Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Apple iPad 4 

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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
7.2 Out of 10
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE for Verizon is essentially the same tablet Samsung released earlier in 2012, only now with 4G LTE speed at its disposal.
by c|net (Aug, 2012)
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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
9.1 Out of 10
Even now, the 9.7-inch Retina display on the iPad 4 is a marvelous thing to behold – mainly because it’s super detailed thanks to its 2048 x 1536 resolution, which puts up an admirable pixel density of 264 ppi.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench, 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

Winner
Apple iPad 4 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad 4  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad 4
850 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPad 4
17.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPad 4
54.4 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
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad 4

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Much faster graphics 17.3 fps vs 0.9 fps Around 19.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much better overall performance 1,768 vs 273 Around 6.5x better geekbench score
Significantly faster web browser 2,495 vs 2,007 Around 25% better BrowserMark score
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 7 hour More than 55% 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
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs iPad 4 

7.7
8.5
Armed with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, we have to admit, the iPad 4 produces some pleasant photos that are worth saving for the memories.
iPad 4

7.0
9.3
The 1.3-pound iPad's 2048 x 1536 Retina display is still among the best we've seen on a tablet — I'd say the best, but the Nexus 10's display is also pretty great.
iPad 4

8.0
9.0
You can imagine that a device designed for internet browsing is only going to be improved hugely with the addition of a high resolution Retina Display - and you'd be pretty much bang on the money.
iPad 4

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad 4 
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 No

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.4 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
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 4 
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 1.2 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 652 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 11 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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Apple iPad 4
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