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Comparison - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

April 8, 2012
by Lim Pei Hao

05 April 2012 – In this comparison, we will pair the Apple’s 3rd Generation iPad (iPad 3) against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0).

Both tablets are powered by a 1.0 GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM and have a front-facing camera for video chats. At the time of writing, both tablets are running on the latest version of their respective operating systems. The iPad 3 runs on the iOS 5.1 while the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 runs on Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. There are three internal storage variants on each of the tablet, the iPad 3 has 16/32/64GB while the Galaxy Tab 2 has 8/16/32GB. Furthermore, they are capable in recording 1080p full HD video.

On the exterior, the Apple iPad 3 has a bigger display (9.7 vs 7.0-inch) and a higher display resolution (1536 x 2048 pixels vs 600 x 1024 pixels) than the Galaxy Tab 2. It is nearly double the weight of the Galaxy Tab 2. Nevertheless, the iPad 3 is still slimmer than its competitor by a slight margin (9.4 vs 10.5mm).

In addition, the iPad 3 has a better rated camera (5 vs 3-megapixel) with LED flash. Plus, it has an f/2.4 aperture lens that allows more light to hit the image sensor, resulting in clearer and sharper images. The tablet is also equipped with a battery capacity that is almost three times what the Galaxy Tab 2 has, to support its power-hungry processor and Retina display.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is smaller than its rival, thus it is more portable and convenient to carry it around. It also accepts microSD cards up to 32GB in addition to the given internal storage.

Unlike its competitor, the Galaxy Tab 2 has the advantage of telephony service, which allows you to make and receive calls from the tablet. It also has a handy earpiece situated on top of the tablet, so you could hold the tablet like a huge phone to listen and talk with your callers.

In terms of pricing, the iPad 3 could have a higher price point than the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2. However, the bigger and more impressive display alone could be enough to justify the price difference. If portability is not your main concern, the iPad 3 would be a good option to consider. In contrast, the Galaxy Tab 2 would be more suitable for those who are always on the go and need a device that is a hybrid of a phone and a tablet.

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Apple iPad 3

4G LTE + 9.7-inch screen (Retina Display) + A5X processor + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n + 5-megapixel camera + 16/32/64GB internal storage

Apple just made the new 3rd Generation iPad (iPad 3) official and it comes with a Retina Display that goes up to 2048 x 1536 with a pixel density of 264ppi. In addition to the display, the iPad 3 will come with an A5x dual-core processor which in turn provides four times the performance boost in terms of graphics. The 3rd-generation iPad comes with 4G LTE support with speeds of up to 73Mbps.

Apple threw in a 5-megapixel camera at the back of the tablet, which has 1080p HD video recording capability.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

3.5G HSDPA 21Mbps + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 3.0 + 7-inch slate + 3MP camera + 8/16/32GB Internal Storage + Android 4.0

Samsung has designed the 7.0-inch Galaxy Tab 2 for the road warriors due to its portability. It is packed with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera, a front facing VGA camera and runs on Android 4.0 with Samsung TouchWiz UI. It has a 7-inch PLS LCD display with 600 x 1024 resolution pixels.

It is packed with a 4000 mAh battery and comes with either 8/16/32GB internal storage. It also accepts microSD cards up to 32GB.

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