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Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) LTE Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Alltel

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PA Rating - 8.9
User Rating - 8.3

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T

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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UIAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions7.63 x 4.82 x 0.41 inches (194 x 122 x 10 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight12.2 oz (346 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels480 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.

170 ppi233 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 LCDSuper AMOLED 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesSmile detection, Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, EffectsCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960STE U8420 
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, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Mali-400MP 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 14.16 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
 
Stand-by time8.0 days (192 hours)
the average is 29 days (692 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 7.83 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity4000 mAh1500 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
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  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13) MHz  
DataLTE, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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.

A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced15 Aug 201211 Oct 2012 

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