Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  vs Kobo Arc 

Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
6.9 Out of 10
It is a good value if you must have the built-in 4G, but if not, we would rather recommend the Nexus 7.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2012)
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Released November, 2012

Kobo Arc

  • 7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Kobo Arc
8.2 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 7.0 vs Arc

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, trustedreviews.com, theverge.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 vs Kobo Arc

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Kobo Arc
3.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Kobo Arc
35.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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Has a rear camera 3 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
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
Thinner 10.5 mm vs 11.5 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of Kobo Arc

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc

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Much faster graphics 35.2 fps vs 6.3 fps More than 5.5x better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 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
Much newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 4.1 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600 More than 65% higher resolution
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  vs
Kobo Arc 
Size 7" 7"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1280 x 800
PPI 169 ppi 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 None
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 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 7.0  vs
Kobo Arc 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Rear camera 3 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 344 g 364 g
Size 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm 120 x 189 x 11.5 mm
Thickness 10.5 mm 11.5 mm
Battery life 7 hour 10 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
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