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Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (AT&T)

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Apple iPad 3 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (AT&T) Remove phone

Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, T-Mobile

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)Android (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)10.1 x 6.9 x 0.38 inches (257 x 175 x 10 mm) 
Weight23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
20.7 oz (587 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
 
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Other  
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size9.7 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution2048 x 1536 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

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.

264 ppi149 ppi 
Technology

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.

IPS LCDSuper PLS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)35.00 mm  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo taggingAutofocus, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 megapixels VGA 
Video capture640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)  
Hardware
System chip

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.

Apple A5XQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 
Processor

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.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4Adreno 225 
System memory

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.

1024 MB RAM / LPDDR21024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 26.0 days (624 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
 
Capacity11560 mAh7000 mAh 
TypeLi - PolymerLi - Ion 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby DigitalAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video, MKV 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
Data LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Positioning

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.

GPS, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entriesUnlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
Messaging Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIYes  
Charging connectorProprietaryProprietary 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSilent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

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

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 07 Aug 2012 
 FCC ID value: A3LSGHI497 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Body 1.09 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 1.09 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.55 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced07 Mar 201228 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesDock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation  

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