Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad – Full Specification Compared
Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad both are compititive tablets from Samsung and Apple.Samsung has created a real competition to Apple iPad with its new product, Galaxy Tablet. We have discussed here on how Samsung’s Galaxy Tab differ from the Apple’s iPad.
The major difference is: Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with phone feature. It has integrated the phone in to the Galaxy Tab. Whereas, absence of this feature may be seen by users as a drawback in Apple iPad. With Tab, you can either use speaker phone or Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab is smaller and lighter, the tablet screen is just 7-inch TFT LCD whereas Apple iPad is large 9.7″ LED IPS. Screen resolution is almost same and multitouch.
Dimensions of Apple iPad: 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 inches
Dimensions of Samsung Galaxy Tablet: 7.48 x 4.74 x 0.47 inches
Apple iPad is quiet heavy; 1.5 pounds for Wi-Fi model and 1.6 pounds for 3G model. The Tablet weighs less than a pound, it is only 0.84 pounds.
Both Samsung’s tablet and Apple’s iPad have the same speed processor but Galaxy Tab has got twice the RAM (512MB). iPad has got only 256 MB RAM.
Internal storage capacity is almost same for both. Apple iPad has got 3 options; 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. Samsung offer 16GB or 32GB. But the Galaxy Tablet supports up to 32GB of expandable storage. iPad’s limitation to internal space only will certainly be viewed by users as a disadvantage.
Another added feature of Galaxy Tab is it two cameras; a rear-facing 3.2-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chatting. Apple’s current iPad models do not have cameras.
When it comes to batteries, Apple has a longer life time; Apple claims that its iPad can last up to 10 hours of video playback on Wi-fi model and 9 hours on 3G model. Galaxy’s battery life is up to 7 hours of video playback.
Samsung Galaxy Tab run on Google’s Android 2.2, plans are afoot to upgrade the operating system to 3.0
Apple iPad runs iOS 3.2, iOS 4.1 and upgradeable to iOS 4.2.
Android 2.2 Operating System gives the tablet many advantages over Apple’s iPad iOS 3.2.
Android supports full multitasking, Adobe Flash, and in addition to Android App allows unrestricted access to external applications.
iOS 3.2 does not support multi tasking and Adobe Flash; it also has restriction on access to other market applications. Users have access to Apple App only. Upgrade to iOS 4.02 is expected to bring some improvement in this.