Mar 24, 2011

Apple iPad 2 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple iPad 2 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung has just outed its revamped Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, making it the world’s thinnest tablet with 8.6mm thickness, where as the Apple iPad 2 tops 8.9mm thickness. Galaxy Tab 10.1 (595 grams) is weighing lighter than the Apple iPad 2 (601 grams). Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is also in the competition to compete with the iPad 2.

Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 tablets are having higher resolution (1024 x 800) than the iPad 2 (1024 x 762) and bets the iPad 2’s pixel density feature. Galaxy Tabs have the pixel density of 170ppi versus the iPad’s 132ppi.

Both Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 tablets use Honeycomb OS skinned with TouchWiz UX, dual-core 1GHz chipset, dual-cameras (3MP rear camera with AF, LED flash & 2MP front-facing camera), Bluetooth (3.0 for 8.9 Tab, 2.1 for 10.1 Tab), 1080p HD video playback, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Flash Player 10.2, Samsung Mini Apps Tray, Social Hub, Reader’s Hub, Music Hub, Android Market, and powered by 6000mAh battery and much more.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Full Specifications and Galaxy Tab 8.9 Full Specifications.

Apple iPad 2 runs with the latest iOS 4.3 on a 1GHz dual-core A5 chipset, 9.7 inches display, dual-cameras, improved graphics, thinner body, 1080p HD video out, 720p HD video recording capability, both AT&T and Verizon connectivity and more.

Check out the Full Specifications Of Apple iPad 2.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad 2

         Apple iPad 2

   Apple iPad 2

   Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

   Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

     Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

OS

iOS 4.3

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Display & Resolution

9.7 inches IPS LCD 1024×768 pixels
(132 ppi)

10.1 inches WXGA
1280 x 800 pixels
(170 ppi)

8.9 inches WXGA
1280 x 800 pixels
(170 dpi)

Processor

1GHz  Dual-Core A5
9x GPU Performance

1GHz  Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-Core

1GHz  Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-Core

RAM

512MB

1GB

1GB

Memory Storage

16GB / 32GB / 64GB

16GB / 32GB / 64GB

16GB / 32GB / 64GB

Micro-SD Card Slot

No

Yes
Micro SD Up to 32GB

Yes
Micro SD Up to 32GB

Rear-Camera

Yes
720p HD Video Recording Capable

3 MP with LED Flash 1080p, 720p HD Video Recording Capable

3 MP with LED Flash 1080p, 720p HD Video Recording Capable

Front-Camera

VGA
FaceTime & PhotoBooth

2 MP

2 MP

Connecting Ports

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

802.11 a/b/g/n

802.11 a/b/g/n

3G

Quadband HSPA
CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A

UMTS/GSM/HSDPA

UMTS/GSM/HSDPA

4G Support

No

HSPA+ 4G

HSPA+ 4G

Apps

Apple Appstore

Android Market
Amazon Appstore

Android Market
Amazon Appstore

Barometer

No

No

No

Gyroscope

Yes

Yes

Yes

Accelerometer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Adobe Flash

No

Yes

Yes

Battery

Li-Ion 6930mAh;
10 Hours running

Li-ion 7000mAh;

10 Hours Playback

 

Li-Ion 6000mAh

10 Hours Playback

Dimensions & Weight

241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8
613g (AT&T), 607g(Verizon)
601g (Wi-Fi)

256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm
595 grams

230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm 470 grams

Carrier

AT&T, Verizon

Yet To Known

Yet To Known

Price

$829(64GB),
$729(32GB),  $629(16GB)

$499(16GB),
$599(32GB)

$469(16GB),
$569(32GB)

4 Comments

  • I am waiting for galaxy tab 8.9 at the philippines (but I’m Korean). the price is about24000 to 26000 (about $460) which is an affordable price compared to ipad which was expensive since 1st gen (about $500).

  • Google has indicated that tablets and smartphones won’t be sharing the same Android build until Ice Cream Sandwich, scheduled to be released in Q4, though interestingly enough, it turns out that Honeycomb actually has Gingerbread’s interface quietly tucked underneath. According to modder Graffix0214, all you need for making the jump is one simple tweak in a system file: assuming you already have root access, use your preferred method –Pocketables recommends the LCDDensity for Root app –to change the LCD density value to 170 or higher to emulate a smaller, denser display. After a reboot, you should then see the familiar gingerbread launcher.

  • The battery of the GALAXY TAB 10.1 it’s 7000mAh and not 6860.

  • Major phail to whoever drew up that spec sheet. The iPad 1/2 both have USB2.0 based connecting ports, its just that the shape of pins are of Apple’s proprietary type but they are USB2.0 nonetheless since they are compatible with any standard USB connecting ports.

    Secondly iPads does support Adobe Flash via workaround third party apps or Jailbreaking. There is even a native YouTube playback app. Still the point is moot since Flash based contents or applications takes up and drains way too much battery in mobile devices thus why most manufacturer and programmers are so reluctant to give full implementation into them for mobile devices.

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