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.
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad
|Design||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Keyboard||Virtual full keyboard with swype||Virtual full keyboard with swype|
|Dimension||190.1x120.5x12 mm||242.8x1859.7x13.4 mm|
|Weight||0.84 lbs||730 g (1.6 lbs)|
|Body Color||Black||Black, White|
|Display||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Resolution||WSVGA 1024 x 600||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Features||IPS technology, Glossy widescreen, oleophobic coated|
|Operating System||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Platform||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 4.3.4)|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Apple Safari|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||No|
|Processor||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Model||ARM Cortex A8||Apple A4|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz|
|Memory||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Included||16 GB/32 GB||16GB/32GB/64GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32 GB with microSD card||No|
|Camera||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Resolution||3.2 megapixels||No Camera|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto focus, digital zoom||No Camera|
|Video Capture||HD 720p@30fps||No Camera|
|Secondary camera||1.3 megapixel VGA|
|Entertainment||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Audio||Music Player support MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, WAV, AC3, MIDI, i-Melody, SP-MIDI||Formats: HE AAC, AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AIFF, WAV|
|Video||Video Player supportWMV, MPEG4, DIVX, XVID, H.263, H.264||Formats: H.264 up to 720p@30fps, MPEG4, M-JPEG|
|Gaming||Need for Speed Shift - Free download|
|Battery||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Type Capacity||4000 mAh||Built in Li-Polymer|
|Talktime||Up to 1000 min||Surfing up to 10 hrs (2G), 9 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||Up to 1500 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Integrated E-Mail Gmail, MS Exchange ActiveSync, POP3, IMAP4||General Mail Client (Push Enabled), Exchange Sync|
|Messaging||IM (GoogleTalk), Facebook||Google Talk (Web based) , Beluga Facebook IM, Facebook Chat|
|Connectivity||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Bluetooth||v 3.0||2.1 + EDR|
|Location Service||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Maps||Google Maps with Navigon||Google Maps|
|Network Support||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|2G/3G||GPRS, EGDE / UMTS, HSPA||UMTS/ HSDPA/ HSUPA; GSM / EDGE|
|Applications||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Service, Samsung App||Apple Apps Store, iTunes 10.1|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Google talk, Twitter, MySpace||Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Vonage, Viber|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||ThinkFree Office Mobile, AllShare||FaceTime|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|Remote VPN||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes with Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Cisco Mobile|
|Video Conferencing||Cisco WebEx|
|Security||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|MobileMe, Password protected screen|
|Additional Features||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|AirPlay, AirPrint, CISCO Mobile 8.1 App for Corporate use|