Mar 8, 2012

The New Apple iPad Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1): Specs Comparison

The New iPad 3 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

A few hours ago, we published an article about the specs comparison between the The new iPad and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets.  With the iPad 3 having been officially announced today, we are comparing the latest and greatest Android tablets and Apple’s latest sequel of the iPad. In this article, we pit the iPad 3 against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), which has been announced prior to the MWC 2012 event. Apple iPad 3 should be considered as the best tablet to buy right now for sure. If you’re a happy Android fan, you’ll go for the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). But if you’re open to both the iOS and Android platforms, you have a tough decision to make.

The New Apple iPad

The New Apple iPad is one of the most pixel-packed tablet, which has got a 9,7-inch Retina Display with 2048x1536p resolution, 264ppi, an improved A5X dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, a 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor with five-element lens,infra-red filter, 1080p video recording capability, 4G LTE capability with speeds of 3.1Mbps on EV-DO, 7.2 on HSPA. It lasts up to 10 hours on GSM operation and 9 hours on 4G LTE. The new Apple iPad is 9.4 mm thick and weighs 652 g (Wi-Fi-only) / 662 grams (Wi-Fi+4G). Apple claims that graphics are 4 times faster than what’s inside an Nvidia Tegra 3. The new iPad has also got iPhoto for iOS and updated iMovie app as well as new versions of Infinity Blade – Dungeons and Sketchbook Ink.

Read: The New iPad Full Specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is a slightly upgraded version of the yesteryear’s original Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS installed inside and not much else.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) spots a 10.1" PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels), 1GHz dual-core processor, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, 3.2 MP autofocus camera with HD video recording capability, 16/32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via a microSD card slot, 21 Mbps HSDPA and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Gyro sensor, Adobe Flash Player 11 support, DivX/XviD support, TV-out (adapter required), USB host (via an adapter), 7000mAh battery to power everything and there’s a VGA front-facing camera for video calling.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) Full Specifications.

Apple iPad 3 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1): Specs Comparison

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The New Apple iPad

The New Apple iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

 

 

OS

Apple-iOS-Logo


Apple iOS 5.1

Android-4.0.x-Ice-Cream-Sandwich


Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Skin

Samsung TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI

 

Display

Sony-Xperia-S-Reality-Mobile-Bravia


9.7-inch LED-backlit Retina Display
2048 X 1536 Pixels
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Sony-Xperia-S-Reality-Mobile-Bravia


10.1-inch Super PLS – LCD Display  1280 X 800 Pixels

CPU

 

A5X Dual-Core


1.4GHz Dual-Core

GPU

Dual-Core Graphics

Yes

Pixel Density

264 PPI

149 PPI

RAM

1GB


Rear Camera


5MP with iSight,
Back-illuminated sensor
5-element lens


3.5MP with LED Flash

Front-Camera

0.3MP VGA
FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos


0.3MP VGA

Video Recording Capability


1080p HD Video Recording Capability @ 30fps
1920 X 1080 Pixels


720p HD Video Recording Capability @ 30fps
1280 X 720 Pixels

Memory Storage


16GB/32GB/64GB Flash Memory


16GB/32GB Flash Memory


MicroSD Card Slot

No

microSD-32GB-Image

Yes
Expandable Up To 32GB

Gyroscope

Yes

Yes

Accelerometer

Yes

Yes

USB Port

Micro USB 2.0

USB Host (via an adapter)


HDMI Port

HDMI

Yes

HDMI

Yes


Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

NFC


No


No

GPS

No
GPS-Logo

Yes
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth 3.0

3G

Capable

Capable
21 Mbps HSDPA and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support


4G LTE


Yes


TBD

Adobe Flash

Adobe-Flash-Icon

No

Adobe-Flash-Icon

Yes

Apps Availability


Apple App Store


Google Play

Battery

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Li-Po 42.5Whr
Up To 10 Hours (GSM)
Up To 9 Hours (LTE)

Battery-Logo

Li-Ion 7000mAh

Dimensions

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm
652 Grams (Wi-Fi)
652 Grams (Wi-Fi + 4G)

256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm
586 Grams

Carrier Availability


Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bell, Telus


TBD


Price

$499 16GB Wi-Fi
$599 32GB Wi-Fi
$699 64GB Wi-Fi
4G variants go for $629, $729 and $829

TBD

Release Status

March 16th

Not Yet


Colors

Black, White

Black

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