Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet  vs Apple iPad 3 

Released July, 2011

Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.2
Front view of Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet
7.2 Out of 10
The display is moderately bright and readable from any angle so long as glare doesn't get in the way, and responds to touch as quickly as any of its Honeycomb peers, though still well behind the likes of Apple's iPad 2.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)
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Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
7.9 Out of 10
As far as the battery life of the new iPad is concerned, I can say that the device pretty much lives up to Apple's ambitious claims.
by The Verge (Mar, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 10" Tablet vs 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

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

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet 

TabletRocket recommends the Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Thrive 10" Tablet vs iPad 3

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad 3
1,817 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet

Reasons to consider the
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Supported card formats SDHC, SDSC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.3 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly bigger screen 10.1" vs 9.7" Around 5% bigger screen
Front view of Apple iPad 3

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Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 6.5 hour Around 55% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much thinner 9.4 mm vs 15.7 mm More than 40% thinner
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Much sharper screen 263 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly smaller 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm vs 273.1 x 177 x 15.7 mm Around 45% smaller
Lighter 662 g vs 725 g Around 10% lighter
Marginally newer Mar, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date 8 months later

Reviews Word on the street

Thrive 10" Tablet  vs iPad 3 

5.0
9.3
The new iPad is also equipped with a greatly improved camera on its back (a 5 megapixel shooter, not unlike the one featured on the iPhone 4), new 4G LTE options (for both Verizon and AT&T), and a considerably more powerful processor.
iPad 3

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Thrive 10" Tablet  vs
iPad 3 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 149 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1 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

Thrive 10" Tablet  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SDSC
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0 None
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 725 g 662 g
Size 273.1 x 177 x 15.7 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 15.7 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 6.5 hour 10 hour
Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet
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