It’s hard to make tablet related decisions, but the question pretty much shifted from “Should I get a tablet? “ to “What tablet should I get?” as the devices have become extremely popular and continue to gain notoriety in the electronics market. One of the leading tablet manufacturers is Samsung and today we’ll see which of its products is better. The tablets compared in this article will be the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
First off, the tablet device comes with a large 10.1 inch display which uses LCD technology and provides a high resolution of 2560 x 1600. On the internal specifications list we have the processing unit which is provided by Qualcomm, and depending on the device model, it can be clocked at either 1.3, 1.9 or 2.3 GHz. The Adreno graphics processing unit steps in to help and make sure your games are running smoothly. The memory capacity is also great, with 3 GB of RAM included, and 16 GB of storage that can be upgraded to 64 GB through a microSD card. The device features an 8 MP camera equipped with LED flash on the rear, as well as a smaller 2 MP camera in the front. Although it’s weaker than the primary lens, it can still deliver 30 fps videos. Reportedly, you ca expect 2230 hours of standby time, as well as 49 hours of talk time and of course, a lot of music listening time, 98 hours to be more exact. The operating system is Android.
Galaxy Tab S 10.5
The 456 g device comes with 10.5 inches worth of screen real estate, hence its name. The tablet will operate at a 2560 x 1600 resolution. The processor that handles the heavy duty is the Exynos 5 CPU. The large amount of cores at its disposal provide it with clock speeds ranging from 1.3 GHz to 1.9 GHz. Further specifications include 3 GB of RAM and a Mali branded graphics processor. The internal memory capacity can be boosted up to 128 GB, but the original options are 16 and 32 GB.
There are 8 MP available for the primary camera located on the rear alongside the LED flash, while the front camera benefits from just 2.1 MP. You can expect HD videos at 30 fps frame rates from the camera combo featured on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Google’s Android handles the device from a software point of view.
Battery-wise, the tablet is assured for 11 hours of talk time and 121 hours of playing music.
The Tab S 10.5 seems to have the upper hand against the Note tablet, with larger display, better OS and better camera combo.
On Amazon.com, the Note 10.1 (2014) will cost you around $370, whereas the Tab S 10.5 will set you back about $439 if you get it from the same site.