Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs 10.1 

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
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)
Released June, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
8.2 Out of 10
Taking another page from the iPad 2's school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we've seen in a tablet.
by c|net (May, 2011)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs Tab 10.1


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


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs 10.1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

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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Faster javascript execution 2,198 ms vs 2,400 ms Around 10% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Around 2.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (Android 3.1) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jun, 2011 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Much better overall performance 865 vs 273 Around 3.2x better geekbench score
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x 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
Significantly newer operating system Android 3.1 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs 10.1 

Apple still has superior support for games, apps, music, and movies.
Galaxy Tab 10.1

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 3 megapixel camera and its LED flash are positioned on the on the top rear of the slab, and it's actually one of the better shooters I've seen on a tablet.
Galaxy Tab 10.1


7.4 Out of 10
7.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology PLS LCD LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi 149 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v2.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Cores Dual core Dual 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 Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 2 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 3 MP


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 565 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 256.5 x 175.3 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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