Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Apple iPad 1 

Released June, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
7.9 Out of 10
Taking another page from the iPad 2's school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we've seen in a tablet.
by c|net (May, 2011)
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Released May, 2010

Apple iPad 1

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 4
Front view of Apple iPad 1
7.8 Out of 10
The other big boon of the iPad 3G is that you get GPS capabilities, so you'll get a better experience in, say, Google Maps and geo-tagged tweets, for example.
by TechRadar (May, 2010)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 10.1 vs 1

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com, theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs iPad 1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 ms
iPad 1
3,484 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Much better overall performance 865 vs 457 Around 90% better geekbench score
Much faster javascript execution 2,400 ms vs 3,484 ms More than 30% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Has a webcam 2 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Has a rear camera 3 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much thinner 8.6 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 35% thinner
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (iOS 4) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Lighter 565 g vs 730 g Around 25% lighter
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (iOS 4) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.25 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Smaller 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm vs 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm Around 40% smaller
Newer Jun, 2011 vs May, 2010 Release date a year later
Sharper screen 149 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
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Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs iPad 1 

7.0
8.5
The iPad's Bluetooth capabilities also allow peer-to-peer networking for gaming and wireless keyboard support for compatible writing applications.
iPad 1

8.0
7.0
Viewing angles are great, contrast is excellent and colour reproduction is very vivid.
Galaxy Tab 10.1

Overall

7.5 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
iPad 1 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 131 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
iPad 1 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.25 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP None
Rear camera 3 MP None

ports

USB support None USB 2.0
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 565 g 730 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 10 hour 9.5 hour
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