Samsung’s latest inclusion into their successful tablet lineup, the Galaxy Tab S3 has broadened the productivity offered by tablet computing. Priced at $599.99, the Galaxy Tab S3 remains the best tablet package offered by Samsung. The wide array of features, excellent processing power, S-Pen, and keyboard makes it one of the most suitable tablets intended for productivity users. The new product offering from Samsung is surely a good competitor to Apple’s iPad Pro.

Priced at $599, the iPad Pro is one of the most advanced devices in Apple’s tablet lineup. It too comes with an assortment of features like processing power, keyboard, and stylus support. The following is a brief comparison of the Galaxy Tab S3 and iPad Pro.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has a slimmer body profile with 6mm thickness and weighs less than a pound. The front and back surfaces are covered in glass that is integrated perfectly within the metallic frame. It features a single home button that also functions as the fingerprint sensor. Four speaker grills align the sides of the tablet.

The iPad Pro is housed in an aluminum chassis and is thin and light like the Galaxy Tab S3. It also features four speakers, which are located at the top and bottom, with all the other features same as Apple’s previous tablet models.


The display is one of the most noticeable features between the two devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen having a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. The Tab S3 also supports HDR video playback and offers crispy and bright images with excellent reproduction of blacks and contrast.

The iPad Pro features a 9.7 inches retina display with the exact same resolution of 2048×1536, which offers excellent color reproduction and clarity. The display technology integrates a new feature called True Tone that automatically adjusts the color output with the changing outdoor conditions.


A Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor powers the Galaxy Tab S3 and has 4GB of RAM, which offers excellent performance running many tasks. Apple A9X processor powers the iPad Pro and comes with 2 GB of RAM. It offers a bit more processing power and can accommodate a wide range of tasks.


The Tab S3 includes stylus support and comes with the elegantly designed S-Pen. A compatible keyboard case is also available for an additional $129.99. The iPad Pro comes loaded with its iconic Apple Pencil Stylus and keyboard case that costs about $149.