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All New iPad Pro 2020 Review – iPad Pro 2018 vs iPad Pro 2020

iPad Pro 2018 vs iPad Pro 2020

When Apple originally released the iPad it didn’t quite know what it was going to become. Now here we are, years later, with the latest generation of the iPad Pro and it is quite evolved from the original iPad not just in terms of features, but in purpose also. I’ve had Pro is now everything from just a casual consumption machine to a full-blown workhorse capable of in-depth editing of photos and videos using the external storage, mouse, trackpad and the apple pencil and so many more things.  So is it worth the money to upgrade from iPad Pro 2018 or 19 version to 2020 version? Let’s find out.

IPAD PRO 2018 VS IPAD PRO 2020

iPad Pro 2020 vs 2019

With the new iPad Pro Apple didn’t change all that much. In fact, the things that did change are pretty small in number and what they updated probably won’t mean a lot to a lot of people who are used to iPad Pro 2018. So for people who are looking just for a reason to upgrade from their iPad Pro 2018 to the iPad Pro 2020, they don’t have enough reason to. But for everybody else, the iPad Pro is super-attractive not only because of the huge amount of progress over time, but the hardware has been so refined that Apple didn’t have a lot to change in the time between the 2018 and the 2020 iPad Pro’s. The new storage of 128GB instead of 64GB can be beneficial to many. 

All new triple lens Camera

Probably the biggest change in the one everyone is most likely to point out is that revamp camera. You’ll see is square camera bump along the back and a new Ultra wide angle lens. It works well, and it’s basically what you come to expect from an iOS or iPad camera. The other big addition is the LiDAR sensor. You can see the new scanner sitting next to the two camera lenses bounces light back and measures how long it takes to travel which allows you to create a 3D image of a room so you can see it’s being used here by the primer app. The developers say it’s a game changer it easily creates this mesh around the surfaces in real time as you’re moving your device around.

IPAD PRO 2018 VS IPAD PRO 2020

The measure app was reworked on the new iPad 2020 and allowed to bring new features and more functionality more importantly accurate. The measure app was neat, but it had kind of a lot of little gimmicks and quirks the made it kind of hard to use for practical applications and you never really trust how accurate it was. The new one is a lot better. 

Any measurements you capture through the app can be pooled up into a list where you can clearly thing or copy them out, you can send it in text message and email or save it to a note, but it’s really easy to save those measurements. 

What are the hardware changes? Or is there any?

Another change we have inside of the new iPad Pro is an updated processor the previous generation iPad Pro had an A12X bionic processor and this time it seems like apple just kind of renamed the A12X to the A12Z bionic and activated one of the deactivated GPU cores, which means when it comes to actual Geekbench testing, there’s really no difference in performance. 

Everything’s the same. But there are speed improvements here on the latest generation iPad Pro compared to the previous one. You will notice a little bit of a game inside of Graphics though. We got 9619 points from GPU testing from the previous 9069 iPad Pro 2019. That’s a substantial increase in graphics performance. We even exported a few videos from iMovie and saw a drastic difference in that. Time going from 30 seconds to 6 Seconds roughly for about a four-minute clip. 

Of course that is no reason alone to upgrade but I gotta say that this iPad Pro 2020 is fast, blazing fast!. Thanks to the 8GB RAM inside, you can move around you can reload after the background and you can open like a dozen different apps and is easily able to access all of them. 

Much awaited upgrade… A mouse!

We saw that just a week ago when I had OS 13.4 dropped and brought full support for external Bluetooth mice and track pads as well as cursor support. You can actually now use a cursor on your iPad. This is huge more so on the iPad Pro than any others because this is true productivity tool, precise tool for editing text as you go over top of different buttons in the system it highlights them and it makes you feel very natural. 

There’s also a ton of customization option to make the cursor the mouse pointer feel like your own on your iPad. This is a whole lot easier than trying to move around with a finger or two fingers on the trackpad. It’s much more precise and easier to move around and using the functions cut copy paste etc. 

Like we’ve seen with other operating systems aside from the iPad Pro apple has a bunch of accessories that they offer such as the Smart cover which really is unchanged over the year allows you to wake and sleep your iPad Pro as you open and close and it can be rolled back easily.

