Cameras on tablets, why oh why? Nonetheless, these two have them should a worst-case situation arise when you don't have anything in reach to capture with. Specifically, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and new iPad packs a 5-megapixel camera – albeit, Apple's beauty dons a backside illuminated sensor. Furthermore, they're sporting front-facing cameras reserved primarily for video chatting and snapping self-portraits. Honestly, the qualities of both devices are on par to one another, but we have to give the slight advantage to the iPad – purely because it handles low lighting better.

Whereas detail quality is the same for both tablets when it comes to still shots, it's a different story for high definition video recording. For starters, the iPad boasts 1080p recording, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 sticks to yesterday's 720p. Details are pretty much the selling point for the new iPad, as the Galaxy Note 10.1's production is simply too soft to accept as high definition.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sample Video:

Apple iPad 3 Sample Video:


Let's forget that the respective music players don't have anything visually new with their presentations to pique our interest, but rather, they're soundly adept in being functional. Thanks to its two speakers, which are facing towards us while holding the tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has the higher pitched volume – though, both are pleasant to the ear.

Hardly a surprise, especially when these are premier tablets we're talking about, high definition videos don't pose any problems. On one hand, we love being enchanted by the punchier colors put out by the iPad's display, but yet again, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a trick up its sleeve that can't be matched by its rival. Specifically, the pop-out video feature allows us to simultaneously watch a video while doing something else on the Note 10.1.

Additionally, there's that nifty IR blaster on the Galaxy Note 10.1, when combined with the preloaded Peel Smart Remote app, turns it into a useful universal remote control that's ready for all your channel surfing needs.

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