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The Tablet Battle: Motorola Xoom vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Written on August 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Features of iPad's two rivals - Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - compared.

It’s time once again for a showdown; and this very moment, the spotlight is switched to ’s two biggest competitors: The Xoom from Motorola and the ever-popular . Which among them will stand out in terms of designs, operating systems, and imaging? Find out on the brief comparisons below.

Like the Samsung’s operating system, the Xoom also runs on ’s OS version 3.0 (Honeycomb). However, this does not mean that Motorola’s masterpiece is just another ordinary competitor. In fact, it adds some advanced features that are good enough to win over other in the market — one of which is its external memory. Unlike the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Xoom supports microSD and microSDHC, making it a very powerful tablet.

In terms of display, Motorola Xoom still holds the crown. It is equipped with a barometer, which is capable of delivering accurate weather readings and measure altitudes. The network connectivities also seem to be the edge of this tablet over Samsung’s. The Xoom can be upgraded to 4G, it is as well come with an extra HDMI and USB 2.0 ports.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Although the Tab shares the same Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS and 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processors like the Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still considered to be the best tablet computer in the market to date. It has been crowned as the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet with a thickness of 8.6 mm and 1.25 pounds.

Another strong weapon of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is its impressive camera features. Unlike the Motorola Xoom, the Tab sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. Users could also record high-end videos as it is equipped with a 1080p video capture and a 2-megapixel video-call camera.

For a much better look on their differences, check out the video below:


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    Just a note… The GT 10.1’s rear camera is now 3.0 megapixels. :3

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