Main Difference – Google Pixel C vs Galaxy Tab Pro S
The main difference between Google Pixel C and Galaxy Tab Pro S is that Google Pixel C uses Android 6.0 whereas Galaxy Tab Pro S uses Windows 10 Pro. Google Pixel C has a very elegant and premium design, and it surpasses the Galaxy Tab Pro S in display resolution and pixel density. On the other hand, Galaxy Tab Pro S also has many features that are able to compete with other premium tablets in the market. It is worthy to note that this is the first device where AMOLED display is coupled with the Windows OS.
Google Pixel C Review – Features and Specifications
Google Pixel C is an impressive device that has been recently developed by Google, which has the capability of competing with Android devices like Samsung and HTC. The only problem that comes with this device is that its software is not as advanced or efficient as its hardware; the hardware is brilliant, but the software is struggling to keep up with the development.
Before the launch of the Google Pixel C, the Google Chrome book was launched; this was not able to do much from a productivity point of view. The Google Pixel C, on the other hand, is a great device which is able to take the maximum use of the Chrome OS. It is able to achieve this feat mainly with the help of the gorgeous screen, coupled with the capable trackpad. After both accessories are attached, it can be just used as a laptop. When the device is closed, the keyboard acts as a cover to protect the screen. Both device and keyboard connect together as soon as the magnets collide with the activation of Bluetooth.
The design of the device is very elegant and has been engineered to precision. The corners of the devices are reinforced by a silver rectangle. The device is slick and sturdy at the same time. This can be only matched by high-end devices in the market. The keyboard and the device coupled together look and feel great.
10.2-inch display also comes with an impressive resolution of 2560 × 1800. Another impressive and unique feature of the display is the aspect ratio which stands at 1: root 2. This aspect ratio is the same as that of a standard sheet of A4 paper while Apple and other devices prefer the 4:3 ratio or the 16:9 ratio. This configuration makes the device more user-friendly in both orientations. The size seems just right for viewing web pages, reading and watching movies.
The other advantage of this aspect ratio is smaller apps ranging to two, four, sixteen can fill up the screen window with each app being the same size. This will allow the device to take multitasking to a new level in the future. This may be the next jump which is waiting to happen in split screen mode which is also being perfected by Apple.
The device is powered by an NVIDIA’s fast Tegra X1 processor which has an impressive performance in the graphics department. The processor is an octa-core which is designed according to the 64-bit architecture. The graphics are powered by an NVIDIA Maxwell processor.
The built-in storage is 64 GB, which may not be sufficient for users who download and save a lot of files on the device.
The rear camera on the device has a resolution of 8 MP whereas the front facing camera has a resolution of 2.1 MP
The memory that comes with the device is 3 Gigabits which is ample for multitasking and for handling heavy applications.
The operating system which is run by the device is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is an ideal for a tablet device.
The Google Pixel C also comes with USB Type-C port which can be used for charging and for connecting external devices.
Additional/ Special Features
The device also comes with stereo speakers which are able to produce great audio. One of the disappointing factors of the device is the lack of a fingerprint scanner and the tiny power button that comes with it. But all that being said, it is an ideal tablet with all the other options that come with it.
The keyboard will take some time to get used to. The keys are relatively small due to the smaller size of the device. The key layout has changed, which can be an inconvenience to users when they use it for the first time. But after using the device for some time, it will hopefully become easy. The device lacks quick navigation and shortcuts which are essential for a work tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S Review – Features and Specifications
Last year, many companies produced hybrid devices which could be used as a tablet and a laptop. This two-in-one feature has opened up a new market. Microsoft has developed the Microsoft Surface Pro, Apple has developed the iPad Pro, and Google has come up with the Google Pixel C. Galaxy Tab Pro S is Samsung’s attempt at producing such a hybrid device.
When compared with Microsoft Surface Pro 4 produced by Microsoft, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S seems to be better in terms of functionality and design. This device is easily the thinnest when it comes to windows convertible 2 in 1 which stand at 6.3 mm. Device thicknesses are getting smaller while the screen size of them are getting larger. Nowadays, devices with lesser thickness are more popular in the market.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S come in black and white colors, and the design seems to be better than the immaculately sculpted iPad Pro. The device has a premium look and feel. The device is made up of magnesium alloy rather that the plastic outer cover which can with its predecessors. The device is sturdy and robust although the thickness is very small.
