The Tablet Battle: Apple iPad 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Features of the market's leading tablets - Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - compared.
With so many tablets being released to date, challenging the market leader iPad 2 from Apple, 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 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – 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 tablet at this point due to its rising market sales. This current-generation iPad features 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 Android 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.
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