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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs. iPad

There are tons of Android tablets out there, but few are equipped to take on the iPad. Samsung's recently released Galaxy Tab S series, however, may offer the best Android tablets you can buy.

Other than their super-slim design and gorgeous display, the Tab S models come with a handful of software features that allow you to do more than you can with an iPad.

Here's a quick look at the 8 things you can do with a Galaxy Tab S tablet that you can't do with an iPad.

1. Both Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4 come with Samsung's fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. Since Samsung has partnered with PayPal, you can use your fingerprint to verify purchases rather than typing in a password.

2. Thanks to Samsung's Multi Window mode, you can open two apps and run them alongside each other on the home screen of the two Samsung Galaxy Tab S models.

3. Samsung's SideSync feature, which lets you control your phone from the Galaxy Tab S tablets, only works if you have a Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 3.

The feature is designed to make it easier to transfer files between your phone and tablet, but you can also use your tablet to make or answer phone calls.

Making calls from your tablet seems a bit awkward, but the idea is that if your phone is in another room, you can still answer the call immediately without having to run to get it.