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Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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If you must snap a photo, you’ll take a liking more to the iPad’s improved 5-megapixel iSight camera since it produces the better overall results – and it’s the faster snapper between the two as well. Although they both excel with macro and outdoor scenery shots, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t handle dynamic range as well as the iPad. On top of that, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 strains under the pressure with low lighting conditions, as it’s marred by washed out colors and grainy visuals, but its LED flash is there to the rescue. Thanks to its backside illumination sensor, the iPad does a better job to draw out details with its exposure, but some hints of noise are evident – though, it’s still tolerable.

The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Camera samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Indoor samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Indoor samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Indoor samples - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Indoor samples


At the same time, the iPad is the preferred choice for recording videos – especially when it shoots it at 1080p, as opposed to 720p with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. After looking over both recordings, it’s undeniably clear that the iPad has the distinct advantage with its crisp visuals. Even though both share the same natural looking color production and 29 frames per second capture rate, the iPad’s results are filled with plenty of sharp details – while the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s production is muddy looking.

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We’ve grumbled about it in our review of the new iPad, so it doesn’t surprise us that we prefer the music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Obviously, the two embody the same exact functionality when it comes to playing music, but Galaxy Tab 10.1 is accompanied with a spiffier looking 3D carousel when browsing through songs. Besides the visual look of their respective players, we find audio quality to be nearly identical to one another. Specifically, their speakers pump out punchy tones that are pleasant to the ear – without exhibiting any strain at the loudest volume.

The music player of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The music player of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The music player of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The music player of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The music player of the new iPad


Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


Let’s be serious here. Both are wonderful for watching videos, even more for the new iPad thanks to its Retina display, but unless you have videos that are scaled to its resolution or above, you’re not going to notice the difference. However, due to its warmer color production, our eyes  take fancy over the iPad more so than the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The new iPad produces excellent image quality thanks to the Retina display - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad produces excellent image quality thanks to the Retina display - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad produces excellent image quality thanks to the Retina display - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The new iPad produces excellent image quality thanks to the Retina display - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new iPad produces excellent image quality thanks to the Retina display


Watching videos on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Watching videos on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Watching videos on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Watching videos on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1



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posted on 19 Mar 2012, 07:50 27

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


yeah lets compare a tablet thats been out since last summer to one that was desgned to be better then it.., love apple fan boi sites. Why not compare it with the asus prime? scared?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:02 16

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I agree, it would be more reasonable to compare it to the prime. A Tegra 2 Processor is obviously no match to the new TI OMAPS and Tegra 3 and Exynos (Note 10.1, but still)

Is there any valid reason why the 10.1, phonearena?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:04 4

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i mean, yes LTE is not on the prime but please, the Transformers w/ LTE are coming.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:08 6

34. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


And above all you are comparing the new ipad with the old galaxy tab with the old version of Android, what an Applefan comparizon !

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:10 7

19. robocopvn (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


LOL you're right. I thought it must be Ipad 2012 vs TF Prime =DDD. To be the obvious winner, I think the next review article will be Apple Ipad 3 vs Amazon kindle fire. =DDDDDD

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:53 1

23. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Considering the Tab 10.1 is the same price point as the "new" ... I see the comparison valid.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 10:14 3

24. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


so lets also compare a beat up old car at that price to. Hey by your logic if its the same price the comparission should be valid.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:14 3

29. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Ahh ... yes.

If you have $X. You have 2 cars with the owners asking $X. Would you not compare as to which car had the better engine, less mileage, better fuel economy, etc???

In this case ... Samsung needs to drop their price ... or folks will do exactly this ... compare the "New" with the "Tab" and figure out ... "Boy, I get more bang for the buck with the New."

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 15:06 2

39. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


not exactaly, you can find deals on the tab just about anyday, on Apple products, not so much.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 19:59 4

33. JonGarrett (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Aug 2011)


or lets compare the Galaxy Note to the iPhone 4S.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 07:37 4

37. alx33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Isn't that exactly what happened to the iPad 2 when it was compared to the transformer prime a couple weeks ago? I'm not trying to be a fanboy, just trying to make a point

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 12:32 4

38. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Did Apple really create a square tablet and called it innovative. LMAO!

