When reviewing a second gen smartphone or product, most of us take certain things for granted.
We assume that the new device would be longer lasting, faster and thinner and may come with new features as well. Samsung Electronics released the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 offering almost similar specs, a 10 inches touchscreen, dual core 1GHz processor, 1280×800 PLS display, minimum 16GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM. However, the second gen gadget is a tad lighter than its predecessors. One detail has not been mentioned yet. Samsung Electronics dropped the cost of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 by a hundred dollars. The device is available at the price of $400.
However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has come directly in competition with the Apple iPad Air. How Samsung stacks up against the Apple iPad Air would be an interesting review to go through.
Apple Inc. is a renowned brand in the mobile market. The company had released iPad Air in the year 2013. The iPad Air has some unique features. The tablet would give a tough competition to its competitor.
Design and Display
The best part about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the design. The device has a light and thin design. The tablet has a better battery life and comes with an IR blaster along with universal remote app. However, there are certain cons like the display may, at times, be unresponsive, and the camera is terrible. The 10.1 inches display touchscreen-bearing resolution of 800×1280 pixels.
In comparison, the Apple iPad Air has a smooth back design, an eye-catching speaker at the base and a thinner bezel. The iPad Air has a similar design as that of the Apple iPad Mini. The iPad Air has 9.7 inches touchscreen bearing a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels.
Operating System and Processor
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 runs on the Android based Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.3 operating system. If you have ever owned a Samsung device, you would instantly know what is in store for you. However, the company has taken liberties to change certain aspects of the UI. The tablet is powered with a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor.
IN comparison, the Apple iPad Air runs on iOS 7, upgradable to iOS version 7.1.1 that can be further upgraded to iOS 8.
The iPad Air is available at the price of $929.99 whereas the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is available at the price of $389.99.
The second generation Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a good tablet with a pleasing design and lightweight body. However, stands little chance against Apple iPad Air that comes with a great combination of power, specs and a decent operating system.
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