Is this normal??? Old tablet loads up some apps/games and web pages slightly faster then iPad Air 2!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Billy95Tech, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Billy95Tech, Jan 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016

    Billy95Tech Suspended

    Apr 18, 2014
    I have been using my iPad Air 2(2nd unit replacement) for over a week now and I all so have a high end Android tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and have been using it for over a year and a half now.

    And both tablets has been launched in 2014 and as for the specs the iPad Air 2 has a A8X chip clocked at 1.5 GHz and it is has 3 cores and 2GB of RAM and for the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 it has a Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.3 GHz and it is a quad core which it has 4 cores and it has the same amount of RAM found in the iPad Air 2 which is 2GB of RAM which according to the specs makes the iPad Air 2 is definitely a lot more powerful and definitely will blow away the Tab Pro 8.4 on every single thing.

    So I did a side to side comparison and for some reason the Tab Pro 8.4 loads up some games faster, loads up apps like Facebook, loads up web pages faster but at the same time the Air 2 loads up some games/apps and web pages faster then the Tab Pro 8.4 but it is quite close.

    Despite the iPad Air 2 is a lot more powerful then the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 especially in benchmarks but in the real world the Tab Pro 8.4 loads up certain games/apps and web pages slightly faster then the iPad Air 2 but at the same time it's quite close tho but on the other hand the iPad Air 2 handles games especially very heavy demanding games like Gangster Vegas, Asphalt 8, GTA very well and way way better then the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 simply because the Air 2 has a better GPU then the Tab Pro 8.4.

    Anyway i really really would like to know Is this normal?? Does having a extra core and the CPU that is higher clocked then a other CPU makes a difference in terms of loading up games/apps and web pages? :)
  2. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Apps on Android seem to load up faster than on iOS, at least in my experience. I also have a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and an iPad Air 2.
  3. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    Yes it is normal. You listed the specs for each device and drew some conclusions based on those specs. Spec sheets are nothing more than marketing material designed to convince you to buy device "A" over device "B". The specs are only relevant in the context of what the experience is like.

    You are attempting to compare two completely different platforms with some common standards like similar applications. The problem with that approach is that you don't know if Facebook (for example) is as optimized for one OS as it is for the other. Generally speaking, developers started out writing for one platform and then expanded to others and so the code will perform better on one over another unless the code is modified to be optimized for the target OS.

    The lesson? Look beyond the hardware specs and capacities to what you actually intend to use the device for and compare the experiences of each against each other.

    I too have an iPad Air 2 and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

    I find that the GTab does some things faster than the Air 2 but other things slower, and overall the GTab is not as smooth as the Air 2.
  4. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    3 for 3 with an iPad Air 2 and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.
  5. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Hmmm....I thought my new LG G Pad F 8.0 is faster than Mini 4? No? I'm pissed off!

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