Apple iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 : Specs Fight!

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Apple iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Definitive Specs Comparison Table


Detail/Feature

Apple iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Dimensions

242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm

246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9 mm

Weight

1.5 lbs

1.32 lbs

Screen Type

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

Screen Size

9.7-inch, 4:3

10.1-inch
WXGA, 1280 x 800 pixels

Video Call

No

Yes

Camera

No

Yes, Two
2 MegaPixels in front,
8 MegaPixels Camera at the back with LED Flash and Autofocus

Operating System Upon Release

iPhone OS 3.2

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

CPU

1Ghz Apple A4

1Ghz Dual Core Tegra 2

Internal storage

16, 32, 64 GB

16, 32 GB

Expandable storage

No, via optional dongle

No

USB port

No, via optional dongle

No

Wifi

Yes

Yes

Internet Browser

Mobile Safari, Various

Android Web Browser Various

Adobe Flash Support

No

Yes, Flash 10.1 in Browser

Apps

Yes, iPad apps via App Store

Yes, Android Market

Multi-tasking

Yes, via iOS update

Yes

Battery life

10 hours
1 month of standby

TBA

Price

$499 - $829

TBA

Release date/Availability

April 2010 for Wifi-only version,
May 2010 for 3G version

TBA


I know the comparison is hardly fair. The first generation Apple iPad is from early 2010 while Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was just released today. But I'm sure a lot of people would still want to see this so I posted it anyway. (I know. iPad 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 should be a more interesting comparison. But we'll have to wait until March or April for that.)

Needless to say, (at least on paper) technical specs-wise, iPad has got nothing on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The latter is just thinner and lighter, has a bigger screen, runs on a more powerful chip and sports not one but two cameras -- one's even powerful enough to take 1080p HD videos. The only department where iPad could be considered better than Galaxy Tab 10.1 is probably on the software side -- but that calls for a whole separate table or video altogether.

I guess this just goes to show how fast technology progresses year after year. What was top-of-the-line a few months ago would now seem wanting in comparison to fresh releases.

4 comments:

  1. I really love samsung, such awesome technology. <3

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  2. Well at least there is a honeycomb tablet more likely to come here in the Philippines.

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  3. The galaxy tab 10.1 doesn't have a usb port and an expandable sd card storage? That's a shame. . .

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  4. Is it Android 3.0 Gingerbread or is it Android 3.0 Honeycomb? Which is correct?

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