Apple’s iPad 2 is thought by some to be without rival, but Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has appeared and become a direct competitor to the tablet manufactured by the Cupertino giant. The question is: can the Galaxy Tab match the functionality of the iPad 2?
The Galaxy Tab 10.2 is powered by a 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, offers a 32GB flash memory and WiFi compatibility. The 10-inch display has a 1280x800p resolution and the 7,000 mAh battery can last through a full day of intense use. The tablet incorporates a 3MP main camera able to record 720 p videos and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling.
The application tray from Honeycomb is very useful for people who use several apps at the same time. Users can also flip through YouTube videos easily thanks to the YouTube widget.
The Galaxy Tab is great for watching videos or reading e-books because of the crisp resolution.
Since the tablet does not have any SD card or ports, users cannot transfer content to other tablets. Samsung has given up such ports but some users might perceive the lack of SD card or ports as a drawback.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a great tablet for entertainment and offers similar performance to the iPad for a lower price ($499 for 16 GB or $599 for 32 GB).