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:37

56. samp1800 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


Totally true but I'm not scared of the acts prime lol

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 07:52 3

2. itsthenew (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Oct 2010)


Maybe they tried but it kept rebooting.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:02 5

3. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


biased review.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:04 9

5. f1r3z0r (Posts: 92; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


One year old table Vs a new tablet??? no point to do this such as comparison....

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 15:16 3

40. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


If the Samsung is so old and uncompetitive, why is it priced more than the iPad. Seriously, since copying the iPad a year ago, Samsung has not had a chance to copy the new iPad yet.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 19:33 1

54. dinodxynez (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Uh, I hate it when Apple fan boys keep saying Samsung "copied" Apple's iProduct... do you even know who supplied Apple with their screens? (including the one on the "new" iPad), do you know supplies Apple with processors? The answer to both questions is Samsung. Tell Apple to create their own technology and then maybe you have a point.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:19 1

55. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Grow up, kids! Whose do you think is the technology for the A-processors, the Retina display, the iOS, etc., etc.? Samsung is just another mule for Apple. They use it because(for now) only this Asian company has the capacity to keep up with the volume demand for Apple parts. Today is Samshung, tomorrow will be Sharp and Toshiba, it does not matter. Jesus Christ, kids and internet...

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:50

57. samp1800 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


What does this have to do with copying Samsung simply supplied apple with screens. And arm provides apple with processors where apple customizes them (underclocking and such). What c hack is saying is that apple made the touch screen tablet idea and other companies just used their ideas. (apple made the tablet idea in like 2003-2005 but made the iPhone first) and if Samsung creates high resolution displays, why dont they use them on their products?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:05 12

7. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


LOL Wtf is this crap ??????? its like - lets compare the samsung galaxy s2 with the htc desire ......

Honestly, Phonesarena... wake up, this type of BS review will only do you harm. The review I would understand is, lets compare the ASUS transformer prime to the Ipad 3.

Awful reporting and reviews, extremely disappointing !!!!

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 17:10

45. biophone (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


R u serious where was the outrage when the ipad 2 faced the much new transformer prime and lost. Can we got some consistancy here. This is samsungs best tablet vs apple's best tablet so it a fair comparasion especially considering their priced the same. When the new tab comes out i am sure we will see an ipad vs that don't worry.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:11

8. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Pictures comparison between iPad3 and Galaxy Tab human eyes can't tell the different, so we have to wait for a new Galaxy Tab to make it a fair comparison with iPad3.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:13 3

9. testman22 (Posts: 338; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


I am by no means an apple fan boy, considering i've only owned android phones. However, I can't stand android tablets. I've had the motorola xoom, and the galaxy tab 10.1, and the OS in tablet form for whatever reason is extremely clunky. web browsing is realy a chore on my galaxy tab, and I truly believe Ipad blows them out of the water. On top of that is nearly impossible to find tablet apps for android whereas it is much simpler with many more choices on the ipad. So in my personal opinion, android is the smartphone king, and apple holds the title for tablets

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:24 2

13. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


have you tried the asus transformer prime ? maybe your right with older android but newer ones running 4.0 are wicked

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 15:19

41. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


They said the same thing about HC. Its just more lipstick on a pig. Androids VM needs a total rewrite to be competitive. But above all else it needs decent tablet apps.

More iPad apps have been updated for the retina display in less than a week than android tablet apps have been developed in the last year. Truly pathetic!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:13 2

10. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


This comparison is an outrage and Chuck Norris does not approve, Current vs Current should be compared. I bet you they dont compare a DroidX with a Razer MAXXX. Whats the point?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:15 3

11. itsthenew (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Oct 2010)


Y'all ever think that maybe that they are comparing the two since the galaxy tab is one of the most popular Android tablets that's growing a bit long in the tooth, and the comparison is for people interested in what they have vs what just came out and if it's worth their dollar?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:29

48. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That's exactly what it is. It saddens me as to how many users are incapable of realizing something so simple.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:16 5

12. GalaxyOptimus (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Take it easy guys
Maybe (i)PhoneArena just want some revenge
you know about the just released iPhone 4s got beaten by the old Galaxy S II several months ago

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