Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Apple iPad 1 

Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
7.9 Out of 10
Though the rear camera is quite low resolution, Samsung as always does a good job with image processing so colors are good and exposure is decent.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2012)
Released May, 2010

Apple iPad 1

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 4
Front view of Apple iPad 1
8.1 Out of 10
Simple games like Angry Birds HD (£2.99) and Plants vs Zombies HD (£5.99) can prove better though, but Apple is truly becoming a serious player in terms of gaming.
by TechRadar (May, 2010)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs 1


Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad 1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad 1
3,484 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Much faster javascript execution 2,198 ms vs 3,484 ms More than 35% 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 8 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
Significantly thinner 9.7 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 30% thinner
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS 4) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Lighter 588 g vs 730 g Around 20% lighter
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.25 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Apr, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm vs 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm More than 30% smaller
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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Much better overall performance 457 vs 273 More than 65% better geekbench score
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs iPad 1 

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

Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

The 10.1-inch, 1280x800 screens provides a decent display for you to gorge on your favourite videos, images, games and social networks.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1


7.4 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad 1 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz


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


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad 1 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.25 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP None
Rear camera 8 MP None


USB support 1 USB 2.0 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 588 g 730 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 7 hour 9.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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