Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released June, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
7.5 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 November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
7.9 Out of 10
In fact, its pixel density count of 264 ppi is a pretty fine figure – enabling it to produce plenty of details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 10.1 vs Air

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs iPad Air

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Apple seemingly turned the wick up a bit here, with Geekbench indicating a processor speed of 1.39GHz, versus the 1.29GHz on the iPhone 5S.
iPad Air | by c|net (Oct, 2013)

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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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
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
Slightly bigger screen 10.1" vs 9.7" Around 5% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Apple iPad Air

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More processing power 2,185 vs 1,859 Around 20% better passmark score
Marginally newer Nov, 2013 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Much sharper screen 263 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 1 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.0) 24x faster Bluetooth
Lighter 478 g vs 565 g More than 15% lighter
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 8.6 mm Around 15% thinner
Smaller 169.5 x 240 x 7.5 mm vs 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm More than 20% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs iPad Air 

7.0
9.0
That period was punctuated by two updates, bringing faster chips and a better display, but it’s a full refresh we’ve all been waiting for, something to make the good ol' iPad look and feel truly new.
iPad Air

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 149 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.4 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 Air 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 5 MP

ports

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

form factor

Weight 565 g 478 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 169.5 x 240 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 10 hour 10 hour
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