Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Apple iPad 3 

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
7.4 Out of 10
The 3-megapixel back camera honestly takes pretty crappy pictures.
by c|net (Aug, 2012)
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Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
8.7 Out of 10
Whether it's a simple round of Scrabble or an intense romp through Grand Theft Auto 3, the iPad's combination of Retina Display and quad-core graphics processor add up to a dramatic improvement for gaming.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Apple iPad 3 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad 3  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad 3

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad 3
1,817 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPad 3
6.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPad 3
27.5 fps

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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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Slightly lighter 588 g vs 662 g More than 10% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.3 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Apple iPad 3

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad 3

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Much faster graphics 6.8 fps vs 0.9 fps More than 7.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much faster web browser 2,727 vs 2,007 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7 hour Around 45% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 263 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs iPad 3 

6.8
8.4
The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad 3

8.0
8.0
Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

7.0
9.1
The new iPad is also equipped with a greatly improved camera on its back (a 5 megapixel shooter, not unlike the one featured on the iPhone 4), new 4G LTE options (for both Verizon and AT&T), and a considerably more powerful processor.
iPad 3

8.0
8.0
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

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad 3 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology PLS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 149 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes 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 2 10.1  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 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 588 g 662 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 7 hour 10 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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