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Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Interface and Functionality:

Fancying over visual appeal is one thing, but when you’re in the market to buy a tablet, the platform experience is undoubtedly an aspect that a lot of people should consider more often than none. As we’ve seen in countless iOS versus Android comparisons, it essentially breaks down to simplicity versus personalization. Honestly, there isn’t a clear winner since each tablet has its own unique experience to appease most needs. On one hand, if you prefer a simplistic experience that’s not cumbersome to comprehend, then the iPad is for you. Oppositely, if you want something with a bit more personalization and complexity, then the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be your thing.

The iOS 5.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The iOS 5.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The iOS 5.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The iOS 5.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 interface - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Using either tablets to type messages, there isn’t much of a problem thanks to their responsiveness and spacious layouts – so yeah, both are more than adequate. Furthermore, if the process of typing with your fingers is too fatiguing, you’ll be glad to find each one offering its own voice dictation service.

On-screen keyboard of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
On-screen keyboard of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
On-screen keyboard of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
On-screen keyboard of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
On-screen keyboards of the 
Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
On-screen keyboards of the 
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung keyboard

Honeycomb keyboard

TalkBack keyboard


At their core, the interface of their respective email applications may look different, but they’re very similar as they utilize a familiar 2-panel layout that’s practical to work with. However, if you’re into the whole Gmail thing, there’s no question that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the hands-down choice as it features all of the wonderful aspects of Google’s email service on a desktop,  but in tablet form obviously.

The email app of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The email app of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The email app of the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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


Processor and Memory:

Even before uttering a word in regards to their respective processors, it doesn’t make much of a difference, because again, the iPad easily shows why it’s the fastest and most responsive tablet on the market. Barely exhibiting any strenuous movements, the new iPad moves swimmingly in all of its functions thanks to its Apple A5x SoC, which breaks down to a 1GHz dual-core processor combined with a quad-core graphics processing unit. Despite boasting a still respectable 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 exhibits the choppiness that we tend to see prevalent amongst Honeycomb tablets in general. Well, it’s mainly seen with graphically intensive live wallpapers, or when navigating across its homescreen in portrait.

By now, we’re quite familiar in knowing that the iPad is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities – with no way of expanding it. Lucky for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, it’s offered in 16GB and 32GB versions, but it can be expanded thanks to its available microSD card slot.


Internet and Connectivity:

No kidding that we truly adore that these two top-notch tablets offer 4G LTE connectivity, which enables them to load complex web site in no time at all, but looking beyond speeds, they offer an astounding web browsing experience. Right away, we take notice of the iPad’s tighter responses with things like kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming. Usable in many ways still, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 displays some minor evidence of choppiness with its movement, though, we’re given that desktop-like experience thanks to its support of Adobe Flash. In any event, we take a liking to both tablets since they’re so phenomenal in this department.

Web browsing on the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Web browsing on the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Web browsing on the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Web browsing on the new iPad - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Web browsing with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Web browsing with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Web browsing with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Web browsing with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 - Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Since it’s newer, the iPad features Bluetooth 4.0, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 simply has Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. Aside from that one difference, they both feature other connectivity items such as aGPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality – albeit, AT&T’s version of the iPad lacks the latter function.

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