We have no qualms here with the apple pencil, but it has no change over the year. They are still using the 2ndgeneration Apple Pencil. This isn’t necessarily bad because it means you don’t have to buy another apple pencil just because you bought a new iPad Pro, but we would have liked to see some improvement here some new version adding additional functionality or an eraser tip to the end. Just something to move it along. We have the Smart Keyboard folio which obviously still have a lot of problems with. Its quirky and had severe reliability issues. The Smart keyboard folio has to be replaced twice so far just because it would kind of stick the keys down and then just hold them. 

That is why we are so much excited to see the Magic keyboard which is awesome by the way from the things they have to offer. You have the backlit keyboard with scissor-switch mechanism which will really be user-friendly. Also you have the USB C port on the back. USB C port is crucial for iPad pro as you can plug in additional display or external storage or any accessories.  Other changes this year include studio quality microphones instead of just regular microphones, and we have the adaption of Wi-Fi 6, but of course just like a lot of other stuff if you’re not using it, you don’t care. I say it could be nice in the future, but you need to have a Wi-Fi six Network to really take advantage of it, which is simply not popular at the moment. In short, most of the changes from Apple iPad Pro 2019 are niche and will not satisfy regular users. 

Should you buy iPad Pro 2020 or not?

Well, it depends on the users. Those who are using iPad Pro 2018 or 2019 right now may not want to upgrade. But the new users to Apple will be thrilled to use the new device. There are those who were really going to rely on the cameras and that’s kind of what this iPad is for. “Improving the things that needed improving and otherwise apples putting a lot of time in the software.” I’ve had OS 13.4 and was a huge update and we are sure we’re going to see a lot more coming with iPad iOS 14 later this year. The iPad Pro is finally becoming what it was meant to be. A true do everything workhorse media consumption device that helps a lot of people. And all the 2020 hardware update may not be that flashy and you know that it’s all going to be about the software. 

iPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Specs Camera Design Comparison

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

In February 2020, the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and major competitor to the iPhone 11 Pro was officially unveiled: the Samsung Galaxy S20. This smartphone is the new flagship against the iPhone 11 Pro. But how does Samsung S20 compare to Apple iPhone 11 Pro? Lets find out.

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

Both Samsung and Apple are still two major leaders in the smartphone market. That is why it is also interesting how the two latest devices of these two smartphone brands relate to each other. In this article we list the main differences and similarities between Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20.

Design: Almost the same size, S20 is slightly narrower and lighter!

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

In terms of design, the devices are quite similar to their predecessors. The screen of the S20 is somewhat larger than that of the iPhone. The Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch screen, while the iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch screen.

The iPhone 11 Pro is slightly wider, but with a 1.4mm difference, that should actually have no importance. The Galaxy S20 is thus narrower, 0.2mm thinner and 25 grams lighter. In short, the iPhone 11 Pro feels a bit bigger, but it does not feel much difference.

For the rest, relatively few things have changed in terms of design compared to last year. The major external change can be found on both devices on the back in the form of the large camera lens that we find on both the S20 and the 11 Pro. More on that later. Finally, the iPhone 11 Pro is available in the colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver and Midnight Green. The S20 appears in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink and Cosmic Black.

Screen: S20 has higher resolution and pixel density!

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

In addition to the Galaxy S20 being 0.4 inches larger, the resolution of the S20 is also considerably higher than the iPhone 11 Pro. The S20 has a resolution of 3200 × 1440, while the iPhone 11 Pro has a resolution of 2436 × 1125. The pixel density is also higher with the Galaxy S20 with 566 ppi versus 458 ppi of the iPhone 11 Pro. An advantage that the S20 has over the iPhone is the 120Hz screen. This faster refresh rate makes smoother animations that make everything feel smoother. Apple also uses this technique on the iPad Pro in the form of ‘ProMotion’, but unfortunately that has not yet made available on the iPhone.

Samsung and Apple both try to fill the screen as much as possible. Since the iPhone X, Apple has been using a notch for this: a cut-out at the top with a front camera lens and Face ID incorporated. Samsung uses a small hole for this, the Infinity O display. The predecessor of the S20 had it on the top right corner, but now it is placed in the top center of the screen.

