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iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – Apple in Dearth of Update


Apple iPad came out with a major update in November 2013, when it launched the iPad Air handset.

In comparison to devices released from other companies, such as Samsung – the iPad brings out its strength in a better way. This implies, older models from Samsung, such as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, would be treated like a second-generation handset, having been launched in the year 2012.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 trails the iPad Air in most aspects, but somehow manages to edge out the Apple handset, with respect to its price. The Samsung galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is available for a price of $200, as compared to the $450 cost of the iPad Air handset, for 16GB base version.

Let us compare the two handsets in terms of their camera features, to determine a better shooter in the tablet segment.

Camera Comparison

Apple iPad Air

In terms of camera apps, there are no updates made to the iPad Air camera. The tablet comes with similar camera specs as seen before on its predecessors. The only option present here, is to turn on the HDR and square shape photo mode. In comparison, a plethora of tablets from other companies come equipped with an array of manual controls and shooting modes. It is a disappointment for the potential iPad Air user. But then again, the iPad Air offers basic camera features for a simplified experience.

Image Quality: The 5MP primary camera offers auto focus, LED flash and f2.4 aperture lens. These features are enough to provide the user with decent looking snaps. Outdoor locations with plenty of light offers best shots, average details, modest balance exposure and warm colors. However, low-lighting conditions exude plenty of noise and softened appearance.

The 1.2MP user-facing camera is decent for video conferencing, but offers spotted images with light details.

Video Recording: The 1080p video capturing ability offers decent videos, but pale in quality. The visuals are pleasant with ample of lighting, but low-lighting conditions produce noisy and soft videos.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

The Korean giant has also disappointed with camera features equipped in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 handset. It features similar 3.2MP camera as that of its predecessor, which comes without LED flash and auto-focus features.

Image Quality: Images appear hazy, with soft toned details. It is certainly not the camera to be used indoors or under low-light conditions.

Video Recording: The 720p video recording feature is a disappointment. However, the clear audio recording is the only redeeming feature. The videos are soft in details and over-exposed.