Hi. My wife has an old iPad 2 that is getting a bit slow etc, and I was gonna surprise her with an upgrade. However, when I went to the store I was very underwhelmed with the iPad air 2. Specifically as it was sitting right next to a Samsung Galaxy tab s2. The Samsung was thinner, lighter, cheaper and had an microsd slot. Although the materials of the iPad would be classified as premium, I personally preferred the look and feel of the (black) Samsung tablet as well. I later learned that the iPad only has 2gb ram as well, which seems very low (although I'm sure I'll be told of the superior memory handling in ios which leads to less memory needs or something like that ). That said, the performance doesn't seem to be the strong point of the Samsung. My wife had an iPhone earlier, which she liked, but she is now on her second Android phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy note 4, and she loves it. She has no other apple devices. She still like apple products though, but she is also a Samsung convert, so either brand would please her I think. Other brands are not worth considering at this stage. Now the reason for this thread is that I then learned about the poor battery capacity in the Samsung tablet. The battery still performed well when watching movies etc, but for the general browsing test, they only got around 6 hours compared to iPads 10 hours. My wife would mainly use the tablet for browsing and reading forums and Facebook etc. The battery is a bit of a deal breaker. She uses the tablet very sporadically and is not good at charging it. So I'm very much on the fence now. I expect many people here to have strong feelings about the iPads superiority, so can you convince me why I should get that one despite all the benefits I listed above for Samsung? I think I might have to get iPad due to the battery as it's just a safer choice, but I'm finding it very hard to justify. Surely there must be more to the iPad that I'm missing? Any opinions are much appreciated! Edit: battery test here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9709/samsung-galaxy-tab-s2-review/6 Edit: both tablets would be 9.7 inch WiFi only models. The iPad would be 64gb model.