Apple iPad 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 : Technical Specifications Fight!

Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation finally announced the imminent release of its flagship Android tablet for 2011, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, in the country.

So I guess it's high time we do this:

apple ipad 2 vs. samsung galaxy tab 10.1

TP Specs Comparison Table: Apple iPad 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


Apple iPad 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm

256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm


607 grams

565 grams

Screen Type

LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Fingerprint/scratch resistant oleophobic surface
- Multi-touch input method

PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- TouchWiz UX UI
- Multi-touch input method

Screen Size

9.7-inch, 768 x 1024 pixels

10.1-inch, 800 x 1280 pixels

Video Call




Yes, Two
0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels, no flash at the back
VGA in front

Yes, Two
3.15 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash at the back
2 MegaPixels in front

Video Recorder

HD, 720p

HD, 720p

Operating System Upon Release

iOS 4

Android 3.0 Honeycomb


1Ghz Apple A5
(900 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU)

Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset

Internal storage

16, 32, 64 GB storage options
512 MB RAM

16, 32, 64 GB storage options

Built-in MicroSD card slot




Yes, all variants
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Yes, all variants
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

3G Network

3G variants only
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

3G variants only (announced later than Wifi version)
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100


Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP

Internet Browser

Mobile Safari, Various via App Store

Android Web Browser, Various via Android Market

Adobe Flash Support



Games and Apps

Yes, iPad apps via App Store

Yes, Android Market




Battery life

720 hours of standby, 10 hours of continuous use


Price in the Philippines

Apple iPad 2 Wifi-only 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sell for Php 23,990, Php 28,990 and Php 33,990 respectively. Apple iPad 2 Wifi + 3G 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sell for Php 30,990, Php 35,990 and Php 40,990 respectively

(The 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition is now available in the US for $599, while the 16GB version is available for $499.)

Release date/Availability in the Philippines

April 2011 for all variants

Announced in June 2011,
Release date TBA

To say that Samsung prepared well for iPad2 is an understatement. If the technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 were any indication of the Korean company's motives, I guess we can conclude that Samsung wants to no less than slay Apple's tablet; Not only is Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 thinner and lighter than iPad2 but it also flaunts a bigger, perhaps a tad clearer screen, and better camera both front and back.

But will all these be enough to bring Apple down? In 2010, Apple iPad accounted for a whopping 93% of tablet sales worldwide. As for iPad2, well - Apple sold more than 1,000,000 units of the next-generation slate during its debut alone, contributing to a total 2.5 Million units sold way back in March (that's prior to its release in other parts of the world, including the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong). It's clear, I think, iPad2 is the hottest tablet in the world today. And you know when something's hot, everyone wants to get hold of it.

So guess the only question now is pricing. Samsung has yet to disclose the official SRP of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Philippines. Now I ask you, "If it will don a price tag similar to that of its main competition, will choose Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 over the monster hit that is Apple iPad 2?"


  1. thumbs up to samsung galaxy tab!

  2. Still choose the Galaxy Tab 10.1! :D

  3. Ipad 2 is the best!!!

  4. Same price??? I will then choose iPad 2.

  5. At same price of if even at 1k+ difference, I would choose Samsung Galaxy Tab. I live for customization and open source. Miles better Beats the iPad2 in any day!!! iPad2/iOS = All talk, no innovation.. LMAO!! So Fanboys. FACT!!

  6. same price... specs are not the same. samsung dominates the tablet market... haha

  7. Galaxy Tab 10.1 definitely! Can't wait!


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