The S20 also supports facial recognition and also has a fingerprint scanner that is under the screen, the iPhone 11 Pro only has Face ID and does not give the user a choice. Both devices have the same type of screen type. The iPhone 11 Pro has a Super Retina (OLED) screen, and the Galaxy S20 has an Amoled screen. 

Specs: iPhone 11 Pro can do more with less!

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

If you look in depth, there are a lot of differences visible on paper, which are difficult to compare in practice. The internal storage of the entry-level model of the Galaxy S20 is slightly larger at 128GB than the 64GB of the 11 Pro. If you want to pay more, you can buy a model with more memory. The difference between the iPhone and Galaxy has been for years that you can also expand the memory of Samsung’s phone afterwards with a micro-SD memory card. Unfortunately, that is not possible with the iPhone 11 Pro.

The Galaxy S20 has 8GB more RAM than the iPhone and also runs on a different chip. It contains a Samsung Exynos 990 Octa-core chip. The iPhone 11 Pro obviously uses a chip from Apple, namely the A13 chip. It is smaller in size, but still offers better performance. Although the iPhone 11 Pro with 6GB less RAM, tests show that the iPhone still gets better performance with its chip.

The battery of the iPhone 11 Pro does not match that of the Galaxy S20 either. The battery of the iPhone 11 Pro of 3190mAh is lower than the 4000mAh battery of the Galaxy S20. That said, both batteries will easily last one to two days, depending on how much you use your smartphone of course.

Software: iOS lasts longer!

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 runs on Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 shell. Another advantage over many other Android brands is that Samsung regularly provides its smartphones with interim updates and at least two major Android updates.

Apple is known for its long-term support with software and goes well beyond two years. iOS 13 now runs on the iPhone SE , which was released four years ago.

It remains difficult to compare Android with iOS, because both operating systems are very different from each other and have their own advantages and disadvantages. iOS is more secure and reliable because it is a closed system. Android is more open, but users often have to wait months for an update for their specific device to be available. The preference will eventually go to the software you are used to.

Camera: Three lenses provide the same quality

iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy S20

The differences between the specifications of the camera of both devices can be counted on one hand. Still, the Galaxy S20 beats the iPhone 11 Pro camera in terms of resolution. The front camera has a resolution of 10 megapixel, for the iPhone 11 Pro this is 12 megapixel, a small win. On the back, the S20 has a triple lens with a 12, another 12 and a 64 megapixel lens respectively. The iPhone 11 Pro has three 12 megapixel lenses.

The video recording resolution is higher with the Galaxy S20: 4096 × 2160 pixels versus 3840 × 2160 pixels for the iPhone 11 Pro, both at 60 frames per second. In addition, the Galaxy S20 can also film in 8K resolution. The other great asset of the Galaxy S20 is the so-called Space Zoom, which allows the camera to zoom up to 30x. This sounds impressive, but the quality of zoomed photos are a concern because the quality deteriorates and you quickly get a blurred photo.

Conclusion

The two devices are relatively similar to their predecessors and both improve on some of the same points. Depending on the category, there is always a different winner. For example, the Galaxy S20 wins over the iPhone 11 Pro in terms of higher screen resolution and pixel density. The Galaxy S20 also has a stronger battery and a larger storage space for a lower price that you can also expand. That said, the iPhone does more with less in terms of specifications because of the strong A13 chip. Tests have shown that the iPhone is better in terms of chip than the Galaxy.

The cameras of both devices are similar, but the S20 has a higher resolution in terms of video recording. The S20 can also zoom 30 times, but in practice this asset is not as nice as it seems. Both devices shoot photos and videos in 4K quality. Moreover, we have not been able to test the S20 long enough to really keep the images side by side. The question is therefore which operating system you prefer: iOS or Android. In addition, you can already assume that Apple will support the iPhone for longer with new iOS versions than that Samsung does with Android updates. If you look purely at the price, the Galaxy S20 is a bit cheaper than the iPhone 11 Pro.

In my personal opinion, for those who are die hard fan of iOS can go for iPhone 11 Pro and those who doesn’t give preference to iOS can choose Samsung Galaxy S20 without thinking twice.