Comparing the New Samsung Galaxy Tab to the Apple iPad

December 1, 2010 by
With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab by Bell & Rogers we thought it'd be good to compare it to the Apple iPad. We've got a full comparsion below along with some recommendations and more information below.

 Samsung Galaxy Tab™
Samsung Galaxy Tab Picture
Apple iPad
Apple iPad Picture
Screen Size & Resolution7.0” WSVGA TFT (1024x600)9.7” XGA (1024 x 768)
Size & Weight190.1 x 120.4 x 11.98mm
380g = 0.84lbs
242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4mm
730g = 1.67lbs
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours media playingUp to 9 hours surfing / video
Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi + 3G
Bluetooth 3.0
Wi-Fi + 3G
Bluetooth 2.1
HD Video1080p content playback1080p content playback
BrowserAndroid mobile browser with Flash 10.1 supportSafari browser
Camera3.0 MP rear-facing with flash for photos and 720p video capture
1.3 MP front-facing supporting video-calling (3rd party application required)
No camera
MicroSDYes, supports up to 32 GBNo MicroSD
Operating SystemAndroid 2.2 (Froyo)iPhone OS
ProcessorARM Cortex-A8 1GHzApple A4
Memory / Harddrive16 GB capacity16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB capacity
Productivity SoftwareThinkFree® Office Mobile software included (for document viewing and editing)iWorks available for purchase
ApplicationsAndroid MarketApple App Store

Which One is Right for you?

The Apple iPad is the clear winner in the applications department right now.  With over 300,000 apps available it leaves the Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tab in the dust.  The Android Marketplace only has a few Tab specific apps that take advantage of the full screen real estate at launch.

Right now we have to recommend the Apple iPad for it's wealth of apps but expect the Samsung Galaxy Tab to compete with it until a new iPad is announced next year.

More Information

We've got full features, specifications, downloads and reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab here:

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