Android and Apple Are at It Again: Apple iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tablet

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There is just too much fanboyism these days, on the immensely popular and reactive Android vs. Apple gadget duels, to get a clear non-biased review of any gadget comparison. Apple is hounded and surrounded by the forefront dominators of the handheld age; HTC, Microsoft, Google and Samsung. These corporations have run their campaigns on Android platforms and secondary Windows Systems. Android, which is far younger than Apple, is steadily gaining in numerous fields against the outspoken and well-established Apple firm.



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Despite these odds, Android vs. Apple based interfaces have answered to the needs of many, gained popularity, and every now and then, their products square it out-casting a trail of gossip and interest. Today, we will be showcasing an unbiased preview of two leading adversaries; the Samsung Galaxy Tablet against Apple’s iPad. iPad was a trailblazer in the tablet lineage and achieved record-breaking popularity as an electronic hit. The showdown is imminent, hold your breath, here it comes!



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Getting down to brass tacks, we will do both devices the justice of initially listing their technical specifications beforehand. Technical specifications may contrast and/or vary, yet it doesn’t give us a pretext of denouncing any device. It will be totally brainless and rude for us, if we declare either pad a winner by consulting this chart as this is where compatibility, functionality and quality comes in.



Feature Samsung Galaxy Tablet Apple iPad
3G connectivity Yes Yes
Wi-Fi connectivity Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes 3.0 Yes 2.1
Voice Calling Yes No
GPS Yes Yes
Size 190.09 x 120.45 242.80 x 189.70
Thickness 11.98mm 13.40mm
Weight 380 gm 730 gm
Gyroscope Yes No
Compass Yes Yes
Accelometer Yes Yes
USB Port Yes Yes
Screen Size 1024 x 600 p 1024 x 768 p
Display Type LCD TFT LED IPS
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo iOS 4.1
Adobe Flash Support Yes No
Navigator Yes No
SWYPE Yes No
HDMI Output Yes No
Camera(s) front &/or back Yes No
Video chat Yes No
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16/32/64 GB
Processor 1 GHz Cortex A8 1 GHz Apple A4
RAM 512 MB 256 MB
Video Playback & Battery timing 7 Hours 10 hours

Even though, the iPad comparison above reawakens the sad truth that today’s highest rated tablet lacks photography options and simultaneously lags behind in a few more features. So, there is still more to the iPad than just technical loser.

Let us take screen and size for starters. The g-Pad is far more portable, lighter and thinner than the iPad, which is in itself an innovative combination. The iPad, however, speaks of the truer tablet sense with a VIP 9.7” capacitative display. Graphics bloom crisp and clear and high-resolution visuals are catered for on this real-estate screen.

Moreover, the Samsung tab has 1024 x 600p, as opposed to the iPad’s 1024 x 768p. This is in advantage to the g-Pad for there is higher pixel density on its smaller screen. The iPad in return, sports smear resistant oleophobic screen coating and more durable glass as well as IPS technology that facilitate an all-angle viewing far better than Galaxy’s TN screen.



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Further plus points to iPad are netted due to its immense app support. Not because you can get several thousand on the tablet, but because iPad apps are having a better technology, creativity and unique traits. Android store in contrast, is catching up fast and hopes to have stronger rated ones soon.



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Operating Systems are suitable for both types of Interface with the latest Android 2.2 supporting open sourcing, which is both its highest weapon and weakness, whilst iOS 4 makes do with its confined ecosystem.



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Carrier connectivity co-ordination with the Galaxy’s aspects can be detrimental from carrier types. Verizon iPhone 4 can provide its speedier LTE supported 4G connectivity on the already retailing iPad, maybe on the g-Pad and a rumored upcoming Verizon iPhone. If both handhelds are facilitated by the same system, it won’t be easier for them to face-off. One of our related posts on Verizon’s new plans has already discussed discusses this issue. To check out its details, you can click on Verizon’s new plans.

Having extendable memory and supportive of MicroSD memory card, gives the Samsung tab most compatible data transfer and also adds up some bucks on top of the already hefty-priced device. Memory card slots, however, risk malfunctioning and might disable tremendous capacity.

Price factor on each tablet is worthy of its technology with the Galaxy above even the most pricy iPad. Both devices are in their own a huge achievement by contending platforms i.e. the Galaxy; suiting needs of manifold varying wants and the iPad; a more universal concept of compatibility with its wincing disregard to open market support.



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The Galaxy is more powerful to go on forever and iPad can barely survive it. Yet there are steps concerning iPad updates which might grant the iPad better perks for next year to come. We have discussed about them in our iPad post prior to this one. Both devices are unique, but as Android hasn’t proved to be a clear-cut winner, it can at least be proud on the Galaxy.

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One Response to “Android and Apple Are at It Again: Apple iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tablet”

  1. [...] The Galaxy Tab was one of the first successful devices that inspired some of the leaders in Android tablets legacy to take up stance today. The older version, however, was smaller and had some of the most potent “weapons,” which made it so popular during its reign. Although, not labeled an iPad killer, the older version indeed displayed the Android nature of open compatibility and multiple features on one platform. Sadly, those features were forgotten, as the new trend of tablet pricing appeals more than multi-purpose to the masses. [...]

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