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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Apple iPad 3

0. phoneArena 22 Aug 2012, 07:18 posted on

Very recently, Samsung launched its long awaited Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet – the Korean company's answer to Apple's ever-beloved new iPad. With its S-Pen stylus in hand, Samsung is betting that its pen is going to be mightier than the metaphorical sword wielded by the new iPad, which so happens to have a stranglehold on the market...

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:02 1

18. frydaexiii (Posts: 1463; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


perfected iOS 6? What's there to perfect when there's nothing new? What would actually be funny would be if they could cocked up such a minor update.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:29 1

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Beside all this additional functionality....
G note will get another cool addition when JB arrives to it's pocket......
GOOGLE NOW....
i think it's very cool addition which will blow ipad away....
Isn't it?????

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 14:25 3

24. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Yep. Every Android innovation is the "next big thing that will blow iPad away", but two years passed and it still dominates the market with 70%.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 22:03

41. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Because Samsung is such a jackass I don't think current Samsung device will get google now . Samsung will replace it with its horrible s voice .
Go get a asus transformer infinity , asus raped Samsung

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 09:26 3

13. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


I have had prime and sumsung took both back I Pad I just so much smother. Door sent freeze up. Apps are way better. This is just my view do not want you to get I Pad. Though I love my 64 gig. My music, my books, my games. Like I said I took the prime back it had problems and so did samsung I owned.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:05 6

19. frydaexiii (Posts: 1463; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, walls of icons, no file manager, no task manager, no easy toggles, tied to itunes, thick and heavy, back heats up just leaving it on the table. Must be living the dream.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:52

48. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Well, actually he OWNED both tablets and made his opinion.

As an iPad user myself: the new iPad is by no means thick or heavy (just a bit heavier and thicker than iPad 2), nor does it heat up (in ANY way), nor do i have problems with iTunes, many icons (you can group them).

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 12:19

54. nwright94 (unregistered)


Well, I haven't connected my iPad to the computer for iTunes once, everything's in the cloud. You need to workout more if you think it's thick and heavy, considering its still about the same thickness as the majority of tablets on the market, and where did you hear the heating up on the table? Mine only heats up when streaming videos or playing graphic intensive games, and it's about the same heat my tf300t would heat up to. You are really trying hard to troll aren't you? It's not working so well.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 10:00 4

15. buccob (Posts: 2591; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Phone Arena is really biased in this comparison.

Display: well yes, iPad wins...

Interface Functionality: having windows and split screen apps is the most you can get out of multitasking and productivity. Does not matter if the ipad is fast for switching. There is nothing faster than doing it at the same time.

Camera: I agree that a back camera is unnecessary in a tablet, but even thought the ipad's camera is better in low light, the Note has a LED Flash.

Battery: they are about the same. Can't you be objective? leave it at that.

So bottomline, for people who wants a better screen, aluminum and IOS get the iPad.
For those who want true multitasking features, S-Pen, and Android, get the Note...

Personally I would go for the Note.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 10:24 5

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I would put my money on Note 10.1

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 11:30 5

17. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Seriously? Why can't phonearena make a comparison thats not biased? Lol! Apple slaves. Geez!

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 13:30 4

20. whoisnetworkdood (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


I am confused as to which one is the ipad.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 13:30 3

21. whoisnetworkdood (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


the real winner here is the nexus 7.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 14:53

25. rachelsjohnas (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Ipad is the best. No doubt about it. Samsung Note is not in level of Apple ipad. Apple's after sales service is the best service. We can't compare samsung galaxy note and Apple ipad. If you ask me then I say Apple ipad is winner.

forex signals

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 00:09

29. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Once again, the point has to be brought up that the Note is not the first ptoduct to bring the pen technology to a tablet. HTC, Lenova and the 10.1 Xyboard all have offered virtually the same tech for quite some time via the N-Trig pen. Someone who reviews tablets that isn't aware of the pre-existence of this feature on many other tablets looses some credibility.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 22:19

42. jimjam (Posts: 302; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


N-trig is terrible compared to wacom.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 00:58 1

30. robocopvn (Posts: 442; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


For me the Pad with normal tablet plus Spen, telephone, SMS functionalities and the whole android customization is the winner. TBH, how many tablets can make a call out there, they're mostly wear the Sammy logo

And it's not different between +650.000apps in IOS and +600.000 apps in PlayStore because I can find everything I want. And it's ironic how manufactorer want to push the screen resolution as a marketing hype, because my 42'' TV with Full HD (1920x1080) looks amazing at the distance of 2 meters. And 1280x800 on the 10'' tablet used on the 25-40cm distance is the same. And the new Ipad's resolution is just saturated (more than needed) one. Use it normally, most users cannot find the differences between the two. Unless if you use your tablets and put your eyes at 2 cm distance lolz

