Apple iPad vs Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: AT&T - Available (since 20 Nov 2011)
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|OS||iOS (5.1, 5, 4.x)||Android (4.0, 3.2)|
|Dimensions||9.56 x 7.47 x 0.50 inches (243 x 190 x 13 mm)||9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)|
|Weight||25.75 oz (730 g)|
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
|16.05 oz (455 g)|
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
|Physical size||9.7 inches||8.9 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||1280 x 800 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|132 ppi||170 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|Colors||16 777 216|
|Touchscreen||Capacitive, Multi-touch||Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Features||Light sensor||Light sensor|
|Type||Li - Ion|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Single core, 1000 MHz||Dual core, 1500 MHz|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|256 MB RAM|
|Built-in storage||64 GB||16 GB|
|Camcorder||1280x720 (720p HD)|
|Front-facing camera||2 megapixels|
|Supported formats||MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, OGG, MIDI|
|Supported formats||MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, AVI, MOV||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD|
|Streaming||Audio, Video||Audio, Video|
|Browser||supports: supports: HTML||supports: supports: HTML, Flash, RSS|
|Built-in online services support|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 1900 MHz|
|LTE||700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz|
|Data||HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE||LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE|
Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.
|Phonebook||Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID|
|Organizer||Calendar, Document viewer (Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF)||Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator|
|Messaging||Predictive text input|
|Yes||IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange|
|Instant Messaging||Google Talk|
|Bluetooth||2.1, EDR||3.0, EDR|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a, b, g, n||802.11 a, b, g, n|
|Other||TV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync||DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync|
|Notifications||Speakerphone||Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass|
FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.
Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission
|28 Oct 2011|
|FCC ID value: A3LSGHI957 link|
|Officially announced||27 Jan 2010||28 Aug 2011|