Jun 3, 2011
Nic Cho

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs iPad 2 WiFi Tablets Comparison

Consumers are so happy to see the hot competition in the market since it will let consumers to choose better product at a competitive price! In bid to be treated as the true competitor to hot-selling iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been redesigned with more competitive specs and competitive pricing. Samsung has announced the official launch date and pricing details of of its long-awaited Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi-only edition). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is scheduled to first hit the Best Buy Union Square Store in NYC on June 8 and will be available throughout the nation beginning June 17 for $499 (16GB internal memory) and $599 (32GB). The high-end Tab 10.1 tablet seems like the true iPad 2 killer, hence, if you’re the one who in consideration whether to purchase either iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 premium tablets and would like to know more details of both, then you can check the following comparative table of WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Apple iPad 2 for differences in features and specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs iPad 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi Edition) Versus (VS) Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Edition)
1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processing power CPU 1GHz Apple A5 dual-core processor
1GB RAM 512MB
10.1-inch HD multi-touch display with WXGA 1280 x 800 pixels resolution Screen Details 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS multi-touch display with 1024×768 pixels resolution at 132 ppi
3-megapixel AF camera with 720p HD video capture plus 2MP front-facing camera Camera 720p HD camera plus VGA front camera
Latest Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS (to date) complemented with TouchWiz UX Platform iOS 4
Samsung Media Hub, Readers Hub & Social Hub, Samsung Mini Apps Tray, DLNA and Adobe Flash 10.2 support More Features FaceTime video chat, AirPlay, AirPrint and video mirroring support
Yes – Android Market Wide Range Of Mobile Applications Yes – Apple App Store
No microSD memory expansion slot No
Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Connectivity Yes
256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 millimeters Size 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm
1.25 pounds Weight 1.33 pounds
7000 mAh battery supports up to 9 hours of continuous use Rechargeable Battery Power and Usage Time 25-watt-hour supports up to 10 hours of usage time
16GB model – $499 | 32GB model – $599 Pricing 16GB model – $499 | 32GB model – $599 | 64GB model – $699

As you may know, Google has recently announced its newest OS for tablet – Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which offers enhanced user experience, broader support of USB accessories and much more! Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is based on this amazing platform is aimed to bring your tablet experience to a next level.

From the table above, you may find that both of the contenders’ ultra-sharp display are good enough to watch HD video, photo and more graphics while on-the-go. And the 10.1″ Samsung Galaxy Tab that specially redesigned to fight with iPad 2 mobile tablet is packing a slightly bigger, higher-resolution display, larger RAM and thinner body than the highly-popular tablet. One of the most notable highlights of Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the claiming of world’s thinnest tablet to date, but it’s just 0.2 mm slimmer than iPad 2, and you may feel nothing different while holding in the hand. Besides, there is a lot of Apple fans who love the reputable sign, innovating spirit as well as the stylish, trendy design of iPad 2. So it’s so hard to guess who’s a winner in this battle, perhaps we must wait the market to prove the popularity of both Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad 2 with their sales figures.

Note: If you love Galaxy Tab 10.1 so much but feel that WiFi-only model is not enough for you, you can go for the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which is slated to hit Verizon stores in the coming weeks for around $530 (16GB) and $630 (32GB) on a 2-year service contract, which will definitely beat iPad 2 that does not support LTE yet.

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  • cool review..

  • Kane

    I bought the Samsung but was given an iPad for work so I have both to work with. Hands down I'll take the Samsung. It's speedier by a significant margin though the app market has a little catching up to do.

  • Ron

    Android tablet vendor just don't get it. There is no way you can seriously compete with Apple and its iPad if you don't undercut them in price by a serious margin. Asus seems to be the only one to understand this. Do you really think that the average consumer is going to opt for an Android tablet if they can get an iPad for the exact same money?

  • ar

    NO Micro SD in Galaxy Tab 10.1

    • Nic Cho

      Thanks a lot for your rectification.