Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs 2 10.1 

Released July, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

  • 10.5"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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If you're interested in every possible detail about the Tab S display, Display Mate has an incredible write-up on it.
by Android Police (Jun, 2014)
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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
The 3-megapixel back camera honestly takes pretty crappy pictures.
by c|net (Aug, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs 2 10.1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

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Much better overall performance 908 vs 273 More than 3.2x better geekbench score
More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 8.89 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 23.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much sharper screen 287 ppi vs 149 ppi Around 95% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 2 MP 4x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly thinner 6.6 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 30% thinner
Lighter 467 g vs 588 g More than 20% lighter
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Smaller 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm vs 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm Around 35% smaller
Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 2.1 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs 2 10.1 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab S 10.5
2560 x 1600
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
1280 x 800

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Octa core
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs 2 10.1 

8.0
6.0
The point of the Tab S line is the display, and it indeed looks great when watching videos, viewing photos and reading ebooks.
Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs
2 10.1 
Size 10.5" 10.1"
Technology AMOLED PLS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1280 x 800
PPI 287 ppi 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 467 g 588 g
Size 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm
Thickness 6.6 mm 9.7 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs
2 10.1 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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