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Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galxy Tab 10.1


Today in the battlefield we have All new Apple iPad 2 with its tonnes of features and improvements against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with fastest and sleekiest honeycomb support and even sexier design. 
Only one way to find out : BENCHMARKS
So lets head to the arena for some frantic action !!!

Quick Specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  •     Product Type Web tablet
  •     Width 6.71 in
  •     Depth 0.43 in
  •     Height 9.69 in
  •     Weight 1.32 lbs
  •     Color Black

  •     Display Type 10.1 in TFT active matrix,   - Yes
  •     Display Resolution 1280 x 800

  •     Flash Memory Integrated
  •     RAM 1 GB
  •     ROM 32 GB

  •     Processor NVidia Tegra 2 1 GHz
  •     Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core

Multimedia Functionality
  •     Audio Microphone , Speaker(s)
  •     Supported Digital Audio Formats MP3,
  •     AAC,
  •     AAC+,
  •     eAAC+,
  •     WMA

Input Device
  •     Type Touch-screen

Expansion / Connectivity
  •     Interfaces 1 x Docking connector,
    1 x Headphone

  •     Features LCD display,
  •     Web browsing,
  •     Built-in battery,
  •     E-Mail,
  •     Ambient light sensor
Operating System
  •     OS Provided Android 3.1 Honeycomb

Apple iPad 2

  • Product Type Tablet
  • Service Provider AT & T
  • Width 7.3 in
  • Depth 0.4 in
  • Height 9.5 in
  • Weight 21.6 oz
  • Color Black
  • Display Type 9.7 in IPS TFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
  • Display Resolution 1024 x 768 (132 ppi)
  • Flash Memory 32 GB Integrated
  • Processor Apple A5 1 GHz
  • Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
  • Wireless Broadband (WWAN) HSUPA,
  • Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
  • Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 EDR,
    802.11 a/b/g/n
Digital Camera
  • Rear-facing Camera Yes
  • Digital Zoom 5
  • HD Video Recording 720p
  • Features Tap to control exposure for video or stills,
    Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
  • Front-facing Camera VGA
Multimedia Functionality
  • Supported Digital Video Formats MPEG-4 SP (up to 640x480),
    H.264 Main Profile Level 3.1 (up to 720p),
    Motion JPEG (up to 1280x720)
  • Max Resolution (external) 1920 x 1080
  • Audio Microphone , speaker(s) - Mono
  • Supported Digital Audio Formats AAC,
    Protected AAC,
    Apple Lossless,
GPS System
  • GPS Navigation GPS receiver ( Assisted GPS (A-GPS) )
Input Device
  • Type Touch-screen
  • Technology / Form Factor Lithium polymer
  • Capacity 25 Wh
  • Run Time (Up To) 10 hour(s)
  • Run Time Details Web browsing over Wi-Fi - up to 10 hour(s),
    Video playback - up to 10 hour(s),
    Audio playback - up to 10 hour(s),
    Web browsing over 3G - up to 9 hour(s)
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slot(s) 1 x Micro-SIM card
  • Interfaces 1 x Headphones - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm,
    1 x Docking / port replicator - 30-pin dock connector
  • Sensors Accelerometer,
    Ambient light sensor,
    Three-axis gyro sensor
  • Features AirPlay,
    VoiceOver screen reader,
    Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating,
    Charging via USB,
    Digital compass
  • Included Accessories Power adapter
  • Cables Included 1 x USB adapter
Operating System
  • OS Provided Apple iOS 4
Manufacturer Warranty
  • Service & Support 1 year warranty
  • Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year,
    Technical support - Phone consulting - 90 days


Page Loading :

Starting with the basic site loading speed. is fairly heavy site with loads of pics, videos and widgets which is perfect for testing. Flash was enabled on both tabs. With exactly same conditions both tabs were put to test.

Shocking result !
iPad 2 : 8 seconds
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 : 5 seconds

Galaxy Tab almost twice as fast in page loading as iPad 2. Our jaws dropped to ankle. Even our viewers may not have expected this.But hey ! this is just a beginning, let's see how they perform under maximum stress.

Application Download :

Only thing that comes to mind is world's most popular game 'Angry Birds'. So quickly we set up the download process. However there is a slight difference of 0.1mb in size of both versions of game (for android n for iOS 4). Due to some technical difficulties we have to alter the test. As there is no way to confirm when download finishes and install begins in iPad 2, we stopped the clock the moment download finishes. But in Galaxy Tab we stopped it after installation of game.

Result :
iPad 2 : 17 seconds
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 : 21 seconds

Results may not be accurate but it gives a slight idea of which one is better though marginally.
Facebook Photo upload :

We clicked pics from both the tabs and uploaded them on FB. There is a small thing which you must know. Galaxy tab's rear camera is better than iPad 2's so obviously the quality and size of pics are better than iPad 2's. Accounting this fact we carried on with our test.

Results :
iPad 2 : 2 seconds
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 : 4 seconds

Again marginally better considering size differences.  
Two of the fastest tablets in world today capable of handling anything thrown at them.
Web browsing is definitely better in Galaxy Tab but in case of app downloads and content uploads, apple has a slight edge over Samsung.
You can match rest of the technical specs for complete result. 
However technically and looks wise Galaxy has an upper hand.
This wind up our discussion. Stay tuned for more.......

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