Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Kobo Arc 10HD 

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
6.9 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)
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Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 10HD

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD
8.5 Out of 10
The stunning 2,560 x 1,600 screen is a triumph in resolution technology and a genuine pleasure to look at.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs 10HD

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Arc 10HD

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Arc 10HD
7.2 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Arc 10HD
35.2 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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Has a rear camera 8 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
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
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 10HD

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Much faster graphics 7.2 fps vs 0.9 fps 8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 298 ppi vs 149 ppi 2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Arc 10HD 

6.8
6.9
One of the Kobo Arc 10 HD's most impressive features is its sharp and bright 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution screen.
Arc 10HD

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
7.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Arc 10HD 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology PLS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 ppi 298 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 Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.8 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a compass Yes No
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No

storage

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Arc 10HD 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 8 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support None 1 Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 588 g 627 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 9.9 mm
Battery life 7 hour 9.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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Kobo Arc 10HD
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