January 2015 Issue

Cockpit Tablet Shootout: Apple Versus Samsung

We give Samsung’s mid-sized Galaxy Tab S 8.4 a slight edge over Apple’s mini 3, but app compatability and limited accessories may be a deal breaker.

With increasing disenchantment with Apple’s market dominance and high-cost accessories, some pilots have been asking the $500 question: Is Samsung’s mid-sized Galaxy Tab S 8.4 good enough to ditch the iPad once and for all? In evaluating new navigation apps for Android we were impressed with the Galaxy tablet, and the more we used it in a variety of cockpits, the more we preferred it over the original iPad mini.

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