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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch vs Apple iPad 2

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Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 02 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.2)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions9.57 x 6.93 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm) 
Weight18.06 oz (512 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (416 g)
21.62 oz (613 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (416 g)
 
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Other 
ColorsBrown, WhiteBlack, White 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1024 x 768 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 ppi132 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels0.7 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 
FeaturesGeo tagging, Panorama, Night mode  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 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.

Intel AtomApple A5 
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, 1600 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR SGX543MP2 
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 RAM512 MB RAM / DDR2 
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB 
Maximum User Storage26.3 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time (3G)40.00 hours
the average is 26 h (1540 min)
  
Music playback140.00 hours  
Video playback9.00 hours  
Capacity6800 mAh6944 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 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC, M4A (Apple lossless) 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMVMPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload) 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID  
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Document viewer (Office, PDF) 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputPredictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeYes 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONYes 
Games Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Public Area Network (PAN), Serial Port (SPP)  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Yes 
Charging connectormicroUSBProprietary 
OtherMHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneSilent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 02 Mar 2011 
 FCC ID value: BCGA1396 link 
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.

   
Body 1.19 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Availability
Officially announced03 Jun 201302 Mar 2011 
Shopping information
Accessories Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter 

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