In last year, the tablet war erupted and heated up between almost all mobile manufacturing companies. Every other company is trying to launch its own variation of tablet devices. While some are giving it a shiny look and making it looks beautiful, some are providing more attention towards processing power and usability. Though in the beginning, many contenders were seen competing for market share, looks like, only two of them are making it up; although many do consider Acer Iconia also to be in the race.
Obviously we are talking about two most famous and heavily sold tablet products, viz. Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab. Although both products offer similar kind of hardware configuration and other services, which one is superior if we get a chance to buy any one out of these two and which one could provide us more reliable & efficient service? Let us find out!
We have tested Apple iPad 2 and Samsung galaxy tab based on various criteria like price, features and so on. For the sake of convenience, we have tabulated head-to-head comparison so as to make it easier to compare these two devices.
|iPad 2||Galaxy Tab 10.1|
|OS||iOS 4.3||Android 3.0|
|Display||9.7-inch, LED-backlitIPS LCD with 1024x768px resolution||10.1-inchPLS LCD with 1280x800px resolution|
|Processor||1GHz dual-core Apple A5||1Ghz dual-coreCortex-A9 processor|
|Versions based on storage||16GB / 32GB / 64GB||16GB / 32GB / 64GB|
|Expandable memory||No||Up to 32Gb|
|Rear camera/Front camera||0.7MP Fixed-Focus720p video/0.3MP VGA||3.0MP Auto-Focus with LED Flash (720p)/ 2.0MP|
|Network Support||2G, 3G Network, HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA at 2.0 Mbps Capability||2G, 3G with HSDPA at 21 Mbps & HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps|
|Other Features||GPRS ,EDGE, GPS & A-GPS, MicroUSB Support, TV Out Support||GPRS, GPS, EDGE, MicroUSB, Adobe Flash 10.1 Support|
|Price(Wi-Fi only)||$499 (16GB)$599 (32GB)$699 (64GB)||$499 (16GB)$599 (32GB)|
Although from table we can clearly see that Galaxy tab by Samsung is clearly topping many of the criteria, we shouldn’t forget that iPad 2 was launched before Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is backed up by a brand as strong as anything, Apple. If we are to check availability of applications for both iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab, Apple Tab manages to surpass Galaxy Tab by quite some distance.
In the end, all matters is your ability and desire to spend cash. If you want to have a Tablet device that is stylish and make you look ‘cooler’ but on other side also has some serious processing power and other features, you might do good with Apple iPad 2 but if you don’t pay attention to looks and simply, efficiency of tablet is what matters to you, then definitely go for Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Whichever device out of these two, you are thinking about purchasing, please do not get biased after reading this comparison; this doesn’t tell the whole story!
You should still decide your pick only after getting demo of each tablet. Be sure, whatever you choose out of these two, you are going to get the best!