Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Nexus 10

Key Difference: The Samsung Tab 2 7.0 is a 7-inch tablet that offers a PLS TFT LCD display, with approximately 170 ppi density. The device is also available in two versions; Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 4G. The Wi-Fi only tablet is powered by a 1 GHz Dual-core processor and is available with the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the Wi-Fi + 4G LTE tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and comes with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 10 is a tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung.

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a major upgrade to the company’s original Samsung Galaxy Tab. The tab shares many features to its big brother The Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The tab is actually a downgrade compared to the Galaxy 7.0 Plus, including the price of the tablet. However, during the launch it was also the only Tablet on the market at that time which served the Android Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. The device is also available in two versions; Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 4G. Both the devices differ in a few areas so, when purchasing either device, make sure to once look over the various different features that are offered in the Wi-Fi + 4G, which are missing the Wi-Fi only model.

Both the models offer similar dimensions and major features, with the differences being only with the processor speed, OS, camera features and colors. The Samsung Tab 2 7.0 is a 7-inch tablet that offers a PLS TFT LCD display, with approximately 170 ppi density. The Plane to Line Switching (PLS) differs from the IPS technology of the other tablets and while it provides decent wide viewing angles, it still has a high propensity for reflecting surfaces. The display also lags compared to the other IPS displays with higher resolutions. The tablet is small and sleek compared to the other 7-inch devices making it lighter and easier to hold. The device has a sturdy design and has an all-grey plastic back. It has a thick bezel with a light grey screen. The device houses the power button, the volume button and the IR-port on the right side of the device, the microSD card slot is placed on the left side covered by a plastic flap. The 3.5mm jack is on top of the device and docking port is at the bottom.

The Wi-Fi only tablet is powered by a 1 GHz Dual-core processor and is available with the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the Wi-Fi + 4G LTE tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and comes with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean. Both devices offer 1 GB RAM and are available with 8/16/32 GB internal storage capacity that is expandable by 32 GB. The tablets house a 3.15 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video conferencing. The VGA camera is a downgrade from the 2 MP offered on Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The camera also comes with a Flash that is placed under the camera on the back of the device. The 4 LTE tablets also come with additional camera features such as: Smile Shot, Geo-tagging, Editing Modes, Camcorder, DivX, HD Recording, HD Playback, Video Share and Online Image Uploading.

Both the devices sport IR blasters, which allow the tablet to be used as a fully-functioning remote control. The device houses a non-removable Lithium-ion 4,000 mAh that provides a lasts a good amount of time on the Wi-Fi as well as the 4G network. The device is available in black and white on the Wi-Fi + 4 LTE, while an additional Garnet Red color has been added to the line for the Wi-Fi only tablet. Both the models come with various built in Samsung Applications and have been approved for Enterprise by the Company, something known as SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise). This includes an array of business applications such as: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync, Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access, Polaris® Office, Video Chat, Cisco WebEx, EAS IT Policy, HW Encryption and Sybase Afaria. However, it lacks in terms of tablet based applications in Google Play. Well, that is not exactly Samsung’s fault but it is one of things that have been keeping pushing sales of Apple tablets more than Android Tablets. Google Play has not been able to offer enough applications that support the tablet format. This problem should only be temporary as the demand for tablets is on the rise in the market.

Among the number of various companies launching phones based on Google’s Android, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner. The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure, i.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The Nexus 10 is a10-inch tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung. It is Google’s second tablet, directly following the Nexus 7. It features a 10.1-inch, 2560×1600 pixel display, which at the time of its release was the highest resolution display for a tablet. The Nexus 10 features a Samsung Exynos 5250 system on chip, a dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 central processing unit and a quad-core ARM Mali T604 graphics processing unit. The Nexus 10 was launched in two storage sizes, 16 GB and 32 GB

The Nexus 10 features Photo Sphere, a new camera technology that allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots. The tablet also features a quick settings menu, allows for application of widgets on the lock screen, as well as gesture typing; an updated version of Google Now; and multiple user accounts for tablets. The tablet offers a new share and customize feature that allows multiple users to create their own profile and customize it according to their own needs. The tablet offers a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera for video chatting. The tablet does not support SIM capability. The device also allows nine people to chat simultaneously using Google Hangouts. The Nexus 10 is available for approximately USD 399, with the price varying depending on the model.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website, pcmag.com, engadget.com, Google website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Nexus 10

Launch Date

April 2012

November 2012

Company

Samsung

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by Samsung.

Size

193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm

263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm

Display

7.0 in (18 cm) PLS TFT LCD display

Super PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1024 × 600 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density)

2560 x 1600 pixels, 10.1 inches (~299 ppi pixel density)

Protection

N/A

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

345 grams

603g (1.33 lb)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

N/A

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - GT-P3100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GT-P3105

N/A

4G Network

Depends on market capability

N/A

GUI

TouchWiz UX UI

Pure Android

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core processor/ 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor (4G)

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

Quad-core Mali T604

OS

Android OS v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

TI OMAP 4430

Exynos 5250

RAM

1 GB RAM

2GB RAM

SIM Size

mini-SIM

N/A

Internal Memory

8/16/32 GB

16/32 GB storage

Expandable Memory

Up to 32GB

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, digital compass, light and proximity

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth technology v3.0, USB 2.0 Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)

Bluetooth

NFC (Android Beam)

Dual side NFC

Micro USB

Magnetic Pogo pin charger

Micro HDMI

3.5mm headphone jack

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WiFi, NFC, USB

Speed

HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

-

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0, USB On-the-go

Micro-USB v2.0

Primary Camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

VGA

1.9 MP

Video

Full HD @30fps

[email protected]

Camera Features

  • LED Flash
  • Smile Shot
  • Geo-tagging
  • Editing Modes
  • Camcorder
  • DivX
  • HD Recording
  • HD Playback
  • Video Share
  • Online Image Uploading
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Video-calling

Sound Enhancement

SoundAlive

No

Audio supported formats

MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/ Flac player

Video supported formats

3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

MP4/H.264/DivX/ WMV player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Lithium-ion 4,000 mAh

Non-removable lithium-ion polymer 9,000 mAh battery

Talktime

2G: 40 hours

3G: 20 hours

N/A

Standby Time

2G: 1190 hours

3G: 1080 hours

-

Available Colors

Black, White, Red

Black

Messaging

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

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with GLONASS

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

None

Additional Features

  • IR blaster
  • TV Out
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Quickoffice HD editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Polaris® Office
  • Video Chat
  • Cisco WebEx
  • EAS IT Policy
  • HW Encryption
  • Sybase Afaria
  • Samsung Media Hub
  • Built-in Samsung Apps
  • 50GB of free Dropbox storage for a year
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 9000 mAh Lithium polymer battery
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Compass
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

Image Courtesy: samsung.com, androidheadlines.com

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