Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1

 

Key Difference: The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet that was launched in May 2012. The tablets sports a Plane Line Switching (PLS) TFT capacitive touchscreen with approximately 149 ppi density, making the resolution on the screen not that great. The Wi-Fi model is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9, while the Wi-Fi + Mobile model is powered by 1.5GHz, Dual-core Krait Qualcomm processor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0.

 

Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Samsung also needed a tablet for competing in the 10-inch tablet market. Lo and behold it launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which shares many similarities to its little brother. Similar to the Tab 2 7.0, the company launched two models of the Tab 2 10.1: Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Mobile. The Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Mobile are quite identical in looks and also have similar hardware under the hood. The only differences between the two are the processor speed, OS and the camera features. The two different models allow the consumer to have the choice of either having only Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Mobile capabilities and pay accordingly.

 

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet that was launched in May 2012. According to many review websites, the tablet has been a bit of a letdown compared to the original Tab 10.1. The company has completely shifted the focus of the tab and has even downgraded some of the features. To some it is worth the price, while the others are willing to shell out a little extra if the features are up to mark. The company has managed to keep the slim and sleek design of the device, which is one of the many good features of the Tab. The chassis is plastic and is available in brushed Titanium Grey, giving it a metal look. The speakers have been moved to the front of the screen and placed between the bezel and the chassis, making it seem like the tablet has ‘ears’. This also takes away from the fluidity of the bezel of the screen.

 

The tablets sports a Plane Line Switching (PLS) TFT capacitive touchscreen with approximately 149 ppi density, making the resolution on the screen not that great. The company has managed to put excellent viewing angles on the device but it still has a lot of reflective ability, making it harder to work under direct sunlight. The Wi-Fi model is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9, while the Wi-Fi + Mobile model is powered by 1.5GHz, Dual-core Krait Qualcomm processor. Both the models offer 1 GB RAM. The device is a bit jerky in responding and is a little slow when switching between home screens. The Wi-Fi model comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the Wi-Fi + Mobile comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but fear not the Wi-Fi model is upgradable to v4.1. Samsung has also added a screenshot button to the soft buttons at the bottom of the screen.

 

When in landscape mode, the device houses five features on the top of the device: a volume rocker, microSD slot, power/sleep button, an IR blaster, and a headphone jack. The camera sans flash resides on the back, while a dock connector and microphone pinhole are at the bottom of the device. The device offers a 3MP rear camera and a VGA camera for video calling. The rear camera offers decent images, though they images may be grainy when not taken in adequate lighting. The Wi-Fi model offers various camera features such as: Shot Modes, Effects, ISO, Scene mode, Shooting mode, White balance, Camcorder, HD Recording and HD Playback. The device also has video taking capability. The tablet is available with 16/32 GB internal storage capacity that is upgradable by 32GB. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 houses a powerful non-removable Li-Po 7000 mAh battery, providing a good battery life compared to many other tablets. The device comes with already loaded Samsung apps, while other apps can be downloaded from the Google Play.

 

An OEM which also had Android based devices in the market is Samsung. Samsung Group is a South Korean chaebol, the largest in South Korea. A chaebol is basically a conglomerate. Samsung has been launching popular phones and tablets, which have taken the market by a storm. Samsung Galaxy series has been one of the most popular series on the market and has been going head to head with the trend-setting Apple phones. One of the popular tablets launched by the company is the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1.

 

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The stylus is meant to be used as an input device for sketching and note-taking. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0. The stylus and the tablet work seamlessly together and also have a palm rejection software. The palm rejection software makes sure to reject any other body parts when the stylus is connected to the screen, enabling people to place their hand on the tablet as they write. Another new feature that was launched with the tablet was the Multiscreen option. The multiscreen feature allows the user to open and work on two apps simultaneously. However, it is currently limited to only six apps (S Note, Polaris Office, Video Player, gallery, Email, and the Android 4.0 browser) that can be opened side-by-side.

 

The Note 10.1 is available with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity. The models are further bifurcated under Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE. The tablet houses1.4 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A9 processor with 2 GB RAM, working seamlessly without any lag. The Note 10.1 offers 5 MP autofocus rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera for video calling. The tablet also houses a powerful 7000 mAh battery that can provide a talk time of approximately 33 hours. It also offers a variety of features including IR Blaster, which allows the tablet to become into a fully-functional remote control. It works with Peel’s Smart Remote app that also displays a list of shows or movies that are currently playing on the local provider’s channels.

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website, expertreviews.co.uk and GSMArena.com.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Galaxy Note 10.1

Launch Date

May 2012

August 2012

Company

Samsung

Samsung Corporation

Size

256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm (10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 in)

Display

10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen

PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels (~149 ppi pixel density)

800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

-

Weight

581 grams (Wi-Fi only) and 583 (Wi-Fi + Mobile)

3G model: 600g

Wi-Fi: 597g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE Dual-band:17 and 4

LTE 1800/ 2600MHz) and 3.5G (HSPA+ 42.2Mbps)

GUI

TouchWiz UX UI

Samsung TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9 (Wi-Fi only)1.5GHz, Dual-core Krait, Qualcomm (Wi-Fi + Mobile)

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

Mali-400MP

OS

Android v4.0 (Wi-Fi) and Android v4.1 (Wi-Fi + Mobile)

Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

TI OMAP 4430

Exynos 4412

RAM

1 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

mini-SIM

miniSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Upgradable to 32 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, light, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, compass

Connectivity

EDGE, GPRS, LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB.

Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)

AllShare Play / AllShare Cast

Kies / Samsung Kies air

USB 2.0 Host, Samsung

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, USB Host, Wi-Fi Hotspot.

WiFi, GPRS, EDGE, USB, LTE

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0, USB Host

USB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

3.15 MP

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

VGA

1.9 MP

Video

Full HD@30fps

720p@30fps

Camera Features

  • Shot Modes
  • Effects
  • ISO
  • Scene mode
  • Shooting mode
  • White balance
  • Camcorder
  • HD Recording
  • HD Playback
  • Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

SoundAlive

No

Audio supported formats

MP3, AAC/ AAC+/ EAAC+, WMA, OGG (vorbis), FLAC, AC-3

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player

Video supported formats

3GP, AMR, H.263, H.264, MPEG4,QCIF

MP4/DivX/Xvid/FLV/MKV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 7000 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 12 hours

2G: 33 hours

Standby Time

3G: 26 Days

2G: 1500 hours

Available Colors

Titanium Silver, White

Black, White/Silver

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS with GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support; GLONASS

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Smart Unlock
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Downloadable Content
  • Samsung Media Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest
  • Samsung Kies/ Kies Air
  • Polaris Document editor
  • Samsung L!ve Panel
  • SNS integration
  • Smart Remote app
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch app
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • S Pen Experience(6.5mm S Pen, S Note, S Planner etc.)
  • Multi Screen
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Smart Stay
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Video Wall
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub
  • Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service)
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Google Mobile Services
  • Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps,
  • Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +

 

 

 

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