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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Apple iPad 3

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UIiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions10.1 x 6.9 x 0.38 inches (257 x 175 x 10 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Other 
Colors Black, White 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels2048 x 1536 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 ppi264 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 
Screen-to-body ratio65.79 %65.03 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 35.00 mm 
FeaturesGeo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 megapixels VGA 
Video capture 640x480 (VGA) (30 fps) 
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 MSM8960Apple A5X 
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 MHz, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Quad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 
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 (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR21024 MB RAM / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage8 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Capacity7000 mAh11560 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Polymer 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless) 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video, MKVMPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV 
SpeakersLoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5, FlashHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter 
Technology
FDD LTE1900 (band 2) MHz  
DataLTE, 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.

A-GPSGPS, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entriesUnlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), Calculator 
MessagingPredictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host  
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Yes 
Charging connectorProprietaryProprietary 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, SpeakerphoneSilent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Body1.46 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced09 Oct 201207 Mar 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation 

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