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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE vs Acer ICONIA TAB A501

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Acer ICONIA TAB A501 Remove phone

Posted: 16 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0, 3.2)Android (3.2, 3.0) 
Dimensions9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches (260 x 177 x 13.3 mm ) 
Weight16.05 oz (455 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
25.75 oz (730 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Display
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

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.

TFTLCD 
Colors16 777 216262 144 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)Yes 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Hardware
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, 1500 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesYes 
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 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity6100 mAh3260 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebookFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 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-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, nYes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced28 Aug 201122 Mar 2011 

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