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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Apple iPad 2

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Jun 2011, 06:48

Although they share many physical characteristics with their designs, both the Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are seemingly regarded as the cream of the crop in the tablet market right now. Surprisingly priced evenly at the starting cost of $500, the ultimate question comes down to which one is the better of the two...

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posted on 08 Sep 2011, 21:31

102. lq (unregistered)

At $600 it would be easier and cheaper to get a laptop.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 12:30

103. rlb (unregistered)

I happen to like Android, owning and liking Samsung Galaxy smartphone and Apple ipod and computer. I'm in the market for a tablet and found phonearena's comparison review exactly what I was looking for. Have to factor in the recent announcement that iPad2 will be supporting flash. My purpose for needing a tablet is business-sales presentations, and writing online newspaper articles with supporting pics/video when away from home computer, but will be doing lots of emailing and surfing since I'm a resource/info junkie. Am I reading this correctly that the Samsung may have an edge for my needs? I'm also interested in an comparison for the upcoming Amazon tablet which got my attention with the words 'no data usage cost'.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 14:44

104. HughJaynus (unregistered)

There is no doubt about the fact that Apple makes great products...WAIT! Apple "designs" great products and Apple accomplished on of the most epic events in electronics history. And that is creating a massive heard of sheep who are bound to Apple because they 98.7% of them cannot or do not know how to change their ways of living.

A true Apple head can admit that without a doubt Android is coming, scratch that HERE! and the amount of support that Android is receiving clearly shows that the majority of people with some sort of grain cells left are NOT sheep.

Apple has started a war with it's suppliers (Samsung) and although they may have more money than God currently they cannot make it without hardware suppliers.

Apple has 5 years in the game in less than 5 years they will be below what Android is today, unless they will allow more freedom of choice for their users and be willing to accept defeat in some areas.

Not easy to do for a sheep!

Android devices will without a doubt reign King!

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 07:13

105. mr.defaulter (unregistered)

the video sample is worst , bcoz if u notice they hv recorded the video from galaxy tab correctly but in the case of apple ipad2 they hv recorded most of the video tilting it upwards, so that the sunshine makes the video unclear...... play both the videos at same time then u will came to knoe abt the difference.................

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:26

106. PA (unregistered)


posted on 15 Sep 2011, 00:14

107. Huge (unregistered)

Can't really understand this type of articles, It never give a clear bold decision. NEXT TIME, JUST BE MORE DIRECT AND GIVE AN ANSWER PLZ..!

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 09:01

108. faith (unregistered)

IT's PREFERENCE ....Just buy whatever you want and have fun with it!!!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 13:50

109. dfgdfgddfgavfeg (unregistered)

Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 gonna buy it now, oh and iPads are s**t, bought one last year sold it within a month.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 16:59

111. Eric Villy (unregistered)

I went for a SGT instead of a IP. Reason... all that crap Apple is doing to get the monopole in Europe.
If the IP was better than the S. then why would Apple want to secure their monopoly?
Further, to me, it looks like SGP is much better quality and stable.
Plus, the price for the IP is well over what I think it is worth.
For 200 Euro I would buy one ... not more ...
anyway, that is my opinion, maybe not somebody else's.
as they say in French: on ne discute pas les gouts et les couleurs.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 17:11

112. Eric Villy (unregistered)

@ electronic lover ...

Samsung copied Apple ... I have a laugh ...

Come on Mr electronic lover .... Wake up ...

I'd say ... Mercedes Benz should sue all car builders ... all the other car brands are in fact copying what Mr Benz invented ... an automobile.

Mr Diesel invented the diesel engine... so why are all the car/ship engine makers copying Diesel engines?

That is truely unfair... Why do they all copy eachother?

(apparently) Chinese invented noodles. They should sue all Italy for copying the noodles !!!

Greek invented Democracy ... They should sue the whole (modern) world for copying their idea !!!

and one could continue

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 21:56

113. vlado (unregistered)

I have samsung g tab 10.1 and as for hw it is a great device. But... The scrolling within browser is not as smooth as on ipad2 (son has that one), lack of usefull apps is truly a pain, minimum accesories is the other minus. I use it mostly for browsing, email, twiter etc. What I would love to have in it is support for gsm and voip calls. In combination with headset that would be great.
As for the apps android seems to be more tools and gadgets oriented. Usefull apps are not many.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 05:07

114. DreamsMaker (unregistered)

I would go for the "Quality" over the "Quantity"

u know what I mean ;)

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 01:22

115. Applearena (unregistered)

If phonearena likes apple so much how is it apples fault it is called customer satisfaction what samsung never gives. You people love samsung so much and any truth comes about samsung you guys get all mad. I have used a corby and within 6 mobths the screen touch got spoiled -_- and fu## samsung go for something better like HTC the only company giving competition to apple

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 15:28

116. jdubya (unregistered)

Man, whoever wrote this article really needs to have themselves examined. Samsung beat Ipad in almost ALL of the contest! Samsung won by a landslide but yet they chose the Ipad. Wow!

