Difference Between Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Posted on Mar 22nd, 2011 and last modified on Mar 12th, 2012 | By Andrew
Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 | Full Specs Compared | iPad 2 vs Galaxy Tab 8.9 Features and Performance
Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 are both high performance tablets from Apple and Samsung. Apple recently released iPad 2 packed with Dual-core Apple A5 processor and powered by Apple iOS 4.3 and sized at 9.7 inches with dual camera. Samsung recently released Galaxy Tab 10.1 with high end 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core processor with 1 GM RAM with 8 Megapixel rear camera. Considering the consumer market Samsung also released Galaxy Tab 8.9 with almost the same configuration and WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution which is better than iPad 2.
iPad 2 is 8.8 mm thickness and 613 g whereas Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is 8.6 mm and 470 g. Optimised size with excellent weight supported by Android 3.0 Honeycomb features with Samsung UX would really make high competition in the Tablet market. Samsung owned user interface for Android 3.0 Honeycomb provides live panel home screen with custom widgets with excellent application switching feature.
Speed, Performance and User Experience
As discussed above Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 both use 1 GHz dual core processors with 512 MB and 1 GB RAM respectively. But Processor design architecture and operating system performances are difference in each other. So it’s difficult to compare them only based on speed on the configuration point of view. But the real performance difference and User Experience would be impacted by the difference between Apple iOS 4.3 and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
By user experience Android browsers are faster than Apple Safari and the Android browsers supports Adobe Flash that give more value to Samsung Tab 8.9 on top of its physical design. And another advantage on Samsung Tab 8.9 is Google related applications like Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more. Android 3.0 comes with Native Gmail client, Google Native YouTube player and Google Talk whereas in Apple iPad 2, Apple uses normal email client to retrieve emails from Gmail and Google Talk web based application. How ever Tablet market will be saturated soon with Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook, LG Optimus 3D PAD and HP, Dell Pads.
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