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 01:00

31. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


phonerarena just loves anything apple if it says its basically the same "well the ipdad/iphone has this .000001 percent better this/that." come on the ipad isn't even called the ipad genius its the "new"ipad that will burn your lap off. people just like the ipad because its a status symbol to some.smh if apple makes an entry level phone which we know they want you'll be saying it blows away the competition with the same exact specs but apple's name on it.I bet if you took apple off a product and introduced it to the masses nobody would be all hyped about it or on its cores.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 06:56

33. robocopvn (Posts: 442; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


It's true. If you are in Vietnam, my country, you will see the funny thing that many youngsters riding cheap motorbike and always try to have Iphone, Ipad with them, just to be "cool". And trust me, most of them never care about technology, or specs, or OS, or anything. It's funny :D

just 1 important thing: girls love guys who use Ipad, Iphone =DDD

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 01:46

32. inkhriptor (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Well, programmers like me will definitely choose galaxy note 10.1 because of its OS. Android allows much much more customization than the IOS and that means a lot to us.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 07:16

65. eddsnx3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


System.out.print("100 % TRUE ");

:P

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:49

49. cjo1992 (Posts: 25; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Guys can you help me out here? When I go to the store to get an iPad how do I not confuse one with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? I mean the tablet and packaging just look so similar! I might just confuse one with the other because I'm expected to be a dumb consumer.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 11:31

67. nhosarah (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)


I think each tablet has a brand name branded on itself...You won't be mistaken. The Samsung is definitely better if you're doing things like school, or work. I own both tablets.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 11:00

50. okonson (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


They talk about unique Apple experience. Don't make me laugh. There is nothing more frustrating than feeling as if the item you have forked out money for does not belong to you. Unique experience comes from being able to make an item you bought your own, to personalise it and tweak it to your own style.

Who would give up his own shed for the luxury of a 5 star hotel where you can't even move the table. Apparently that is what Apple fans like.

Devils may care about retina display.

I'm only surprised that it took so long for someone to work out that a tablet as we know from Ancient Greek and Egypt was meant for writing, physically, with a pointed object.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 12:12

52. nwright94 (unregistered)


I can't believe there's people trying to say the notes screen is better. Come on people, get the fanboyism out of your eyes. The note doesn't have a bad screen, but the iPads looks quite a bit better. The only tablet I've seen that matches (and passes) is the transformer infinity. It may not be as sharp but it's certainly brighter. But I don't see how you guys can honestly see the notes screen as superior. The iPad is too high resolution to make it good? I didn't think fanboys this crazy existed anymore. Give credit where it's due. Now, about the comparison, I felt it was a good one. I'd love to see Samsung push out some amazing software that the quad core and 2 GB of ram could take advantage of.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:29

58. TechBoy (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


They are kinda overpriced. Ill just for something cheaper like the Nexus 7.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 17:14

60. Mobile_CTO (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Sooner or later, and more sooner than later, people will realize the frustration I've finally had with my iPad. It has no file system I can manipulate, and I can't download and watch videos for the simplest things like instructions on how to use something I just ordered online,
and I am locked out of other basic tasks for no reason other than this vague feeling of Apple being greedy and/or controlling what they think I should be allowed to do on my tablet. I am stuck using a handicapped version of Safari, I can't watch videos, I can't download apps from anywhere but an app store that won't allow developers to do innovative new things with:
1. My contact lists
2. My email and messaging.
3. My ability to buy music or videos.
4. My ability to browse the web.
5. My ability to set default apps for certain activities like maps, browsing, reading books.

I stare at my iPad and think, THIS SUCKS. Whatever was good about it a few years ago is so over with. Why the hell wouldn't I want a Windows 8 tablet or an Android tablet that has none of these problems? Why wouldn't I want my tablet to be more like a nice little touch screen computer that I can actually do things on? The answer is, I can't wait for my next tablet to give Apple the middle finger, just like I already did with my smartphone... I am in total blissful amazement that my Galaxy S3 LETS ME DO WHAT I WANT AND NEED TO DO, just like my iPhone could easily do if they didn't take painstaking measures to not let me own my own device. F-U- Apple, I am always on the front wave of trends so watch what happens in the next 2 years when the rest of the world catches on to your disrespect for consumers.

Bottom line: all the nice little advantages you talk about for the iPad are miniscule compared to being a chained slave that can't really do anything.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:04

61. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Wow you should write a novel. But first actually get an iPad so you know what your talking about. Only then do you have the right to whine.

You clearly want to bash a product youve never owned.

iPad owns the market and its not out of coincidence. Go back tonyour random reboot GS3 made put of recycled car bumpers

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:38

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


now that I think about it I was thinking more of the tf300T lol

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 11:29

66. nhosarah (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)


He said "my iPad", I think he really meant that he has owned one. So he does have the right to complain.

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