In the expanding tablet market, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the pie, whether they are dedicated to making a quality product or not.
For a while now, we’ve had the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, a solid performer designed to go head to head with the iPad for those who prefer an Android device and a pricetag that won’t leave you broke, as is the case with most Apple products. Today, we bring you another 7 inch entry to the race, namely the Tesco Hudl. This budget tablet is performing well in the U.K., but how does it stack up the the tried and true Galaxy Tab 2?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Details
The Galaxy Tab 2 runs on a 1 GHz dual-core processor and uses Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The interface is TouchWiz, the Samsung go to that we’ve come to know and either love or hate, thanks to all of the bloatware that comes with it. Preloaded on the Tab 2 are Samsung’s L!ve Panel, Hub, S Suggest, All Share Play, and apps, in addition to the standard Google fare of Gmail, Android market, Google Maps, and Google Plus. The device features a 3 megapixel rear camera as well as a VGA front camera for video calling. Storage comes in three sizes – 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB, and there is an on board microSD slot for expandability. The display is 7 inches diagonally, with 1024 x 600 resolution. The 8 GB version retails for $199.99 when sold at full price.
Tesco Hudl Details
The Tesco Hudl is also a 7 inch tablet, but it boasts a much higher resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels for an HD picture quality. It’s processor is a more powerful 1.5 GHz A9 quad core with 1 GB of RAM, but it is only available with 16GB of internal memory. It also has a micro SD slot for expansion up to 48 GB total. The front and rear cameras on the Hudl are 2 megapixels and 3 megapixels, respectively. In the United Kingdom, the Hudl retails for £119, which corresponds to about $195 U.S. dollars.
Which is Better?
Overall, the Tesco Hudl is the better tablet, simply because it is newer and has better specs and features than the aging Tab 2. Not only that, the seven inch Tab 2 seems overpriced in comparison, because you will essentially pay the same price for less memory and less power. Another thing I like about the Hudl is the fact that it has a colorful, easy to hold outer surface, making for a less slippery experience than the Tab 2. Most people seeking a high quality tablet will steer away from either of these devices, but they are both great choices for children and teens. The specs of either are nothing to write home about, and neither can truly tackle all that Android has to offer. If you are looking for a fast, productive tablet, it is best to look elsewhere, but if you need something for the more easily impressed youth set, go with the Hudl.