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Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy 10.1

The truth is that Apple iPad 2 has been the market leader for a while. However, Samsung has just emerged with its new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. This move by Samsung has made Apple sit up and take note as their competitors have produced a tablet pc which many consider to be superior to the famous iPad. But is the Galaxy really better? Let’s take a look further at both of these tablets and see which really is THE best tablet pc.

Apple iPad 2 comes with the following: Apple iOS4 operating system, 9.7” display size, a ten hour battery life, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models, 512MB RAM, Apple A5 dual-core 1GHz processor, Apple App store, three options of internal memory i.e. 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, GPS, 720p HD video recording, 0.7 megapixels camera, VGA front camera, multi-touch screen, 1024×768 pixels display resolution, and capacitive LED-backlit IPS display technology.

Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet comes with: Google Android 3.1 operating system, 10.1” display size, Capacitive PLS TFT display technology, 1280×800 pixels display resolution, multi-touch screen, 2 megapixels front camera, 3 megapixels accompanied by LED flash camera, 720p HD video recording, GPS, two models of 16GB or 32GB, Google Android market as the application store, ARM cortex A9 dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 3.0 with A2DP Bluetooth application, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models, and a battery life of up to 9 hours.

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Comparing the designs of the two tablets, you will find out that the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the one of the world’s thinnest tablets in the current market. It is also thinner than the Apple iPad 2. Samsung Galaxy presents a more user-friendly lightweight design than the Apple iPad 2, since it is easier to handle for longer periods as compared to its counterpart. On the other hand, the iPad 2 works really well use in landscape layouts.

The two tablets range provide all the multipedia capabilities that you would expect from the top of the range slates. Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the best choice for everyday usage like handling multiple applications and storing media. Regarding the operating systems, you will find out that the Galaxy also has the superior computing performance performance as compared to Samsung Galaxy 10.1. The iPad 2 has a single speaker located on its back corner, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 provides stereo support with its left and right speakers giving the desirable output. The prices of the two tablets do not differ by much.

Read more about the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 here.

Read more about the Apple iPad 2 here.

Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Android 3.1

Samsung believe their latest tablet will prove to be a massive success and we can see why. The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 now comes with the Android 3.1 operating system, providing enhanced performance on top of the superior design and build quality. This really is one of the best tablet PCs available.

At a mere 8.6mm thickness, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is thinner than the iPad 2, the first tablet to hold that accolade, holding it in the hand really does feel impressive. The feel of the Galaxy is more solid than flimsy, and seems more robust than any of its competition. All ports and switches are easy to find and simple to use.

The display screen is 10.1 inches and comes with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Watching movies and playing games in widescreen was so crisp we were really taken aback. The picture quality feels just as good if not better than the Apple iPad 2. It feels comfortable in the hand and the weight is also light for its size so sitting back and relaxing with it felt like a dream. Sound quality is also of a high standard, dual surround sound speakers provide a great sound experience.

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The Galaxy 10.1 also has 2 cameras, 2MP on the front and 3MP at the rear. This was the only slight let down as many of the new tablet PCs come with a 5MP rear camera. Picture quality was not that impressive, but then all tablets have the same issue.

Battery life on the Galaxy 10.1 is also impressive. The manufacturer advises of over 9 hours life, ample for everyday browsing and video. Although this is less than the iPad 2 it runs longer than most of the competition.

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The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 comes with a NVIDIA Dual Core Tegra 2 processor running at 1GHz. With 1GB memory the tablet allows a great multi-touch experience. The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is the first Honeycomb tablet to come with Android 3.1 as standard, an extremely solid operating system. This makes running multiple applications simple and web browsing has little or no lag. Performance is high and power consumption is very low. Website browsing is very smooth and reading ebooks is also of a high standard.

As far as apps go, the Android market isn’t as busy as Apple’s. However, there are a vast number of applications available on Android. The Gmail and Music Apps were both fantastic and the famous Angry Birds game ran perfectly. There is also an ability to import photos directly from your digital camera in the Galaxy. The big plus point of Android 3.1 is the new and exclusive Movies application, allowing you to rent movies and stream them through one of the best tablet PCs.

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Display: 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) LCD

10 finger multi-touch support

Scratch resistant glass

CPU: 1GHz NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2

Memory: 1GB

Storage: 16GB/32GB

Wireless Data Network: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n2.4GHz, Bluetooth V2.1+EDR

Camera: 2MP Pixel Front Camera, 3MP Pixel Rear Camera

Audio: Stereo Speakers, Built-in Microphone

Interfaces: 1 x Open Media Connector, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Sensors

Multi-Task Support : Yes

Flash Support : Yes

Battery: 9 hours; 7000mAh Battery

Dimensions: 10.1″ (h) x 6.81″ (w) x 0.34″ (d)

Weight: 595g/1.31lbs.


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The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet really is one of the best tablet PCs around. The design is excellent and both this and the Asus Eee Transformer are the leaders in performance on the android market. The only fault we noticed is the absence of HDMI input as standard, although there are compatible cables available. Finally some stiff competition for the iPad 2 has arrived!