The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz software. It looks just the Galaxy S5 interface since it uses the same icons, widgets and drop-down notification bar.
The iPad Air runs iOS 7 (soon to be iOS 8). The winner here is down to personal preference.
It’s too early to say which tablet is the best, as we still need to test performance, battery life and camera quality among other things. However, it’s clear that the Tab S 10.5 is a strong rival to the iPad Air, but for those who own other Apple products the iPad Air may remain the obvious choice.