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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UIAndroid (4.0) 
Dimensions10.10 x 6.90 x 0.38 inches (256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm)7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches (193 x 137 x 10.3 mm) 
Weight20.74 oz (588 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
13.9 oz (395 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches7.0 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.

149 ppi216 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 LCDIPS LCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels  
FeaturesGeo tagging  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 megapixels 
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.

 TI OMAP4460 
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 MHzDual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz 
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 storage32 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 12.6 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity7000 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS  
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, GlonassWi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host  
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced26 Feb 201206 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
Accessories USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide 
MSRP price $ 199 

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