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 08:45

117. squishy (unregistered)

it all really depends on what OS you like to use if your use to using mac books and iphones then the ipad is better and if you prefere internet browser and droids the get the galaxy apple is better quality and more eveshint with about everything the do but everythin they make is only compadable with apple products which is there bigest down fall

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:55

118. Ugh (unregistered)

We all know the only reason why you people talk s**t about the others device is to convince or lie to yourself that what you bought is better. Neither one is perfect, Android is laggy, while iOS is limited by the os itself which no one really likes, we paid for it that means it's ours and we can do whatever we want with it.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:31

119. Adil (unregistered)

OK, stop fighting like little kids. If you like the samsung, then get it. If you like the iPad, then get it. No need to keep rambling on about RAM, apps, SD, 4G, 3G, LTE, HSPA+, GSM, CDMA DPI, PPI, I/O, NAND memory, IPS, OLED, AMOLED, and all the nonsense with numbers and acronyms. Just get the one which you enjoy using and which suits your needs. For me, iPad all the way because in my country people don't even know what 4G is, internet is horribly slow, I don't want my home screen to reflect my internet speed, I want apps apps apps, contrary to beliefs, the iPad actually outperforms the galaxy by a huge margin. Android just needs lots of ram but still fails to impress. People just assume by numbers, but a geek bench proved conclusively that the iPad 2 is the fastest.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 23:39

120. Gtr2011 (unregistered)

ipad 2 sucks

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 14:56

121. TheGalaxyDude (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Make way for the new era -- just as the name suggest --Apple ipad -- of the past like Adam n Eve --- for the "Galaxy" Tablet like futuristic and space travel !!!

Hand's down Galaxy Tablet 10.1 is the winner. Can you imagine browsing through content on the web and being constantly being told you need 'Flash'. Happens more then 50% of the time with the ipad. Even YouTube play list's don't work. I mean the same video will work on Ipad while browsing YouTube but will not work when in a playlist.
Talking of giving credit where it is due the only feature that Apple can brag about is the "mirroring" or "Airplay". However, playlist's will play through Apple TV through it's clunky remove but not in the ipad. So much for mirroring !!!
I was frustrated playing media and content on ipad and then Samsung Galaxy 10.1 came as the savor.
Market place has ton's of apps and the number of apps are growing by the minute.
Kudos to Samsung and hope they continue to enforce the same quality as they have done in their Galaxy Tablet product !!!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 23:07 1

124. fox31177 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

I bought Galaxy tab 10.1, because I love the freedom you get with Google and I hate the arrogance of Apple.

I am happy with the fact that
-It is really Slim and light
-I can attach to it USB flash key, or SD card
-I can connect it with HDMI output
-I can connect it to a good keyboard
-I will be able to put ROMs on it
-Battery not bad
-Camera not bad "although not very impressed with it"
-Flash works out of the box

Not so happy with
-no smoothness while moving between the screens or while working on applications
-Speakers not so good
- Playing movies on it is really bad and lagging
-hangs some times and need to reboot it
-applications are very poor compared with ipad 2
-applications are sometimes crashing
-although the screen resolution is supposed to be better than ipad 2 , I feel ipad 2 is better and more real
- the user experience on the tab is not as good as on the ipad 2, it looks that the tab honeycomb is not yet ready for tabs, with ipad 2 gestures I feel the user experience is amazing

Over all do I regret to bought the tab 10.1!!??
Yes I do regret, ipad2 till now is better than it,
I wish that there will be a ROM or some SW that makes it better, "I hope"

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:33

125. micahangelo2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

The IPad compared to the galaxy tab in the above comparison had IOS4, IOS5 kills honeycomb and IOS4, IOS5 provides way more subtle notifications, notification centre, iMessages and ICLOUD!!!!!, Theres no way you can even compare the galaxy tab with IPad 2. The reason for the 0.7 mp rear camera is because it has a 0.7mp display!!!, IOS5 also uses the IPad 2s 3 axis gyro to digitally stabilize HD video recording. If you uses HDR on the IPad, not only will your pictures turn out better than the galaxy tab's but they will have next to no digital noise. My only con about the IPad is that it has a 0.3 mp front camera but since you only that for video calling, you never notice the low quality. Even thought the IPad 2 does not have adobe flash, it does have quicktime player.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:39

126. micahangelo2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


posted on 30 Dec 2011, 05:39

127. josephdavid (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

I don't see why one should get offensive and abusive just because someone has an opinion. Everyone has the right to buy what one wants and share one's user experience.

As for my experience, I bought an iPad2 16GB Wifi edition in November 2011. My decision was influnced purely by the Apple brand name. Nothing else mattered. I was proud to own an Apple product but in a week the pride waned when I began to wonder if I had bought it in haste. I happened to play with my friend's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and found that I was missing quite a lot on the user experience.

No doubt the iPad2 worked well on some fronts such as internet browsing and email, but I began to feel if that was worth the money. The iPad2 comes with the s**ttiest camera, and a boring looking music player, has no flash and apple store will not accept PayPal.

By the end of a month, I began to feel cheated. When you get to spend a day without the iPad and don't miss it, then it's time for it to go. And it did go. I managed to get almost 70% back on a trade-in for a Galaxy Tab 10.1 last week. I am glued to it.

My wife is now complaining that I am not hitting the bed early enough, something that never, never happened when that sanitary napkin from a fruit company was around.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 10:12

128. ganeshraj (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

Thanks a lot for ur wonderful review this website is perfect in its review,It took me few days to compare about rumored ipad3 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1, accoding to me if ipad3 with this new features comes into market there will be a slight come down for Galaxy Tab 10.1 Thank you.http://tech2wonder.com/ipad3-vs-galaxy-tab.html

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 15:13

129. javila (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Don't Compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to Ipad 2..

Compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to Ipad 2.. They're both 2nd Generation

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