Comparison Between iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Apple is all set to unleash new iPad 2 to the international audiences by April 2nd week. Ever since iPad’s maiden version was launched the herd of vendors gathered to woo consumers with tablet PC’s. Samsung has been the front runner along with Apple in gaining the admiration amongst the customers for taking a sweeter pie share of the tablet market. However, lack of customer centricity and inability of understanding the needs of consumers have back fired as far as Samsung is concerned. iPad’s maiden version registered encouraging sales numbers across the international frontiers while Samsung’s Galaxy tablet took a beating with dwindling sales numbers. A lot of factors such as smaller screen size and unstable Android platform were the prime as per the industry analysts. The new iPad 2 has not bolstered the feature lacking Samsung Galaxy tablet. In order to better understand fair comparative pointers should be referred by the prospects who are contemplating amongst the two gadgets.

Size and Weight

iPad 2 is available in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models while the Wi-Fi model weighs 1.33 pounds the later weighs 1.34 pounds. Compared to Samsung Galaxy Tab, which weighs 0.85 pounds, this might certainly look heavier. However, Samsung Galaxy is only a 7 inch tablet while iPad 2 is 9.7 inches (diagonally). In terms of depth, iPad 2 again scores over Samsung Galaxy. It is 0.34 inches in depth compared to Samsung Galaxy which is 0.47 inches. This makes iPad 2 sleeker gadget when compared with Samsung Galaxy tab. The lighter iPad 2 would be cherished by professionals and students who have made it as a part of their integral lives. They can flash it in colorful leather cases and protect it in case of free fall or accidental fall.


Apple’s iPad 2 has a resolution base of 1024 by 768 pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch. The Galaxy tab’s resolution stands at 1024 by 600. Apple registers a small win in this front over Samsung’s Galaxy tab with neater picture quality and resolution base. The end users who have been using iPad would second the fact that the picture quality is more lucid in iPad 2 when compared with Samsung Galaxy tablet. The overall display in Galaxy is not sharp and lacks the sheen when the two gadgets are kept side by side. As a result, end users preferred iPad in 2010 over Samsung Galaxy tablet.


Both the gadgets provide dual mode camera to the end users. iPad 2 has a frontal VGA camera which can record at 30 frames per second and a back camera that can record in HD (720p) at 30 frames per second. Samsung Galaxy’s frontal camera is 1.3 MP while the back camera is 3 MP with auto focus.  The camera’s output quality is far superior of an Apple product than that of Samsung. The end users who end up using iPad 2 can concentrate on the finer details on foreground or background while shooting in the HD mode. Ironically, no in built app such as Face Time is implemented in Samsung Galaxy. The new iPad 2 can let one and all in connecting with their associates in seemingly no time on the fly without any hassles at all.


The new iPad 2 is powered on Apple’s custom built low-power and high performance 1 GHz A5 processor. Samsung’s Galaxy tab runs over Cortex A8 1 GHz Hummingbird. The end users would be able to wrap up their work much faster and in an efficient manner. The cutting edge business services can be shaped up in a better way with new iPad 2 on the move. The overall landscapes of services which can be used on new iPad 2 have rocketed up with these fine possibilities. The end users cannot resist using new iPad 2 over Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Connectivity Options

Both the devices support WLAN framework IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and USB. However, Samsung Galaxy fails to provide 3G support to the end users. 3G networks are getting stronger and preferred modes amongst the international users. The new iPad 2’s Wi-Fi + 3G model provides a separate micro SIM slot for leveraging from the 3G connectivity circuit. The best in class connectivity options can ensure the iPad 2 users in staying connected with work or for personal factors in just about every time. They can leverage from anytime and anywhere connectivity with the help of 3G feature on iPad 2. Samsung Galaxy tablet has few too many gaps to plug-in in order to compete with the league of Apple and others.

Memory Capability

iPad 2 can be availed in three distinct variants of 16 GB, 32GB and 64 GB. Samsung’s Galaxy tab is packaged with 2 GB user memory and 16 GB on a micro SD card. It can be extended to 32 GB using micro SD card. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy has 512 MB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM along with 128 MB of D-RAM.

Operating System

iPad 2 is orchestrated on Apple’s proprietary iOS4.3 while Samsung’s Galaxy tab runs over Android Froyo 2.2 Apple has enhanced the capability of its operating system to handle multi-threading and multi-tasking in a lot better manner. The high usability experience can be achieved by the end users who would work on their new iPad than on a Samsung Galaxy tab.

Battery Support

The new iPad 2 offers 10 hours of battery support on Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G model. The Galaxy tab offers 7 hours of unparallel battery support to the end users. This is considerably less and the end users are already anticipating a better battery support from the makers. Apple clearly scores more over Samsung in this parameter too.

Price Point

Apple has played it smart by not scooting up the price of iPad. The 16 GB WI-Fi only model starts from $499 and scales up to $829 for Wi-Fi + 3G model with 64 GB memory. Samsung Galaxy can be availed in $500 in-contract with the service provider.

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