Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 | iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab Full Specs Compared | iPad 2 vs Galaxy Tab Features and Performance
Apple iPad 2 and Android Samsung Galaxy Tab! which one to choose is always a troubling question to many. Both are amazing tablets, each carry many good features, which we will see here in detail. iPad 2 which was released in March 2011 is slim, light and powerful compared to the first generation iPad and features the same 9.7 inches display while Samsung Galaxy Tab is a small compact Android based tablet with 7 inches display but full with brilliant features. The biggest difference between iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab, away from the display size, is the processor speed which is double in iPad 2, and the performance of the operating system. iPad 2 runs the updated Apple proprietary OS iOS 4.3 while Galaxy Tab runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) which is upgradeable to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Looking at the applications, iPad 2 has access to Apple App store which is very popular with loads of applications and Galaxy Tab as an Android tablet has full access to Android Market and in additon Samsung has its own Samsung Apps store.
To read the difference between Apple iOS 4.3 and Android 3.0 click here.
Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad 2 is the second generation iPad fro Apple. Apple the pioneers in introducing the iPad have made further improvements to iPad 2 in design and performance. In comparison with iPad, iPad 2 gives a better performance with high speed processor and improved applications. The A5 processor used in iPad 2 is 1GHz Dual-core A9 Application processor based on ARM architecture, The new A5 processor’s clock speed is twice as faster than A4 and 9 times better on graphics while the power consumption remains same. iPad 2 is 33% thinner and 15% lighter than iPad while the display is same in both, both are 9.7″ LED back-lit LCD displays with 1024×768 pixel resolution and use the IPS techology. The battery life is same for both, you can use it up to 10 hrs continuously.
The additional features in iPad 2 are the dual cameras – rare camera with gyro and 720p video camcorder, front facing camera with FaceTime for video conferencing, a new software PhotoBooth, HDMI compatibility – you have to connect to HDTV via Apple digital AV adapter that comes separately.
iPad 2 will have variants to support both 3G-UMTS network and 3G-CDMA network and will release the Wi-Fi only model also. iPad 2 is available in black and white colors and the price varies depending the model and storage capacity, it ranges from $499 to $829. Apple also introduces a new bendable magnatic case for iPad 2, named as Smart Cover, which you can purchase separately.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab is a small compact device with 7 inches screen, less than half a inch thickness and weighing only 0.84 lbs, but packed with many amazing features and functions. You can surf and enjoy browsing with Adobe Flash Player, make video calls, chat with friends, have business meetings via video conferencing, take photos and capture the memorable moments with the HD camcorder, play games, listen to music, watch movies, drive safe with Navigon and you can do many more with this small gadget.
The Android based Samsung Tab runs Android 2.2, which is upgradeable to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) features, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 3.0 magapixel rare camera with the capacity to record HD video at [email protected], 16GB/32GB internal memory and microSD card slot that support up to 32 GB.
The good features of Galaxy Tab is the voice and video calling and video conferencing facility, you can communicate through speakerphone or your Bluetooth headset. The other feature is the support for a variety of audio/video file formats including FLAC, DivX, XViD. You can directly play it without re-encoding. Also support to Adobe Flash Flayer give you a seamless browsing experience.
Samsung Galaxy Tab was released in Q4 2010 and available globally.
|Comparison of Specifications
Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
|Design||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Keyboard||Virtual full keyboard with swype||Virtual full keyboard with swype|
|Dimension||241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm (9.5 x 7.31 x 0.35 in)||190.1x120.5x12 mm|
|Weight||601g (1.33 lbs) Wi-Fi only; 607 (1.34lbs) 3G CDMA; 613g (1.35lbs) 3G GSM||0.84 lbs|
|Body Color||Black, White||Black|
|Display||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Size||9.7 in||7 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||WSVGA 1024 x 600|
|Features||IPS technology, Glossy widescreen, oleophobic coated,|
|Sensors||3 axis gyro, Illumination Sensor|
|Operating System||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Platform||iOS 4.3 (upgradeable to iOS 5.1)||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|Browser||Apple Safari||Android WebKit|
|Processor||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Model||Apple A5 dual core CPU with PowerVR SGX 543MP2 GPU||ARM Cortex A8|
|Speed||1 GHz dual core||1 GHz|
|Memory||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Included||16GB/32GB/64GB||16 GB/32 GB|
|Expansion||No||Up to 32 GB with microSD card|
|Camera||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto Focus, 4x Digital Zoom||Auto focus, digital zoom|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||HD [email protected]|
|Features||Geo tagging, tap to control exposure|
|Secondary camera||VGA (640 x 480pixels) @30fps|
|Entertainment||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Audio||Formats: HE AAC, AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AIFF, WAV||Music Player support MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, WAV, AC3, MIDI, i-Melody, SP-MIDI|
|Video||Formats: H.264 up to [email protected], MPEG4, M-JPEG||Video Player supportWMV, MPEG4, DIVX, XVID, H.263, H.264|
|Gaming||Game Center||Need for Speed Shift - Free download|
|Battery||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Type Capacity||Built-in 25 W-hour Li-Polymer||4000 mAh|
|Talktime||Surfing up to 10 hrs (2G), 9 hrs (3G)||Up to 1000 min|
|Standby||More than 1 month||Up to 1500 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|General Mail Client (Push Enabled), Exchange Sync||Integrated E-Mail Gmail, MS Exchange ActiveSync, POP3, IMAP4|
|Messaging||Google Talk (Web based), Beluga Facebook IM, Facebook Chat||IM (GoogleTalk), Facebook|
|Connectivity||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Bluetooth||2.1 +EDR||v 3.0|
|HDMI||Compatible (1080p HD), connect through Apple digital AV adapter||Yes|
|Location Service||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps with Navigon|
|Network Support||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|2G/3G||UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA; GSM/EDGE||GPRS, EGDE / UMTS, HSPA|
|Applications||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Apps||Apple Apps Store, iTunes 10.2||Android Market, Google Mobile Service, Samsung App|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, Linkedin||Facebook, Google talk, Twitter, MySpace|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||iBook, iMovie ($4.99), GarageBand ($4.99), FaceTime, PhotoBooth||ThinkFree Office Mobile, AllShare|
|Business Mobility||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Remote VPN||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes with CISCO Mobile|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Mobile|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO Mobile, WebEx|
|Security||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|MobileMe, Password Protected Screen|
|Additional Features||Apple iPad 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|AirPlay, AirPrint, CISCO Mobile 8.1 App for Corporate use, 65000 iPad specific applications|