Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Apple iPad 2 

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 March, 2011

Apple iPad 2

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad 2
8 Out of 10
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 10.1 vs 2

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

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Apple iPad 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad 2  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs iPad 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPad 2
1,506

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 ms
iPad 2
1,808 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Much better overall performance 865 vs 261 More than 3.2x better geekbench score
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Higher resolution rear camera 3 MP vs 0.92 MP More than 3.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.3 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
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
Front view of Apple iPad 2

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Significantly faster javascript execution 1,808 ms vs 2,400 ms Around 25% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
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 2 

7.0
8.3
The new spec uses a dual-core A5 processor that promises to be twice as fast with nine times the graphics performance.
iPad 2

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

Overall

7.5 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
iPad 2 
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 Dual 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 Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
iPad 2 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 0.92 MP

ports

USB support None None
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 589 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 241.3 x 185.7 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 10 hour 10 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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