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The Tablet Battle: Apple iPad 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Written on August 01, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Features of the market's leading tablets - Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - compared.

With so many being released to date, challenging the market leader 2 from , a lot of consumers became quite undecided on which one has the real capability of giving them a superb user’s experience. Thus, to lessen your confusions, GADG decided to wrap-up two of the most high-end tablets to date – the iPad 2 and the – and provided a brief comparison of their specifications.

Apple iPad 2.0

The Apple iPad 2 was released last March 11, 2011 with a retail price of US $499.00. It has been renowned as the most popular at this point due to its rising market sales. This current-generation iPad various specs that are considered unbeatable — from the usability, battery life, and multiple applications, up to the price. The price was said to be the most important factor being carried by the iPad 2. In fact, a lot of tablets to date are finding it too hard to beat the pricing of the iPad while still providing a great experience.

Though the iPad 2 has much larger weight than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple’s creation was still claiming to be the slimmest and lightest among all the tablets released lately. With a thickness of 0.34 inches and weight of 1.3 pounds, the iPad 2 strongly follows the Samsung’s 4 inch and 1.25 pound tab. There is also no big difference between the two’s screen displays, as iPad 2 has 9.7-inch display while the Samsung Galaxy Tab has 10.1-inch TFT display.

Moreover, the iPad 2 may have been defeated by Samsung in terms of its low-end VGA cameras, but it can still grab the attention of most users due to its upgraded processor and over 15 million applications available.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is said to be one of the greatest rivals of iPad 2. Well, this is not really too surprising knowing that Samsung’s tablet has been crowned as the world’s thinnest tablet with a measurement of 8.6 mm thickness and 1.25 pounds. Another thing that makes the Galaxy tab 10.1 outstanding is due to the fact that it’s running with Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS on a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor.

Unlike Apple’s iPad 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a much like-able camera specs that would be a good option for most tech lovers. It is equipped with a 3 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front camera, both are capable of recording 720p HD videos. The tablet also highlights a huge array of features that could withstand the iPad 2. This includes a new TouchWiz 4.0 which allows you to customize multiple contents, 10.1 inches WXGA capacitive touch screen, 1080p HD playback, a DLNA support, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, gyroscope, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

Having the basic knowledge regarding two of the most leading tablets, which one would you want to purchase and why? Share your answers through the comment box below.


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  • Anonymous

    I own them both and they both have their strengths and weaknesses but my preference is for the Tab.
    Here is why-Gmail- I’m a heavy gmail user and the ipad experience is not as good as the Tab.-Flash – Like it or not, I have to go to a lot of flash websites for my work in the food industry.-Movies – The wider screen on the Tab makes the movie experience a little better than the ipad.-RSS / Google Reader – I have yet to find an app for the ipad that is anywhere near as good as Pulse is on Honeycomb-Keyboard – Apples keyboard is better than Honeycombs stock keyboard.but SwiftKey X’s split keyboard is the best tablet typing experience yet.-Notifications and Widgets – I don’t really need to say much here accept that I am fairly confident that Apple will fix notifications sooner than later but I really love widgets.-Software / Apps – Here the ipad beats the tab but not by as much as some claim. Finding good tablet apps in the Android Market is way harder than it should be, but they are there. The Apple software is a little more polished and more consistent from a UI perspective. Tech bloggers always say that there is not much selection for Honeycomb apps always tout the number that is listed for “Featured Honeycomb Apps” in the Android Market. The fact is that for every “featured” app there are 10 more Honeycomb optimized apps that are not featured. Google really needs to make this more user friendly.Personally I think for many people the ipad 2 is a better choice. For example, my wife is far more comfortable using it, but for most power users I think that Tab is a better choice.My .02,

    • Franciscomedinav

      As a power user, i prefer android based system.

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