Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and iPad

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. iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail.

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.

Apple originally launched iPad in 2010. Its launch started a new trend for tablets. iPad is a type of tablet PC, which was originally promoted as a cross between an Apple iPhone and iPod Touch with added capabilities of computing. However, it is not meant to be a replacement for desktop personal computers or laptops. iPads have computational properties that can do some tasks as laptops but not all.

iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display, that provides approximately 264 pp density. The screen has a scratch-resistant glass and an oleophobic coating that keeps fingerprints on the screen and the back. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail. It has a software structure more like that of a mobile phone. It also has a very simple user interface, which can even be easily operated by children. iPads are available with a memory capacity of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

The device runs on 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and has a 1GB RAM. The iPad has been called the best iPad of all the four generations. The iPad is powered by the new Apple A6X chipset. The device has a 5MP rear camera for taking photos and a 1.2MP front camera for video calling capability. The camera also has video recording capability and can record [email protected] and has video stabilization. The iPad has a 42.5-watt non-removable lithium-polymer battery. The iPad is available in models supporting only Wi-Fi, or 3G and Wi-Fi. However, iPad lacks Flash, software that a number of websites use to display content. So, iPad cannot load these pages. This limits the web surfing experience. The fourth-gen iPad is similar to its predecessors, while it still has two minor and one major upgrade on it. The 30-pin connector has been upgraded to a smaller Lightning connector, while the front camera has been upgraded to the HD Status. The major upgrade is the new A6X processor that replaced the A5X processor on the third-gen.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

iPad (4th generation)

Launch Date

May 2012

November 2012

Company

Samsung

Apple

Size

256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)

Display

10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen

9.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels (~149 ppi pixel density)

1536 x 2048 pixels, (~264 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

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

652g (1.44 lb)

662g (1.46 lb) for 3G model

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1460

4G Network

LTE Dual-band:17 and 4

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1459

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

GUI

TouchWiz UX UI

iUI

CPU speed

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

Dual-core 1.4 GHz

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

PowerVR SGX554MP4 (quad-core graphics)

OS

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

iOS 6

Chipset

TI OMAP 4430

Apple A6X

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

mini-SIM

Micro-SIM for 3G model

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64/128 GB

Expandable Memory

Upgradable to 32 GB

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, light, compass

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, compass

Connectivity

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

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model (MM)

  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

Data only

All Models

802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Data

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

WiFi, USB

GPRS, EDGE, LTE for Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 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, 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, special lightening charger

Primary Camera

3.15 MP

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

VGA

Yes, 1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi + Cellular

Video

Full [email protected]

[email protected], video stabilization

Camera Features

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

Sound Enhancement

SoundAlive

-

Audio supported formats

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

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV

Video supported formats

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

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 7000 mAh battery

Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Talktime

3G: 12 hours

-

Standby Time

3G: 26 Days

-

Available Colors

Titanium Silver, White

Black, White

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS with GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

None

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
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Large text
  • Option to invert colours
  • Left/right volume adjustment

Image Courtesy: samsung.com, pluggedin.co.uk

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