So let's carry on the theme today. We know that the Apple iPad 2 is out, finally, and we want to see how it measures up against the Steve Jobs dubbed "copycats" out in the market. So the next in line for a detailed comparison with the Apple iPad 2, is the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
From what we know of the tablet market up till now, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the most popular Android tablet out there. The only tablet in the market, which has managed to give the Apple iPad a bit of a competition, is no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Tab. However, let us see if the Galaxy Tab matches what the Apple iPad 2 touts:
|Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad 2|
|Operating System||Android||iOS 4.3|
|Processor||1.08 GHz Cortex A8||A5 Dual Core|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB (confirmed)|
|Memory||16 GB, 32 GB||16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB|
|Dimensions||7.48 inches tall, 4.74 inches wide, and 0.47 inch thick||9.5 tall, 7.31 inches wide and 0.34 inch thick|
|Camera||Two cameras, front and rear||Two cameras, front and rear|
|Video Recording||Yes,||Yes, 720p|
|WiFi and 3G||Yes||Yes|
|microSD Card Slot||Yes||No|
|Price||varies by carrier||Starting at $499|
So there was Samsung Galaxy Tab pitted against Apple iPad 2 and if you're wondering how the Android running tablet performs against the original iPad, don't forget to check out Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab does not run Honeycomb, which is the tablet specific version of Android, so essentially the operating system on the tablet is ironically not optimized for tablets. Other than that, the Galaxy Tab is similar in terms of processing power, however it takes the lead in RAM. The 7-inch screen size here, has been debated a lot. Whether or not its the fact that one would want a tablet that has a full size, and isn't sort of a mini-tablet thing, that is why the iPad mini tablet rumours never resurfaced again. The other good thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab is that its supports Flash right out of the box. It has a microSD card slot as well. You can also make phone calls via the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Apple iPad 2 on the other hand provides dual-core processing and up to 9X better graphics, so it earns serious respect for that. Obviously one can not compare these two tablets on terms of dimensions because of the totally different factors they have. Once again, the Apple iPad 2 loses points for not supporting flash. In terms of software, we all know how big iOS 4.3 is going to be. No phone calling here, but given that feature of the Galaxy Tab, it just seems like its a giant, oversized phone.
So what would you rather have? The Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Apple iPad 2? Sound off, in the comments below.
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