iPad vs Samsung tablets: which should you buy?

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iPad vs Samsung tablets is a battle of two of the biggest brands on the market, and it's a battle at every level, from cheap and accessible tablets to high-powered pro devices suitable for creative work. But which are best? We've compared Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy tablets to find out.

Samsung and Apple have both been making tablets for quite some time, and there’s a lot of choice from both. That can make direct comparison difficult since each has several different tablets. And there's more to consider than the hardware alone. When you buy an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy tablet, you’re buying into an operating system: either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android. Beyond the tablet itself, each of these has its advantages and drawbacks.

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.