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Lenovo Ideatab S2109A vs Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) LTE

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Lenovo Ideatab S2109A Remove phone

Posted: 31 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) LTE Remove phone

Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Dimensions 7.63 x 4.82 x 0.41 inches (194 x 122 x 10 mm) 
Weight20.11 oz (570 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
12.2 oz (346 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Display
Physical size9.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1024 x 600 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.

168 ppi170 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.

 Super PLS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio 58.12 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
Features Smile detection, Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
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.

NVIDIA Tegra 3Qualcomm 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, 1200 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processor Adreno 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 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 8.0 days (192 hours)
the average is 40 days (948 h)
 
Capacity 4000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Video playback   
Features

Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen  
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

 800, 1900 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13) MHz 
Data LTE, EV-DO Rev.A 
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.

GPSA-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features Mass storage device 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Haptic feedback, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 15 Aug 2012 

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