
So, do you clear the apps out of habit. In my case, average RAM use is 82%. And the phone is fine to be used with more than 1GB of free RAM available. With 8GB models, even more free RAM will be available.
There is more to it.
The 2018 tab i was comparing the s7+ against is beat only on the display front.

For perspective, the competing tablet at the time i got the older tab was , believe it or not, Galaxy S4 !
 
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