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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (AT&T) Size compare


Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Remove phone

Posted: 22 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (AT&T) Remove phone

Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSAndroid (3.0)Android (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Dimensions9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)10.1 x 6.9 x 0.38 inches (257 x 175 x 10 mm) 
Weight15.98 oz (453 g)
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
20.7 oz (587 g)
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
Physical size8.9 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 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.

170 ppi149 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.

Screen-to-body ratio63.07 %65.79 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera3 megapixels3 megapixels 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Smile detection, Geo tagging 
Shooting Modes Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 MSM8960 

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 MHzDual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 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 storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Stand-by time 26.0 days (624 hours)
the average is 29 days (690 h)
Capacity6000 mAh7000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebookYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGELTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 

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.

NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Bluetooth3.0, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Officially announced22 Mar 201128 Sep 2012 

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