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The smartphone arena is full of rivalries.
However, the Apple-Samsung rivalry is no less than the clash of the titans. Both the smartphone manufacturers have gained immense respect in the electronic world. Apple and Samsung have been battling for supremacy in almost every mobile realm.
Today, we match up two lightweight tablets from both the big guns – Apple’s iPad Air against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
Released in the month of October 2013, the lightweight design of the iPad Air caught the attention very easily. Both consumers and industry observers pounced upon the tablet, making it an immediate success. The Apple tablet came close to the Macbook Air in terms of fan following.
Apple has high expectations from the tablet. The company claims the iPad Air to be the best in the tablet market. Apple claims the tablet to fit into your life with ease, without you having to compromise on expectations.
Apple iPad Air
The Apple iPad Air tablet comprises of much-awaited Retina Display. The premium display of the Apple device offers a superior resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. As a result, the pixel density of the handset comes to a decent 264-ppi (pixels per inch).
The Apple tablet comprises of a superior A7 chipset along with 64-bit technology for a superior tablet experience. The M7 Motion co-processor of the iPad Air aims to provide the user with a lag free functionality.
The iPad Air comprises of a decent 5MP primary snapper coupled with a 1.2MP user-facing camera. The camera incorporates an autofocus feature for a decent shooting experience.
The Apple iPad Air handset comes at an exorbitant price, ranging from $499 to $799. However, the price range depends on the different memory variants offered by the company.
The iPad Air handset takes pleasure in rave reviews. However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 holds entirely an opposite review.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Samsung has mostly offered people friendly handsets, both in terms of features and price. The massive 10.1-inch display of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 handset offers a decent viewing experience to the user. The massive display features a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Comparing the screen size, the resolution is a bit on the lower side.
Processor and OS
With respect to processor, the TI OMAP 4430 chip powers the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 handset. In addition, the dual core Cortex A9 processor, clocked at 1GHz under the hood ensures smooth functioning of the handset.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch handset runs on the Android 4, incorporating Ice Cream Sandwich version. However, the operating system can only be upgraded to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
In terms of the camera features, the 3.5MP snapper of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 offers a decent picture snapping experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch comes at a price of $400, which is exorbitant by most standards.
However, Samsung lacked innovation in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 handset, which is a disappointment for most consumers. Overall, the iPad Air edges past the Samsung handset in terms to power and specs, emerging an unprecedented winner.
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