Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Apple iPad Air 

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
7.3 Out of 10
The 3-megapixel back camera honestly takes pretty crappy pictures.
by c|net (Aug, 2012)
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Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
7.8 Out of 10
Naturally, it comes equipped with aGPS and Bluetooth 4.0 as well.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs Air

Performance

Processing power and speed

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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 Air

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad Air
1,808 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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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
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
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Apple iPad Air

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Faster javascript execution 1,808 ms vs 2,198 ms Around 20% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7 hour Around 45% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Better performance per dollar 2.31 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs iPad Air 

6.8
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 Air

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

7.7
9.1
In all fairness, it’s really tough to gauge, but the end result is the same with this Retina Display – it’s crisp, bright, and quite accurate with its color reproduction.
iPad Air

8.0
8.5
It's also good for gaming - you can play turn-based games like office favourite Strategery with ease, since they don't require a particularly quick Internet connection.
iPad Air

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 131 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 1.3 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 Air 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 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 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 588 g 610 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 7 hour 10 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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