Samsung Galaxy Tab vs iPad 2 – Detailed Comparison

Both Samsung and Apple have been battling out on a number of fronts now. Whether it is there amazing Smart phones, or tablets. Having said that let’s take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy Tab or iPad 2 stand up against one another in a head to head stat clash.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab and iPad 2:

Dimensions and Display:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab’s dimensions measure in at a total of 190.1 x 120.5 x 12 mm, while the iPad 2’s dimensions are at a total of 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm. The Samsung Galaxy Tab weighs a total of 380 grams while the iPad 2 weighs in at a total of 607 grams.

In terms of the display screens the iPad 2 boasts a LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touch screen, that’s works at a maximum of 16M colors. The resolution of this display screen is at a total of 768 x 1024 pixels, and the overall screen measures in at 9.7 inches. The Samsung Galaxy Tab on the other hand has a TFT capacitive touch screen, which also works at a total of 16M colors. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a total of resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels, and the screen measures in at a total of 7.0 inches. Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the iPad 2 have the multi touch option. Yet the victor in this regard has to be the iPad 2 for boasting higher amounts of resolution, its LED-backlit IPS TFT, and larger screen size as well.

Processor and RAM:

The processor is the very core of many electronic devices and it demands to be in a multitude of sufficiency for a phone or computer to work at a decent level. Let us take a look at the differences between the processor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the iPad 2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 that works alongside the Hummingbird chipset and its visuals are supported by the PowerVR SGX540 GPU. A very formidable processor to say the least. All this is supported by the 512 MB of RAM allocation that is granted to the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The iPad 2 on the other hand has a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 that works on an Apple A5 Chipset. The visuals of the iPad 2 are supported by the PowerVR SGX543MP2. The RAM allocation provided to the support this amazing processor is also at 512 MB RAM. In terms of power the Samsung Galaxy Tab is dwarfed by the iPad 2 as the iPad 2 has a processor that is twice as strong as that of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, clearly the winner here is the iPad 2.


The camera of the iPad 2 is not much to talk about. A simple 0.7 MP camera, that is able to take pictures at a maximum of 960 x 720 pixels. There are no features whatsoever to this camera and at the very least a secondary VGA camera is given. Recording is allowed at 720p at 30 FPS. The Samsung Galaxy Tab however, has a primary camera of 3.5 MP that is able to take pictures at a maximum resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. Features of this camera include autofocus, and an LED flash. Video recording can be done at 720×480 at 30fps. The Samsung Galaxy Tab also has a secondary camera of 1.3 MP. Apple could have done much better in this regard, but the victor in this regard has to the Samsung Galaxy Tab.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab comes in two different packages that are either 16 GB or 32 GB. External memory allocation by the user is not supported sadly. The iPad 2 however comes in three different memory scales, with either 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB, also not having support for external memory allocation. However because the iPad 2 has the extra option of a whopping 64 GB it wins over the Samsung Galaxy Tab in regards of memory storage.


The iPad 2 boasts a standard battery, more specifically known as Li-Po 6930 mAh (25 Wh). This battery allows for then hours of talk time and a stand by time of 720 hours. The Samsung Galaxy Tab on the other has a standard battery, that is known as a Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. Now the Samsung Galaxy tabs battery maybe weaker by numbers but it allows for up to 25 hours and 30 minutes of talk time as compared to the iPad 2’s 10 hours of talk time.

This was a very good addition by Samsung to add a battery that would be much more than necessary for the internal hardware of the tablet so that users can have much more time to use it.

Final Verdict:

The iPad 2 is the victor of the overall stat clash, with a much more powerful processor, a larger screen, higher resolutions and having the greater volumes of storage allocation as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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