The Windows powered device comes with a 12-inch display and consists of a resolution of 2560×1440. The technology used on the display is super AMOLED. It is worthy to note that this is the first time that an AMOLED display is coupled with the Windows OS. The display is able to be bright, produce vibrant colors and deep blacks for crystal clear images. The display also does not struggle with reflection due to harsh lighting conditions, which is also an advantage.
The device is powered by an Intel 6th generation dual-core Core M processor which is able to clock speeds of up to 2.2 GHz. The operation of the device was smooth and fluid when operating the device and switching between applications.
Storage is available in two variants, one 128GB and the other 256 GB of SSD storage.
The front-facing camera and the rear facing camera both come with a resolution of 5 MP. Usually the cameras that come with tablets are not up to mark with cameras that come with smartphones.
The memory available with the device is 4GB, which is ample for multitasking and heavy applications.
The operating system looks great on the device as it is seen through the AMOLED display for the first time. The users will be able to get the Window 10 Pro version or the Windows 10 Home edition with the device.
The device being so thin comes at a price. It comes only with one audio port and only one USB Type-C port. If the user needs more USB ports, he will need to use a Samsung Port hub to increase his options. This port hub comes with HDMI, USB Type A, and C ports.
The battery of the device comes with a capacity of 5200 mAh which will enable the device to last throughout the day.
Additional/ Special Features
The keyboard that comes with the device also functions as a stand for the device, and a Bluetooth-powered pen is also available for writing something on the screen. The keyboard comes with the device, unlike the Microsoft surface Pro on which the pen needs to be bought separately. The keyboard keys may feel a bit cheap at the beginning but, after some time of use it feels to have a better feel than its competitors.
The keyboard is not only there for typing but works as a cover for the 12-inch display. It magnetically attaches to the device and operates as a kickstand for the device which can be used in two angles. Like the Microsoft surface Pro 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S also come with an active pen which is claimed by Samsung to offer the same functionalities that are present with the Microsoft surface pen.
Difference Between Google Pixel C and Galaxy Tab Pro S
Google Pixel C: The dimensions of the device are 242 x 179 x 7 mm and the weight of the device is 499g.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S: The dimensions of the device are 290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3 mm and the weight of the device is 696 g.
Because the Google Pixel C is a smaller device, Its dimensions and weight show reduced values. This device is more portable due to these factors.
Google Pixel C: The Google Pixel C comes with the Android 6.0 OS
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S: The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is powered by the Window 10 OS
Windows 10 makes Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S more powerful and productive.
Google Pixel C: The Google Pixel C has a display sized at 10.2 inches, the resolution of the screen is 2560×1800, and the pixel density is 308 ppi. The display uses LCD technology.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S: The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro’s display is sized at 12 inches, the resolution of the screen is 2160×1440, and the pixel density is 216 ppi. The display uses LCD technology.
Although the display on the Google Pixel C is sharper and comes with a higher resolution, this does not put AMOLED powered Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S, at a disadvantage.
Google Pixel C: The Google Pixel C comes with a rear camera which has a resolution of 8 MP and a front facing camera which comes with a resolution of 2.1 MP.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S: The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro comes with a front and rear camera which has a resolution of 5 MP.
Although the front facing camera of the Google Pixel C may seem better from a specs point of view, the cameras on the tablets do usually not provide much quality.
Google Pixel C: The Google Pixel C is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor which comes with octa-core processors, the graphics processor powering the device is NVIDIA Maxwell. The memory available on the device is 3GB and the built in storage stand at 64 GB.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S: The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is powered by an Intel Core M processor which comes with octa-core processors which can clock a speed of up to 2.2 GHz. The memory available on the device is 4GB and the built in storage stands at 256GB. The battery capacity on the device is 5200mAh
The memory difference between the two devices is negligible as the application may not use all the available memory most of the time. The built-in storage on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S is impressive at 256 GB.
Google Pixel C vs Galaxy Tab Pro S – Summary
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S is a device that is promising a lot. The design and feel of the device is premium, and the keyboard is free with the device. The display, on the other hand, is gorgeous and will definitely stand out when running the Windows 10 operating system
The Google Pixel C is also an impressive device which is portable, and the size of the display can be a sign of future multitasking. The pixel density and the resolution of the display are better than the Galaxy Tab Pro S, but it will be more useful as a tablet than a work tablet.